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October 21, 1991 | By Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ten women who were protesting a pigeon shoot at a Montgomery County gun club were sprayed with deer urine yesterday by three juveniles who were working at the shoot. State police corporal Linda Scott said that the women were among about 20 protesters from several animal rights organizations who were standing along the road that runs in front of the Powderbourne Gun Club in Upper Hanover Township. She did not know where the youths obtained the deer urine or how it was sprayed on the women.
NEWS
February 2, 1986
Companies who decide to test their employees for marijuana may find themselves in for more than they bargained for. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is a fat-soluble chemical and traces of it can linger in the body for years, whether or not a person uses the drug heavily. I daresay there are few 1960s or '70s college graduates among us who haven't "experimented" with pot at some point. The dismissal of multitudes of college graduates who fail drug tests will leave a huge gap in the ranks of senior- and mid-management nationwide.
SPORTS
February 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE PERSON who collected Ryan Braun's urine sample that tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the collection program's protocol. Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement yesterday confirming he handled the sample submitted following a playoff game on Oct. 1. He says he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600 samples for Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. "At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples," he said.
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
Question: What causes my urine to have a lot of foam? Is it serious? Answer: Have you ever had lemon meringue pie? Those tall peaks of frothy white that make up meringue are made from two simple ingredients: sugar and egg whites. When whipped, egg whites will at first foam, and then stiffen into white peaks with continued beating. That's a result of the unique properties of the albumin protein of egg whites. It's normal to have a trace of protein in standing urine, which foams like meringue as the urine mixes with the water in the toilet.
NEWS
March 20, 1986 | By JOSEPH R. DAUGHEN, Daily News Staff Writer
Police Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker has asked the Civil Service Commission to approve regulations authorizing him to require police officers to undergo urinalysis and, in certain cases, polygraph examinations. Under Tucker's proposal, the police commissioner would have total discretion in deciding which officers would have to submit to urine tests, which are given to uncover drug use. He could order that testing be done randomly and without probable cause. Both the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Civil Liberties Union said they are opposed to testing at random and without probable cause.
NEWS
August 9, 1986 | By Linda Herskowitz, Inquirer Staff Writer
President Reagan's doctors most likely ordered two urological tests for him today after seeing blood - either microscopic or visible to the naked eye - in his urine, a urologist in Philadelphia said yesterday. Dr. Philip Hanno, assistant professor of urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, said that when blood is identified in the urine, the first possibility that must be considered is cancer. Doctors will look carefully at his prostate gland, which sits like an acorn surrounding the neck of the bladder.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | Associated Press
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - Mark Cavendish believes a roadside spectator sprayed him with urine during the Tour de France time trial yesterday, his team manager said. Patrick Lefevere of Omega Pharma-Quick Step said it may have been linked to anger among some fans who claimed - unfairly in his view - that Cavendish intentionally bumped into Dutch rider Tom Veelers and caused him to crash in the final sprint a day earlier. "[Cavendish] explained to the other guys in the bus that the public was not very fair with him, and then somebody put some urine on him," Lefevere said after the 11th stage.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | By Christopher Hand, Special to The Inquirer
Ray Akers Jr. of Mantua said the inspiration for his business came from a Mr. Coffee machine. "I had been aware for quite some time that there was no inexpensive and rapid way to detect drugs in urine," Akers, 30, said last week. "So, while I was making coffee one morning in a Mr. Coffee machine, the idea hit me: Drugs are present in urine in minute quantities. All tests concentrate them. Why not filter them out of the urine?" That was about 1 1/2 years ago. Today, Akers and his father, Ray Akers Sr., run Drug Screening Systems Inc., a Blackwood-based company that produces the InstaScreen testing system.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Drs. Chantal Lewis and John Stern, For The Inquirer
A 35-year-old handyman had been working all day, installing tiles in a house, despite feeling under the weather. A low-grade fever was giving him chills, and his stomach was bothering him, but he powered through until about 4 p.m. when his symptoms worsened radically. He found a bathroom and tried to urinate, but the attempt produced only a searing pain in his groin. By the time he found his way to the emergency department, he was drenched in sweat and doubled over with pain in his lower abdomen.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Bob Pierson says he kicks off the topic "always with a wink. " "It serious stuff, though," he quickly adds. "Big stuff. " Sure is. How would you like to wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning with your street "smelling like the subway steps at Broad and Locust"? That's why Pierson volunteered to head up the Public Urination Task Force, a committee formed by the South Street Neighborhood Association. Its aim is to get some people to watch their P's and Q's when visiting the popular strip and to correct "the noticeable lack of public toilets in the South Street corridor.
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May 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
NOT EVERYTHING was demolished when the Metrodome in Minneapolis was imploded in February to make room for a new stadium scheduled to open in 2016. Among the items that were salvaged and put up for sale were seats, squares of game-used turf, pieces of the fiberglass fabric roof, and urinal troughs. That's right - troughs. Begins with "T" and once full of "P. " The urinals, which varied in length from 8 to 12 feet, were auctioned by K-bid.com, which posted the following description: "Stainless Steel Trough from Metrodome Restrooms.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Information is like turkey and stuffing. It's hard to tell when you've had enough. And the more you get, the more you want. At least that's how I feel. I'm bad at portion control, whether it's Thanksgiving dinner or information. Obviously, I don't believe there's such a thing as too much information. If you read this column, you know about my bunions, fleas, cellulite, and Mother Mary. One of these is to be avoided at all costs. Not the one you think. FYI, I love information.
NEWS
September 17, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
FOR YEARS, neighbors of the New 3rd World Lounge in West Philly have been pissed off over what they call the "pee pipe," a PVC pipe that protrudes from the bar's second story and drips what they thought was urine to the sidewalk. But during a recent tour of the bar, owner Noel Karasanyi proved that the pipe is a drain for three air-conditioning units in a cluttered room on the second floor. "How in your right mind do you concoct something like that?," Karasanyi said. "We are not animals here.
NEWS
September 16, 2013 | By Drs. Chantal Lewis and John Stern, For The Inquirer
A 35-year-old handyman had been working all day, installing tiles in a house, despite feeling under the weather. A low-grade fever was giving him chills, and his stomach was bothering him, but he powered through until about 4 p.m. when his symptoms worsened radically. He found a bathroom and tried to urinate, but the attempt produced only a searing pain in his groin. By the time he found his way to the emergency department, he was drenched in sweat and doubled over with pain in his lower abdomen.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | Associated Press
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - Mark Cavendish believes a roadside spectator sprayed him with urine during the Tour de France time trial yesterday, his team manager said. Patrick Lefevere of Omega Pharma-Quick Step said it may have been linked to anger among some fans who claimed - unfairly in his view - that Cavendish intentionally bumped into Dutch rider Tom Veelers and caused him to crash in the final sprint a day earlier. "[Cavendish] explained to the other guys in the bus that the public was not very fair with him, and then somebody put some urine on him," Lefevere said after the 11th stage.
NEWS
May 19, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
WE KNEW the city controller's race was a pissing match. But wow. Supporters of City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who is seeking a third term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election, are up in arms about a tweet from challenger Brett Mandel on Thursday. Mandel's tweet said: "#aimhigher - @PhillyInqurier endorsement of my candidacy. Also advice I gave my son in the NE High School bathroom!" The tweet included a picture of Mandel's young son, from behind, as he struggled to use a high trough-style urinal at Northeast High School during a football game last fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
I don't know what I'd do without Joe Ponessa, the Rutgers professor emeritus who, time after time, for as long as I have been writing this column, has stepped in to bail me out of my ignorance. This time, it's about cat urine, an issue that a reader asked about a few weeks back. Cat urine is an especially difficult contaminant to deal with, especially if it's a long-term problem, he says. While Ponessa is not sure anything would fully eliminate odors from long-term staining, there are a couple of easy things he suggests trying before resorting to some kind of coating.
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County pilot arrested last week for firing his gun into neighboring apartments while high on heroin was not required to submit to routine drug tests before getting behind the controls of company planes, according to Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. Justin Levitt, 29, a contract pilot for the Paoli-based aircraft vendor DCS Aviation, told police he had been addicted to opiates including Oxycodone and heroin for more than a year. At the time of his arrest Friday, he was still using, but hoped to wean himself off the drugs, and routinely carried three vials of clean urine in his flight bag in case a test came up, he purportedly told police.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Q: I have a really strange problem. The guy I'm seeing wets the bed. Not every night, but it happens enough that I'm concerned. The first time, I thought it was because he'd been drinking heavily, but it happens even on nights when he hasn't had a single drink. No matter how much I've tried to clean up, I always smell urine in his room. I've thought about breaking up with him, but he's a good man in so many other ways. Not sure what to do . . . Mia: Before you invest in a box of adult-size diapers and an industrial strength air freshener, get your boyfriend in to see a doctor.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Stephanie Farr and Daily News Staff Writer
A WILMINGTON MAN fell to his death from a bridge while urinating because a railroad company failed to provide portable toilets for its workers, according to two federal lawsuits filed by relatives.   Bernard Burrows, 58, had been a bridge mechanic for 38 years with CSX Transportation, which has offices in Grays Ferry, when he fell to his death on Sept. 19, 2011. According to two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia — one filed by Burrows' wife, the other by his son — Burrows and other men were working to repair rail and ties on a bridge over an island on the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville, Md., but no portable toilets were provided.
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