September 23, 1986
I don't want to hear another sob story from U.S. business companies that other countries are taking their business away from them because of lower labor costs. How about Keds, which sent work to Korea? The laborers there do a very bad job of cutting and sewing (who ever had to break in a pair of Keds when made here?). Knitting and textile mills long ago sent their work overseas when they could pay 8 cents an hour instead of U.S. prices. Knit shirts are so tainted with chemicals that no amount of washing or hanging in the sun can get rid of the smell.
September 2, 2011
Eleanor Grosch, 31 Designs fabric, stationery, sneakers, bike helmets, skate decks, and wallets. www.justeleanor.com . Eleanor Grosch owes it all to her ex-boyfriends. There was the one who suggested uploading the band posters she was designing for free to gigposters.com, the massive online gallery of rock poster art. The exposure landed her a T-shirt for Wilco. The next ex told her about Flatstock, a poster convention where she caught the eye of a writer from Nylon magazine.
January 10, 1995 |
Pitman High girls' soccer coach William Fetty had a dream. The year: 2004. The United States women's Olympic soccer team has just won the gold medal. As the team captain steps up onto the platform to receive her medal, she reminisces about how she got her start - at a free soccer clinic at Pitman High. That was the scenario Fetty envisioned in an essay in a statewide competition to benefit girls' high school athletics. And it was a winner: Fetty scored a $5,000 check last week by describing his dream in 150 words.
July 8, 1998 |
Joe Graboski, a 6-8 forward who made the leap from ball boy to professional basketball player with the Chicago Stags and later was a starter with the 1955-56 NBA champion Philadelphia Warriors, died July 2 in Columbus, Ohio. Graboski, who was 68, turned pro with the Stags in the Basketball Association of America in 1948, bypassing college. He spent 12 seasons playing for the Warriors, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago and Syracuse. He was with the Warriors from '53 through '61, finishing with career averages of 11 points and 8.1 rebounds in 845 games.
February 8, 1992 |
A Collingswood man was arrested yesterday and charged with committing 43 house burglaries in affluent neighborhoods in five counties last summer. Authorities said that in most cases, silver dining sets, silverware and tea sets were stolen. Total losses exceeded $100,000, according to Camden County Prosecutor Edward F. Borden Jr. Blane Nordahl, 29, was arrested in front of his home in the 400 block of Cattell Avenue at 3:30 a.m. He was being held last night in the Camden County Jail on $40,000 bail.
October 1, 1990 |
Matt Miller, Central Bucks West's number-one player, may be using the golf season to make a fashion statement. "It's a mystery when he shows up on the first tee what he'll have on for footwear," said coach Dale Lenox. Miller has a pair of red shoes that are, to say the least, not typical golf attire. "I call them boat shoes," Lenox said. "They're not boat shoes; they're red Keds sneakers, or something that looks like red Keds sneakers. He won two or three tournaments wearing those red shoes this summer on the (American Junior Golf Association)
September 29, 1994 |
There's this weird old guy lives down our block . . . must be like 150 years old or somethin' and he's allatime buggin' everybody with this crap about how great it usta be in the old days. He ain't a bad ol' dude but he keeps tellin' you the same stuff all every time he sees you and you're supposed to believe it. Like sometimes I do odd jobs around the house for him and last week I'm fixin' his storm door where somebody tried to break in and outta nowhere he starts rappin' about how when he was my age, people would leave their doors and windows unlocked alla time and when you went in a store you dint have some guard to check your packages and give you the fish-eye and stuff like that.
August 9, 1993 |
In her skintight capri pants, bare-shoulder blouse and yellow stiletto pumps, retired schoolteacher Rachele Zangardi shook her tail feather doing the achy-breaky dance. Her friend Rose Fogel, looking equally sharp in her black bodysuit and white slacks, cha cha'd around the dance floor of the Earl-Brook Senior Center on this warm summer afternoon. Many others just sat on the sidelines, sharing stories about their grandchildren or making plans for the coming trip to the Catskills.
February 7, 1989 |
Robert Krulwich is belly-down, his elbows planted and his hands framing his eyes. It's the classic cavalry-scout-on-the-ridge pose - sprawled flat, peering through binoculars at an enemy encampment below. Only Krulwich is wearing a white Oxford shirt and khaki pants, not a coonskin cap. He's prone on the green industrial carpet of a 60 Minutes projection room, not some craggy precipice. He is not gripping binoculars, nor spying on marauders hunkered over rations around a campfire.
October 17, 2007 |
Pretty and petite, with an inexhaustible supply of ruffled tops and retro aprons, Jessica Seinfeld has been making the rounds of the daytime chatfests promoting her book, Deceptively Delicious : Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids to Eat Good Food . She's everywhere, like Where's Waldo with a spatula. Mrs. Jerry's simple secret is to sneak vegetables into everything, after steaming and then pureeing them Sunday night. When I say she's putting vegetables into everything, I mean everything.