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October 31, 1993 | By Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen, FOR THE INQUIRER
Question: How valuable is my wooden-handled Coleman No. 2 iron made of copper and white metal? At one end, there's a bulblike attachment with a small nozzle, which, I was told, held gasoline. - T.N.T., Edgewater Park, N.J. Answer: The nickel-plated bulb of your 1940s "spirit" iron held an alcohol-based fuel to keep the iron hot. Gasoline wasn't used. Made by the Coleman Co. of Philadelphia, this relatively common model is worth around $50 to $70 in good condition, said Linda Campbell Franklin, author of 300 Years of Housekeeping Collectibles ($25.
NEWS
June 17, 1989 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years Esther Carroll patrolled the auction and flea market trail, buying and selling. Mostly, she just bought. Eventually her acquisitions exceeded the capacity of the garage at the house at 161 Hartford Rd. in Delran, that she shares with her husband, John. Soon they were scattered around the yard as well. Eventually, township officials got tired of the sight of the possession- filled property and told the Carrolls to get rid of the stuff. Today and tomorrow they will do just that, at an auction at the house to be conducted by Michael Chiaccio, a free-lance auctioneer who normally works at S&S Auctions in Repaupo.
NEWS
June 3, 1988 | By SANDY SORLIEN, Special to the Daily News
"It's educational. " - Mom How kids dread trips touted by those two words. An innocent, possibly fun, excursion is relegated instantly to the same pre-teen dump site as public television, Washington, D.C., and Product 19. And they don't even have to be told that about Hopewell Village. "It's a what? A historic site? An iron-making furnace? Yechh!" Yet Hopewell Village is one of the few "educational experiences" I remember really enjoying as a child. Possibly that's because the restored village is small, utterly pristine and nestled in a gorgeous valley in the Pennsylvania countryside.
NEWS
May 11, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
While caddying as a youngster, Jack Heinz took up golf. Marriage, the rearing of three children and sending them to college put a serious dent in his golfing, but then, 15 years ago, he joined the Moorestown Field Club. Most of us can go through an entire golf lifetime without a hole in one, but two weeks ago, Heinz, a resident of East Cedar Avenue, Merchantville, got lucky - at the age of 68. He stepped onto the tee at the 17th hole at the Field Club on April 27 and fired his nine-iron at the pin, 135 yards distant.
SPORTS
August 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The battle was everything Tiger Woods expected. The finish was nothing anyone imagined, except for Woods hoisting another World Golf Championship trophy at Firestone. Woods was in trouble in the trees on the famous par-5 16th hole, one shot behind Padraig Harrington, trying to figure out how he could squeeze out a victory yesterday in the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. He delivered another signature moment, this one an 8-iron from 178 that wound up a foot from the hole for birdie.
SPORTS
August 20, 2000 | By Joe Logan and Ashley McGeachy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A 63. Add it to golf's history books. Jose Maria Olazabal joined an elite handful of players yesterday by tying the all-time record for the lowest round in a major championship. "When I started, I was just looking to find more or less the same game as I had yesterday," said Olazabal, a two-time Masters champion, referring to his second-round 68. "Obviously, as the round went on, I liked my chances a little better. " No kidding. Right out of the blocks, the notoriously wild-driving Olazabal was clearly on his game in yesterday's third round of the PGA Championship.
NEWS
July 9, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kneeling at City Inlet No. 3, at the corner of Tulip and Somerset in Kensington yesterday, Water Department crew chief Fred Feoli was on a mission to deter crime and prevent injuries. He was bolting a length of thick chain to the underside of a 40-pound iron plate. The plate fits into the top of a curbside storm drain and was designed to be removed easily for cleaning. But with prices for scrap metal soaring, the covers have been disappearing at the rate of 10 or 12 a night, said Martin McCall, superintendent of the department's inlet-cleaning unit.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
JOE SNYDER and his old pals pumped iron in the early mornings at Jardel Rec Center for 40 years until Tony the maintenance man suddenly told them he could no longer let them in until staffers opened the building at 2 p.m. Snyder, 60, a postal worker who has been weightlifting early at Jardel "since we used pineapple cans filled with concrete," couldn't believe it. Neither could his fellow early birds. Chris Vogt, 80, drove from Bucks County to the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia, lifted with Snyder, then spent the day working at his brother's transmission shop.
SPORTS
July 3, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
Jeff Overton sounded like one of those fire-suited shills who drive NASCAR billboards. Overton's 4-under-par total after two rounds tied him for fourth entering the third round of the AT&T National today. Afterward, Overton couldn't stop crediting the new set of irons he used to conquer the wiry, 3 1/2-inch rough that Aronimink Golf Club cultivated to welcome the transplanted tournament. "These new Mizunos are great. I'm able to work the ball out of that rough. It's huge to be able to work the ball when it gets down in the bottom of that grass," Overton said.
NEWS
July 11, 1998 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Heavy metal will dominate two auctions next week, one in the suburbs, the other in town. The suburban sale will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 11 N. Brandywine St., West Chester, where Bill Bunch will conduct a warehouse estate auction featuring statuary and outdoor items, many of them cast- or wrought-iron. Among them are four cast- and wrought-iron Art Nouveau dividing panels, each 36-by-82 inches; a pair of wrought-iron driveway gates, each 80 inches high and 77 inches wide; and 38 feet of 8-foot-high, wrought-iron spear-top fence with two gates.
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SPORTS
May 14, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - Cody Asche waited two innings Tuesday night before seeing his first action in the field at triple-A Lehigh Valley. The third baseman turned leftfielder charged a shallow fly ball, called off the shortstop, and made the catch. Asche's outfield project was underway. Asche said the 6-5 win over Columbus was his first game in left field since a Florida Instructional League game in 2011. He was optioned to triple A on Monday after another Phillies loss. Asche had just three hits in his last 29 at-bats with the Phils.
SPORTS
April 30, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - Ryne Sandberg telegraphed the roster move before it happened, so it wasn't as shocking as it may have been otherwise when the Phillies announced yesterday afternoon that Domonic Brown had been reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple A Lehigh Valley. Brown is less than two years removed from being a National League All-Star. He is making $2.5 million this season. But as Sandberg suggested on Monday, the Phillies would like to see Brown get his bat going in the minor leagues before deeming it ready for the team's major league lineup.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Dan Meyers, For The Inquirer
Coming soon to a minor-league ball game near you: Broccoli. Days after a national physicians group renewed its push to get the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, to include vegetables on its pork-laden stadium menu, the team has agreed to add the green stalk. But there's a catch. Bacon is involved, and, it turns out, some national publicity as well for the IronPigs' response. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit based in Washington, asked the team Monday to go easy on the bacon and other processed meat, which the group said is unhealthy, and get some vegetables on fans' plates.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pete Blumenstein is the only human to defeat the Iron Crusader. But could he design a robot capable of doing the same? "No," said the Father Judge senior, who recently triumphed over machine by finishing two miles on a treadmill in less than 12 minutes with 25 of his schoolmates watching. "It would be way too slow. " Few would know better than Blumenstein whether a robot programmed to rattle off 60 perfect push-ups might struggle to finish a nine-second shuttle run and still be functional after jumping rope for 10 consecutive minutes.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gloucester Catholic point guard Fran Kinsey is a senior. To Rams coach Todd Powers, Kinsey also is a senior citizen. "I call him the 'old man,' " Powers said. "He never comes out of the game, but sometimes in practice I'll take him out and tell him to sit down and take a rest with the coaches. "I'll tell him he looks like he's playing in a men's league out there. " Kinsey really isn't that old. It just seems that way to Powers and others around the Gloucester Catholic program.
FOOD
February 13, 2015 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
Your favorite pan in the kitchen, the one that delivers the best results time and again, inspires a special kind of love. A love that can't be tempered by rust nor by achy arm muscles. This is an ode to the cast-iron skillet. No one remembers purchasing his first cast-iron skillet, as Ellen Brown points out in her well-researched The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook (Sterling Epicure). Like umbrellas, they come into our lives full of functional possibility, often well-used, patiently waiting at the ready for us to discover their indispensable place in the kitchen.
NEWS
September 8, 2014 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
How can you bore me? Let me count the ways: 99. Fortunately, we don't have to sit/stand through all 99 Breakups , just 11, in Pig Iron's disappointing, self-indulgent, and thoroughly fatuous new work. My overwhelming feeling was, "What a waste!" A waste of a superb venue, a waste of fine performers I recognized from many other shows, and a waste of Pig Iron's honored spot in opening on the Fringe Festival's first official night. Not to mention a waste of my time. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a magnificent building, filled with major paintings.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downey Jr. makes load$! Overqualified Iron Man movie star (and onetime serious thesp) Robert Downey Jr. , 49, made more money in the last 12 months than any actor alive or dead. Thanks to Marvel's comic hero, he made $75 mil. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson trails at No. 2, with a measly $52 mil. Bradley Cooper ($46 mil), Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 mil), and Chris Hemsworth ($37 mil) round out the top five.   Shakira breaks Facebook . . . well, OK, no, the Colombian hip-shaker didn't break the gargantuan social medium; she just broke the record for most-liked celeb.
SPORTS
June 4, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES' most irreplaceable defensive player was shaking his head yesterday, smiling but puzzled. Reporters kept asking if offseason personnel additions might allow DeMeco Ryans to play fewer than the league-high 1,157 snaps he logged in 2013. "You tryin' to get me off the field?" Ryans asked a reporter who wondered if there were any packages that didn't include the middle linebacker this year. Like, oh, say, a dime setup, with six defensive backs and one linebacker, which the Eagles didn't feature in their first season under Chip Kelly and defensive coordinator Billy Davis?
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