July 8, 1993 |
The Franklin Township School District last night continued discussions regarding the mold-infested carpeting at the Mary F. Janvier Elementary School that has been sickening students and faculty. Since July 1992, less than four years after the school opened, many of the 725 students in kindergarten through second grade have complained of dry throats, headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, drowsiness, burning and itching of the eyes, blurred vision, and difficulty breathing at the school.
August 9, 1987 |
What had been a cold war involving New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and manager Lou Piniella exploded yesterday into open warfare when Steinbrenner issued a lengthy statement in which he chastised Piniella and reporters, provided his account of recent personnel developments within the Yankees and challenged his players to "put up or shut up. " Steinbrenner said he was upset with Piniella for failing to keep a telephone appointment, initiating...
January 4, 2016 |
SUNBURY, Pa. - Michael Johns and Tom "Randy" Chalmers became the best of friends in the worst of places. Barely 20, the fellow radio operators in an Army mortar platoon in Vietnam formed a bond as they tried to stay alive during some of the fiercest fighting of the war. Johns, of Kulpmont, and Chalmers, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., became so inseparable, they convinced some of the local villagers that they were brothers with different fathers. When his yearlong tour was up in October 1968, Johns, now of rural Sunbury, in Northumberland County, gave Chalmers one of his dog tags, and told him to give it back to him the next time they saw each other.
May 20, 1990 |
Marge Cavallo has lived alone in the same Pennsauken apartment for 12 years, with the same sofa, the same chairs and the same wall-to-wall carpet. She wants to keep it that way. But she's about to lose her carpet. Cavallo and residents of about 100 other apartments at the Cooper River Plaza are embroiled in a fight with their landlord, the Bleznak Organization, over the firm's legal right to force residents to replace carpet that is more than five years old. In each apartment, the landlord owns the carpet, which the tenants rent at varying monthly rates, usually around $20. Bleznak is now condemning the aging carpets in many of the 110 apartments, giving tenants three options: they can have Bleznak install new carpet and pay rates the landlord sets; they can buy their own wall-to-wall carpet, or they can pay Bleznak to tear out the carpet and restore the old floor tiles underneath.
January 13, 2015
There were midriffs and cutouts. Jumpsuits and tea-length dresses. Shades of navy and long sleeves. Of course, there were a few sweetheart necklines and the obligatory ballgowns. But for the most part, celebrities on Sunday night's Golden Globes red carpet let stylists experiment with new silhouettes. And the result - the offical beginning of the 2015 red carpet season was refreshingly modern. It's hard to pick a favorite, but among the best- dressed of the night was Julianne Moore in a nearly blinding silver Givenchy.
August 9, 2014 |
Richard H. Beltz, 92, of Wynnewood, a carpet manufacturer and decorated World War II veteran, died Friday, Aug. 1, of an artery ailment at his home. Mr. Beltz worked with his father, Clarence, in the family's carpet manufacturing business, Beltz & Son, in Philadelphia. Later, he and his son, Rick, operated the business until it was sold a decade ago. Mr. Beltz retired in 1983. The role that Mr. Beltz most valued was being a provider for his family. "His family's well-being was always of utmost important," his relatives said in a tribute.
May 25, 1996 |
Capt. Lymus Middleton was fully at ease. He was inside Regent Shoes yesterday afternoon checking out a rack of alligator shoes - "skins," he calls them - when a nervous young voice said: "Get down and don't move. " A small handgun was waved in his direction for emphasis. And Lymus Middleton - Army logistics officer, Cobbs Creek native, and certainly no wimp - did just that. "Most definitely," he said. "I love life . . . I was eating carpet. " Minutes earlier, he had stopped into Regent Shoes in the 200 block of Market Street to buy his "skins.
May 25, 1986 |
An unusual form of worship will be on display starting next weekend, when the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of Fatima in Mount Laurel opens its doors and invites the public to view a 6-by-90-foot carpet depicting religious scenes and symbols. The carpet is made of flower petals, twigs and beans. The display is a European monastic tradition dating to the Middle Ages, when the Cistercians first created carpets for the monks to walk on during the Catholic Church's Feast of Corpus Christi, according to Father Julian Bruni, a monk at the monastery.
December 17, 1992 |
The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, which threw out bids for carpeting last month because they were too high, voted yesterday to buy $840,000 worth of carpet and decide later who will install it. The bids last month were for the carpeting and installation of 35,000 square feet of rugs. The lowest of four bids was nearly $1.6 million, and the authority said its maximum budget was $1.2 million. At its meeting yesterday, the authority board voted to buy from the manufacturers.
September 11, 1992 |
When you have a carpet stain that won't come up, or if there's a hole in your carpeting, you can often solve the problem by cutting out the bad spot and replacing it with a patch. To patch, you must first have carpeting that will match. Leftover scraps might not be the same color or texture if your carpeting has been in use for a long time. Check other areas such as closets or an out-of-the-way spot in the hallway where you might "steal" a patch piece. Before cutting the patch or the damaged spot out, you may wish to stabilize the existing carpeting.