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THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

Paint by numbers

August 02, 2000

The signs that delegates are waving in the convention hall are the work of several hundred young Republicans staying this week at a University of Pennsylvania dorm. They'll use ...

30,000: sheets of white poster board

1,100: foam brushes

280: bottles of red, blue and black tempera paint

24: suggested slogans, including six in Spanish

Police Uniforms

Maybe it's their summer-weight shirts. Or maybe, it's the white hats worn by some police officers. Whatever it is, Philadelphia's men and women in powder blue look, well, approachable. "Non-intimidating" as Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan put it.

The Republican mayor, who will host the Democratic convention in two weeks, was one of many convention attendees--and even protesters--to contrast Philadelphia officers with the imposing, dark-uniformed LAPD.

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Compiled by MASSIE RITSCH / Los Angeles Times

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