April 27, 1986 |
An 18-year-old, Mswati III, became king of the remote African mountain nation of Swaziland on Saturday and, addressing his subjects for the first time, promised his people a reign of "unity, happiness and prosperity." "I have pledged myself to your service, and throughout my life and with all my heart, I shall try to be worthy of your trust," Mswati said as he began his rule over one of the world's smallest kingdoms, a landlocked country of 600,000 wedged between South Africa and Mozambique.
December 25, 1989 |
It's Christmas, and the fur is flying here in more ways than one. For years, glitzy, ritzy Aspen, the star-studded town of the $100 tip, where the average home sells for $1 million and where celebrities from Prince and Don Johnson to Barbara Walters and Jack Nicholson live and play, has been a swell place to wear a fur coat. The temperatures plunge below freezing and expensive clothes are more the rule than the exception.
February 19, 1992 |
Two Americans protested the fur business Tuesday by stripping down to their underwear and marching through a crowded shopping district carrying a banner reading, "We'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur." Ignoring the chilly 46-degree weather, Dan Matthews and Julia Sloane of the Washington-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals walked for an hour outside Sunshine 60, Japan's tallest building.
HOME & GARDEN
December 21, 2006 |
BELIEVE it or not, there is a case being made for using certain animal skins as rugs. They are gaining favor as floor decor to the dismay of those who believe neither hide nor hair of any animal should be used in the home by anyone other than its original owner. But interior designers and retailers say there is new acceptance of cowhide and sheepskin rugs, especially in exotic patterns, unusual colors and different shapes. "It's organic. People like the texture and feel of it.
December 6, 1990 |
Harvey M. Fischer was shopping in a Glendale mall when he noticed the distinctive, bold pattern of python skin on a pair of cowboy boots in a store window. As reptile curator at the Los Angeles Zoo, Fischer knew that some species of the great snake are endangered and that under state law all python skins are banned from import into California. "How dare they keep doing something like this?" he asked himself. Then he complained to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
March 16, 1990 |
Come next ski season, the classic fur parka will be one step closer to extinction. Nils Skiwear of Fountain Valley has removed fur collars from its entire 1990-91 line of ski jackets to avoid a fur fight with animal rights activists. "It was a hard decision. We had a group of jackets with fur collars that were extremely successful, and fur had a lot to do with the appeal of the product," says Richard Leffler, executive vice president of Nils.