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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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SPORTS
March 24, 2015 | Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
I WAS 4 YEARS OLD and living in Virginia when the Eagles won the 1960 NFL championship, so I don't have any great memories of watching Chuck Bednarik play, as a center or a linebacker. But I do have a favorite Bednarik moment. It happened during the 50th anniversary celebration of that 1960 title. The team was hosting a dinner for the surviving vets, at the Linc. There was a red carpet outside, and players would emerge from cars to be greeted there by, among others, Swoop, the feathered mascot.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2015
YES, TERRI Matthews looked fierce in that K. Nicole mermaid gown at last night's red gala kickoff for Philly Small Business Fashion Week. But don't let the pretty fool ya. Since landing here less than two years ago, Matthews has become one of Philly's biggest "It" girls, catching the attention of producers of not one but two local reality TV shows and also being named one of XIX's Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia. Admirers have been known to flock to local stores seeking the exact same eyeglass frames she got from Omega Optical, or the Bond No. 9 signature fragrance she purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kat Mittman Kobak planned to design jewelry for this year's Grammy Awards attendees by personalizing her signature silver, sparkling, beaded choker. But then, three days before the pieces were to be shipped off, Kobak's publicist got the names of exactly who would be getting Kat Designs baubles: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, and John Mayer. The dainty necklaces with edgy panther and arrowhead charms weren't quite right anymore - especially now that Mayer was in the mix. Kobak would have to start from scratch.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
Before new-wave food trucks were hawking mac-and-cheese 10 different ways, burgers with pork belly, and cupcakes with Earl Grey buttercream, there was Magic Carpet Foods, one of Philly's original food trucks. Serving vegetarian eats with global influences and memorable monikers, Magic Carpet Foods quickly attracted a following when it opened on the University of Pennsylvania campus in 1984. Several trucks and Magic Meatballs later, Deborah Carson and her husband, Dean Varvoutis, have seen undergrads go on to finish doctorates, marry, and have children who enroll and come back.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
J OHN DU PONT is a notorious name for longtime residents of the Philadelphia area who remember him killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996 at du Pont's Newtown Square compound. But neither director Bennett Miller , nor actor Anthony Michael Hall had heard of the case before starting work on the movie "Foxcatcher. " In fact, Miller only heard about it after a stranger handed him an envelope full of clips about the story at an event. The film held its Philadelphia premiere at the Prince Music Theater last night, where the likes of Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Sharon Pinkenson , negotiator on the du Pont case Anthony Paparo , Kal Rudman and Cozen O'Connor's Justin Wineburgh walked the red carpet.
NEWS
September 30, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Unified Dispatch Unit is shoehorned into a nondescript office on the seventh floor of City Hall. With its stained drop-ceiling panels and fluorescent lighting, the office hardly looks controversial. Duct tape covers tears in the industrial-gray carpet. On one dingy buff-colored wall is a map of the city. On another is a poster: "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. " Managing Director Richard Negrin describes it as the city's nerve center, a hub that allows Philadelphia's public servants to communicate with one another day or night.
NEWS
September 6, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Joan Rivers was legendary when it came to the caustic celebrity put-down: "I can't wait for Britney Spears to lose her job so she can serve me coffee at 7-Eleven. " No one out there admitted to as many cosmetic procedures: "I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware," she once joked. And sales of her eponymous collection of jewelry, apparel and cosmetics, selling for 24 years on West Chester-based QVC, reached a total of more than $1 billion this year.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
YESTERDAY'S death of Robin McLaurin Williams - "an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny . . . and everything in between," according to President Obama - shocked and pained the world. And Philadelphia mourned as well. From local anchors to elected officials, the City of Brotherly Love showed just that last night on Twitter, on Instagram and in interviews. Celebrity photographer HughE Dillon, who also works in New York City, took many a picture of the actor/comedian out and about in the Big Apple and walking down the red carpet at awards ceremonies.
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