July 12, 2012 |
SO WE NEED to talk about the hat. Tuesday morning, Ralph Lauren unveiled the look that the U.S. Olympic team will wear at the London games' opening ceremonies later this month. The men will wear navy double-breasted blazers, with a red-and-navy tie and cream-colored flat-front pants. Ladies get a knee-length cream skirt, paired with a single-breasted blazer and a red, white and blue scarf. But here's the problem: Both genders are saddled with a beret, complete with red-and-white stripe.
August 5, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - You can't hit opponents in the head or neck anymore. Sort of. Sometimes. The NFL sent a traveling officiating contingent to Eagles training camp yesterday, and that was the upshot of one of the rules changes for 2010. Basically, the league has tweaked rules that were in place last season, but perhaps in a way that will lead to more debate and confusion over what is or is not a penalty. For example, if a receiver has caught the ball and has not had time to protect himself, a defender can't launch into him and hit him in the head or neck area.
January 10, 2010 |
"I think it's an injustice. I'm a proud American who did the best I could for my country and this is how they reward me. " - Bradley Birkenfeld, a whistle-blower in a tax-evasion probe of UBS AG, as he reported to prison for helping clients hide hundreds of millions of dollars and evade U.S. taxes "Make no mistake about it, this case is about more than just hats. " - DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association, on the Supreme Court battle over who gets to make official NFL headgear logos "The Europeans should focus the conversation on the economic issues of climate change, the green jobs, the recovery.
October 22, 2009 |
It was an injured shoulder eight years ago that forced Anna Tumas to give up her beloved knitting, an art form she had learned growing up in Germany. So when she faced a very shrunken wool sweater after accidentally washing it in hot water, the lightbulb went on. For the last several years, this Cinnaminson woman has taken the loveliest old wool and cashmere sweaters she can find and recrafted them into baby sweaters. Shelves in her home workroom bulge with a rhapsody of pastels, brights, and occasional print sweaters seized like pirate's booty at thrift shops and yard sales.
September 5, 2003 |
Protective headgear and body protectors could make their international debut at the Women's World Cup this month. In a circular to national associations, FIFA General-Secretary Urs Linsi confirmed the equipment, already being used by some professional women players in the United States, is acceptable. "Modern protective equipment, such as headgear, facemasks, knee and arm protectors made of soft, lightweight, padded material are not considered dangerous and are therefore permitted," Linsi said.
August 15, 2003 |
Only days after Philadelphia police officials agreed to let male officers grow beards for religious or health reasons, a patrolwoman faces dismissal for wearing her Muslim head covering, or hijab, to work. Officer Kimberlie Webb, 40, a converted Sunni Muslim and an eight-year police veteran, said she was sent home early Tuesday from her midnight-to-8 shift after she showed up for roll call wearing - for the first time - a dark blue scarf wrapped around her head and neck, beneath her uniform cap. If she shows up with it again, Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson says, she will be fired.
October 31, 2002 |
Robert Berman is standing in the middle of his showroom floor, talking loudly, and wearing a 3-foot foam cheesesteak on his head. It is not an especially remarkable scene. Berman, 35, makes goofy, outrageous and otherwise bizarre headgear and costumes for a living, to the tune of about $2 million annually in sales. His wares can be found in Target stores nationally, and in area Halloween stores seasonally. His business, Rasta Imposta, was born when the economics-graduate-turned-playwright spent the summer on Long Beach Island in 1992.
February 2, 2002 |
Just as the popularity of the sleek Xootrs, Razors and Gizmos is waning, the New Jersey state Assembly is considering a bill requiring children under 14 to wear helmets while riding the scooters. If the measure becomes law, New Jersey would become the second state with such a law; New York passed a similar law in November, while Pennsylvania's version remains in committee. The Garden State already requires helmets for children on bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates. The legislation would be named in memory of Andy Alexis Pino, an Elizabeth, N.J., boy killed when he rode his scooter down his driveway and into the path of a car, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D., Middlesex)
October 10, 1999 |
Mayors wear many hats during their tenure. For Columbus Day tomorrow, Mayor Rendell may well don a plumed Italian number. But yesterday's Viking Day called for serious headgear. His fists simulate the fabled rowing prowess of Viking explorers.