September 23, 1990 |
They aren't volunteers, but young, able-bodied workers are helping West Chester's recycling program - for free. People with first-time summary offenses such as underage drinking and disorderly conduct have the option of working their fines off on work details with the borough's Public Works Department. Usually, the offenders bale plastic bottles as part of the recycling program. "The baler is a complex, powerful machine that requires training. We can't just put someone in a room with it and let them go. They will need supervision," said public works director Robert Wilpizeski, who scheduled the first worker.
September 1, 1992 |
Workers at the American Friends Service Committee in Center City load a 14,000-pound shipment of relief supplies bound for two orphanages in Somalia that the Quaker organization has been operating with Somali staff for the past 10 years. "We hope the 140-bale shipment . . . will be followed by larger ones," said Lucy Murphy, director of AFSC's material aids program.
January 20, 2012 |
A mushroom worker who died Monday after being crushed by a 700-pound hay bale at an Avondale processing plant was identified Thursday. New Garden Township police said that officers were dispatched to the Cardile Bros. mushroom plant in the 8800 block of Gap Newport Pike at 12:44 p.m. Monday for "an industrial-related incident" and that medical personnel pronounced Lucio Valderrabano, 40, dead at the scene. Police said no further details would be released until a joint investigation with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was completed.
January 15, 1995 |
TOWN CRIER CRIES FOUL OVER COUNCIL'S COLD SHOULDER Oyez! Oyez! Town crier silenced after affair with mayor's wife! Barry McQueen, town crier for the town of Ludlow, in central England, says he has been cold-shouldered by the town council and not informed of public events since 1990. That was when he began an affair with Pat Middleton, the wife of then-Mayor Alan Middleton. "They don't like me and they would prefer me to shut up and go," McQueen says. "Pat and I now live together, and there are certain elements on the council who have never forgiven me. " Town criers, who shouted the news on the streets of ancient British towns, are now limited to making their cries on ceremonial occasions.
December 25, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - Pamela Vivirito knows that a horse with low weight might not have enough fat to endure a winter. And as hay prices have nearly doubled amid seemingly endless requests for help, she's not sure her rescue effort has enough financial padding to make it through the season, either. "It's kind of become a crisis here," she said as she walked through the Equine Angels Rescue barn she rents in Cabot near Pittsburgh. "We just took in three more horses last week because there are so many surrenders.
March 2, 1989 |
The second-floor nightclub and party center in the Showplace, on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden, has a maximum capacity of 1,700 people - or up to 50 tons of clothes. Which is a lot of clothes. Even if half that amount shows up. It's a lot of clothes, for a lot of people in Camden County. For free. "I looked at the clothing . . . and I thought, 'Oh, my God!' " said Camden County Freeholder Joseph Carroll, who set up the project. He expressed some relief yesterday when he heard that Camden might share responsibility for the massive dispersal with the Burlington County Boy Scouts.
August 29, 2000 |
Welcome to "Ask Mister Language Person," written by the foremost leading world authority on the proper grammatorical usagality of English, both orally and in the form of words. In this award-winning column, which appears nocturnally, we answer the grammar and vocabulary questions that are on the minds of many Americans just before they pass out. Today, as is our wont, we begin with our first question: Q. You have a wont? A. Yes, but we comb our hair such that you cannot see it. Q. With regards to the old spiritual song, "Gwine Jump Down, Turn Around, Pick a Bale of Cotton," why is the singer gwine jump down and turn around first?
March 12, 1986 |
Once again it is time for my annual helpful tax-advice column. This year's Timely Tax Tip Topic is: "What To Do If You Are Called In For An Audit, Aside From Drugs. " But before we get to that, let me just state how very pleased I am to report that the Internal Revenue Service has straightened out the little problem it was having wherein some employees, trying desperately to meet their Production Quotas, were throwing away incoming tax returns without opening them. Really.
August 2, 1989 |
Some people have to cope with a heat wave on top of an already hot job. A heat wave, according to officials at the National Weather Service, is several successive days of 90-degree-or-more temperatures, and there have been at least five of those days since July 23. It's nothing like the 49 successive 90-degree days we had last summer, but still, it's plenty hot. Some people, however, are just used to sweating it out. Bill Mukalian Jr.,...
July 16, 1989 |
Just about this time last year, Richard Schlosberg was fighting a persistent, raspy cough from all the dust that he breathed as he worked his sun-parched grain fields. This year, the Newtown Square resident says he's physically fit, but is contending with a different weather-related problem - too much water on the 1,100 acres of farmland he rents in Delaware and Chester Counties. "It's far from a normal year. . . . We definitely went from one extreme to the other," said Schlosberg, who runs what county agricultural officials describe as the largest of at least 30 major farms in Delaware County.