July 6, 2014 |
When I lined up to run the Haddon Heights Firecracker 5K on Friday, I was in a costume of sorts: blue tank, blue shorts, and calf-high socks emblazoned with the Captain America symbol. It is not the best running outfit - the socks are cotton, which can lead to blisters, sweat-soaked socks, or both. The point was to dress in a patriotic theme, not break my personal record. It's the closest I've ever come to running a race in a costume. It was an attempt dwarfed by Jeff and Karen George LeClair of Princeton, who have won the Oddyssey Half Marathon costume competition four years in a row, in a June race in Philadelphia that's only five years old. "I wish we had known about the first year because we feel like we could have won it five years in a row," Jeff said.
April 2, 1995 |
Talk about practicing what you preach. When students at St. Paul's Parochial School began rehearsing their spring musical, The Castaways, a chronicle of 19th-century homeless children, administrators decided to take a few of them on a guided tour of poverty. Two Saturdays ago, nine eighth graders, accompanied by a teacher, walked the alleys of Camden for about two hours, handing out 300 bologna-and-cheese sandwiches they had made. "I was a little nervous," recalled Jonathan McKenna, 13. "I wasn't sure how the homeless people would react to me. " He was prepared for, "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
December 23, 1993 |
QUOTE I'm a Cherokee first and an American later. While I may forgive, I will never forget - and I will pass that feeling on to my own kids. - Wes Studi, star of "Geronimo" SOCKS, NOT SEX, COULD UNDO PREZ Bill Clinton may survive the latest round of talk about his alleged Little Rock peccadillos, but there's a White House scandal brewing that'll make Watergate look like a third-rate burglary. Socks, the First Cat, has been banished to the White House basement, according to Washingtonian magazine.
November 25, 1992 |
Bill Clinton is angry because the press has been bothering his daughter's cat. The animal has been lured into camera range with catnip, held aloft by a TV person, surrounded by photographers, and subjected to other indignities. And they did this despite warnings from the president-elect that the cat was off-limits. So a strongly worded statement was issued by Clinton's spokesperson, who said: "The photographers don't have the common decency to leave a little girl's cat alone.
July 28, 1995 |
Blood found on O.J. Simpson's socks the day after his ex-wife's murder was "transferred" - not spattered, a bloodstain expert testified yesterday, supporting a defense contention that police planted evidence against Simpson. Herbert MacDonell, a former New York college professor and recognized expert on the "geometry of bloodstains," told jurors that he used a stereo- microscope to analyze the bloodstains on one of the socks found in Simpson's bedroom. The bloodied socks are a crucial link tying Simpson to the June 12, 1994, stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
April 20, 1992 |
They were rather bold personal questions coming from such a proper-looking young woman. Did I have a fetish about wearing leather? And if so, did these leather garments excite me? Or maybe I had a foot fetish? I should call her and we could chat about it. In truth, she wasn't talking directly to me. She was on my TV set. So she was talking to all of us who were watching. That's the magic of television. She said her name was Jenny Jones. That didn't ring a bell, so I asked around and was told that she is hostess of a talk show that originates in Chicago.
February 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Small additions - a slouchy sock here, an unexpected slit there - can give yesterday's silhouette a funky tomorrow. Just ask designers showing at New York Fall Fashion Week, the majority of whom are keeping autumn looks long and lean, but are playing with proportion using accessories and details. That means strangely short sleeve lengths, wider and higher peplums, even slightly dropped waists, all hinting that something is just a bit - off. Socks were key in their bag of fashion tricks.
November 19, 2012 |
One of the most painful moments a small-business owner can face is realizing it's just not working. Maybe it's a product that's not succeeding. Or business taken away by a competitor. When something goes awry and sales take a hit, big changes are needed, sometimes quickly, to turn things around. Socked by competition. Cabot Hosiery Mills had great success in its first 20 years, making private-label socks for retailers like JCPenney and Gap. But in 2000, sales began falling as stores began buying cheaper socks from Chinese vendors, said Ric Cabot, co-owner and son of the company's founder.
October 28, 2008 |
Bad and ugly Quick quiz: Which team is the worst in the NFL? Is it the 0-7 Lions or 0-8 Bengals? My vote goes to the Bengals because I don't want to be negative, and that's what Lions soon-to-be-former coach Rod Marinelli called a reporter who wondered how the coach could cite progress by a winless team. As for the Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis must be taking ugly pills because he said his team is "a reflection of me. " Better a get new mirror, Marv. Brad or Brooks?
January 26, 1995 |
SOCK IT TO US. Among the bomblets dropped during prosecutor Marcia Clark's opening statement was that Nicole Brown Simpson's blood was allegedly on a pair of socks found at the foot of O.J.'s bed. These aren't just any socks. These are the socks that gave Judge Lance Ito conniptions - and prompted his initial threat to pull the plug on TV coverage - when a Los Angeles station reported the blood match way back in September. Ito and prosecutors said the report was "erroneous," but it's now clear they were being a little disingenuous - and knew it. The gist of the report was correct, but who had tested the sock, and how, was wrong.