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November 7, 1988 | By Roy H. Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
E. Roy Knoppel, 85, of Norristown, founder of White Cap Pine Oil Inc., a company whose jingle "Try White Cap" became one of the most well-known slogans in the region, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Knoppel built his business from a door-to- door concern to a thriving company in which the one regionally sold product - White Cap Pine Oil - gave nationally marketed cleaning products formidable local competition. Mr. Knoppel was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School.
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March 29, 2013 | By Nedra Rhone, ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
Spring is in the air, and it sure smells clean. The annual ritual of ridding our homes of winter's dust and dirt has begun. While some of us dread spring cleaning, you can do things to make it easier on yourself and your wallet. I chatted with Sue Perry, deputy editor of ShopSmart Magazine, where staffers test and compare hundreds of cleaning products year round. They recently highlighted some of the most effective money-saving cleaners. "You go to the grocery store, and you think you are doing fine on your bill, but you put a couple of cleaning products in, and the bill just skyrockets," Perry says.
NEWS
March 10, 2012 | By Amy McConnell Schaarsmith, Liz Navratil, and Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - John F. Shick, who police say shot and killed one person and wounded seven others Thursday before being killed by police, was a well-known student in Carleton College's chemistry department. Carleton, a liberal arts college of about 4,000 students in Northfield, Minn., is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. But by the time Shick's neighbors in Pittsburgh began to notice him in recent months, it wasn't for his academic interests. Scott Kunst, 43, said he lives three doors down from Shick's room on the fourth floor of the Royal York Apartments.
NEWS
April 24, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Chester men were charged in the death of a former roommate, whose body was discovered Thursday wrapped in plastic bags and duct tape, Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green said Saturday. Brian Anderson, 21, told detectives that he had hit Toby Gale Jr., 19, on the head with a hammer in Anderson's home on the 1600 block of West Third Street and dumped the body on the 100 block of Central Avenue in Chester between the Delaware River and Route 291, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Ugly has once again reared its, um, ugly head in the Allen Iverson divorce case. AI's estranged wife, Tawanna , last year denied she wanted a divorce. Now she does, saying it's because of the former Sixer maestro's alleged philandering. According to a court filing obtained by TMZ, TI wants AI to supply her with "the name and telephone number of every person other than your spouse whom you have had sexual relations and/or intimate physical contact from the date of the marriage to the date of trial.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | BY STEVE L. SAUL
Send your child to school with a gas mask? Research supports that lead, mercury and cadmium may be responsible for a rise in delinquent and violent behavior and lower intelligence in children. Can other metals, solvents and pesticides be affecting them too? Paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaners, polishes, nail polishes and air fresheners often contain dangerous neurotoxins that can effect brain function and leave students mentally impaired. Depression, irritability, restlessness, headaches, insomnia, lack of concentration, mood swings, learning difficulties, crying spells and aggressive behavior can be traced to chemical exposure.
NEWS
February 22, 1998 | By Denise-Marie Balona, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As local officials plan for a potentially massive redevelopment of the Route 130 corridor and the northwest quarter of the city, one of the businesses that could contribute to that effort will open soon. DollarLand plans to open a variety store in March in the building that formerly housed a Kiddie City toy store, said building owner Eric Becker. The store will be on the northbound side of Route 130, just south of the Roger-Wilco Liquor Store and the defunct Burlington Outlet Mart near Salem Road.
REAL_ESTATE
July 2, 2006 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
There's a reason that the red labels on stepladders warn that it's unsafe to stand on the next rung: If you do, you might fall. Still, that warning never seems to stop some people from stepping up to reach something just out of safe range. According to a recent survey by the Home Safety Council, 93 percent of Philadelphians are "very or somewhat confident that their home provides the safest environment for their family. " The survey was based on telephone responses from 100 Philadelphia-area residents, council spokeswoman Melanie Nellis said.
NEWS
November 5, 1994
POLLUTION BEGINS AT HOME The two main areas in water pollution are ocean pollution and surface water contamination. What we, the population, do not realize is that we are doing it. We are polluting our waters with cleaning products used in our homes and disposed of down our drains and toilets. It then proceeds to leak into our water system. We also are allowing permits for more than 1,800 major industrial facilities to dump in our waters. It is taken for granted that the water will always be clean and available, but what we do not know is that 1.2 billion people do not have safe water.
NEWS
September 8, 1994 | BY ROSE DEWOLF Daily News wire services contributed to this report
CONCENTRATE: Procter & Gamble has announced plans to sell super- concentrated liquid forms of its cleaning products, Mr. Clean and Spic and Span. Oh dear. We all know what's been going on since P&G and other soap companies started packaging laundry detergents in concentrated form, don't we? Countless washers overflowing with suds. Because if you don't concentrate hard while pouring, you tend to forget you are supposed to use less of this new stuff. It may well be environmentally friendly to package stuff in smaller containers that take up less space in the trash.
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April 8, 2014
P EGGY ZWERVER, 59, and husband Tom Baker, 57, of Germantown, own Earth Bread + Brewery, a sustainable restaurant and brewpub in Mount Airy, which they started in 2008. I spoke with Zwerver. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: We had a production brewery in Ocean, N.J. On the bottom of the production chain you see how much people make on a product you created. So after seven years we decided we wanted a [spot] where we'd want to hang out and Tom could brew anything and we'd be sustainable.
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March 29, 2013 | By Nedra Rhone, ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
Spring is in the air, and it sure smells clean. The annual ritual of ridding our homes of winter's dust and dirt has begun. While some of us dread spring cleaning, you can do things to make it easier on yourself and your wallet. I chatted with Sue Perry, deputy editor of ShopSmart Magazine, where staffers test and compare hundreds of cleaning products year round. They recently highlighted some of the most effective money-saving cleaners. "You go to the grocery store, and you think you are doing fine on your bill, but you put a couple of cleaning products in, and the bill just skyrockets," Perry says.
NEWS
March 23, 2012 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
We've been focusing lately on finding products to accommodate "improvements" in technology. What that sometimes means is that ideas make it to the market before they are ready for prime time. The latest of these, of course, was dishwasher detergent. Makers reworked their formulas a couple of years ago to be phosphate-free, but the result was filmy glasses. I took all your recommendations to heart, and we began using one, Cascade Complete, when we ran out of the Wegman's-brand powder.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Ugly has once again reared its, um, ugly head in the Allen Iverson divorce case. AI's estranged wife, Tawanna , last year denied she wanted a divorce. Now she does, saying it's because of the former Sixer maestro's alleged philandering. According to a court filing obtained by TMZ, TI wants AI to supply her with "the name and telephone number of every person other than your spouse whom you have had sexual relations and/or intimate physical contact from the date of the marriage to the date of trial.
NEWS
March 10, 2012 | By Amy McConnell Schaarsmith, Liz Navratil, and Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - John F. Shick, who police say shot and killed one person and wounded seven others Thursday before being killed by police, was a well-known student in Carleton College's chemistry department. Carleton, a liberal arts college of about 4,000 students in Northfield, Minn., is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. But by the time Shick's neighbors in Pittsburgh began to notice him in recent months, it wasn't for his academic interests. Scott Kunst, 43, said he lives three doors down from Shick's room on the fourth floor of the Royal York Apartments.
NEWS
September 5, 2011 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer GreenSpace Columnist
I happened to be home doing a batch of laundry the day I talked to Anne Steinemann. Immediately afterward, I lugged the wash out to the backyard clothesline. I do that a lot anyway, but let's just say I'm not as diligent as I could be. My goal has been to save energy. Steinemann gave me another reason: chemicals that might be wafting from my dryer vent. Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals, according to a recent study by the civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of Washington.
NEWS
April 24, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Chester men were charged in the death of a former roommate, whose body was discovered Thursday wrapped in plastic bags and duct tape, Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green said Saturday. Brian Anderson, 21, told detectives that he had hit Toby Gale Jr., 19, on the head with a hammer in Anderson's home on the 1600 block of West Third Street and dumped the body on the 100 block of Central Avenue in Chester between the Delaware River and Route 291, officials said.
NEWS
July 2, 2010 | By Karen Youso, STAR TRIBUNE
MINNEAPOLIS - What do you get when you mix baking soda, olive oil, and borax, with a little white wine on the side? A green cleaning party. Dubbed the 21st-century equivalent of a Tupperware party by Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), an environmental and health organization, the parties are a way to gather and create green, safe, and cheap cleaning products. The notion resonated with six women who met recently in south Minneapolis to combine food, drink, and camaraderie with a commitment to green cleaning.
REAL_ESTATE
July 2, 2006 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
There's a reason that the red labels on stepladders warn that it's unsafe to stand on the next rung: If you do, you might fall. Still, that warning never seems to stop some people from stepping up to reach something just out of safe range. According to a recent survey by the Home Safety Council, 93 percent of Philadelphians are "very or somewhat confident that their home provides the safest environment for their family. " The survey was based on telephone responses from 100 Philadelphia-area residents, council spokeswoman Melanie Nellis said.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | BY STEVE L. SAUL
Send your child to school with a gas mask? Research supports that lead, mercury and cadmium may be responsible for a rise in delinquent and violent behavior and lower intelligence in children. Can other metals, solvents and pesticides be affecting them too? Paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaners, polishes, nail polishes and air fresheners often contain dangerous neurotoxins that can effect brain function and leave students mentally impaired. Depression, irritability, restlessness, headaches, insomnia, lack of concentration, mood swings, learning difficulties, crying spells and aggressive behavior can be traced to chemical exposure.
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