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July 13, 1988 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: A toothbrush is a great way to clean around the spigots on the kitchen sink. Mine are 30 some years old and still look like new because I use the toothbrush every day. - D.J. Dear D.J.: That toothbrush is the best tool for getting the area around faucets clean! - Polly Dear Polly: Here's a hint especially for mothers of little children. Spoon out jelly or jam into a jelly dish or similar container and use a fork to beat it until creamy. This doesn't take long, and the jelly will spread like a dream.
NEWS
January 12, 1988 | BY ELLEN CASSEDY
The women are gathered in a bathroom in the Philadelphia Electric building one evening last week. Their employer, A to Z Maintenance Corp., has engaged a "consultant" to teach them how to clean. Never mind that some of these women are grandmothers who have been cleaning bathrooms since before this guy was born. The man has the word on how to scrub behind a toilet bowl. First, you take some money - out of your own paycheck - and go buy a toothbrush and a small mirror. (That's the paycheck you use to support yourself and your kids, with the help of public assistance or a second job if you can get one. $120 a week before taxes.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1995 | By Jon Caroulis, FOR THE INQUIRER
Don Millner didn't just invent the PowerProxi toothbrush: He researched patents for it, conducted studies on it, created the injection mold to manufacture it, found an Asian maker for the electric version's handle, made an animation video to promote it at the U.S. Patent Expo and devised its slogan: The Clean Between Machine. Plus, he helps build it and sell it. He's also a dentist. And a natural businessman. In his Yardley practice, he found it as rewarding to cure patients as to find new ones.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1993 | By Jeff Swimmer, FOR THE INQUIRER
Not even nostalgia for the sweet, balmy islands of his former Caribbean home can get Kevin Foley's mind off toothbrushes. Foley and his business partner, James O'Halloran, both trained as architects, gave up an idyllic, prosperous life island-hopping in the Caribbean to pursue a most unusual calling: the quest to build a better toothbrush. If their dreams come true, someday their odd-looking Radius brush will knock that twiggy stalwart - the conventional straight-handle-and-bristles combo - right out of its porcelain holder in the bathroom.
LIVING
May 25, 2007 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
If you had to pick two words to describe what drives a lot of new products to the marketplace these days, green and clutter would be pretty apt choices. From the green category comes Recycline's Preserve toothbrush, made from recycled plastic yogurt containers. For a while now, Recycline and the makers of Stonyfield Farm yogurt have been working together to turn plastic containers into things like recyclable tableware and razors. They've reached the 2 million-yogurt-cup milestone and are now partnering on the special-edition toothbrush.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
In the summer of 1982, a resourceful developer built what he thought was the answer to the San Francisco Bay area's housing-affordability problem: minicondos. Their size - 432 to 496 square feet - garnered a lot of publicity and they were a hot sell. Now developer Bill Ferdon has built what might be the Miata version of the minicondo. They're even smaller - 300 to 350 square feet of living space. That's tinier than some living rooms. The price of the 30 studio condos is, at least relatively, small, too - $79,000 to $109,000 - providing what Ferdon contends is the "ultimate" in affordable housing in one of the nation's most expensive cities.
NEWS
December 13, 1986 | By James J. Kilpatrick
We drove down to Richmond the other day, my wife and I, for a visit to our friendly family dentist. After he had finished his excavations he gave each of us a new toothbrush. This was a free gift, as they say, or a free complimentary gift. Each toothbrush came encased in a plastic shell, or what appeared to be a plastic shell. As it later would transpire, this was actually a form of transparent steel, a new product with a vast potential market. On the back of each package appeared some instructions for opening.
NEWS
July 20, 1988 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Glamour magazine and Inquirer wire services
BRUSH WITH DISEASE. Incredible as it seems, some people share toothbrushes. Quit it! Even if it doesn't gross you out, you could pass along some pretty heavy-duty viruses, like oral herpes. Herpes simplex virus - which causes fever blisters, cold sores and mouth ulcers - can live up to 48 hours on a dry toothbrush and a week on a moist one, researchers say. Even solo toothbrush users should get a new one at the first sign of a fever blister. THE MELTING POT. Asian-Americans are better paid and better educated than American whites, but a report by government civil rights experts is reluctant to declare an "Asian success story" and insists that discrimination still exists.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011
Who: Co-owner of fancy-pants coffee roaster La Colombe, trekked across Antarctica for award-winning film (now airing on National Geographic Channel), "Race to the Bottom of the Earth. " Age: 48. From: Spokane, Wash. Where now: Gladwyne. On "Race": In December 2008 Carmichael walked unassisted 700 miles in 40-plus nautical-mile winds and 40-plus below temps to the South Pole. Took him 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes - a world record. Next show: In January, he begins "Coffee Hunter.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2011
SEARCHING FOR some cool stocking stuffers with a techy edge for under $30? How about a battery-enhanced toothbrush that sings like Justin Bieber, a protective case for a smartphone, or a vibrating magic "bullet" that turns a carton of eggnog into a loudspeaker? You may not have to go far for such cute stuff. Even stores not known for gadgets stack 'em high this time of year. Of course, goodies galore also await online for those who act fast. BEYOND BEYOND: A good example of living past its image is Bed, Bath and Beyond, notwithstanding the goofy "Dancing and Singing Rabbi" ($14.99)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2011
Who: Co-owner of fancy-pants coffee roaster La Colombe, trekked across Antarctica for award-winning film (now airing on National Geographic Channel), "Race to the Bottom of the Earth. " Age: 48. From: Spokane, Wash. Where now: Gladwyne. On "Race": In December 2008 Carmichael walked unassisted 700 miles in 40-plus nautical-mile winds and 40-plus below temps to the South Pole. Took him 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes - a world record. Next show: In January, he begins "Coffee Hunter.
LIVING
May 25, 2007 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
If you had to pick two words to describe what drives a lot of new products to the marketplace these days, green and clutter would be pretty apt choices. From the green category comes Recycline's Preserve toothbrush, made from recycled plastic yogurt containers. For a while now, Recycline and the makers of Stonyfield Farm yogurt have been working together to turn plastic containers into things like recyclable tableware and razors. They've reached the 2 million-yogurt-cup milestone and are now partnering on the special-edition toothbrush.
REAL_ESTATE
September 1, 2000 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
Brandywine Woods, Bear, Del. Unfurnished rental apartments are available at Brandywine Woods, but the year-old Korman Communities complex is known for its luxury "corporate suites. " These are fully furnished, fully equipped and serviced one- and two-bedroom units that can become home to new residents who bring nothing more than clothes and a toothbrush. "It's true. The toothpaste is included in our complimentary move-in kit," said Larry Korman, president of Korman Communities.
NEWS
April 29, 1996 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
They say that the only inescapable things in life are death and taxes. Add to that list, spring cleaning. Unlike buying white patent leather shoes, dancing around the maypole or picking out a lighter shade of lipstick, it is the only rite of spring I do not relish. However, now that the weather looks as if it's gonna stay nice for more than five minutes, I'm forced to come to terms with the fact that, unlike an oven, my house is not self-cleaning. Sure, I like the results of spring cleaning - the fresh-smelling rooms, the evacuation of whole armies of dust bunnies left breeding behind the sofa, the squeaky-clean, I-can-see-myself windows, the pristine woodwork.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1995 | By Jon Caroulis, FOR THE INQUIRER
Don Millner didn't just invent the PowerProxi toothbrush: He researched patents for it, conducted studies on it, created the injection mold to manufacture it, found an Asian maker for the electric version's handle, made an animation video to promote it at the U.S. Patent Expo and devised its slogan: The Clean Between Machine. Plus, he helps build it and sell it. He's also a dentist. And a natural businessman. In his Yardley practice, he found it as rewarding to cure patients as to find new ones.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | By Lisa E. Anderson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
David Bresler is a children's dentist - and a child himself, as he proves every Oct. 31. "He's just a big kid," said his son, Josh, 15. One summer day in 1989, Bresler, now 40, was lounging beside a swimming pool when it hit him. What was missing from his life. A monument to Halloween. He would fill this void. He would take some silver housing insulation and spray-paint it to look like a brick wall. He would buy some strobe lights. And a couple of skulls. Thus was born an annual Halloween tradition that inflates Bresler's electric bill by a couple of hundred dollars and brings more than 1,000 people from all over the area to gawk at the ghostly display on his front lawn.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1993 | By Jeff Swimmer, FOR THE INQUIRER
Not even nostalgia for the sweet, balmy islands of his former Caribbean home can get Kevin Foley's mind off toothbrushes. Foley and his business partner, James O'Halloran, both trained as architects, gave up an idyllic, prosperous life island-hopping in the Caribbean to pursue a most unusual calling: the quest to build a better toothbrush. If their dreams come true, someday their odd-looking Radius brush will knock that twiggy stalwart - the conventional straight-handle-and-bristles combo - right out of its porcelain holder in the bathroom.
NEWS
July 12, 1992 | By Thomas Hine, INQUIRER ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
Does your oral hygiene lag behind your sensibilities? Is there something lacking in your prophylaxis? Does flossing strike you as somehow . . . banal? If so, I've found your solution via mail order: "Art has finally been enlisted in the battle against plaque. " So proclaims the current catalogue of Sam Flax, a San Francisco-based supplier of spray-on faux stone, portable easels, tyrannosaurus tooth replicas and other essentials of our age. The product at hand is a toothbrush by the French designer Philippe Starck, who is best known in this country for his remodeling of New York's Royalton and Paramount Hotels into chic, subtly threatening, very exciting environments.
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