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January 22, 2010 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: I have a problem with my automatic garage door and I am hoping you can help me. The garage door is about three years old and I've not had a problem with it until recently. I am able to open the door using the keypad mounted on the outside, the remote-control automatic garage-door openers, and the indoor wall-mounted control. I cannot close the door using the automatic garage-door opener or the keypad. The only way I can close the door is to press and hold down the indoor wall-mounted control.
NEWS
April 2, 1989 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
Cat owners who keep their pets in the garage, or whose garages have openings that cats can enter, should bang on the garage door and look carefully at the rafters before raising the door. A number of cats have been trapped and injured when garage doors were opened. Another problem, according to letter-writer Joan Putt of Los Angeles, is that the feline also can be caught between the closing garage door and the concrete driveway, sometimes with fatal results. To prevent such a tragedy, Putt's husband drove a long wooden screw into the bottom of the garage door, leaving about three inches of the screw protruding so that the door could not close completely.
NEWS
November 30, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better for this getaway. Not only did a thief steal more than $5,000 worth of items from a Lower Makefield, Bucks County, house on Esther Lane in the Milford Manor section, the thief also jumped into the homeowners' 1994 light blue Volvo and drove through the garage door. Call it a new style of burglary or someone short on subtlety. Police said yesterday that while the owner was away last week, a burglar forcibly entered the house in the 1500 block of Esther Lane and stole jewelry and electronic items, including televisions, a VCR and CD player.
NEWS
February 1, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Question: When the temperature is very cold, my garage door opens about a foot and then stops. If I disconnect the automatic opener, I can open the door manually without a problem. If I reconnect the opener, the door opens normally. Do you have any ideas about the cause of the problem and any possible solutions? Answer: The cold is probably to blame. When this happened a few years ago with my garage door, I lubricated the drive in the middle - where the emergency release is attached - and it fixed the problem.
NEWS
January 22, 1998 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 47-year-old Langhorne man may have thought he was having a bad day when he discovered his wallet and garage door remote opener missing after leaving work at a Northeast Philadelphia hospital, police said. But when he arrived home on Tuesday evening, police said, the man, whose identity was not released by police, learned just how much worse things could really be. Finding his garage door open, the man discovered the inside of his house ransacked and $18,000 in jewelry gone, along with a $6,000 baseball card collection and several collectible Barbie dolls.
NEWS
October 23, 1992 | By Claire Furia and Karen McAllister, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
Fifteen houses in Devon, Berwyn, Strafford and Malvern were burglarized by thieves who, in most cases, used electric garage-door openers to gain entry, Tredyffrin Township police reported yesterday. Police said the thieves took the openers from unlocked cars parked outside houses with garages. Computers, radios, calculators, cash and credit cards were stolen from the houses while the residents slept. Three residents told police that they heard their garages being opened during the night, but waited until yesterday to phone police, Tredyffrin Detective Peter Gangl said.
NEWS
March 16, 1994 | By Bridget Mount, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 94-year-old Marple woman thought she was opening her garage door Friday night for a neighbor bringing her groceries. But she opened the door to a nightmare. Police said the woman heard the doorbell ring at 7:30 p.m. at her Foxcroft Road home and opened the garage door. Two men went through the garage and into the dining room, where they knocked her to the floor. They then ransacked her house. The woman told police that she did not get a good look at either intruder, but she said the voice that instructed her to stay on the floor sounded young.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
A gunman targeting white cars as bull's-eyes in Abington neighborhoods has township police on the alert. Police are investigating a recent series of shootings in the southwest portion of the township where residents are discovering bullet holes in their cars and, in one case, a garage door. No one has been injured in any of the incidents that began Aug. 16 when a Shelmire Street resident reported a bullet hole in the door of a 1987 Suzuki Samurai. Since then, police said there have been similar incidents reported by residents on Fairy Hill Road, Meetinghouse Road and another on Shelmire Street Monday.
NEWS
July 10, 1986 | By Phyllis Holtzman, Special to The Inquirer
A Lower Merion Township police officer broke into a burning garage last Thursday and helped rescue an elderly man, who later died from injuries sustained in the blaze. Police said Patrolman Michael Norman responded to a report of a fire in the 800 block of Bowman Avenue in Wynnewood about 3 p.m. and was met by Katherine Anne Surbeck, who told him that her husband, Carlton Edward Surbeck Sr., 80, was trapped inside the locked garage. The garage door was controlled by an electrical opener that was not operating because of the fire.
NEWS
October 27, 1990 | By Marc Schogol Compiled from reports from Inquirer wire services
EXERCISE CAUTION Consider this, men: Exercise may give you manly muscles, but it may also decrease your fertility. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley report that men who doubled the frequency of their aerobic workouts for two weeks developed lower levels of testosterone, which enhances fertility, and higher levels of cortisol, which decreases it. Levels were still in the normal range, but scientists wonder if long-term overtraining...
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December 28, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 people - including religious leaders, political officials, and community members - gathered in Yardley on Friday afternoon to denounce an anti-Semitic slur apparently spray-painted onto a family's garage door this week. Organized by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks), the event featured speeches from him and Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Jeff Benedetto as well as two rabbis, a nun, a Presbyterian pastor, a representative from a local Islamic group, and other community members.
SPORTS
September 18, 2014 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a hundred small dents cover the garage door that Jane Donio-Enscoe uses to practice her field hockey shots. The door might have taken a beating over the years, but it's the field hockey career-goals record at Hammonton High that has taken its fair share of shots from Donio-Enscoe - and her family. During a Tri-County Royal matchup against Williamstown last Wednesday, the senior forward scored no ordinary hat trick for the Blue Devils. Her third goal of the game was the 72d of her high school career, breaking the Hammonton record, which her mother, Ann Donio, once held with 55 goals in 1977.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | By Julie Xie, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A quiet neighborhood in Mount Airy was shaken up Thursday by racist, anti-Semitic, and sexually graphic graffiti on garage doors and a church. In purple paint, the perpetrators drew swastikas and penises, and wrote derogatory terms for African Americans, along with the names of gangs, on three houses on the 600 block of East Durham Street and at Germantown Christian Assembly on Mount Pleasant Avenue. Graffiti was also found on the 400 block of East Durham, although the messages were not as offensive.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
IN DIVERSE East Mount Airy, one or more vandals with a can of purple spray paint offended just about every race and religion recently, stretching the limits of lewdness with a dozen or so curses and crude but unmistakable shapes. "There are great big penises all over the place," said Kathy Lopez, a longtime resident of East Durham Street. "It's really disturbing. " Lopez and two other residents of the street had spray paint all over their garage doors in a rear alley. The vandalism included swastikas and derogatory terms toward blacks, referenced gangs such as the Bloods and MS-13, and featured at least one sentence that would offend members of the military and English teachers.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ABOUT 50 immigrant-rights advocates protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office just north of Center City yesterday afternoon, blocking two garage doors. The rally, led by the Latino immigrant-justice organization Juntos and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, aimed to stop vehicles with immigrant detainees from leaving the building. Miguel Andrade, 22, kneeling on a canvas painted with the Spanish words for "Not One More Deportation," clasped hands with his mother on one side and a friend on the other.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | BY OSCAR CASTILLO & JOHN MORITZ, Daily News Staff Writers castilo@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES yesterday filed suit against a food distributor in North Philadelphia's Fairhill section, saying the firm failed to improve improper conditions after four Food and Drug Administration inspections dating to 2011. The suit alleges that FDA inspectors who visited New Rich City Trading Corp., on American Street near Huntingdon, discovered "the widespread presence of animals such as rodents, birds, cats, and dogs, as well as the animals' feces and urine, throughout the facility, including on and around articles of food.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On getting through to your teenager without harping: One thing my father did all throughout my teen years was take a walk with me after dinner. He said he needed to get some more exercise and was more likely to get it if he had company. I enjoyed having 45 minutes of his time every night. I knew I would have a chance to talk to my dad every evening. More to the point, I knew that time was important to him. I was important to him. On all those evil mothers-in-law: Admittedly, I was not close to my husband's (weird and difficult)
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their South Philadelphia warehouse was still smoldering from a four-alarm fire earlier in the day, but members of the Fralinger String Band declared Monday night that they would not miss the Mummers Parade. "Fralinger will never back down from a challenge," said Thomas D'Amore, 24, the captain. The band had been renting first-floor space at Second and Wharton Streets to make props and costumes, D'Amore said. "Unfortunately, this is the first year we've rented this spot," said D'Amore, drinking a Pepsi outside the Shamrock Pub down Two Street.
SPORTS
August 28, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tom Burleson can still see the tragic events clearly after 40 years. Burleson was the 7-foot-2 center from North Carolina State who played for the U.S. basketball team that lost to Russia, 51-50, in the controversial gold-medal game at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The Russians had three chances to play the final three seconds and cashed with a last-second layup. The Munich Games had been struck by tragedy four days before the Sept. 9 championship game, when 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed after being held hostage by Palestinian gunmen.
NEWS
March 22, 2012 | By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman once took criminal-justice classes at the community college and was practically a one-man neighborhood watch in his gated part of town, calling police close to 50 times over the last eight years to report such things as slow-driving vehicles, strangers loitering in the neighborhood, and open garages. Now, suddenly, people are wondering if Zimmerman, 28, is an earnest if somewhat zealous young man who was just looking out for his neighborhood, or a wannabe cop who tried to take justice into his own hands.
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