February 22, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but they could not have imagined the disturbing reason. The body of a Canadian woman was later discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns on the roof of the historic hotel near Skid Row. The tanks provide water for hotel taps and would have been used by guests for washing and drinking.
February 21, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said that water had only dribbled out of the taps at the downtown Cecil Hotel for days. On Tuesday, after showering, brushing their teeth and drinking some of the tap water, they headed down to the lobby and found out why. The body of a Canadian woman had been discovered at the bottom of one of four cisterns on the roof of the historic hotel near Skid Row. The tanks provide water for the...
February 18, 2013 |
QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 65 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said. Police said many of those wounded in the explosion in Quetta remain in critical condition. The blast, which police said targeted the country's minority Shiite Muslim sect, left many victims buried under rubble, but authorities did not know how many. It was the deadliest incident since bombings targeting Shiites in the same city killed 86 people last month, leading to days of protests that eventually toppled the local government.
September 2, 2010 |
Before Julia Roberts made her entrance as a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier this month, viewers watched as Alan Kalter measured the distance from his spot on the stage to her chair. "According to the restraining order, I have to stay about 50 feet away from Julia," said the red-haired "Late Show" regular to a perplexed Dave. "Just want to make sure I'm good. " That's a typical Kalter moment. Since 1995, he's been the announcer for the CBS late-night show.
August 16, 2010
It was hard enough for health officials to track down the source of the original outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, at the old Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, in 1976. Imagine if the disease had been caused by a moving target. That's what happened last year in southeastern Spain, where researchers traced 11 cases to an odd source: tainted water in an asphalt paving machine. The first two cases surfaced in the northern part of the town of Alcoi in July 2009, according to a paper in the September issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
July 25, 2010 |
Beware the day the water heater dies and disgorges a pool of hot, steaming liquid on the floor. Showers go cold. Spouses and children become grumpy. Chaos ensues. So Hank Leipert and his colleagues at Performance Metals Inc. in Berks County invented and patented a device they say can indefinitely prolong the life of a water heater, sparing the environment, saving money, and preserving domestic tranquillity. Who wouldn't want such a useful device? Most water-heater manufacturers, it seems.
August 1, 2006 |
Hey, the dead movie critic - that was my favorite part! Devoted fans of M. Night Shyamalan, rushing to their laptops on opening day to defend Lady in the Water from a thumbs-down tsunami of media naysayers, cited the lethal mauling of a character - a movie critic played by Bob Balaban - as the reason professional reviewers lashed out at Shyamalan's supernatural tale. I beg to differ. The reason Lady in the Water received truly risible notices ("Twerpy messianism!" - New York magazine, "Glutinous New-Age cliches!"
May 26, 2006 |
When Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was photographed being lifted from a water tank after surgery this week, a Warminster company's equine sling also was hoisted into the international spotlight. Liftex Corp.'s slings are used not only for 1,000-pound-plus horses, but also for lifting luxury racing yachts, transport vehicles, pipes used in gas and oil pipeline construction, steel girders used in building construction, and military ordnance - including torpedoes and simulated nuclear bombs.
March 30, 2003 |
For Tom Polinsky, the decision to participate in Mount Laurel's landscape fair on Saturday is both defensive and educational. Defensive because of all the questions he and other master gardeners had to answer last year from homeowners whose lawns and gardens were suffering from the drought, and educational because one of the missions of a master gardener is to answer questions from the public. "With home gardening being the number-one hobby in this country, if not the world," such experts are being bombarded, said Polinsky, a Lumberton resident who was certified as a master gardener after taking a gardening course offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
September 6, 2002 |
The roof of an empty five-million-gallon water-storage tank that was being demolished at the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co.'s Springfield operations center collapsed yesterday morning, killing a worker. Terry Eugene Clifton, 43, of McConnelsville, Ohio, an employee of the Mayer Pollock Steel Corp. of Pottstown, died of head injuries, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office. Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., which owns the tank, had hired Mayer Pollock to tear it down.