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April 13, 1997 | By Tamara Audi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino wanted to decorate using 12 six-foot-tall plaster wolves baying at the moon, it found them in Collingswood. Or rather, it found the men who could make them. Joe and Angelo Carolfi, who own and run Carolfi Studios Inc., have tackled bigger things than wolves in their three years in business together. The company, which last year relocated from Philadelphia to Collingswood, where the men grew up, has manufactured everything from a life-size plaster elephant for a New Jersey mall to the architectural moldings used to rebuild historic Yale University walls.
NEWS
December 6, 2001 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Spots are reserved on a space-shuttle mission for experiments by four seventh graders from East Norriton Middle School. Andrea White's experiment will examine the effects of weightlessness and radiation on mealworms sent into space. Jack Casey, Brian Letrinko and Christopher Delaney will study the growth of bread mold in space. Glenn Weber, seventh-grade science teacher, encouraged his students to develop projects and submit proposals to NASA for consideration. He participated in the NASA Educators Workshop this summer, spending two weeks in Virginia and Maryland.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2002 | By Joseph N. DiStefano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Also in this column: Slave insurance in Pa.? Slave-trade claims Bilingual in Marlton With homeowners in Texas and California complaining they've been sickened by slimy stuff growing in their basements and under their siding, builders and their insurers worry that mold-related lawsuits will soon proliferate like, well, mold. The modern wave of mold litigation dates to 1995, when Philadelphia's ill-fated Reliance Insurance Co. was ordered to pay $40 million (plus $10 million for personal injuries)
NEWS
April 11, 1999 | By Drew Melbourne
Now and then, when I wake up, my life's a movie, And I'm like, "Ooh, I'm Brad Pitt! I'm Brad Pitt!" Then I'm halfway to work and suddenly I'm Urkel, And I freak, 'cause I was finally sure that I was Pitt. But the harder I try to be Pitt, the more I'm Urkel, And so my mother tells me, "Just be yourself," Which means, I think, to stumble forward more And worry less about who I am than where I head. And when the stakes are high enough, I start running, And if I fall, I get up, wipe the blood and carry on . . . Why is it so few movies feature runners falling, When it seems that's all so many of the best lives are?
NEWS
August 9, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cheltenham Township School District is dealing with mold in the middle school and lead paint in an elementary school that could delay the start of the academic year. Summer maintenance crews discovered "a significant presence of mold" at Cedarbrook Middle School in July, Superintendent Natalie Thomas wrote to staff. They placed vacuum systems and dehumidifiers in several classrooms and hallways to eradicate it, but the mold kept reappearing due to "excessive damp weather and humidity," according to district documents.
LIVING
October 31, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: I have a composite deck, light gray in color, and, even though I clean it two times a year with a power washer, there still is this light green mold that appears under the railing and on the steps. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning, and what type of cleaner/detergent do you suggest? Answer: As you surmise, mildew forms where the sun don't shine, even on "maintenance-free" composite decking. Just to clarify: No manufacturer ever claims its products are maintenance-free.
NEWS
December 18, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHELTENHAM Cheltenham School District officials announced a plan Monday to close Cedarbrook Middle School as early as Jan. 27, splitting its 750 students among four other campuses in the township. The school board will vote Tuesday night on a contract with Gratz College to house half of Cedarbrook's students. The school is split into six teams, each with about 125 students. Two eighth-grade teams and one seventh-grade team will go to Gratz. One seventh-grade team will go to Elkins Park Elementary, and another to Cheltenham Elementary.
NEWS
February 5, 1989 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
When the Franklin Mint shut its porcelain-manufacturing facility at the Riddle Valley Industrial Park in Aston Township in 1985, moldmaker and ceramicist Peter Mastroianni saw opportunity amid the layoffs. He thought that he had gained enough expertise from his eight years at the mint and from other ceramics and moldmaking jobs to take the plunge into starting his own business. "At one time, it looked like the mint might keep either me or one of my co-workers," Mastroianni recalled.
NEWS
November 8, 1996 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Albert A. Nino, a Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not character who trained athletes, molded minds and rubbed elbows with Philadelphia's rich and powerful, as well as its poor and plebeian, died Friday. He was 88 and lived in Olney. Nino was retired athletic director at the old Philadelphia Athletic Club, formerly at Broad and Vine streets. During his 25 years at the club - and after - the "rock solid" Nino was a familiar sight running, biking or just walking through the streets of Center City.
NEWS
August 19, 1987 | By Nancy Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
It was dark when they arrived at the site, a mock battleground deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. The soldiers moved slowly, carefully - under fire. They made their way across the field in teams of two. One was armed with an M-16 rifle, the other, a grenade launcher. Moving close to the ground, they maneuvered among trees and rocks, found cover in ditches, ducked live bullets. Flares went off overhead. They scrambled for cover. Hesitantly, they poked their heads out, then continued down the field.
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REAL_ESTATE
April 6, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A reader recently asked for advice about whether to operate a humidifier on his furnace, fearing it would lead to mold issues on duct insulation. I told him to use it, but to be vigilant. Bill Kane of Oxford, Chester County, was kind enough to weigh in with expert advice - 25 years of experience in making and installing ductwork. Kane noted that the reader's description of the lining inside his ductwork wasn't entirely clear, "so there are two possible types of construction.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Let's begin with an assumption that becomes more and more reasonable as each day passes and more sources reveal more information and insight: The Eagles are preparing to give DeSean Jackson the full Pontius Pilate treatment. That the Eagles will either trade or release Jackson appears a fait accompli, and whenever an NFL team is considering washing its hands of a wide receiver as prolific and talented as Jackson - and in the prime of his career, no less - questions follow. Jackson is 27, and he's coming off what was statistically his best season: 82 catches, 1,332 yards, nine touchdowns.
NEWS
February 23, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Certain stereotypes are easy to dispel. Like the one about how girls can't play basketball. That's one Bernie Hynson had heard before he took over the Woodrow Wilson girls' team three years ago. He hadn't spent much time around the girls' game, and he didn't know exactly what to expect. But it took about 30 seconds of watching Chanelle Perry on a court to realize that, yes, girls can play basketball - and well, too. Even today, when Hynson looks at Perry, he sees a woman who breaks the mold, and not just on the court.
REAL_ESTATE
February 10, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A few weeks back, a reader contacted me with a concern that the portable humidifier his daughter was running in a bedroom could contribute to a mold problem, although he had seen no evidence of one yet. In my household, we have run humidifiers in bedrooms because, for example, one son suffered from croup-like symptoms as a baby and the house we owned back then had radiators and the air was very dry. I never saw any evidence of mold as a result, but...
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHELTENHAM The Cheltenham Township school board has dropped its plan to relocate two-thirds of its middle school students to Gratz College and will move them instead to sites in Cheltenham and Springfield Townships. The Montgomery County district has been scrambling since fall to find alternative classrooms for the 750 students at Cedarbrook Middle School, which is plagued by mold and expected to be uninhabitable by spring. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the board approved a plan to lease space in the old Pathmark building on Ivy Hill Road in Springfield Township, and at St. Joseph Parish on Waters Road in Cheltenham.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association will hold its 110th banquet on Monday at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, and for the first time, a high school team will be given a special achievement award. And while the wait has taken more than a century, the association couldn't have selected a more accomplished program. The honored team will be the field hockey squad from Eastern. You might have heard about the Vikings over the last decade and a half, when they have become not only a dominant New Jersey team but a national power, as well.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The decisive defensive play in the Denver Broncos' AFC championship game win last Sunday came on a fourth down in the third quarter. A 335-pound Temple product nicknamed "Pot Roast" barreled through the New England Patriots' offensive line and sacked Tom Brady. It was the biggest play of Terrance Knighton's career, and it came in his biggest game. Temple coach Matt Rhule was meeting with a recruit during the play and was able to say Knighton went to Temple. "I felt like my talents were overshadowed in the past, and I wanted to rise to the occasion," Knighton said after the game.
REAL_ESTATE
January 19, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
  Question: My daughter and her 5-year-old sleep in a bedroom with a hardwood floor, filled with clothing and stuffed animals. She recently added a small table-top air filter and a humidifier that she activates every night, putting a half-gallon of water into the air in a 12-hour period. I already have a whole-house humidifier on the furnace, and I am concerned that she is going to cause a mold or mildew problem in the room, in addition to the unfinished attic and possibly adjoining bedrooms.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERY ONCE in a while, Sixers coach Brett Brown feels the need to whet his appetite. For the past 12 seasons as a member of the San Antonio Spurs' staff, Brown was fed a steady diet of 50-plus wins a season, deep runs into the playoffs and four NBA titles. Now that he is overseeing an organization entrenched in reconstruction, he needs to find something to keep his sanity. Looking back at highlights of his championship years won't do it, as that might just lend itself to a bout of depression over what he left behind.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER After 14 months of intermittent closures due to a kitchen fire and mold problems, Chester County's largest senior center is about to get a financial hand from the county. The county commissioners said Tuesday that they wanted to pay for the hiring of legal counsel to help the Downingtown Area Senior Center deal with what it says are unresponsive property owners with whom it shares a mold-affected wall. The center, which serves about 1,800 people annually, has the largest service area of the county's six senior centers.
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