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May 9, 1995 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Hundreds of thousands of wooden bunk beds are expected to be recalled nationwide this week because of a potentially deadly hazard that could entrap young children. And nearly 40,000 infant car seats were recalled yesterday because a warning label was in the wrong place. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it would release details of the bunk bed recall, likely to involve several companies, at a news conference this morning. Twenty-four children died between 1990 and 1994 in similar beds "when they became trapped and strangled" between parts of the upper bunk, a commission statement said.
NEWS
July 22, 1990 | Marc Schogol from reports from Inquirer wire services
BUNK BEDS Beware of bunk beds. In one year, 68 children were treated at Children's Hospital here for injuries that resulted from falls from the double-decker beds, according to a report in the American Journal of Diseases of Children. Seventy percent of the injured children were younger than 6. (The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that parents not use bunk beds for children under age 6.) CRIB-PAD RECALL Parents take note: Giggle-See bumper pads for cribs are being recalled because the thin plastic ties may tear off if infants and toddlers pull or bite them, presenting a potential choking hazard.
NEWS
August 27, 2007
IWOULD LIKE to let my fellow inmates and the people who read the Daily News know that if you have bunk beds, please make sure that ladders are attached. State penal institutions don't provide inmates with some type of step or ladder to get to the top bunk because you're not obligated to sleep up there. I was getting into the top bunk and the seat I used, which is welded to a desk, broke and caused me to have a four-day hospital stay. I hurt my back, neck, hand and shoulder, and I have a civil lawsuit against the state currently in litigation.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | By Lyn A.E. McCafferty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Julius Freeman, the men's caseworker and security director at the Wesley House emergency shelter in Chester, recalls a time in the 1980s when the old wooden floors were so bad that a resident fell through one as he jumped down from his bunk. Improvements have been made since then to the building, which dates back to the early 1900s and was once the Madison M.E. Church. But much remains to be done. On Tuesday, the Delaware County Council approved $230,000 from federal Community Development Block Grant funds for further renovations to the building at Seventh and Madison Streets.
NEWS
December 13, 2003 | By Elisa Ung INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thirty sophomores from St. Augustine Prep School in Vineland came to Camden for a week to help out the needy where they could and maybe learn a bit about themselves. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Thursday night, the school's bus disappeared from a parking lot behind Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where they were staying. The students were shocked. Their leader, Brother David Graber, was not. Last year, the St. Augustine students received a similar lesson when a mural they had painted was promptly defaced with crude graffiti.
NEWS
July 1, 2005 | By Nancy Viau
I can feel the excitement in the air. It's tangible, like the free fudge samples in my favorite seashore candy store. Vacationers are descending upon my street, their SUVs loaded with bikes, chairs and surfboards. Kids grab bathing suits. Moms cart goodies into unfamiliar kitchens, and dads unpack fishing and golf gear. I listen to the orders of the day: "Don't fight over the bunk beds!" "Put on some sunscreen!" "Swim by the lifeguards!" It's music to my ears. For as long as I can remember, my family and I vacationed at the Shore, usually around the Fourth of July.
NEWS
March 10, 1995 | By Jennifer Wing, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Neatly framed photographs of veteran paramedics were already hanging on the freshly painted white walls yesterday, amid unpacked boxes, paper-towel rolls and other indications of moving day, in Narberth Ambulance Corps' new Ardmore home. "It's important to get that home feeling back into it," Bruce Tribken, the corps' executive director, said of the pictures. "Whenever we move, we get to dust them off. " The corps' latest move to a temporary location at 134 Sibley Ave. has taken them to a three-story twin home.
NEWS
June 15, 1990 | By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer
An inmate group at Camden's Riverfront State Prison filed a class- action suit in U.S. District Court in Camden yesterday seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent state corrections officials from continuing preparations to house more prisoners at the facility. The suit filed by the Riverfront Prisoner's Representative Committee, based at the prison and purporting to represent 500 inmates, contended that the prison administration began welding bunks together in a 100-cell unit on May 9 in preparation for increasing the prison population.
NEWS
July 11, 1991 | by Fonda Marie Lloyd, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writers Jack McGuire, Joe O'Dowd and Leon Taylor contributed to this report
Khrissy Williams enjoyed dancing, reading, playing Nintendo, and visiting Sesame Place. Like most other 7-year-olds, the North Philadelphia girl was full of zest and curiosity, a swirl of activity who eked out of every day whatever it had to offer. Yesterday her enthusiasm may have led to her death. Khrissy had just finished summer school classes around noon and was crossing Broad Street to meet her aunt, Crystal Shaw, on the other side. She bolted across the highway and was struck by a police car speeding to the scene of a crime.
SPORTS
June 7, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
You wonder how long it will be before you see the first questionable World Cup-related item here in this city dedicated to the Italian Renaissance. And there it is. Right there, on the front steps of the Uffizi Gallery, not 50 yards from statues of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Giotto, Donatello and other famed Tuscans that face the Piazza della Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio. It's a post card of Michelangelo's magnificent David, which was sculpted nearly 500 years ago. But he's wearing the blue jersey - the azzurro - of the Italian national team, and cradling a soccer ball under the right arm that hangs too far below his waist.
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NEWS
August 27, 2007
IWOULD LIKE to let my fellow inmates and the people who read the Daily News know that if you have bunk beds, please make sure that ladders are attached. State penal institutions don't provide inmates with some type of step or ladder to get to the top bunk because you're not obligated to sleep up there. I was getting into the top bunk and the seat I used, which is welded to a desk, broke and caused me to have a four-day hospital stay. I hurt my back, neck, hand and shoulder, and I have a civil lawsuit against the state currently in litigation.
NEWS
July 1, 2005 | By Nancy Viau
I can feel the excitement in the air. It's tangible, like the free fudge samples in my favorite seashore candy store. Vacationers are descending upon my street, their SUVs loaded with bikes, chairs and surfboards. Kids grab bathing suits. Moms cart goodies into unfamiliar kitchens, and dads unpack fishing and golf gear. I listen to the orders of the day: "Don't fight over the bunk beds!" "Put on some sunscreen!" "Swim by the lifeguards!" It's music to my ears. For as long as I can remember, my family and I vacationed at the Shore, usually around the Fourth of July.
NEWS
December 13, 2003 | By Elisa Ung INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thirty sophomores from St. Augustine Prep School in Vineland came to Camden for a week to help out the needy where they could and maybe learn a bit about themselves. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Thursday night, the school's bus disappeared from a parking lot behind Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where they were staying. The students were shocked. Their leader, Brother David Graber, was not. Last year, the St. Augustine students received a similar lesson when a mural they had painted was promptly defaced with crude graffiti.
NEWS
May 22, 2003 | By Terry Bitman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was as if Santa Claus arrived at school yesterday driving an 18-wheel truck; not bearing toys, but stories. Answers, too, plenty of them, to lots and lots of questions from irrepressible second graders. Charles Rutledge, also known as Trucker Charlie, pulled his rig alongside the Dorothy L. Bullock Elementary School here at 10:50 a.m., to the excitement and anticipation of teacher Shelley Petrozza's 15 students, with whom he has corresponded this school year. "Cool," yelped Andrew Gregas, scurrying out the front door toward the bright red cab of the massive, waiting truck.
SPORTS
February 23, 2000 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
If you think "Judge Judy" is tough, check out Judge Gwendolyn. She doesn't wear a robe and slam gavels, but Gwendolyn Williams has no hesitation handing down strict orders to sons Donny and Donta, members of West Philadelphia High's basketball team. Her latest: no more one-on-one. "Last time we played," said Donta, a 5-8 sophomore point guard, "people were betting money on us and we got in a fight. "It was at Comegys schoolyard, right across the street from where we live [near 50th and Kingsessing]
NEWS
May 15, 1999 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A white woman yesterday sued her Port Richmond landlords, contending she was threatened and then evicted from her one-bedroom apartment after she let an African American friend and her two young children stay overnight. The federal lawsuit was filed by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia on behalf of the tenant, Kimberly A. Lane, her friend, Charlotte E. McQueen, and McQueen's children, ages 5 and 3. Named as defendants are John and Rose Cole, who live in the house in the 2600 block of East Somerset Street and rent four upstairs apartments.
NEWS
December 24, 1998 | By Bridget Eklund, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Move over, David Copperfield: You've got nothing on Santa Claus. If it weren't for that magic dust, the jolly fat man would be plain out of business. A pinch in the reindeers' corn feed and they're zipping around the world. A light sprinkling makes the 10,000-pound sleigh airborne. And Santa rubs the stuff on his big belly, producing a slimming effect just prior to shimmying down chimneys. That's how first and second graders at Starkweather Elementary School believe the rotund fellow with the ruddy cheeks and hearty "ho, ho, ho" will get his slick operation off the ground tonight - as he does every Christmas Eve. "He can only do it with sand magic," said Katy O'Brien, 6, her big blue eyes filled with excitement.
SPORTS
July 20, 1998 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If nothing else, Sharon Hill Sting softball coach Barb Robinson should have her team ready for the expected scorching summer temperatures of South Florida next week. That's when the Sting's 18-and-under contingent flies to Jupiter to begin play in the National Softball Association's World Series. This weekend, the team made three trips from Delaware County to play in the Pegasus Softball Tournament at Lionville. The team lost its opener to Florida Plantation, 4-2, Friday evening although starting pitcher Maggie Fricko, a Haverford High junior-to-be, gave up only two hits.
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