March 5, 2010 |
A reader purchased a window from Pella in 2000 for a bedroom she and her husband were preparing for their baby. It was a triple casement window from Pella's Proline series. In March 2009, she noticed mold growing in the lower corner of the center stationary casement. She immediately contacted Pella, but it took until June to get a technician scheduled to come out. They also charged her $120 for the visit. She heard nothing. After several calls, she finally got someone at Pella to let me know what the situation was. The person put in an order for a free replacement for the center portion of the window.
April 5, 1986 |
Somewhat as the first requisite for making rabbit pie is to bag a rabbit, among the first things one must do to prepare bronze for casting is to build a fire. Which is precisely what Haradhan Karmakar did yesterday. He built a fire - right in the middle of the Sharpe Circle Gardens of the University Museum, 33d and Spruce Streets. About two hours later, with several hundred dazzled school kids oohing and aahing, Karmakar showed what had been cast: a half-dozen exquisite bronze figurines and containers such as have been produced in India for more than 2,000 years.
April 7, 1995 |
The connection between American military history and ice cream is not immediately obvious. But it can be traced. Witness the headless admiral. During the 1890s, banquets in America frequently ended with an ice cream dessert, molded in a patriotic theme. Celebrating American naval conquests during the Spanish-American invasions of Cuba and the Philippines was a popular idea, but there were so many battles and so many victorious admirals that the makers of ice cream molds couldn't keep up. One enterprising mold manufacturer solved the problem by making a generic, headless admiral mold.
November 19, 1992 |
The on-again, off-again realm of Hartland statues is on again, with the announcement that the third incarnation is beginning to ship new Honus Wagner and Cy Young statues and has Roy Rogers and Johnny Unitas projects set to roll in the immediate future. Hartland vice president Ken Movold recently said: "A tremendous amount of activity has been going on behind the scenes and we have accomplished a great deal. Unfortunately, we are behind where we expected to be at this time, but we feel we're about to be on the launching pad. " The NFL recently licensed Hartland U.S.A.
October 12, 2001 |
Outside the classroom, 13-year-old Chelsea Robinson is a cheerleader who plays basketball and helps her father coach three soccer teams. But in class at Gateway Regional High School, the eighth grader's face regularly turns blue, and she struggles to breathe as she rushes to the nurse. Jim and Nina Robinson, her parents, implored the school board Wednesday night to test the air in the building, which they said had kept their daughter from attending all but six days of school this fall.
August 12, 1992 |
Baby Blue Saga Cheese. $5.99 per 12-oz. wheel. Bonnie: Blue Saga is a creamy, mild Danish cheese with pungently flavored blue veins. Like other blue cheeses, the visible dark-colored veins are from the safe-to-eat mold that's been injected during the cheese-making process. Baby Saga is just this company's Classic Blue Saga in a convenient 12-ounce round. Both Baby and Classic Saga are high-fat cheeses. Each contains about 12 grams fat in a 130-calories-per-ounce serving. But Saga is lower in fat than such desserts as an ice cream sundae or strawberry shortcake, which is why I'd serve Saga European-style, along with some fresh fruit for dessert.
November 4, 1987 |
Q. My wife and I have been concerned for some time about what controls this country puts on foreign imports of food products. Can they outlaw products that have been sprayed with pesticides that have been banned in California, which is where we live? If so, how do they determine this? Fresno, Calif. A. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for the inspection of imported food and the banning of contaminated food as a result of the inspection. But, according to two studies made by the General Accounting Office, which is an investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, the FDA is not doing its job properly.
October 18, 1989 |
Dear Polly: The chrome faucets on my bathroom sink are getting a crusty white lime buildup, especially around the faucet handles and in hard-to-reach places. Is there an easy way to clean these areas? - P.L.E. Dear P.L.E.: Help is at hand in the humble but hard-working form of an ordinary toothbrush and an inexpensive bottle of white vinegar. If wiping with a vinegar-soaked sponge doesn't do the job (and those tiny places certainly are hard to reach!), saturate a cloth or paper towel with vinegar and lay it over the crusty places for a few minutes.
November 24, 2012 |
ASHLAND, Pa. - Children were once punished with coal in their Christmas stockings. However, Len S. Kimmel prefers it when people give coal as a gift. Over many years, he has turned coal dust and rice coal - small pieces of anthracite - into jewelry and paperweights shaped like penguins and pigs. "I loved doing it and going out to be a vendor at shows and meeting people," said Kimmel, 79, of Fountain Springs. For more than 15 years, Kimmel has been crafting coal sculptures, using coal dust, rice coal, epoxy, and molds, and selling his work at area malls.
June 1, 1994
It starts in April with the tree pollens - the elm, poplar, willow, maple and ash. Others soon join the botanic orgy - the birch and mulberry. And then the hickory, oak and sycamore . . . and more. Eventually, it's the mold spores. And finally, diabolically, the grasses kick in, and the weeds. This is how the wonder of spring fever becomes the horror of hay fever. This is how a young man's fancy - or, say, the fancy of some 40 million Americans - turns to a misery so mundane that no one has thought to blunt it with a support group, or a line of sympathy cards or a telethon.