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November 5, 1997 |
Kathy Jo Kadzuiauskas' friend phoned her from Chicago, sobbing. The friend's boyfriend had killed himself with a 12-gauge shotgun, and she needed help. The police and coroner were gone, but the act left a bloody mess in the boyfriend's apartment. "Everyone assumes that the police, the sheriffs and the coroners clean it up," Kadzuiauskas said. "She was shocked to know that wasn't the case." Kadzuiauskas headed for Chicago to do the dirty work.
April 16, 2013 |
BOSTON -- Commuters on Boston's T subway system found National Guardsmen and police inside stations Tuesday morning. Inside a downtown-bound Red Line train, riders found their commute quieter than usual, and somber. "Everyone's down," said Leo Doolin, 49, of Dorchester, who was reading a newspaper article about the explosions. "Everybody's very quiet. " Still stunned by Monday's bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, commuters found themselves subdued and on edge -- finding suspicion where they hadn't before, in a backpack or someone wearing a long leather jacket.
November 13, 1986 |
Question: How do I go about hiring someone to help with the housework? Answer: You have two choices: hire an individual yourself or contact one of the many professional agencies listed in the telephone book under the heading House Cleaning. There are advantages to both strategies. When you go through an agency, workers are insured and bonded. A representative will come to your home, discuss details and give you an estimate. If you have questions or complaints, you deal with the manager.
May 14, 1996 |
Every other Wednesday at noon, housecleaning partners Dianne Kraus and Peggy Jackson pull up to a beige two-story house in Ithaca, N.Y. Although the owners are at work, the two women unlock the door and begin their orchestrated routine. For nearly three hours they vacuum, dust, polish and scrub, upstairs and down. "It smells so good and looks so clean when we come home," says Linda Klena, a nurse at Cornell University. She and her husband, a dean at Ithaca College, used to share the cleaning.
March 23, 1999 |
In one of the more unusual career transitions, Huntington Beach carpet cleaner Kenneth Watt has launched a side business as a personal chef. Watt, 59, said he started The Pampered Palate about a year ago, partly as a creative outlet, since he loves dabbling in brisket and mashed potatoes. While the Perma Kleen carpet-cleaning business is still Watt's main gig, his cooking should bring in $50,000 to $100,000 this year, he said. Eventually, he hopes to do more food and fewer carpets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2003 |
Mike Nicholson can stomach the most gruesome of death scenes -- from victims of violent crime and suicide to decomposing corpses -- without so much as a grimace. He even brings a grim sort of humor to his work -- such as his account of a man who shot himself in a sporting goods store. "There were parts of him everywhere," Nicholson said of the 1999 suicide. "He did it at the sporting goods desk, but he made it all the way to fishing."