June 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The House approved a measure Friday that would require all branches of the U.S. military to share the same camouflage uniforms - instead of the 10 different camouflage patterns in use today. The measure, written by freshman Rep. William Enyart (D., Ill.), was passed as part of the broader National Defense Authorization Act, which sets the Pentagon's budget. The measure passed by a vote of 315-108. That idea needs the approval of the Senate, which is crafting its own version of the defense authorization bill.
September 12, 2007 |
The search for escaped killer William Enman, who walked away from a Camden County psychiatric hospital Sunday afternoon, stretched across the state and even extended to Canada. In the end, though, Enman may not have gotten very far. He was found yesterday afternoon on the grounds of the state-run Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, the facility he fled. The 65-year-old Marine veteran was dressed in camouflage, soaked to the bone, and suffering from a number of bumps and scratches.
March 8, 1991 |
It seems easy enough: Your company makes pants. You get an order. You fill it. No problem. Wrangler, a division of VF Corp. of Wyomissing, Berks County, makes pants. Until three months ago it was mostly jeans. That's what Wrangler is known for. But when duty calls - and it came in an order from the U.S. government - how does your plant suddenly start turning out 95,000 pairs of desert camouflage pants per month, 1 million pairs by the end of the contract? That's Wrangler's current commitment.
January 29, 1991 |
Even the word of God is dressed in desert camouflage colors in the Middle East. According to the American Bible Society, the Pentagon Chaplains Board has ordered 50,000 Bibles for military personnel in Operation Desrt Storm. Col. Meredith R. Standley, executive director of the U.S. Armed Forces Chaplains Board, said in a statement that "these Scriptures, with unique covers of a camouflage pattern and reduced in size, will help meet the multifaceted spiritual needs of our military personnel.
April 22, 1999 |
Black trench coats apparently don't do much for local teens, but retailers say kids do find ways to set themselves apart through their clothing. "Most of the kids coming here are trying to look like individuals. If they want to look like everybody else, they go to the Gap or Old Navy," said Nana Goldberg, vice president of the Original I. Goldberg, Chestnut Street near 9th in Center City. The store specializes in authentic military gear of recent vintage. The popular military attire these days is camouflage: tank tops, pants, T-shirts, jackets and caps.
July 26, 2008 |
Bold security breach at Brangelina estate Paparazzi in camouflage gear - camouflage gear?! - breached the Brangelina compound in Southern France on Thursday, touching off a melee with security guards at the celeb couple's Miraval estate. War is no longer a metaphor: There's an all-out, honest-to-goodness jihad, conflict, crusade between the celeb and photog tribes. (The latter have been whipped into a frenzy since the birth July 12 of Brad and Angelina's twins.) Freelance 'razzo Luc Goursolas said he broke a guard's hand and bit another one till he drew blood.
August 30, 2010 |
'Who ARE those guys?' That line, uttered by Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, referring to the mysterious posse that unerringly and relentlessly tracked him and Robert Redford across the country as they fled from the law, could well apply to this year's Atlanta Braves. Except the Braves aren't the ones doing the chasing. Not expected to make much of a dent before the season, the Braves have been looking more and more like the Atlanta of old, steadfastly clinging to the NL East lead as they try to win their first division title since 2005 in this, manager Bobby Cox's final season.
August 19, 1988 |
Consider that a leopard has spots. But a zebra has stripes. A rose is red. Yet a violet is blue. More esoterically, elks have branched antlers. But bighorn sheep have spiral horns. These are some of the differences posed - and debated - in a new exhibit called "Stripes, Spots and Disorderly Dots," that opens today at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and continues through Dec. 31. "After people have seen this exhibit, we hope they will look at nature in a different way," said Raylene Decatur, the academy's exhibit director.
April 24, 1990 |
When the present is this good, there's no need to think about the future. Just ask Cincinnati Reds reliever Rob Dibble, Nasty Boy, collector of state trooper hats and baseball suspensions. After he and his lefthanded bullpen counterpart, Randy Myers, had spent two weeks coming up with the Nasty Boys nickname for the relief corps, Dibble was asked what came next. Now that the nickname problem was solved, what would occupy the free time of Dibble and his fellow Nasty Boys? "Hell," he said.
September 13, 1990 |
Jean Kelly, 28, of Secane, has helped heal a lot of her little brother's hurts over the years, but lately she's been playing a part in sending him band-aids at his temporary home overseas. Little brother George J. Kelly is now 20 and a specialist four with the Army's G-Troop stationed in Germany who may likely end up among other U.S. troops sent to the Persian Gulf region. Trained in medic procedures, George works with military bandages produced by Jean and other workers at Elwyn Inc.'s Health Products Division in Media, and according to Jean, her brother is among many U.S. soldiers who are grateful for the increased bandage supply that Elwyn employees have been churning out in response to the crisis.