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.
August 25, 2011 |
Blistered and scarred, American sprinter Justin Gatlin arrived in South Korea for the world championships with frostbite on both feet. The 2004 Olympic champion, who last year made his return to competition after serving a 4-year doping ban, said yesterday he got frostbite about 2 weeks ago after going into a cryogenic chamber with wet socks. He didn't lose any toes and will still run in Daegu, but his wounds are not completely healed. "You wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning in Orlando and it's already 90 degrees," said Gatlin, 29, who lives and trains in Florida.
October 31, 2002 |
Monty Williams left a message for the 76ers in Orlando, wishing the team good luck in the season opener Tuesday night. Just four days removed from knee surgery, Williams could not join his teammates, who dropped their first game of the season, 95-88. But Williams, who had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee last Friday and is expected to miss four to six weeks, had another message for Larry Brown: "Don't believe what the doctor said. I'll be back soon. " And, in case Brown's voice mail was not operating properly, Williams, who began the season on the injured list, repeated the message last night before the Sixers played the Milwaukee Bucks at the First Union Center.
February 24, 1988 |
Fiji has made its first appearance in the Winter Olympics. Cross-country skiing, what else? The entire Fijian ski team consists of Rusiate Rogoyawa. For that matter, the entire Fijian Olympic team consists of Rusiate Rogoyawa. He is 26, an electrical-engineering student, and until 1982 had never seen snow. That is when he left his South Pacific island of Cikobia to study in Oslo, Norway. "I liked skiing right off," he said, "but the Norwegians seemed to think otherwise.
December 24, 1990 |
THE ULTIMATE SOCK 119 S. 18th St. (bet. Chestnut & Market). Phone: 564-9898. Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Open until 6 on Sat., 12-5 p.m. Sun. Even before you get into the store, the kicky chorus line in the window of the Ultimate Sock catches your eye. A funky flash of ankle, knee and thigh covered in all manner of color, pattern and fabric, the display is a perfect lure for the treasure trove of legwear that awaits inside....
April 29, 1994 |
So what does a talk-show host really need? Great voice? Great hair? A personal trainer? Try interesting legs. As the Search for the Unknown Talk-Show Host got under way in Philadelphia yesterday morning, it quickly became clear, at least from the "studio audience," that hosiery - or the lack of it - was as interesting as sex, politics or personal fulfillment. Take Aldine Hallman. Hallman, who's from Camden, was just one of many South Jersey residents to cross the Delaware yesterday for a shot at a show on the new America's Talking cable network.