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July 8, 1993 | By John C. Brazington, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
August 9, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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...
NEWS
May 20, 1990 | By Jeremy Kaplan, Special to The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 25, 1996 | By Richard Jones, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. contributed to this article
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.
NEWS
May 25, 1986 | By Vic Skowronski, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
December 17, 1992 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
REAL_ESTATE
September 11, 1992 | By Al Carrell, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Fashion on the Golden Globes red carpet was, finally, different. It wasn't a parade of pastels or plunging necklines, nor did the "Hollywood glam" look, with starlets overdoing marcels and red lips, dominate the landscape. Celebs, including hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, it seemed, reclaimed their individuality with vintage touches that were refreshing. Stylists tinkered, yes, but in the end, whether we liked or hated what the stars wore, we were forced to sit up in our couches and take notice.
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NEWS
August 18, 2016
THE PARENTS: Jenny Lunstead, 35, and John Pappas, 38, of West Philadelphia THE CHILD: Samuel Ray Lunstead, born May 7, 2016 JENNY'S THEORY ABOUT WHY SHE FINALLY GOT PREGNANT: A "good luck" votive candle lent by some neighbors and lit on the night of her successful embryo transfer. At some point in her simultaneous quests for partnership and pregnancy - though not necessarily in that order - Jenny decided to reboot her OkCupid profile. She wrote that she was seeking a "real adult," someone with emotional intelligence.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia dressmaker Michael Thomas was pinning navy rosettes on a midnight silk-and-tulle prom gown for Baldwin School senior Alex Brittingham. Thomas had been working on Brittingham's dress for a few months, yet the silhouette - with its fitted lace bodice that flares into a full, princess skirt - mirrors the silver Marchesa gown that model Karolina Kurkova wore to the Met Gala on Monday night. "That gown was amazing," Thomas said. In keeping with the gala's theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, Kurkova's rosettes were studded with twinkling LED lights.
FOOD
April 29, 2016 | Joe Sixpack
In 2005, the last time the Brewers Association held its annual conference here, a few local brewers thought it would be a swell idea to expose the conventioneers to a unique slice of Philly's growing craft-beer scene. So they trooped the visitors down to a seamy stretch of Delaware Avenue and held what was surely the city's first-ever cask-ale event at a topless bar. As dancers jiggled over the tap handles for dollar bills, visitors drained glasses from a freshly tapped firkin.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2016
Q: Do I really need to buy a carpet pad? It seems like just an extra expense, plus, we want an almost commercial-style carpet for a clean and modern look. My partner thinks there is a rule about using a pad, and this being our first house purchase, we don't have much leftover money. A: It's tempting to want to save money by not buying a pad to go under the carpet, but in most cases, a pad makes any carpet look better and feel soft under foot, especially low-loop, commercial-style carpeting.
NEWS
January 4, 2016 | By Joe Sylvester, SUNBURY DAILY ITEM
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
For fashionistas like socialite Olivia Palermo, actress Teyonah Parris, and even little ol' me, a Jeffrey Levinson handbag is a vibrant-hued beaut that holds lipstick, keys, an iPhone 6, and still fits in the palm of your hand. But the eponymously named red-carpet-worthy jewel also is a sculpted piece of aerodynamic art. Levinson - who lives in Wynnewood and honed his design knowledge in the luxury-automobile industry - fashions the clutches from two aerospace-grade, hand-cut aluminum shells snugly held together with a specially designed frame.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter never wanted to star in a movie - even after he had agreed to do so. But a friend of his working on The North Star , the story of two escaped slaves who make their way to Bucks County, was persistent, and Trotter found himself in front of the camera. The North Star premieres Thursday at the Kimmel Center before opening at the County Theater,  Penn Cinema, and Newtown Theater  on Friday for its first regular run. Director Thomas K. Phillips, a Bucks native, also is launching an educational component to the film.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2015
Q: I have two dogs and am about to adopt one more when my boyfriend moves in. My dogs (a German shepherd mix and a Labradoodle) have trashed beyond repair my house's wood floors. Carpet is inexpensive, but my boyfriend's dog, an older terrier mix, has a lot of accidents. What do you suggest? - Kim A: I understand about wanting a durable, easy-to-clean floor that looks great. And you're right, carpet isn't the best idea for pets - especially accident-prone ones.
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