June 20, 2016 |
Thousands of articles have been written about how to hire a contractor. I've written several hundred myself, and two books, besides. Just type "How to hire a contractor" into Google, and voilà! much advice appears. The first non-ad to come up on my list was This Old House , followed by U.S. News, the Federal Trade Commission, Angie's List . . . well, that's enough, because I cannot imagine any would steer me in the wrong direction. TV carpenter Norm Abram told me on a 1999 visit to The New Yankee Workshop set that he was sent hundreds of tools to try out, and that most performed the same as tools on his workbench.
March 29, 2016 |
A carbon monoxide leak forced the evacuation early Sunday morning of a hookah lounge in Old City, along with a restaurant and some apartment units above. The Philadelphia Fire Department was called out to the 200 block of Chestnut Street at 12:46 a.m. after a resident of an upstairs apartment smelled gas, the fire department said. Police and PGW also responded to the scene. B Side Hookah Lounge and the nearby Barra's Italian Restaurant & Lounge were evacuated, as were the apartments.
March 28, 2016
Carbon monoxide kills 4 at apartments New Castle County police were investigating Saturday four deaths at a Wilmington apartment complex a day earlier from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Found Friday evening in two units of Building G of the Evergreen Apartments at Riverfront Heights on Homestead Road, police said, were Carl Dunfee, 60; Veronica Mousely, 58; Andrew Spanakos, 72; and Nancy Uniacke, 56. A dog also was found dead, police said. In addition, five adults and three children were stricken and treated at Wilmington hospitals.
February 21, 2016
Q: How can I protect myself from carbon monoxide poisoning? A: As the weather gets colder, cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increase because people tend to use fireplaces, portable heaters, and generators during power outages or attempt to warm up their cars without adequate ventilation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.
February 1, 2016 |
Carbon monoxide poisoning is more of a danger in winter months than it is in summer because cold weather tends to make us stay in a very tight indoor environment. The odorless, colorless - yet potentially deadly - gas results from the burning of wood, natural gas, oil, and kerosene. To keep carbon monoxide from building up in your home, don't use generators, charcoal grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline- or charcoal-burning devices inside the house, the basement or the garage, or near windows.
November 18, 2015 |
WITH CARBON monoxide incidents up in the city 41 percent over last year and with heating season underway, the Philadelphia Fire Department is reminding property owners and residents that state and local laws now mandate carbon monoxide alarms in all city dwellings. Although there hasn't been a carbon monoxide fatality in the city in two years, so far in 2015 the department has responded to 340 carbon monoxide incidents, up from 241 during all of 2014, said Executive Fire Chief Clifford Gilliam.
January 29, 2015 |
A Deafening Silence From Prosecutors What happened to John and Joyce Sheridan? Editorial, A14. Cooper University Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, were found unresponsive and stabbed in their bedroom on a warm Sunday morning after a fire that was set swept through the second-floor room. Was it a murder-suicide - or were the prominent Skillman, N.J., couple brutally murdered? That's the question some who knew the couple, as well as outside homicide experts, are unable to answer, as much about the Sept.
October 8, 2014 |
A Bucks County man who helped his mother kill herself in a failed suicide pact was sentenced Monday to time served, about six months in jail, closing a rare case that began with a murder charge. In April, Gus Yiambilis, 30, and his mother Karen Yiambilis, 59, wrote several suicide notes before sealing their Bensalem apartment's vents and turning on a gas-powered electric generator. The fumes killed Karen Yiambilis, but her son survived after neighbors called police about the smell.
September 26, 2014 |
A Bucks County Court judge has thrown out the murder charge against a Bensalem man accused of killing his mother in a failed suicide pact. Ruling Tuesday on a defense motion, Judge Albert Cepparulo dropped charges of criminal homicide and causing a catastrophe against Gus Yiambilis, but left intact charges of aiding in a suicide, risking a catastrophe, and recklessly endangering another person. Attorney William Goldman, who represents Yiambilis and argued that the son showed no malice, said the parties were working on a plea deal.
August 9, 2014 |
Their intentions evidently were clear: A mother and her adult son penned several suicide notes on lined paper in their Bensalem apartment. "The negativity in this world is too much for us to deal with," Karen Yiambilis, 59, wrote that Monday night in April. "We are sorry but we wish to not deal with it anymore. We are going home to God. " Around 8 p.m., Gus Yiambilis, 30, started up a gasoline-powered electric generator that filled the apartment with carbon monoxide. Packing tape sealed the vents, windows, and doors.