July 11, 1990 |
Q. Thirty years ago we added a family room with sliding glass door and matching screen. Recently the latch on the screen door broke. I can't find anyone to come to my home to install a new latch and lock. Help! I'm tired of batting flies and bugs, not to mention dogs that use their noses to open the screen door. A. A simple device like a broken screen-door latch can turn a home into something akin to the San Diego Zoo. Finding a person to repair shouldn't be that difficult. Most window repair companies also can fix the latch on a sliding (or swinging)
November 3, 1993 |
Dear Anne and Nan: We have a Mayfair patio sliding glass door manufactured by Chamberlain, door size 6068. The sliding screen door has plastic clips at the top that fit in a runner, enabling it to slide. Both plastic clips are worn out and these clips support the door. This makes the screen door unusable and unable to slide. I would appreciate your help in locating these plastic clips, as I am unable to find them in our area. If possible, I would prefer a new screen door. - Emmett C. Le Blanc, Donaldsonville, La. We're so glad you wrote!
March 5, 1992 |
Coatesville Council President Rodger Johnson admitted in court this week that he shoved a man through a screen door last summer. Under a plea bargain, Johnson agreed to plead guilty to harassment and criminal mischief, summary offenses for which he was given a $300 fine and 30 days of unsupervised probation. In return, asistant District Attorney Greg Marshall agreed to drop charges of simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime. Johnson's minor offenses are not recordable.
June 3, 1991 |
A Warminster man was seriously burned last night when an explosion destroyed his home in the Hartsville section. According to Hartsville Fire Chief Edward Pfeiffer, the man and his girlfriend smelled gas in the twin home. Pfeiffer said that there was a propane tank in the garage and that as the man "reached to the valve to shut the gas off, it exploded. " No further information was available last night on the cause of the explosion, which happened shortly before 9 p.m. James Allen, who lives several houses away, said he saw "the whole front end of the house blown across the street.
June 1, 1993 |
Valerie Callands didn't want her son, Curtis, shooting baskets in the schoolyard up the street from their home. So about three years ago, to keep Curtis and his friends from hanging out there and somehow getting hurt, her husband had an older son, Michael, put up a pole, basketball net and backboard in the driveway directly behind their house in the 8000 block of Williams Avenue in the city's Cedarbrook section. The plan worked until Sunday night, when even having the court less than 40 feet from the rear door couldn't protect Curtis Callands.
July 18, 2012
Police in Northeast Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say impersonated a postal worker, then forced his way into a woman's Bustleton home at gunpoint Tuesday morning and robbed her. The man, in full postal uniform, knocked on the door of the woman's home on Nester Place at 9:45 a.m. and asked her to sign for a letter, Seventh District Capt. Joseph Zaffino said. When she opened her screen door, the man displayed a gun, forced her into a bedroom, and demanded her valuables, Zaffino said.
September 8, 1991 |
Coatesville City Council President Rodger Johnson was arrested Friday for allegedly pushing a man through a screen door and smashing him on the head with a pistol during an early-morning scuffle over Labor Day weekend, police said. Johnson was charged with aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime. He was arraigned before District Justice Paul Johnson and released on $10 cash bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept.
September 19, 1991 |
A district justice yesterday dropped felony charges against the president of Coatesville City Council after hearing allegations that he pushed a man and hit him with a pistol over the Labor Day weekend. Instead, the justice ordered that Rodger Johnson, 46, of Sterling Street, Coatesville, be held for trial on lesser assault and gun charges. The councilman was arrested Sept. 6 for allegedly pushing Floyd Marshall, 27, of Coatesville, through a screen door and hitting him on the head with a silver pistol.
July 23, 1994 |
GADZOOKS! LAND OF GODZILLA SPAWNS ROBOTS THAT BREED! Robots will be able to "breed" like animals in the near future and may eventually evolve through natural selection, a Japanese researcher said. Yoshiaki Ichikawa of the Hitachi Ltd. Energy Research Laboratory in Tokyo said Thursday that he and his team had invented the world's first self- reproducing automaton. It uses microchips as "genetic codes" and "block components," or pre- assembled parts, as "cells. " The centipede-like metal creature assembles itself from parts scattered about the floor and "grows" to twice its original size before splitting into two identical, independent units, Ichikawa said.
July 21, 1995 |
As the 79-year-old Arborwood woman headed toward her apartment Monday night, a tall, muscular stranger lurked nearby, authorities said. The man waited until she put her key in the door and then accosted her, putting his hand across her face and throwing her to the ground before punching her in the mouth and taking her purse. The 9:35 p.m. incident was the latest in a series of three recent attacks on elderly borough residents at apartment complexes on Gibbsboro Road. The same man is believed to have committed all three crimes, Detective Frank Gagliardi said.