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June 18, 2010
Dear Martha: I'd like to hang an antique print in my bathroom. Is there a way to safeguard it against moisture damage? A: With fluctuations in humidity and temperature, a bathroom is no place for your finest art. Moisture causes paper to swell, which can lead to buckling or wrinkling. It also increases the risk of mold and foxing, a term for spots caused by a type of chemical degradation. If the print is rare or of sentimental value, forgo the bathroom and hang it in a stable environment, such as a hallway or a powder room.
LIVING
November 19, 1999 | By Bo Niles, FOR THE INQUIRER
Not so long ago, the bathroom was barely tolerated as a necessary evil. But with today's burgeoning fascination with alternative healing therapies and New Age notions of rejuvenation and well-being, the bathroom has come into its own as a place to relax and unwind. Bathrooms (PBC International, $34.95) underscores the point. The book - by writer Bernadette Baczymski and James W. Krengel, owner of a kitchen and bath design firm in St. Paul, Minn. - features baths ranging from about $8,000 to more than $80,000 that indulge the owners' every whim.
NEWS
October 1, 1987 | By John Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 10-year-old girl was knocked unconscious yesterday in a bathroom at the Lanning Square School in Camden by a male intruder who then bound and gagged her, police said. Camden City Detective Lt. Thomas Long said the girl, who was not sexually assaulted, was treated for a facial laceration at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center. Her identity was not released by police. Long said the girl had finished eating breakfast in the school cafeteria along with other children at 8:30 a.m. He said she then went alone to a second-floor bathroom, where the man grabbed her and punched her in the face.
NEWS
March 15, 1986 | By Bob August
Many of us have had relatives who heard voices. We've had an uncle who heard a voice tell him to bet the rent on a horse in the fifth race at Gulfstream. We're discussing disembodied voices here. I prefer voices with bodies attached, even if the bodies are not shapely and what's being said is unpleasant. Yet disembodied voices are taking over the future, which is why I don't want to go there. Voices with nobody attached make me nervous. When I call a friend and get a recording of his voice asking for name and business, I hang up. When I hear a voice offering directions to perfume and lingerie on the department-store elevator, I go home.
NEWS
March 18, 2011 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Question: In a recent "Haven" article in the Sunday Home section, a woman referred to having her more colorful, period ceramic tile reglazed white. Is such reglazing cost-effective in refurbishing bathrooms, and what is the reglazed tile's life span? Additionally, if retiling completely, that tile may well have a more modern appearance, so is it possible to conclude whether, in resale value, updated tiling is likely to be more advantageous? Answer: I called the homeowner, Chris Winterer Ryan of Ambler, and posed your questions to her. First, Ryan and husband, Rod, had the pink-and-gray 1950s tile in both upstairs bathrooms of their 55-year-old split-level reglazed white about three years ago. At $950 to $1,000 for each bathroom, it was a lot less than the $15,000 it would have cost to gut and redo them, she said.
NEWS
September 17, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
FOUR DAYS after a Philly cop posted an online rant about being denied access to a Center City Starbucks bathroom, the Seattle-based coffeehouse Goliath announced it had apologized to the officer. In a Facebook post that went viral last week, the unnamed sergeant said he entered the Starbucks in the Macy's building at 13th and Chestnut streets in full uniform and asked a "young blonde liberal" employee if he could have the key code for the coffee shop's bathroom. She told him the bathroom was for paying customers only and recommended a bathroom down the street.
NEWS
September 14, 2011
A woman was robbed Tuesday morning in a building that is part of the University of Pennsylvania's dental school, officials said. The woman, who was a client of the school, was in the Thomas W. Evans building at 40th and Spruce Streets when she went into a second-floor bathroom shortly before 9 a.m. Once inside the room, another woman punched her and demanded her money, school officials said. The victim handed over her money and the woman fled. University police are reviewing security footage from the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2015 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
A motion-sensing toilet that lifts the seat and flushes was just what was needed for the Magladry family of Voorhees - two parents and four kids younger than 9. Installed eight months ago, its incorporated night-light was especially appreciated by mom Heather when she was pregnant. "None of my boys remember to flush the potty - ever, it seems - so that's one of the nice things," she said. Most smart toilets ($3,000- $5,000) come from Japan and require their own electrical outlet.
NEWS
January 28, 2012
A threatening note scrawled on a bathroom wall at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster prompted officials to search all students entering school Friday morning. The note was found Thursday afternoon by a student, who reported it to administrators, according to Donna Farrell, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She would not specify what the note said. Parents were notified of the threat about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police dogs scoured the school's halls and grounds but found nothing, Farrell said.
SPORTS
May 1, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The wait for the bathroom never was supposed to be this long. But that's what happened when former big-leaguer Jeff Liefer got locked inside a dugout bathroom, forcing a 20-minute delay in Thursday night's Triple A game between Indianapolis Indians and the visiting Louisville Bats. "I went to the restroom, a perfectly normal thing to do during the game," said Liefer, 29, who has played for the Chicago White Sox, Montreal and Tampa Bay. "When I went to leave, the handle didn't want to work on the door, so I was stuck.
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NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Ruth Rodriguez has two jobs, one full time on weekdays and one part time on weekends. The difference in how the two employers treat nursing mothers like her is striking. Monday through Friday, Rodriguez, 43, can access a private room with a locked door twice a day to express milk for 10-month-old Mateo. On weekends, she spends her 15-minute break pumping milk while standing over a sink in the company bathroom. "I'm sure it's not sanitary," said Rodriguez, of North Philadelphia, who asked that her employers not be identified.
NEWS
September 17, 2016
ISSUE | TRANSGENDER BIAS Bathrooms don't pose any risk of violence It is a cynical lie that "bathroom bills," which would require transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex instead of their gender identity, are intended to or would safeguard anyone. They are hate laws. They put into law discrimination against transgender people and put transgender people at even greater risk for assault or harassment. Reacting to the NCAA's decision to pull seven championship events from North Carolina over the law, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest doubled down on his rationale for defending it: "The protection and safety and security of women and girls in North Carolina is our utmost importance.
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Jessica Parks, STAFF WRITER
A 59-year-old man has been charged with murdering another man in a North Philadelphia apartment Friday. Kyle Sharp, 46, was found on his bathroom floor Friday morning with a stab wound in his chest, police said. Sharp was pronounced dead in the third-floor apartment. On their way to the scene officers had seen 59-year-old Bernard Eury walking with blood on his shirt, police said. They detained Eury, and charged him Saturday with murder and related offenses. Police previously said the two men knew each other, but released no further details Monday.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: Me and my husband have been together eight years and he's so disgusting. He thinks nothing of bringing the paper into the bathroom "to read" whenever I step into the shower or am in there doing my hair and makeup. I complain, but then he does it again. He also clips his toenails in the bathroom and leaves them there. It's gross. Do you have any advice short of his and her bathrooms? Steve: Lock the door when you are in there. Discuss some basic cleanliness, and promise him a present if he cleans up his act. Mia: Steve's right.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm a man in my mid-30s who has recently recognized a pattern in my romantic relationships. A few of them lasted for several years before they ended for various reasons. In between, I've gone a couple of years before seeking out and starting a new relationship. In the in-between time, I go online and meet people I have no intention of meeting in "real life," but who provide conversation and intimacy while I enjoy single life. I'm about to repeat the pattern again. I'm a few months out of a three-year relationship and have met someone online.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2016 | By Jennifer Adams
Q: I'm having a house built, and the master bathroom is going to be big, modern, and dramatic, with a tall ceiling that's vaulted. I love the look of tile that goes all the way to the ceiling, but I can't figure out what to do with the walls over the shower. Should they cut the tile on an angle or what? - M.M. A: Full-height tile walls are a great way to add drama to a bathroom. Usually, though, there is a logical place to end the tile, either at the top of the wall, or at the top of someone's budget.
NEWS
June 1, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
It turns out it's not that easy to change your name in college systems: There's no one record. Many documents - financial aid, insurance, medical records - require students' legal names. Colleges have more flexibility with other registries, such as class rosters, housing lists, student ID cards, and email addresses, but those often dwell in disparate systems. As colleges and universities examine their support for transgender students, they're struggling to find ways to recognize the students' name preference across the board.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Joseph M. Knippenberg is professor of politics at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta Earlier this month, when she announced that the Obama administration was filing a lawsuit against North Carolina over its "bathroom bill," Attorney General Loretta Lynch traversed a significant portion of the history of political philosophy within a few short paragraphs. I'm quite confident that she didn't mean to do so, but she raised a number of issues that offer us the opportunity to get beyond the controversies of the moment and examine some of the deeper reasons for our current predicament.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, Music Critic
Violinist Itzhak Perlman recently took to his Facebook page over a high-profile issue well outside his usual realm: North Carolina House Bill 2, which eliminated various antidiscriminatory legal protections for a range of people, including those who are gay, bisexual, and transgender, and required people to use only restrooms that corresponded with the gender specified on their birth certificates. Wrote the violinist: "As my fans know, I have spent a lifetime advocating against discrimination towards those with physical disabilities and have been a vocal advocate for treating all people equally.
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