September 17, 2001 |
By now, every soldier in the Army was supposed to be sporting a new black beret, thanks to rush-order contracts given to mostly foreign manufacturers. But the Army's plans went awry. Most of the foreign-made berets will not be used or delivered, and the Army recently decided to seek bids from small American companies to supply 3.9 million berets over the next two years. The trouble began last spring, when some members of Congress criticized the Army's order of 618,000 berets from China.
July 12, 2012 |
The United States Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced the 2012 U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the London Games. The 530-member team is comprised of 269 women and 261 men, marking the first time in history that Team USA features more female athletes. The United States will be represented in 25 sports (38 disciplines) and 246 of the 302 medal events that will be contested in London. Penn is represented. Former Penn basketball standout Koko Archibong has made it to London as a member of the Nigeria basketball team.
May 4, 1995 |
WHEN THE GOIN' GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET TO PROPOSIN' The safety lecture you get on airliners before takeoff doesn't always cover everything. Jeff Shrouds improvised a new emergency procedure. When thick smoke filled the cabin of a Northwest Airlines plane, he turned to his girlfriend, Jody Nichols, and popped the question. "We had talked about getting married," he said after Monday night's scare 30,000 feet over North Dakota. "This looked pretty serious so I thought, 'Do it now.' " Nichols accepted the proposal.
November 27, 1992 |
From MICHAEL LACING: AU REVOIR The French are threatening to fight back America's pressure to cut European crop subsidies. Oh gosh, no more white wine, berets and lousy movies. THE BIG STORY Catherine Crier, a judge in Texas before joining Cable News Network two years ago with no broadcasting experience, is joining ABC as a 20/20 correspondent. She atributes her quick resources to eliminating bad hair days. NO SPARK The fire at Windsor Castle has caused great anxiety in the royal family.
February 15, 2003 |
The Philadelphia chapter of the Guardian Angels has turned in its red berets and changed its name after a falling-out between the local leader and Curtis Sliwa, the activist who founded the citizen crime-fighting army 24 years ago to combat New York City subway muggings. The exact nature of the dispute was itself in dispute. Gregory Bucceroni, a security guard who was in charge of the local chapter, said he decided to break away because Sliwa wanted to exert too much control over the Philadelphia Angels.
May 23, 1989 |
Well, if it isn't Curtis Sliwa, the omnipresent and now international Guardian Angel, holding a press conference outside the Earl's Court tube station while traffic jams and London bobbies stifle an occasional snigger. Sliwa is in town to train a new set of lads and lasses in his peculiar form of public angelhood. Thirty recruits were selected from 140 local applicants. It is not immediately apparent whether the number of recruits reflects the exact number of Angel T-shirts and red berets Sliwa packed in his traveling bag. Since one of the newly winged Angels is a 25-year-old cosmetician who stands 5 feet 4 inches in her combat boots, brawn was clearly not a consideration.
March 7, 1993 |
The khaki-clad soldiers in the blue berets bent over their yogurt and muesli in the Polana Hotel's breakfast room, its glass panels overlooking the Indian Ocean bluffs and the distant blue swells of the Madagascar Current. "Poor devils," said Manuel Lopes de Costa, Portugal's ambassador to war- spoiled Mozambique. "In a few weeks, they'll be living in tents in the mud with the mosquitoes. " Sixteen years of brutal war are melting into a fragile peace between an ex- Marxist government and right-wing guerrillas.
March 24, 1998 |
They waited for hours in the steamy heat, standing by helplessly as others fainted, begging for water to sustain them until they could see the man they fondly called "the president of the world. " The people of Ghana danced and sang and tossed white doves into the air as a symbol of peace, getting President Clinton's trip to Africa off to a dazzling start. Standing before what the White House called the largest crowd of his presidency, Clinton pledged yesterday that the United States was committed to helping African countries secure their new and sometimes shaky democracies, climb out of poverty, and end the war and genocide "that still tear at the heart" of this continent.
January 22, 1986 |
Your mother was right. Wear a hat and you will be warmer in winter. You will also be chic, debonair and au courant, according to the Headwear Institute of America - which is at least as important as keeping the sniffles away. "Fashionwise, wearing a hat is great, because when you wear one, heads turn. Especially the bare heads," said Susan Bunnell, director of the Headwear Institute of America. "For instance, people are not really used to seeing someone wearing a fur felt fedora and a matching overcoat, which is a very nice look.
August 4, 1987 |
She's on the cover of this month's Vanity Fair, looking possessed by the shade of Joan Crawford - impenetrable sunglasses, crimson lips, teeth ever so slightly bared. Cadaverous '30s movie star skin; impossible cheekbones hung with black veiling. At 46, Faye Dunaway, the chic-o mag declares, is making a "return. " She's divorced her second husband, the hard-drinking British hipster photographer Terry O'Neill, enrolled their 7-year-old son, Liam, in school in New York, and is starring with Mickey Rourke in "Barfly," a very grim story about an alcoholic couple's decline.