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February 4, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 16-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy apparently wanted to impress his father with his toughness when he shot and killed a man who had been in a dispute with his father last month, the prosecutor said. Instead, the boy, Michael Sudler, shocked his father by shooting James Joyner, 46, to death inside a crowded laundromat at 55th Street and Chester Avenue, as his father watched, said Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. Yesterday, Municipal Judge Morton Krase ordered Sudler, of 56th Street near Beaumont, to stand trial on murder and weapons charges in the Jan. 24 slaying.
NEWS
June 30, 2006 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
You have to hand it to the manufacturers of washers and dryers. They've succeeded in making laundry, a humdrum household chore, seem like something family members are fighting for the chance to do. Now that's marketing! Judging by the offerings at this year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the amenities of the laundry room have become as important as the appliances themselves. "The trend is toward treating a laundry room as if it were a suite," says Audrey Reed-Granger, a spokeswoman for Whirlpool Corp.
LIVING
March 2, 2007 | By Lynn Rosen FOR THE INQUIRER
Doing the laundry seems easy enough: open washer, insert clothes, add water and soap. But it turns out there's a right way and a wrong way to do the wash - and most of us are probably doing it wrong. Advances in the technology of laundry - everything from the fabrics we wear to the detergents we select to the washers and dryers we use - has rendered a lot of the advice our mothers gave us obsolete. In fact, says Cheryl Mendelson, author of Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens, people seem to know very little about the process nowadays.
NEWS
March 4, 1990 | By Marc Kaufman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thwap goes the shirt, dripping wet and sudsy, as it is pounded down on the washing stone. Thwap, thwap go the pants and saris as they are pummeled in the water nearby. All around there are washers - hundreds and hundreds of wiry men and women, knee-deep in murky water, pounding clothing clean as it has been pounded in India for countless generations. Six thousand of them come here each day, toiling in Bombay's central municipal washing place, known as the Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat.
NEWS
April 22, 1998 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
When officers Robert Walls and Joseph Domico saw a foot sticking out of a pile of dirty laundry, they knew they had their man. With a little detective work and a lot of legwork, Walls and Domico managed to track down two alleged killers wanted in the death of an Old City lawyer last week. "I saw a foot with an ankle attached," said Walls. "They were hiding in a closet under a pile of clothes. " Yesterday, both cops talked about the daring arrests, made after two anonymous tips from neighborhood informants led them to the two thugs early Saturday morning and ended a seven-day, citywide dragnet.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2013 | By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson, For The Inquirer
Laundry looms large in my life. Ever since I was a girl, I've been fascinated with clothes flapping in the wind or basking in the sun. It started in my childhood with my mother's obsession with cleanliness. There were five children and three adults in our small house, so doing laundry was a major chore. Mounds of clothes lay on the basement floor, waiting for their turn in the semi-automatic washing machine, circa 1950. After the clothes - separated into lights and darks, of course - swish-swashed around in the "tank," my mom would hand-feed the wet garments through a wringer, cranking the handle.
NEWS
February 18, 1988 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Although the days when fresh milk and bread were delivered right to the door every morning have passed, Bill Willis has an idea for a home-delivery service he thinks will be popular in the Swarthmore area. He plans to deliver freshly washed laundry to his customers' doors. Willis, a Wallingford resident since 1970, owns three stores on Park Avenue in Swarthmore. When the video store renting one of the stores from him announced plans to move, Willis decided to open a laundry service there.
NEWS
November 29, 1996 | By Alfred Lubrano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This was not how N. Barba figured she'd spend her Thanksgiving. Before meeting friends for holiday brunch, Barba decided to do a couple of loads of laundry in the basement of her West Philadelphia apartment house. She laid a quarter into a flat, three-hole coin slot in the dryer, then quickly remembered that the machine did not work. So she poked the ring finger of her left hand into the bottom of the coin slot to retrieve the quarter. But the laundry gods were not kind.
NEWS
July 13, 2003 | By Michael Walsh FOR THE INQUIRER
If home laundry centers were designed by working mothers, rather than male architects, builders and contractors, you can be sure there would be far fewer washers and dryers in basements, garages and mudrooms. Putting the laundry equipment in a basement makes about as much sense as putting the dishwasher down there. Imagine routinely lugging dirty dishes and pots and pans up and down a flight of stairs. But if that thought is ludicrous for dishes, why is it all right for blue jeans, bath towels and bedding?
NEWS
August 31, 1988 | By KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
Someone in northwest Philadelphia has gotten himself into a load of hot water with apartment dwellers, apartment building owners and police. All for a mere fistful of quarters for each time he's knocked over a Maytag or a Whirlpool. The burglaries of washing machines and dryers in apartment buildings in the Mount Airy-Germantown area don't top the Police Department's laundry list of crimes, but they have caused the victims considerable inconvenience and expense. The thefts started with the small "vaults" of quarters on the laundry machines.
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NEWS
July 28, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you look at handiwork crafted by artist Anne Shelton, it will change how you view puffs of fuzzy fluff and fibers scooped from dryer lint traps. Shelton, a retired public school art teacher, has perfected transforming puffs of lint generated from laundry in the dryer into beautiful works of art. An oil and watercolor painter, Shelton, 77, of Glassboro, uses patches carefully sorted from piles of lint - mostly donated by friends - to create what she calls "lintscapes. " "It was a gift from God," Shelton said.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Wash Cycle Laundry, the Philadelphia-based pedal-powered laundry delivery service, has added another territory to its coverage area: George Washington University. Through an agreement with janitorial services provider Aramark, Wash Cycle Laundry will launder the university's reusable cleaning linens. The job will result in the employment of three full-time laundry staff and two full-time cyclists, doubling Wash Cycle Laundry's current staff in Washington, the company said.
REAL_ESTATE
February 23, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Last week, I talked about trends associated with the winners of the National Association of Home Builders' Best in American Living Awards. Today's topic: the results of Better Homes & Gardens' annual survey of its readership, which I have been writing about, seriously or tongue-in-cheek, for the last seven years, although its informal version was part of a panel discussion at the builders group's annual trade shows for much longer than that....
NEWS
December 25, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul expects more than 3,000 people for seven Masses this week. That means 3,000 Eucharist hosts, 100 poinsettias, dozens of freshly pressed altar linens, and hundreds of hours of staff and volunteer work. "We started planning last Christmas," said the Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill, the parish rector, who manages daily operations. "This cathedral parish belongs to everybody, and we're invested in preparing it for Christmas. " The cathedral - the largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania - welcomes more people Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than any other holiday on its calendar.
NEWS
December 4, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened so fast. Angela Farrell was doing the family laundry, using small packets of detergent - an innovation introduced in early 2012. The Levittown mother, 24, always handled them carefully, but on that day in March, she didn't notice she had dropped one. Her 18-month-old son, Landon, did. He grabbed the packet and stuffed it in his mouth. Turning, she saw what was happening, but before she could even reach for it, he had swallowed the packet. Call 911. Ambulance.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Struggling to keep her tears under control, Cleotilde Tiacopilco described a day on the job at Olympic Linen & Laundry Service in Lansdowne: Start at 8 a.m., clean 5,000 napkins, put them in a machine, then count and pack them. Finish by 6 p.m., then spend the next hour or so cleaning the office and the bathroom. Her pay over 12 years? No overtime and $5 an hour until November 2013, when she got a raise to $6.50, she said at a news conference held in City Hall on Thursday to announce the filing of a wage-and-hour lawsuit against the company.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Things continue to roll well for Philadelphia's Wash Cycle Laundry, the bicycle-powered laundry delivery service that recently expanded to Washington and Austin. Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of the eco-friendly company, won the $25,000 first-place prize Tuesday at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch competition in New York. Calling Blackstone "among the savviest investors on the planet," Mandujano said the win was valuable recognition for sustainable businesses in general.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
READERS respond to Stu Bykofsky's "Race to a faulty solution" column (June 9). Slavery in the U.S. was for the most part an element of a colonial economy run by "planters" in the South. While politically part of the U.S., the planters' economy was really a colonial enterprise beholden to mill owners in Britain and, to a smaller extent, New England. By denying freedoms to, in some cases, half or more of their populations, slave-owning societies stymied their own economic development and have yet, more than a century later, to catch up with the rest of the country.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three years after giving new meaning to the word cycle in laundry terms - and turning quite a few heads on Philadelphia streets - entrepreneur Gabriel Mandujano is bringing his bicycle-based laundry service to the nation's capital. "From the beginning, I had the idea we could make this idea work in places outside Philadelphia," Mandujano said. "The blessing and the curse of laundry is that everybody has to do it. " The choices for Wash Cycle Laundry's first expansion were Washington or New York.
NEWS
April 4, 2014
  G ABRIEL MANDUJANO, 30, of West Philadelphia, is founder and CEO of Wash Cycle Laundry. The company operates four laundromats and a fleet of bike-trailers, offering laundry pickup, cleaning and delivery to residents, businesses and health-care institutions in Philly. Mandujano, a California native whose father hailed from Peru, is a 2005 Wharton grad with a master's degree from the London School of Economics. He started the business in 2010. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz?
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