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December 17, 2001 | By Connie Langland INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A long run of goosebump showers at Cheltenham High School may be near an end. Plumbing problems that have persisted for more then a year, during the course of a two-year $23 million renovation of the school, caused shower in the locker rooms and taps at many sites in the school to run tepid, if not cold, water. The chilling effect has been especially noticeable in the boys' and girls' locker rooms, where a hot shower after a swimming lesson became impossible for youth in Cheltenham Township's swimming program.
NEWS
August 19, 2000 | By Cynthia Burton and Julie Stoiber, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Common Pleas Court judge gave MOVE neighborhood residents mixed news yesterday afternoon: They can stay in their homes with hot water but no heat - at least until Thursday, when a full hearing will be held. At issue was whether the Philadelphia Gas Works could send inspectors into homes to shut down furnaces and hot-water heaters that the city believes could leak toxic levels of carbon monoxide. The city had planned to shut off the appliances yesterday and offer residents alternative housing until Sept.
NEWS
July 19, 1989 | By Linn Washington, Daily News Staff Writer
The complaints were hot, but the water was not, so the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections declared the Drake Tower apartments in Center City unfit for habitation Friday. Although corrective action by the owners of the landmark former hotel on Spruce Street near 15th resulted in L&I lifting the unfit designation on Monday, many residents say a host of other uncorrected problems is forcing them out. "My biggest problem is they billed this place as a luxury building, but they are doing nothing to maintain it," said one resident, who described his almost two years at the Drake as a living hell.
NEWS
May 31, 2009 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Army is investigating allegations that eight men in a Virginia National Guard company photographed and videotaped up to 21 women in the unit while the women showered at Fort Dix in Burlington County, officials said yesterday. The images were allegedly taken in the fall when the Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company was undergoing mobilization training at the fort. The 150-member unit was deployed to Iraq in December, said Carolee Nisbet, a spokeswoman at Fort Dix. "The investigation started while they're still serving in Iraq," she said yesterday.
NEWS
September 23, 1991 | By Matthew Purdy, Inquirer Staff Writer
If working nights as a mental health counselor and sleeping days ever threw off Ronald Dales' sense of time, he got a bracing reminder when the weekends rolled around: Ice-cold water even from his hot-water tap. Every weekend since the spring, said Dales and other residents of the Queen Lane Apartments public housing project in Germantown, their hot water has gone off, leaving them to either boil water for washing or wait until Monday morning when...
SPORTS
July 29, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Suspended Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Bill Johnson has a substance- abuse record that might merit disciplinary action from the NFL if he is reinstated, the Plain Dealer reported. In addition to a June 19 conviction for driving under the influence in Cleveland, Johnson was convicted on April 22, 1994, of DUI in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, the newspaper said. The two DUI convictions could result in a suspension or fine by the NFL under its alcohol policy. Johnson remained under suspension, in part for punching teammate Gerald Dixon during a bar fight on June 10, the newspaper said.
NEWS
July 5, 1998 | By Edythe Preet, FOR THE INQUIRER
I've got this thing about immersing myself in water - I like it body temperature or higher. So plunging into Ireland's frigid sea was out of the question; I'd limited my adventuring to manor houses, monasteries, and ancient Celtic sites. Then I glimpsed a little red notation on the road map. It read "hot seaweed baths. " I made a detour. Perched on a windswept cliff that overlooks six miles of pristine North Atlantic beach, Kilcullen's Bath House was built during the elegant Edwardian age. When Michael Kilcullen, great-grandson of the original owner, ushered me into my private bathing room, it was apparent that in all the intervening decades not a faucet or shower pull had been changed.
FOOD
August 4, 1993 | by Anne B. Adams and Nancy Nash-Cummings, Special to the Daily News
Dear Anne and Nan: Is there any way I can get rid of poison ivy without poisoning myself in the process? - Steve The best way to eradicate the awful stuff is to pour boiling water directly on each plant. Leave the plant there for a few days to make sure it is thoroughly dead and then, wearing protective leather gloves, either pry or dig it up. Do NOT burn. Discard the plants either in plastic trash bags or in a pile far away from the house. If, while you are doing the boiling water trick, you come into contact with the poison ivy, run straight to the house and wash the area with vinegar.
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
It takes just three seconds under a faucet pouring out 140-degree water for a child to suffer third-degree burns. Just a turn of the bathtub faucet while mom or dad steps out of the room. In 1988, 37,000 children under age 14 - nearly half of them under 5 - were treated in hospital emergency rooms across the country for burns from hot liquid, food or tap water. "Most parents have little understanding of just how dangerous hot liquid burns are," said Elizabeth Blunt, director of emergency and trauma nursing at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 28, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
If you think it's been hot the last two days, don't get arrested in Philadelphia, at least during this mid-spring swelter. Because of an air-conditioning problem in the city's Police Administration Building at Eighth and Race Streets, most offices in the building have become sweatboxes to the officers and civilians who work in them. The only cool spot in the three-story building yesterday was the radio room on the second floor. Because of all the computer and sensitive electrical communications equipment there, a separate cooling system was operating efficiently.
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REAL_ESTATE
August 21, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I was going to pass on further discussion of tankless heaters until I received an email from Sandy Wardrop, who offered a contrarian viewpoint. I had received a number of responses to my original query about user experiences. "Put me in the 'never again' group," Wardrop said of tankless heaters. Wardrop said the model was a big-name gas brand with no support from a mini-tank - one that is put on a sink to boost availability. The issues: Every time you call for hot water, it emits a burst of gas into the environment as gas is built up to heat the water.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I hope I'm not too late with this advice, because the children in these parts have been off from school for summer vacation since June. Because the kids may be around the house a little longer than usual each day this time of year, there is increased opportunity for things to get messier. The best, but more expensive, solution is to send them to sleepaway camp for several weeks. If that option isn't available, however, Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage - a national firm in property restoration specializing in water, fire, and carpet cleaning - offers some tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.
FOOD
July 28, 2016
Makes enough dough for 16 empanadas 3 cups flour, plus extra for rolling 1/3 cup lard or 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 teaspoon salt About 3/4 cup very warm tap water 1. Pour the flour into a large bowl. Work in the fat with your fingers until homogenous. Dissolve the salt in the hot water; work it into the flour mixture, creating a medium-stiff dough. Knead just enough to bring the dough together. 2. Divide the dough into 16 portions, roll each into a ball, set on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and let rest at least 30 minutes.
REAL_ESTATE
July 18, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I no longer have a deck, but the memories of how needy those structures could be over the long haul linger. I remember being so busy during the spring and summer one year that I waited until late October to wash and waterproof the deck. It was a warm spell, and I coated it by the light of the full moon at 5 a.m. Be that as it may, here are some tips to better deck care, courtesy of Trex, which manufacturers decking: Nail pops and splintering are common occurrences with any type of wood deck, especially after a winter of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation.
REAL_ESTATE
July 11, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Not wishing to leave a gap in coverage and wanting to make sure you read our Real Estate offerings every Sunday, I'm continuing last week's discussion of on-demand hot water with the assistance of my readers. Mary Jean Cunningham of Philadelphia says: "We have an oil-fired hot-water heating system with what is called a 'summer-winter hookup' - the oil burner also heats our water, and we have no separate water heater or water tank. "We've had this system with two different oil burners for 30 years and no complaints, no problems at all, and unlimited hot water any time.
REAL_ESTATE
July 4, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
You folks are amazing! Reader Jeanne Vasquez asked a few weeks ago about tankless water heaters. I asked you to tell us your experiences. I can run only a few of the 78 responses I received within the first 24 hours. Here are some: "We went tankless in our house a few years ago, when we had to replace our old water heater. "I think we would do it again. We've not had any problems with it, but there are a couple caveats. "Due to the location move (tankless is mounted near gas line/exhaust and wall)
FOOD
April 1, 2016
Makes 4 servings 3/4 cup white wine (use something Italian) 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (infused with fresh thyme is optional) 4 eggs 4 teaspoons garum 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with a dish towel. Fill the roasting pan halfway with very hot water (just shy of boiling). The towel inside the pan will prevent four ramekins from sliding around. Place one ramekin in the pan to make sure the water comes up to an inch below the top of the ramekin.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2016 | By Sean Carney, For The Inquirer
Full of roadside-sold soft pretzels, we'd zoom past pine trees, hand-painted antiques sale signs and Jersey tomato stands. From the backseat - the way-way-back - we sucked hard on plastic juice-box straws and fogged windows to play tic-tac-toe. Then, about 30 minutes past when pop music turned to static, we'd sense it. Crawling over lumpy suitcases, boogie boards, and grocery bags, we'd strain for the window crank, roll it down, and let the salt air pour into our lungs. When I reflect on the Shore of my youth, I'm lying in my underwear on a twin bed. It's 5 o'clock and the sun is just starting to dip outside the window next to me, a light breeze lifts the lace curtains, chills my sunburned skin.
FOOD
December 18, 2015
Here's a quick meal designed to get you in and out of the kitchen faster than you can say "holiday baking holiday decorating holiday shopping. " Smoked Salmon and Avocado Eggs Benedict 2 servings   For the sauce: 4 tablespoons butter 1 lime 1 large egg 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 1 to 2 teaspoons distilled vinegar Water (optional) For assembly 2 large eggs 2 English muffins, preferably whole-wheat Flesh of 1 ripe avocado 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon 1. For the sauce: melt in the microwave on low, then let cool for 2 minutes.
REAL_ESTATE
December 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Where does the time go? Just when you finally get the central air-conditioning working well enough to make the house comfortable, cold weather threatens to show up. Here are some ideas that might help cut your energy costs this winter, courtesy of Sunnova, the solar-power company: Does your house really need hot water when no one's home? Probably not. Consider installing a timer on your water heater, to turn it off when you're not there. Use cold water instead of hot when washing clothes.
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