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July 30, 1995 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Mercia Grassi, the backpacks tell the story. The Drexel University marketing and retailing professor had walked no more than 10 feet into Hecht's department store in downtown Washington when she spotted them, and used them, as any teacher would, to give an on-the-spot lecture of what Philadelphians can expect if Hecht's comes to town. On Thursday, Hecht's parent company, May Department Stores Co., of St. Louis, said it wanted to buy all 13 John Wanamaker stores and turn them into Hecht's.
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October 9, 2012 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
To know Brenda Jones is to get hugged by her. What happens next, often, is you want to send her some fabric. She's the breast-cancer battler I wrote about three years ago whose anger at getting sick found a juicy target in those hideous, backless Johnny coats that hospitals make their patients wear. As she was recovering from radiation treatment, she learned to sew, well enough to start producing fanciful flannel gowns she calls Hug Wraps. She'd given away about 150 of them to fellow cancer patients when I first visited her home in Southampton, N.J., on the edge of the Pine Barrens.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | By Ralph Cipriano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In an old factory off North Broad Street, Elaine Perry rides the pedal of a rumbling, 40-year-old Singer zigzag sewing machine. She's stitching an orange patch on the sleeve of a cream-colored, pin- striped, wool flannel New York Yankees jersey with the navy blue "NY" logo on the front, and a navy No. 4 on the back. It's a replica of the original 1938 jersey worn by Lou Gehrig, down to the shoulder patch that all three New York baseball teams wore that season to promote the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows.
NEWS
August 17, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
To the body of exclamatory biography that includes "Che!," "Evita!" and "Viva Knievel!," we can now add "Lamar!," a new video circulated by presidential candidate Lamar Alexander. Don't rush out to Tower video, because "Lamar!" is not available in stores. Alexander's campaign is shipping the tape to state-level Republican party organizations. "Lamar!" serves an important informational purpose, since at this point enthusiasm for Alexander's candidacy is dampened by the fact that even conservatives do not know who he is. A recent ABC News poll found Alexander the favorite of 4 percent of registered Republican voters - placing him well behind most other announced candidates.
FOOD
February 18, 2010
Imagine having Creamy Corn and Lemongrass soup for lunch at the office, without calling for takeout. Imagine brand has a line of 16 new tasty soups in shelf-stable boxes that store nicely in a desk drawer. Pour into your favorite mug, microwave, and watch your office-mates drool. Lunch just got a little more fashionable with this stylish fuchsia-and-black plaid flannel insulated tote. The interior is roomy enough to store lunch and a couple of 32-ounce water bottles. Also features two front pockets and one in the back.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
At first glance it catches most people by surprise. Yes. And not just any boxers, but novelty boxers featuring sports teams and college logos, decorative prints ranging from palm trees to Christmas reindeer, flannel numbers with cartoon characters on them. Among girls at local Catholic high schools, from the big city to the suburbs, boxer shorts are the hottest fashion accessory. The girls wear them under their uniforms in lieu of the lace-trimmed slips their mothers wore when they were in school.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1986 | By DEBORAH LICKLIDER, Daily News Staff Writer
No wonder one of New York's chic kiddie boutiques is called Tyke-oons. Now that so many of the big name designers - Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent to name just a few - are outfitting youngsters, the price of children's clothes gives new meaning to the phrase Baby Boom. The price explosion is obvious in the boutiques, where designer labels come with out-of-sight pricetags. Send your kindergartner off to school in a $110 Ralph Lauren sweater. Or dress your preschooler in a suede-trimmed denim jacket by Giorgio Armani ($220)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not your fault. Really. This year you did not procrastinate. Instead, time passed you by. And now with less than a day until the costume-only Halloween party, you're without a getup. No need to panic; a costume is in your linen closet or folded in your clothes drawer. The obvious. Bald men, squeeze into a tight white T-shirt and blue jeans, put on a hoop earring, and you're Mr. Clean. Carry a mop and bucket for effect. Keen on the white T and blue-jean idea but not Mr. Clean?
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | By Shaun Stanert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Year-round, newborns at Doylestown Hospital are dressed in the handiwork of Dorris Shutt. And Christmas Day babies get a gift. Shutt, 76, of Doylestown Township, a retired maternity nurse, was recognized last month by Doylestown Hospital for her continuing effort to carry on the custom of donating hand-sewn flannel nightshirts to the hospital for newborns in the nursery. The hospital uses the old-fashioned nightshirts as attire for them. At Christmastime, however, Shutt goes one step further by making special Christmas editions of the nightshirts.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1986 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cher, swathed in Indian printed silk, silver fringe dangling from her ears and a tiny flower tattoo on her bare ankle, started the applause at the Bob Mackie show when a sexy, navel-baring, beaded gown slithered down the runway. "Yeah, that's me," said the actress, who, along with Diana Ross, Carol Burnett and just about all of Hollywood, is a member of the Los Angeles designer's fan club. On the other hand, the New York social set - C.Z. Guest, Nan Kempner, Estee Lauder - is crazy about Carolina Herrera, the South American socialite-turned- designer who provides them with luncheon suits and elegant evening wear.
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October 9, 2012 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
To know Brenda Jones is to get hugged by her. What happens next, often, is you want to send her some fabric. She's the breast-cancer battler I wrote about three years ago whose anger at getting sick found a juicy target in those hideous, backless Johnny coats that hospitals make their patients wear. As she was recovering from radiation treatment, she learned to sew, well enough to start producing fanciful flannel gowns she calls Hug Wraps. She'd given away about 150 of them to fellow cancer patients when I first visited her home in Southampton, N.J., on the edge of the Pine Barrens.
FOOD
February 18, 2010
Imagine having Creamy Corn and Lemongrass soup for lunch at the office, without calling for takeout. Imagine brand has a line of 16 new tasty soups in shelf-stable boxes that store nicely in a desk drawer. Pour into your favorite mug, microwave, and watch your office-mates drool. Lunch just got a little more fashionable with this stylish fuchsia-and-black plaid flannel insulated tote. The interior is roomy enough to store lunch and a couple of 32-ounce water bottles. Also features two front pockets and one in the back.
NEWS
March 8, 2009 | By Scott Vine
It's quiet again in south-central to eastern Pennsylvania. For almost a year, we were ground zero in the presidential contest. Some candidate always seemed to be close by, at Franklin & Marshall College or Clipper Magazine Stadium. But now we can get back to appreciating what's here, the history and community, the unique and kitschy, the sophisticated and not-so-sophisticated. My maternal great-grandparents, Clarence and June Winegardner, were born, raised, lived, and died in nearby Bedford County, quite possibly without leaving the area more than 10 times.
NEWS
August 7, 2005 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paul Cogar's got chops - timber chops. In just more than a minute, the world champion lumberjack, ax in hand, scaled a 15-foot tree trunk by hacking notches in it and building steps out of boards. Finally, balanced on a wobbly plank, he knocked the top off. Cogar, 48, of Diana, W.Va., didn't set a record yesterday, but his performance was good enough to take first prize in the grueling "springboard chop. " "It's more precision than strength," said Cogar, one of 24 professional lumberjacks vying for the title of top logger, and as much as $1,400 in winnings, at the 54th annual Woodsmen's Show in Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, north-central Pennsylvania.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2004 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not your fault. Really. This year you did not procrastinate. Instead, time passed you by. And now with less than a day until the costume-only Halloween party, you're without a getup. No need to panic; a costume is in your linen closet or folded in your clothes drawer. The obvious. Bald men, squeeze into a tight white T-shirt and blue jeans, put on a hoop earring, and you're Mr. Clean. Carry a mop and bucket for effect. Keen on the white T and blue-jean idea but not Mr. Clean?
NEWS
December 11, 2003 | By Carolyn McGlinchey
It was one of the first cold, gray mornings in November. As I rushed inside after seeing my daughter onto her school bus, I noticed an L.L. Bean holiday catalog on the hall table. The cover photograph showed a fire crackling in a hearth. In the foreground, a springer spaniel pup was lying on a red braided-wool rug next to a Christmas tree. The puppy was sniffing at a gift-wrapped bone poking from a side pocket on an L.L. Bean tote bag. The scene was downright Rockwellian. I paged through the catalog, savoring the pictures; each one seemed to promise a fresh, clean New England life.
NEWS
June 9, 2003 | By Matt Miller
The death May 25 of Sloan Wilson, author of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, will evoke nostalgia for the novel-turned-Gregory-Peck movie that struck a cultural nerve in the mid-1950s. Yet the grand themes in "Gray Flannel" live powerfully today - though not just via the image of the corporate "rat race" for which the film has become an enduring emblem. My wife, Jody, has an interesting take on "Gray Flannel's" modern meaning, so whatever you like or don't like in the rest of this column, I'm merely channeling her here.
NEWS
August 17, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
To the body of exclamatory biography that includes "Che!," "Evita!" and "Viva Knievel!," we can now add "Lamar!," a new video circulated by presidential candidate Lamar Alexander. Don't rush out to Tower video, because "Lamar!" is not available in stores. Alexander's campaign is shipping the tape to state-level Republican party organizations. "Lamar!" serves an important informational purpose, since at this point enthusiasm for Alexander's candidacy is dampened by the fact that even conservatives do not know who he is. A recent ABC News poll found Alexander the favorite of 4 percent of registered Republican voters - placing him well behind most other announced candidates.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1995 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Mercia Grassi, the backpacks tell the story. The Drexel University marketing and retailing professor had walked no more than 10 feet into Hecht's department store in downtown Washington when she spotted them, and used them, as any teacher would, to give an on-the-spot lecture of what Philadelphians can expect if Hecht's comes to town. On Thursday, Hecht's parent company, May Department Stores Co., of St. Louis, said it wanted to buy all 13 John Wanamaker stores and turn them into Hecht's.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1995 | By Penny Jeannechild, FOR THE INQUIRER
Sometimes, as I drive toward home up the hill that is 22d Street north of Spring Garden, a smile takes hold of my face. I'm remembering a photograph, a Depression-Era banner that read "Fairmount Against the World," and thinking about how my neighborhood spreads in the shadow of an empty and deteriorating prison with 12-foot-thick walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, the nation's oldest. These days, the banner could read "Fairmount Feeds the Parkway. " Or "Fairmount Feeds the Drives.
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