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August 19, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
BBC America's new historical drama, Copper , about an Irish American police detective in 19th-century New York, opens with a bang: A gang of bank robbers are making a frenzied escape through the backstreets of lower Manhattan when they are ambushed by three police detectives led by the show's protagonist, Detective Kevin Corcoran. Corcoran - Corky to his friends - identifies himself as a cop, but before the thieves can react, he and his pals, Detectives Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan)
FOOD
April 26, 1989 | By Sonja Heinze, Special to the Daily News
Q. I read somewhere that the copper-bottom Revere Ware pots that have rainbow-looking spots on the inside of the bottom of the pots have copper coming through and it is unhealthy to use them. Any truth to this? My pots are almost 40 years old and in excellent shape except for these marks. - D.J. Jones Sarasota, Fla. Q. I have a set of three covered stainless steel bowls. Is it safe to use these for all types of food to be kept in the refrigerator, such as puddings, vegetables and pickled beets?
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The copper-wire thieves ended up causing $175,000 worth of losses at Peco substations across Bucks County. They eventually were arrested, and a Peco spokeswoman says they should be glad they got away with their lives. On Tuesday, four of the alleged burglars in the eight-member "loosely associated" group waived their rights to preliminary hearings. Hearings for the four remaining members are scheduled for next week. Police said that during the fall, they pilfered what is known as "grounding wire," which is used to help control voltage, and then sold it for about $3 a pound to a scrap yard in Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
A Delaware County dentist is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of whomever broke into his Upper Darby practice, stole copper tubing, and caused over $40,000 in damages. John-Eric Kramer, who had moved his offices from Philadelphia, was renovating a large stone Tudor-style building he had purchased at 7200 Bradford Rd. He said the thief or thieves broke in through a basement door. The repairs are costly, he said, because plumbing for a dental practice requires special fixtures to prevent contamination.
NEWS
July 29, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The thieves had only one thing on their minds when they broke into a Philadelphia library branch early Monday morning: They left it high and dry, stripped of all its copper piping. Forty personal computers and other valuables were left untouched. Officials estimate that repairing the damage at the Lillian Marrero branch in North Philadelphia will run about $80,000. "They took out every ounce of copper piping they could get their hands on," said Siobhan Reardon, the president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
LIVING
August 3, 2007 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: The previous owners of our house spray-painted the copper flashing over the bow window at the front. Any ideas on what the best method is to get the paint off - something that won't ruin the shine of the copper flashing? I've gotten sick of looking at the brownish spray-paint marks. They did a horrible job to boot. Answer: Why anyone would spray-paint copper flashing is beyond me, since copper is so expensive and gives any house a high-end look. I'm assuming the copper began weathering to a nice patina, and they decided they didn't like green, so they painted it brown.
NEWS
October 11, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a sharp-eyed Episcopal priest, Haddonfield police have arrested and charged a pair of suspected copper thieves. "Don't mess with a priest," the Rev. Patrick Close of Grace Church on Kings Highway posted on his Facebook page Tuesday. Close saw two young men the previous day in an area of the church grounds not open to the public and went out to question them, he reported. They departed, but when he left that night, Close noticed the rectory's copper downspouts were gone.
NEWS
April 6, 2004 | By Barbara Stavetski
I never had a dog growing up. I like animals; I'm just not one of those people with a passion for them. Like my sister. Her family includes four cats, four kids, two lizards, several fish and a German shepherd. Now that's passion. But when my children pleaded for a puppy, I gave in. I told them we could start "looking for a puppy. " I forgot about the Internet. Within an hour, they had found a puppy online - a corgi. "Look how cute he is, Mom. " Corgis have short legs and barrel-chested bodies.
FOOD
October 16, 1991 | by Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: I have a tin-lined copper pot. I clean the copper regularly with lemon juice and salt to keep it beautifully shiny, but the tin interior is darkening. How can I clean that up as well? - Betty It's best to let the tin darken naturally. Don't attempt to polish it. Polishing the tin would gradually remove thin layers of the metal and, once the tin layer is worn away, the pot will have to be retinned before you can use it again. As I'm sure you know, it is unsafe to cook in unlined copper since undesirable amounts of copper can leach into some foods.
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July 9, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A COPPER THIEF with a dark past received a visit from the coppers this weekend after his latest theft resulted in the explosion of a vacant house in Wissinoming, according to police. About 12:23 p.m. Saturday, a two-story house for sale on Howell Street near Torresdale Avenue that had been vacant for about a year exploded and was leveled by the blast. Police reported no injuries in the explosion. Investigators discovered that copper piping had been cut from the residence and said the removal of the piping caused a natural-gas leak that led to the explosion, police said.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The copper-wire thieves ended up causing $175,000 worth of losses at Peco substations across Bucks County. They eventually were arrested, and a Peco spokeswoman says they should be glad they got away with their lives. On Tuesday, four of the alleged burglars in the eight-member "loosely associated" group waived their rights to preliminary hearings. Hearings for the four remaining members are scheduled for next week. Police said that during the fall, they pilfered what is known as "grounding wire," which is used to help control voltage, and then sold it for about $3 a pound to a scrap yard in Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
A Delaware County dentist is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of whomever broke into his Upper Darby practice, stole copper tubing, and caused over $40,000 in damages. John-Eric Kramer, who had moved his offices from Philadelphia, was renovating a large stone Tudor-style building he had purchased at 7200 Bradford Rd. He said the thief or thieves broke in through a basement door. The repairs are costly, he said, because plumbing for a dental practice requires special fixtures to prevent contamination.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to a sharp-eyed Episcopal priest, Haddonfield police have arrested and charged a pair of suspected copper thieves. "Don't mess with a priest," the Rev. Patrick Close of Grace Church on Kings Highway posted on his Facebook page Tuesday. Close saw two young men the previous day in an area of the church grounds not open to the public and went out to question them, he reported. They departed, but when he left that night, Close noticed the rectory's copper downspouts were gone.
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
BBC America's new historical drama, Copper , about an Irish American police detective in 19th-century New York, opens with a bang: A gang of bank robbers are making a frenzied escape through the backstreets of lower Manhattan when they are ambushed by three police detectives led by the show's protagonist, Detective Kevin Corcoran. Corcoran - Corky to his friends - identifies himself as a cop, but before the thieves can react, he and his pals, Detectives Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan)
NEWS
August 17, 2012
* BOSS. 9 p.m. Friday, Starz. THE IRRESISTIBLE force of Kelsey Grammer's fictional Chicago mayor Tom Kane returns Friday for a second season as Starz's "Boss. " Sanaa Lathan's job will be to at least attempt to become the immovable object in his path. Lathan ("Alien vs. Predator") is joining a show she admitted wasn't even on her radar until Grammer's Golden Globe. "When he won for best actor [in a drama], I was like, 'What is this show?' ... Maybe a month later, [the opportunity of a role]
NEWS
May 26, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Philadelphia Police are seeking help identifying a man captured on surveillance video stripping copper valued at $50,000 from an apartment building under renovation in East Germantown. Police said the thief spent about six hours in the building at 5701 Kemble Ave. early last Saturday, cutting and removing copper pipes. He is described as a black male, 20- to 30-years-old, with an athletic build, and goatee with mustache. He was wearing a green shirt, a brace on his left wrist, blue jeans, a necklace with a cross and dark colored shoes.
SPORTS
April 5, 2012 | Associated Press
Kahleah Copper has been at a couple of high schools over the last four years, but she has always had a home on the Pennsylvania sports writers' all-state girls' basketball team. Copper, the 6-foot-2, Rutgers-bound guard-forward, has been on the all-state team every year of her varsity career, first making it in Class A as a freshman and sophomore at Girard College, then making the Class AAA first team after her junior year at Prep Charter. This year, Copper not only made the first team again, but she also was selected the player of the year in her classification in a vote of statewide media after taking her team to the PIAA semifinals for the second consecutive year.
SPORTS
March 30, 2012
Boys' Latin's Maurice Watson Jr. and Prep Charter's Kahleah Copper on Wednesday were named winners of the fifth annual Phoenix Awards. The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was created in 2008 by Michael Horsey, a local certified public accountant, to recognize the most outstanding boys' and girls' senior basketball players in the Public League. Watson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who signed with Boston University, averaged 21.8 points this season. He scored 2,356 career points. Copper, a 6-1 point guard, is regarded as the nation's 17th-best female college prospect in the Class of 2012, according to ESPN. The Rutgers signee participated in Wednesday's McDonald's All American girls' game in Chicago and scored two points and pulled down four rebounds in 14 minutes.
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