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April 24, 2001 | By Stephanie Doster INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Bensalem truck driver accused of stealing a tractor-trailer loaded with 18,000 rolls of toilet paper and leading police on a chase along the Schuylkill Expressway pleaded guilty yesterday in Bucks County Court and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. Ernest Myers Jr., 44, admitted to two toilet-tissue heists and apologized for endangering motorists' lives when he leaped from the moving rig on Jan. 18, causing a crash and a seven-hour traffic jam on the expressway.
NEWS
October 24, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
NASHVILLE HE LIED ABOUT SON'S DEATH A white man who claimed his 2-year-old son was fatally shot in a traffic dispute with a group of black teen-agers admitted to police that he lied, and that his child was killed as he was buying drugs. Donald Cherry admitted that he brought his two toddlers along on a trip to buy drugs and had stopped on a dead-end street to negotiate the deal when the attack happened last Friday. His son, D.J., was shot in the head in the back seat and died on Saturday.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Bucks County district justice yesterday ordered a veteran truck driver to stand trial on charges that he stole a tractor-trailer full of toilet paper and later crashed it on the Schuylkill Expressway, causing a massive traffic jam. Recovering from injuries sustained when he leaped from the truck before last month's crash, Ernie Myers, 44, glumly listened from a wheelchair as trucking company employees and police testified during his preliminary hearing....
SPORTS
June 6, 2011
WITH APOLOGIES to Sons of Ben, most Americans don't give a hoot about soccer. We don't look at it as a major sport and wonder aloud how anyone can watch a game where 1-0 leads are insurmountable. But in Goiania, Brazil . . . you heard me, in Goiania, Brazil . . . the fans booed the national team after what they felt was a listless 0-0 final in a friendly (that's a game against another country that doesn't count for anything; we call them exhibition games here in America) against the Netherlands.
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two tiny beams of red light were dancing across the small space between the laser machine and the water in the tube, looking like projection beams at a miniature movie theater. At first glance, the sight raises this question: "What in the name of sweet science does this have to do with toilet paper?" The answer is that it is an experiment to find out the best method to "dry" toilet paper during the manufacturing process. The experiment was the project of David Wescavage, Gary Herrin and Glenn Perry, students at Widener University who are trying to find a way to make that drying process more efficient.
NEWS
April 24, 1988 | By Dawn Capewell, Special to The Inquirer
There's nothing like a big fair to raise money and provide entertainment. Clowns, dancers, gymnasts and even bus drivers will strut their stuff at the Medford Home and School Association's 11th annual fair May 7, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial School on Mill Street in Medford. The fair will feature performances by dancers and karate experts and a puppet show by the Kingan family of Medford. Eileen and Steve Kingan and their daughter, Renee, write their own scripts and will spend eight hours setting up the show the night before the fair.
NEWS
October 17, 2005 | By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To ease the pain of skyrocketing property-tax bills, Pennsylvania lawmakers could soon start hitting below the belt. Tampons, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes - all would be subject to a new state sales tax under one plan that will be considered during the legislature's special session on property-tax reform, which resumes today. Gov. Rendell called the special session last month to push legislators into helping him fix his signature property-tax-relief plan, which was roundly rejected by school districts across the state.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1994 | By Andrea Knox, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Henry C.S. Lee is a man with a mission: to persuade factory owners in this Malaysian state to stock their employee washrooms with toilet paper, soap and paper towels. His primary motive is sales, not altruism. Lee is Scott Paper Co.'s representative in southern Malaysia, the point man here in the Philadelphia company's quest to conquer East Asia's public restrooms. In most of Asia, toilet paper is furnished only in the poshest restrooms, such as those in hotels and executive suites.
NEWS
January 19, 2001 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Others might have looked for expensive stereo equipment. Boxes of cell phones would have been an attractive target for some. But police say that when Ernie Myers jumped into someone else's tractor-trailer as it was warming up in Bucks County early yesterday, he knew that it was loaded with toilet paper. "He could have stolen anything," said a disbelieving Phil Devlin, a Philadelphia highway-patrol officer. He wanted toilet paper. In fact, when police arrested Myers after he leaped from the speeding truck during a chase along the Schuylkill Expressway, they said it was the second time he had stolen a truck full of toilet paper.
NEWS
October 31, 2003 | By Dean Johnson
When adults spin yarns of their childhood misadventures, they generally use words such as ornery or rascal to describe themselves. They don't want to admit that, on rare occasions, they were just plain bad. Or mischievous, at the very least. If little ears are close enough to hear, the grown-ups will inevitably utter that hackneyed disclaimer: It was a different world back then. Maybe the world was different. Getting into a little bit of harmless mischief every now and then used to be a sign of a healthy curiosity about life in a kid. Today, even Mischief Night isn't what it used to be. When I was a kid, Mischief Night was in vogue.
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October 9, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN After eight months of review, Montgomery County staff will deliver a recommendation Tuesday on whether to privatize the Parkhouse senior living complex in Upper Providence Township. The county in February began studying a potential sale or lease of the facility, which serves about 500 elderly and infirm residents and employs 700 people. The effort is part of a plan to pare the county's responsibilities, and includes selling buildings and letting boroughs and townships take control of bridges.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The little boy was stuck on the word sad. Five-year-old Dashawn Harris had already endured hours of pain during his "home-schooling" phonics lesson, and with every mistake came another big-fisted punch or stinging lash from his mother's boyfriend's black leather belt. He was crying and bleeding, and his mother was doing nothing to stop it. Now he was having trouble sounding out the "a" in sad . Christian Patrick, 25, a convicted drug dealer, lived with Dashawn's mother, Lashay Patterson, in her unkempt North Philadelphia apartment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer GreenSpace Columnist
The goldfinches have long since devoured the sunflower seed heads in my garden. Time to get out the feeders and go buy birdseed. Estimates are fuzzy, but at least 55 million Americans join me in this effort, says George Petrides Sr., managing director of the National Bird-Feeding Society. And we spend a hefty sum doing it. Expenditures on seed, feeders, birdbaths, birdhouses, and the like come to $4.5 billion a year, he said. Helping birds doesn't have to stop there. Two other consumer choices are important - paper products and coffee.
SPORTS
October 8, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
GEORGIA LINEBACKER Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs' lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray "egged and rolled. " Georgia was No. 5 before the 35-7 loss to South Carolina. The Bulldogs fell to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday. Robinson, a senior, concluded the toilet paper and eggs on the house were a result of the loss. He posted on his Twitter account "Came to a house that was egged and rolled.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012
WHEN SHE was 7, Lindsay Browning was nervous and excited waiting for her father to come to her school. When he arrived, he was dressed as Abraham Lincoln to teach her class about the former president's life. Today, the Philly-based dancer has transformed that childhood experience into a contemporary dance titled "Lincoln Luck. " Browning was inspired by imagining herself as Lincoln's "daughter of the future," basing her image both on Lincoln's personal history and on her father's portrayal of him. The performance explores themes such as luck and fate, and how they relate to Lincoln's life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My husband and I had one child, who by all accounts has had a great life. He is married now with a child, and he and his wife - whom my husband and I both love - plan to have additional children. My son has apparently expressed to his wife that he did not enjoy being an only child. He has never said anything to us, I'm sure out of love and respect, plus it is water under the bridge. His wife, however, often brings up the subject of how "hard" it would be to be an only child.
NEWS
July 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - John Chervokas, an advertising man and wordsmith who was credited with introducing a toilet paper slogan into popular culture with his "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" campaign, has died at age 74. Chervokas, who lived in Briarcliff Manor, died Saturday of a stroke at a Manhattan hospital, said his son, journalist Jason Chervokas. He had battled Parkinson's disease for five years. Chervokas was a junior copywriter at Benton & Bowles in 1964 when, he said, the image of housewives squeezing fruit in a supermarket inspired the toilet-tissue campaign.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
John Chervokas, 74, an advertising man and wordsmith who was credited with introducing a toilet paper slogan into popular culture with his "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" campaign, died Saturday of a stroke at a Manhattan hospital. He had battled Parkinson's disease for five years. Mr. Chervokas was a junior copywriter at Benton & Bowles in 1964, when, he said, the image of housewives squeezing fruit in a supermarket inspired the toilet tissue campaign. "What does mom do in the supermarket?
SPORTS
July 5, 2011
TIMBER!!!!!!!! That's the sound they will be hearing Friday at Pat Croce's Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, N.J., just outside Ocean City. It seems that Flyers legend Bob Clarke will be cutting down a tree that has been bugging him for way too long. But he's earned the right. And it's for a worthy cause. The piece of wood in question towers over one side of the fifth fairway. Over the years, it has disrupted many of his tee shots. So last season the club left its fate up to the members, in the form of a fund-raising drive to benefit First Tee of Greater Atlantic City.
SPORTS
June 6, 2011
WITH APOLOGIES to Sons of Ben, most Americans don't give a hoot about soccer. We don't look at it as a major sport and wonder aloud how anyone can watch a game where 1-0 leads are insurmountable. But in Goiania, Brazil . . . you heard me, in Goiania, Brazil . . . the fans booed the national team after what they felt was a listless 0-0 final in a friendly (that's a game against another country that doesn't count for anything; we call them exhibition games here in America) against the Netherlands.
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