August 28, 2016 |
The Facebook group set up by Anne Flynn for fellow residents of Maple Shade to register complaints has grown to 1,600 members. A number of them share her concerns about a problem that she says has become chronic and could be a health issue: The water coming out of their faucets is various shades of brown. Flynn says she and her husband, Dave, have identified 87 addresses troubled by the problem. She fears a cancer she was diagnosed with might be linked to the water. She and other residents said they have had to use filters for their drinking water.
August 6, 2016 |
NBC Sports' Olympic ad sales for Rio are 20 percent more than for the London Summer Games, at $1.2 billion with the games about to open officially Friday, a top executive said on Thursday. Seth Winter, executive vice president of advertising sales for Comcast Corp.-owned NBC Sports, said that the media company was "pretty much sold out of premium inventory" - which means prime-time spots on the NBC broadcast network - and that he was "exceptionally bullish on the games. " Ironically, Winter said, issues related to the games in Brazil - such as polluted water for swimmers and the Zika virus - have heightened the public's awareness of the Olympics and could lead to the bigger audience that advertisers are looking for with commercials.
August 22, 2015 |
Say no to mulch volcanoes. These disturbing lawn features remind me of giant ant hills in South America and seem to be in vogue with many a landscaper. Piling mulch high around the base of a tree not only looks strange, but is very bad for the tree. This treatment encourages roots to grow upward into the mound, where they are susceptible to heat and dryness. In wet weather, bacteria, fungi, mice, and voles consider the tree part of the giant mulch pile, and just continue on in, munching with their little bacterial teeth through the bark into the soft tasty inner layers.
May 25, 2013 |
Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo, and Johnny Walker are in the pokey. State investigators confiscated 1,000 open bottles from 29 bars and restaurants across the state to see whether the contents were premium brands or substituted cheap booze - or worse - and being sold as the good stuff. On Thursday, state officials released new details of a yearlong investigation, "Operation Swill," that found rubbing alcohol, dirty water, and food coloring in a few cocktails sold as premium drinks. "This alleged scheme is a dishonest ruse to increase profits, and it is a slap in the face to the consumer," state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said during a news conference in Trenton.
November 2, 2010 |
For three days, Joe Mannini's kitchen was a chaotic scene of boiling pots of water and questions from worried customers about his pizza dough's tap water content. "There weren't a whole lot of customers," the Winslow Township pizzeria owner said Monday afternoon. "In reality, the oven is 500 degrees. That will kill any bacteria, and if it doesn't, it probably deserves to live. " Mannini and the other 35,000 people in the eastern Camden County township could breathe a collective sigh of relief Monday afternoon after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection approved the lifting of a drinking water ban that followed the discovery of E. coli in the town's public water system last week.
May 17, 2010
Horticulturists at Pennsylvania State University have come up with a low-cost, green method for recycling so-called "gray" water - the stuff from sinks, showers and washing machines that would otherwise go down the drain. They filter the water through some plant roots and layers of crushed stone, peat moss and waste materials - making it clean enough to reuse for growing vegetables or flushing toilets - but not for drinking. Using gray water is generally not allowed in the United States, but some states have explored the idea.
March 10, 2010
MAYOR Nutter wants me to pay to have my trash picked up? News-flash: I already do, it's called taxes. I waited two weeks for my trash to be picked up, and when it was, they left half of it in the street. And let's not forget about the snow that never saw a plow and the dirty streets where the snow is melting, leaving dirty water you have to step in to get a bus. These dumb kids in the mobs who go through the city and destroy it more, let them clean these streets as punishment.
April 5, 2005 |
More than 50,000 Camden residents, as well as such commercial customers as restaurants, were warned last night to boil their water for the next 48 hours after a 30-inch sewage pipe was crushed. Because of the water emergency, all of Camden's public schools will be closed today, Board of Education President Philip E. Freeman Sr. said late last night. They will remain closed, Freeman said, "until we know the water is safe. " The problem occurred about 10 a.m. yesterday while workers for a private contractor overhauling the city's water infrastructure were changing a main valve near East State Street and River Road in Cramer Hill.
September 24, 2004 |
A shag-carpet ride through a screwball community of shaggers and prudes, John Waters' raunchily entertaining farce A Dirty Shame divides the population of Baltimore into sexaholics and neuters. As the two camps suit up for battle over the heart and nether regions of Charm City, Sylvia Stickles (Tracey Ullman) doesn't know which side she's on. Before breakfast she's a frowzy matron who shudders at the idea of conjugal relations with her husband, Vaughn (Chris Isaak). But by lunchtime a concussion has transformed the stick-in-the-mud into a superfreak.
December 4, 2002 |
In explaining the way criminal justice policies are made, a prisoner sentenced to life once said: "If you offer a thirsty man a glass filled with clean water or a glass filed with dirty water, there is no question which one he will drink. But if you offer a glass of dirty water or an empty glass, he'll be forced to drink the dirty water. It's the second set of choices that usually applies in prison. " Indeed, the fact that we too often make bad choices from limited and imperfect options is one of the reasons the United States is so out of step with criminal justice systems in other parts of the world.