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November 5, 1999
A malfunction in a clothes dryer caused a fire in a Westminster apartment house yesterday afternoon, displacing nine people, authorities said.Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the first-floor laundry room when they arrived at 62 Liberty St. about 1 p.m.Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester brought the blaze under control within 15 minutes.Three adults and six children displaced by the fire were being assisted by Red Cross volunteers.State fire marshal deputies determined that a malfunction in the dryer ignited nearby combustibles.
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July 11, 2011
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: EVAGINATE When the clothes dryer turns the pockets of your pajamas inside out, there is a word for the phenomenon. They have been evaginated . Evaginate (pronounced uh-VAJ-uh-nate) is a word more commonly used in biology or physiology, meaning to turn a tubular or pouch-shaped organ or structure inside out, The New Oxford American Dictionary advises.
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NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1995
A fire caused by a clothes dryer gutted a Columbia home Tuesday, displacing a family of three, Howard County Fire and Rescue officials reported yesterday.Curtis Chapman, the owner of the home in the 8900 block of Blue Pool Lane in Columbia's Long Reach village, and two other residents were forced outside into the cold afternoon, but no one was injured.Red Cross officials helped them find temporary shelter, fire officials said.About 3 p.m. Tuesday, fire reportedly shot out of a basement dryer when one of the residents opened it to take out clothing.
NEWS
September 15, 2009
What's old is new again: Drying clothes on a line instead of in an energy-sucking dryer; collecting rain in barrels to water the lawn and garden; saving kitchen scraps and yard waste to make rich compost. But too many community associations have failed to keep up with the times. Many prohibit these and other eco-friendly (and economical) activities on aesthetic grounds. Others enforce burdensome barriers of approval that might as well be a ban. It's time for state and local governments to step in and protect homeowners' rights to take these sorts of reasonable steps to improve the environment and their pocketbooks.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 4, 2006
This is a story of how not to fix a clothes dryer. It is a tale full of lint and disappointment. If you are looking for an account of epic victory, of man over machine, look elsewhere. I fought the dryer and the dryer won. This domestic conflict began, as so many do, on a weekend. Last Sunday night, as is my custom, I was touring the grounds, emptying wastebaskets in preparation for the Monday morning arrival of the municipal trash truck. In the laundry room, I noticed that there was a load of damp clothes in the dryer.
BUSINESS
By NEWSDAY | February 2, 2003
Each year in the United States, about 15,500 fires start in laundry rooms, causing about $84 million in damage. The cause: the clothes dryer. Its neighbor, the washing machine, is responsible for about $150 million in water damage in the United States and Canada because of bursting hoses. Those numbers are staggering, especially because it is not difficult to keep the laundry room and its appliances clean, dry and safe. Light maintenance and visual inspections are easy preventive measures.
NEWS
July 11, 2011
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: EVAGINATE When the clothes dryer turns the pockets of your pajamas inside out, there is a word for the phenomenon. They have been evaginated . Evaginate (pronounced uh-VAJ-uh-nate) is a word more commonly used in biology or physiology, meaning to turn a tubular or pouch-shaped organ or structure inside out, The New Oxford American Dictionary advises.
NEWS
September 15, 2009
What's old is new again: Drying clothes on a line instead of in an energy-sucking dryer; collecting rain in barrels to water the lawn and garden; saving kitchen scraps and yard waste to make rich compost. But too many community associations have failed to keep up with the times. Many prohibit these and other eco-friendly (and economical) activities on aesthetic grounds. Others enforce burdensome barriers of approval that might as well be a ban. It's time for state and local governments to step in and protect homeowners' rights to take these sorts of reasonable steps to improve the environment and their pocketbooks.
FEATURES
By Martin J. Smith and Martin J. Smith,Orange County Register | April 26, 1993
What problem can a parent solve by tossing a couple of Cheerios into the toilet? By bolting a car seat onto the top of a clothes dryer? By tape-recording the humming range fan on the hood above the stove?The answers (which also appear at the end of this story) are compiled in Tom McMahon's, "It works for us!" (Pocket Books, $9), a new book that begins where Benjamin Spock and T. Berry Brazelton leave off.Consult books by those child-care experts for explanations of children's medical and behavioral problems.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | January 1, 2000
MY BIG Y2K worry was whether the clothes dryer would make it to 2000. It didn't. A few days before confetti fell from the sky, the old dryer decided it did not want to work in the new year. It stopped spinning. The circuit breaker flipped, shutting off electrical power to it. No amount of coaxing or tinkering could bring it back to life. It died of old age. I am not sure exactly how old this dryer was, but its model number was written in Roman numerals. The dryer's demise was a disappointing way to end the century, because a few days earlier I thought I had fixed its problems and had put it in shape to work for at least another decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | December 14, 2008
It's a detail that the audience will never, in a million years, pick up from the darkened confines of Center Stage's Pearlstone Theater. Not even the actors are likely to look closely at that most unassuming of props: a partially empty bottle of Clorox. But Ellen Nielsen knows that the label contains three sections of advertising copy that actually was used on bottles of bleach in 1963, when Center Stage's current production, Caroline, or Change, is set. After all, Nielsen researched and found the exact wording, not to mention the precise weight and sheen of paper used to make labels in the early 1960s.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 4, 2006
This is a story of how not to fix a clothes dryer. It is a tale full of lint and disappointment. If you are looking for an account of epic victory, of man over machine, look elsewhere. I fought the dryer and the dryer won. This domestic conflict began, as so many do, on a weekend. Last Sunday night, as is my custom, I was touring the grounds, emptying wastebaskets in preparation for the Monday morning arrival of the municipal trash truck. In the laundry room, I noticed that there was a load of damp clothes in the dryer.
BUSINESS
By NEWSDAY | February 2, 2003
Each year in the United States, about 15,500 fires start in laundry rooms, causing about $84 million in damage. The cause: the clothes dryer. Its neighbor, the washing machine, is responsible for about $150 million in water damage in the United States and Canada because of bursting hoses. Those numbers are staggering, especially because it is not difficult to keep the laundry room and its appliances clean, dry and safe. Light maintenance and visual inspections are easy preventive measures.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | January 4, 2002
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Western District Cutting: Mark Adams, a 31-year-old barber, was working at Esquire Barber Shop in the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave. about 11 a.m. Wednesday when his former wife entered and they began to argue. Adams was cut across the upper left arm with a straight razor. The woman, 30, from the 2500 block of Arunah Ave., fled and was being sought. Adams was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where it took 40 stitches to close the wound.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | January 1, 2000
MY BIG Y2K worry was whether the clothes dryer would make it to 2000. It didn't. A few days before confetti fell from the sky, the old dryer decided it did not want to work in the new year. It stopped spinning. The circuit breaker flipped, shutting off electrical power to it. No amount of coaxing or tinkering could bring it back to life. It died of old age. I am not sure exactly how old this dryer was, but its model number was written in Roman numerals. The dryer's demise was a disappointing way to end the century, because a few days earlier I thought I had fixed its problems and had put it in shape to work for at least another decade.
NEWS
November 5, 1999
A malfunction in a clothes dryer caused a fire in a Westminster apartment house yesterday afternoon, displacing nine people, authorities said.Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the first-floor laundry room when they arrived at 62 Liberty St. about 1 p.m.Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester brought the blaze under control within 15 minutes.Three adults and six children displaced by the fire were being assisted by Red Cross volunteers.State fire marshal deputies determined that a malfunction in the dryer ignited nearby combustibles.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | January 4, 2002
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Western District Cutting: Mark Adams, a 31-year-old barber, was working at Esquire Barber Shop in the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave. about 11 a.m. Wednesday when his former wife entered and they began to argue. Adams was cut across the upper left arm with a straight razor. The woman, 30, from the 2500 block of Arunah Ave., fled and was being sought. Adams was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where it took 40 stitches to close the wound.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | December 14, 2008
It's a detail that the audience will never, in a million years, pick up from the darkened confines of Center Stage's Pearlstone Theater. Not even the actors are likely to look closely at that most unassuming of props: a partially empty bottle of Clorox. But Ellen Nielsen knows that the label contains three sections of advertising copy that actually was used on bottles of bleach in 1963, when Center Stage's current production, Caroline, or Change, is set. After all, Nielsen researched and found the exact wording, not to mention the precise weight and sheen of paper used to make labels in the early 1960s.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1995
A fire caused by a clothes dryer gutted a Columbia home Tuesday, displacing a family of three, Howard County Fire and Rescue officials reported yesterday.Curtis Chapman, the owner of the home in the 8900 block of Blue Pool Lane in Columbia's Long Reach village, and two other residents were forced outside into the cold afternoon, but no one was injured.Red Cross officials helped them find temporary shelter, fire officials said.About 3 p.m. Tuesday, fire reportedly shot out of a basement dryer when one of the residents opened it to take out clothing.
FEATURES
By Martin J. Smith and Martin J. Smith,Orange County Register | April 26, 1993
What problem can a parent solve by tossing a couple of Cheerios into the toilet? By bolting a car seat onto the top of a clothes dryer? By tape-recording the humming range fan on the hood above the stove?The answers (which also appear at the end of this story) are compiled in Tom McMahon's, "It works for us!" (Pocket Books, $9), a new book that begins where Benjamin Spock and T. Berry Brazelton leave off.Consult books by those child-care experts for explanations of children's medical and behavioral problems.
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