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NEWS
June 25, 2009 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a sunny, glorious day at St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne, and wedged between the 4th hole and the tennis courts are what look like two dozen fraternity brothers, but better dressed and not playing beer pong. Without warning, one of the guys sneaks up and dumps two cups of water on another guy's socks, sending the group into hysterics. "We pretty much do anything to pass the time," said Mark Baker, 22, who like the rest is wearing a bright red polo with crest and khaki shorts, resembling Lego people or someone who just hit the last-call sale at Abercrombie.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Q: I am a worried dad. My 16-year-old son is a good kid. Very much into sports and an honor student. My wife has gotten sick of telling him to clean up his bedroom. He ignored my wife's pleas as well as mine. Several days ago, I decided to clean it myself and put all his soiled clothes in a trash bag. As I was working, I discovered over 40 pairs of socks under his bed that were obviously used to clean himself up after masturbating. I think my son has some type of fetish and do not know how to approach him. I have not told my wife.
NEWS
April 2, 1995 | By Reshma Memon Yaqub, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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?"
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post, Washington Post and Reuters contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
November 25, 1992 | BY MIKE ROYKO
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.
NEWS
July 28, 1995 | By Robin Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 20, 1992 | BY MIKE ROYKO
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
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.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2012 | By Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
October 28, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
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