May 25, 2016 |
By the time they head off for summer vacations, some Pennsylvania parents might have to comply with stricter car-seat rules for their children. A bill on its way to Gov. Wolf would require children to ride in rear-facing car seats until age 2. Those who outgrow the height and weight requirements designated by the car-seat manufacturer would be exempted. Current state laws require drivers to secure children under 4, but do not specify which direction the car seats must face. The bill, which advocates say will help keep children safer in accidents, cruised to approval in the House on Monday.
May 18, 2016 |
When making a name for yourself in the music business, it helps to have a backstory. And Will Toledo, who records as Car Seat Headrest, not only has a compelling one - he also has a backseat story. That's where the singer and one-man band, now 23, would sit when, seeking privacy while still in high school in Leesburg, Va., he recorded vocals for albums he put out on the internet music store Bandcamp. Initially, the privacy-seeking songwriter called himself Nervous Young Man. Later, he settled on a moniker inspired by the feature of the family Subaru staring him in the face.
April 28, 2016
THE PARENTS: Karen Meshkov, 37, and Matt Pillischer, 37, of Wyncote THE CHILD: Asa Janos Pillischer, adopted Feb. 18, 2016 LENGTH OF TIME BETWEEN KAREN'S FIRST PHONE CALL TO ADOPTIONS WITH LOVE AND THE SECOND, "GOOD NEWS" CALL: Two hours After the second failed IVF attempt, after the bill that was twice what they'd anticipated because the first try ended in an ectopic pregnancy that required two surgeries, Karen and Matt decided to...
February 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law has asked me to pay for repairs to the passenger seat of her car. She was picking up my 9-year-old to stay the night, and when he got inside, he moved the seat forward to better fit his stature. She got upset and said, "The seat was broken. We had it set just right for me when I'm the passenger. " Since he adjusted it, she hasn't been able to reset it. When I asked whether there was a note on the dash that read "Do not move seat," she said no. Then I asked, if this was her best friend's son, would she be requesting money to repair an already-broken seat?
February 3, 2016 |
The long: Took more than a century, but the organizers of Philly's 116-year-old, 700,000-square-foot car show finally get it: Unlicensed drivers wanna climb behind the wheels, too. The short: More fun than Detroit. The Jeeps: If they're too big for car seats, they can be buckled in for a bumpy, up-and-down, pro-driven, four-wheel-drive ride in "Camp Jeep" (noon-10 p.m. weekdays, from 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday). If they're big enough to steer, they'll queue up to drive mini versions in Jeep's Kids' Course.
December 9, 2015 |
With ominous bass and soft drums, Car Seat Headrest started their headlining set at Johnny Brenda's on Sunday night with low-key confidence via the moody and atmospheric "The Ending of Dramamine - How to Leave Town," in which an opening repeating structure was soon joined by contemplative guitar. Sharp, recurring notes began to dance like a candle urged by subtle currents before they turned bluesy, the drum rolled, and the song shifted, still tight and compact - clinical, amid an expansive jam feel that coolly returned to that soft, minimalist beginning.
October 29, 2014
'TIS HALLOWEEN week. Time to carve pumpkins, toast seeds, give kids who don't even bother to wear costumes artificially colored, high-fructose corn syrup in fun sizes - and wait to see which celebs act most inappropriately. What professional TV dancer will fake an ethnicity? Which young Royal will channel a war criminal? Who among myriad tired one-hit-wonders will use a kids' holiday as an excuse to show his soon-to-be ex-wife what she's missing out on? Check that last box off. This weekend, Robin Thicke , son of Alan , collaborator of Pharrell , performer on "The Bachelor," Miley Cyrus twerkee and soon-to-be-ex of actress Paula Patton , hit another TMZ low by dropping $2,800 on "skimpy greek bras and skirts" - for four gal pals.
July 7, 2014 |
It was my birthday this week, and I celebrated by almost getting arrested. Our story begins at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, on a day that was blazing hot - 87 degrees, to be precise. I pulled into a parking lot and noticed that the black car next to me had an adorable little white dog inside. But the car windows were only cracked an inch, and the dog looked frantic, jumping around and panting profusely. The car seats were dotted with saliva. You didn't have to be a vet to know that the dog was in obvious distress.
March 24, 2014 |
Latrice Wiles' children have learned that resistance is futile. No amount of whining, howling, or anguished pleas will persuade her to shift into drive unless they are all properly strapped into their car or booster seats. Before she hears the buckles click, her three-month-old daughter, Kylah, "will cry, cry, cry, but I'm not taking her out," said Wiles, a full-time homemaker and mother of four in Germantown. "Anything can happen. " She was speaking from experience. Twenty years ago, on a snowy day around Christmas, her cousin went for a short car trip and allowed the child's grandmother to hold the child.
December 15, 2012 |
Shawn Alexandra Graham remembers "borrowing" flowers from all over her Blue Bell neighborhood as a little girl, arranging them in water-filled jelly jars, and proudly presenting them to the very people whose gardens she'd just raided. "Some people were not happy," she says. Clearly, they missed the significance of this innocent gesture, because Graham, now 44, grew up to be a floral designer. But it was not a direct path from there to here, which underscores the idea that there are many ways to come to a calling.