November 7, 1988 |
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.
March 21, 2012 |
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.
March 29, 2013 |
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.
March 10, 2012 |
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.
April 24, 2011 |
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.
September 17, 1998 |
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.
February 22, 1998 |
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.
July 2, 2006 |
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.
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.
September 8, 1994 |
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.