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March 6, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
The Boots were homely to begin with. Women's footwear, like 19th century literary heroines, tends to split decidedly into two camps: fetching and impractical, or plain and sensible. The Boots - dirt-brown, scuffed, salt-encrusted, attempting to be both biker and cowboy, yet failing at both - are decidedly of the second camp. Also, The Boots were not cheap. A friend sniffed, "Not my favorites. " Then again, what does she know? She wears hand-painted clogs. Now, more than a decade later, The Boots verge on antique.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2001 | Jenice M. Armstrong and Daily News wire services
Remember when everyone had the same boot - black and chunky-heeled, with a wide toe? This season, almost any kind of boot works. Ankle boots. Knee-highs. Sky-high stilettos. And equestrian-style riding boots. Over-the-knee boots. Granny boots. Boots with a Western influence. Even skin-tight, stretchy satin boots for evening. "You can still see some of that," said Tes Jennings, manager of Mainly Shoes in Manayunk, about wide-toed, stacked-heel boots. "We have a couple of things from Prada that are doing things like that.
NEWS
June 1, 2007 | DEBORAH LEAVY
PENNSYLVANIA has lost 166 soldiers in the war in Iraq, third in the U.S. behind Texas and California. You can know that fact on an intellectual level, but unless you know one of those who have been killed, you can't really appreciate the that loss on an emotional level - until you see the 166 pairs of boots. On a sunny morning just before Memorial Day weekend, I dropped my son off at the Quaker school he attends, Friends' Central on City Avenue, and there they were: 166 pairs of boots, some with mud on them, spread across the lacrosse field.
SPORTS
September 25, 2004 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Yesterday afternoon, the Malvern Prep soccer team scored a 2-1 victory over Alex Walsh and his Downingtown East teammates. Walsh evened the score last night. Trading in his soccer uniform for his football uniform, the East senior accounted for all the points in the game as the Cougars beat the visiting Friars, 9-0, on Walsh's three field goals. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, who handles all of the kicking chores for the unbeaten (4-0) Cougars, booted the field goals from 32, 37 and 41 yards.
NEWS
October 23, 1986 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this article.)
The City of Camden plans to introduce an unfashionable automobile accessory - the boot. City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on spending $120,000 to buy boots, mechanical devices that are used to immobilize vehicles until their owners pay outstanding parking tickets. Officials are hoping that the boots, which fit snugly on the wheels of the vehicles, will help them collect about $285,000 in outstanding tickets. Valentina Frick, clerk of the city's traffic court, said that police now have to track down scofflaws and serve warrants - a costly effort because many delinquent ticket holders live outside the city.
NEWS
August 20, 1989 | By T.A. Frail, Inquirer Staff Writer
I knew we were in the right place from the first words out of the salesguy's mouth: "How y'all doing? Can I get you a beer?" We'd been in the city for all of a day and a half, and already we'd heard that greeting a couple of times. But the other times we'd been at meals. This time, we were in a shoe store. My associates and I - three young professionals in Dallas on business - had set aside part of our precious free time to do something that men never admit to doing, especially together - i.e., shop.
SPORTS
January 11, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Wes Wade scored 4 minutes, 21 seconds into overtime and the Kansas City Comets beat the Kixx, 6-5, in the MISL last night. The Kixx (9-6) trailed, 5-3, midway through the final period. But defender Jeremy Aldrich brought them within one, 5-4, on a feed from Nikola Vignjevic at 7:59 of the period. Pat Morris tied the score, 5-5, with a goal at 11:42. Vignjevic assisted on the play. The tie held, forcing the Kixx into overtime for the first time this season.
NEWS
April 11, 1995 | BY ANN GERHART Daily News wire services contributed to this report
But of course Nancy Sinatra would appear in Playboy wearing nothing but a pair of boots. In many ways, she was the original dominatrix, growl-singing back in the '60s about how she was gonna take those boots and walk all over you. At 54, she needs to goose her singing career, and daddy said the nude boot shoot was OK. "When I agreed to do it, my mom said, 'Don't do it. It will upset your father,' " Sinatra said in the New York Daily News....
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2011
ARIEL STILL WEARS the red boots. As much as fans of the 1984 "Footloose" remember the dancing and that inescapable soundtrack, they will remember heroine Ariel's red cowboy boots. In Craig Brewer 's remake, in theaters today (review, Page 32), Ariel, this time played by "Dancing with the Stars"' Julianne Hough , still sports those fire engine-red hoofers. Last month, Hough and her "Footloose" co-star, Kenny Wormald, visited the Voice, a multimedia center in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, run by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
SPORTS
January 7, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was dismissed from the team yesterday, the result of numerous legal transgressions and his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Gator Bowl. University president Charles Steger announced the dismissal on the same day that coach Frank Beamer met with Vick and his mother in their Hampton Roads home, the school said in a statement. Beamer informed them of the decision during the meeting. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported on its Web site last night that Vick would turn pro. "It's not a big deal," Vick was quoted as telling the newspaper.
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NEWS
August 27, 2016
ISSUE | EDUCATION Old-school TLC better than boot camp Many things separate the rich from the rest of us: mansions, yachts, private jets, and the $1,000 "weeklong boot camp" for their preschoolers ("Boot camp gets kids ready for kindergarten," Wednesday). I'd like to suggest another, equally good - if not better - educational tool: parenting. Read to your children daily from the day they are born; it bonds parent and child. Have them pick up their toys from the time they can bend over without falling on their heads; it teaches responsibility.
SPORTS
August 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
When reporters got to view the end of Temple's morning football practice on Tuesday, a big part of the team was missing: the first-team offense. Coach Matt Rhule had kicked the entire offensive first unit out of practice and did not mince any words afterward. "The first-team offense didn't want to be coached today," Rhule said. "They were using their feelings, emotions, on the football field instead of listening to what the coaches were saying. I threw them off the field and told them to go home for the day. " Rhule says he often throws people out of practice, but an entire unit?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Taran Killam: No idea Why did Saturday Night Live boot comic Taran Killam after six seasons? "I don't know fully," Killam tells Uproxx.com. "I was never given a reason why, really. " Killam says he thinks SNL may be miffed about the time he needs to take to direct the Arnold Schwarzenegger pic Why We're Killing Gunther . SNL 's Jay Pharoah also is out after six years. Mellencamp solo Rocker John Mellencamp , 64, and former supermodel Christie Brinkley , 62, have split up after two years of dating, People reports.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Members of City Council on Friday grilled Philadelphia Parking Authority officials over why revenue from a 50-cent-per-hour parking-rate increase never made it to the Philadelphia School District as promised. The parking authority estimated that the 2014 increase would result in an additional $7.5 million for the district. Instead, the school district's contributions from the parking authority decreased from $13.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to an estimated $8 million in 2017. "I'm just curious about why you were so far off in those projections," Councilwoman Helen Gym said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Avant-pop specialist Jherek Bischoff has brought his orchestral sense of quirk to everything he's done as a player, arranger, or producer. That includes his legendary 2012 chamber-pop solo piece, Composed ; his work with theatrical vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer; and his arrangements on 2014's Changing Light from Mirah, an equally audacious composer with whom Bischoff shares a Boot & Saddle stage this week. He recently performed with Palmer at Radio City Music Hall for a David Bowie tribute.
TRAVEL
May 2, 2016
Hikers know the importance of a sturdy pair of boots for outdoor adventures. Why, then, do we make our animal companions go barefoot? Even the most toughened paw pads can be vulnerable to punctures from sharp rocks or burrs, and grip-defying surfaces can cause leg injuries. On really hot days, even pavement can cause burns. Ruffwear, purveyors of stylish gear for the all-terrain pooch, has introduced dog boots that temper toughness with tenderness, adding comfort to the rough-and-ready equation.
TRAVEL
April 25, 2016
Name: Stray Boots. What it does: It's a walking tour disguised as a scavenger hunt. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android 4.0 and up. Available for 40 cities in the United States and around the world. Rated 12 years and older for adult references. Cost: Free to download; tour cost varies by city, $4.99 to $11.99. What's hot: The app is designed for corporate and group tours as well as individual tours.
TRAVEL
April 4, 2016 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
The boots look silly. They are eight feet tall, perched on a colossal concrete pedestal, towering over a bucolic suburb on the outskirts of Budapest. If the monument looks incomplete, it is by design. They are a replica of a portion of a giant statue of Joseph Stalin that was toppled in the mid 20th century during Hungary's fight for freedom. The setting is Memento Park, a quirky yet moving memorial to the country's reluctant period under the yoke of Soviet rule. In much of Eastern Europe, massive statues and sculptures of Lenin, Stalin, and other leaders celebrating the "power and glory" of communism were destroyed after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
David Mayfield is a hotdog, a grandstanding bluegrass griot of Americana with an acoustic guitar in one hand, a mandolin in the other, and more dark, homespun stories to tell than a caffeinated Mark Twain. He does, however, come by it naturally. The singer/bandleader and collaborating instrumentalist for the Avett Brothers (among others) hails from one of Nashville's first families of bluegrass - the Mom & Pop outfit, self-proclaimed empty nesters David and Valerie Mayfield, as well as singing sisters Amanda Lynn Mayfield and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
One of the best-loved relics of Philadelphia's recent past, the neon Boot & Saddle sign on South Broad Street, is glowing again. The sign came out with all its lights blazing Saturday night, nearly eight months after it was taken down from the facade of the music club at Ellsworth Street. The stainless-steel structure, which is shaped like a giant cowboy boot, and is attached to the building by steel in the shape of a horse saddle, has been completely renovated and outfitted with new neon tubes, said Len Davidson, a neon expert, who supervised the repairs.
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