December 18, 2000 |
A late-night theft netted three tanks of nitrous oxide gas from Nazareth Hospital over the weekend. Police are still looking for the culprits. The theft may be the latest sign of the growing abuse of laughing gas. While the gas, known as laughing gas, is used as an anesthetic when mixed with oxygen in hospitals, some Philadelphians have other ideas. In recent weeks, the Daily News has called attention to a dangerous use for the gas at Eagles football tailgating parties, where fans load tanks into their cars and inhale to get high.
January 22, 1997 |
Peco workers examine the leveled house of Gerard and Mary Jurosky in Glenolden, Delaware County, yesterday. A crack in the gas main caused the home on Glenolden Avenue to explode at midnight Monday, according to a Peco spokesman. No one was hurt in the blast.
March 11, 1990 |
A stench that wafted over a Plymouth Township neighborhood Wednesday evening, causing residents' eyes to water, turned out to be tear gas, police said. About 6:22 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Pleasant Road to check out reports of a strange odor, said Plymouth Detective Robert Kerstetter. Steven J. McBride, a patrolman, was investigating the odor when he was overcome by fumes, which were strong at the time, Kerstetter said. He added that McBride was fine after getting fresh air. Police then combed the area with air packs on. They discovered a tear gas cannister that had been ignited and tossed into the back yard of a residence in the 800 block of Clover Lane, adjacent to Pleasant Road.
July 28, 2008
RE THE DEBATE I started about saving fuel with bigger radiators: The Daily News left out that you could save gas by running your car on a leaner mixture from the carburetor when the cars had them during the '70s. The car would overheat, but if you had a bigger fan and radiator, you could drive all day like that. During WWII, the Japanese reduced the fuel that their aircraft used in half by using a leaner mixture, and we also increased the range by doing this with our aircraft when they were low on fuel.
September 25, 2006
MAYOR STREET fiercely defended PGW management (whose governing board he appointed) for its secret payment of $500,000 to its utility managers? You can't be serious! Imagine that! Mayor Street defending a secret, backdoor payment. I'm shocked! Seriously, who would have ever thought such a thing could happen? Well, now I've heard everything. (Insert sarcastic inflections wherever you see fit.) Brian McGuire, Drexel Hill
May 17, 2007
WHEN WILL THE media and our elected officials stop sounding like PR reps for Big Oil? First it was the Gulf War that made prices jump, then Katrina, then the shortage due to refinery failure. And we can't forget the necessary shortage while the oil companies changed from the "winter mix" to the "summer mix. " Did anybody notice that prices changed while the oil was still in the tanks? I passed one station at about 10 a.m., and the price was $2.89. When I passed that same station two hours later, gas was $2.91 a gallon.
August 30, 1987 |
A request for a variance and a special exception by the owner of a service station at York Road and Ninth Avenue in Warminster has drawn a mixed reaction from the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board. Joseph Sweeney of Glenside, the owner of Warminster Getty, requested a variance to install a new gas pump island with a canopy, and a special exception to construct a new service-station building 25 percent larger than the existing one. The existing building would be demolished.
August 10, 2006
ABUTTERFLY flaps its wings in Brazil, and the price of gasoline goes up $3 a gallon. How long must the American people put up with such blatant price-gouging? The big oil companies reap their outrageous profits while raping us all! And where are our brave journalists while Rome burns? Covering fluff stories, and every second of the Eagles like it was the end of the world, which it just might be. How about a little investigative reporting like the old days! Robert Phantom Philadelphia
May 3, 2011 |
A gas main break closed a major thoroughfare in Northeast Philadelphia near I-95 in Frankford for more than an hour during this morning's rush hour. The break in a 6-inch gas main at Aramingo Avenue and Wakeling Street was reported before 7 a.m. and the Fire Department declared the situation under control at 8:10 a.m. Police closed Aramingo Avenue between Tacony and Bridge Streets and blocked surrounding streets, snarling traffic in that section of Frankford and adjoining Bridesburg while work to repair the main was under way. No injuries were reported.
July 28, 2013
Q: When I wake up, my stomach is bloated and full of gas. The gas I pass is loud and long, and embarrassing, but it hurts if I hold it in. What can I do about it? A: First, some gas in the gastrointestinal tract is absolutely normal. It is estimated the average healthy person passes gas around 10 to 20 times a day! Gas in the small and large intestines usually comes from the action of bacteria on one's food. Bacteria use food for energy and produce various gases such as methane, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide.