April 26, 2012 |
No. 6 Dallas Cowboys: CB Morris Claiborne, LSU - - Generally viewed as the best corner in this draft, Claiborne had 11 interceptions in his two full seasons as a starter at LSU. He returned one pick for a 45-yard touchdown against Georgia last season in the Southeastern Conference title game. Although he doesn't have elite speed for an NFL corner, he was fast enough in high school to win the Louisiana state championship in the 100 meters. Comment: The Cowboys needed a playmaker at this position and Claiborne is elite - a player so coveted that Dallas was willing to sacrifice its second-round pick to get him. MORE Photos: 2012 NFL draft picks First round of draft is a rush to judgment NFL considers suspending Pro Bowl after 2013 NFl draft: Cowboys select cornerback Morris Claiborne at No. 6
April 3, 2012 |
Morris Claiborne is projected to be drafted No. 7 overall in a mock NFL draft by The Times' Sam Farmer. Claiborne spent three years playing cornerback at LSU. Subtract the two numbers and you'll get Claiborne's score on the Wonderlic test. There are 50 questions on the test, which is given to prospective NFL players at the scouting combine in February ... and, according to multiple sources, Claiborne got four correct. These results, if accurate, probably reveal very little about Claiborne's intelligence, even though that's what the test is supposed to measure.
January 4, 2012 |
Liz Claiborne Inc. is looking to the coasts for reinvention as the fashion firm ditches its name for a new one that evokes the style hubs of New York and California: Fifth & Pacific Cos. The company hopes its new handle, meant to tap into the cool of Malibu and Manhattan shopping chic, will help refresh its image as it transitions from a department store retailer to a direct-to-consumer business. Claiborne, headquartered on New York's Broadway, plans to focus on fresher, premium brands such as Juicy Couture, Kate Spade and Lucky Brand that it says have more potential for global expansion.
October 13, 2011 |
J.C. Penney Co. said Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Liz Claiborne Inc. to pay $267.5 million for the Liz Claiborne brands and fashion-jewelry brand Monet. Penney has been the exclusive licensee for all Liz Claiborne and Claiborne-branded merchandise in the U.S. and Puerto Rico since August 2010. The original 10-year agreement allowed Penney to exercise its rights to purchase the brands after the fifth year of the agreement, but the terms were accelerated. The Plano, Texas-based department store chain expects that by August 2012 its stores will begin selling Monet, a staple fashion-jewelry brand at higher-end department stores for decades.
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July 11, 2010
CLARA CLAIBORNE PARK Author wrote about her daughter's autism Clara Claiborne Park, 86, an English instructor who gained international acclaim for the books she wrote about her quest to understand her daughter's autism, died July 3 at a nursing home in Williamstown, Mass., of complications from a fall, according to her family. When "The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child" was published in 1967, the developmental disorder was a mystery to nearly everyone outside the medical community, and to many doctors as well.
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January 2, 2009 |
Claiborne Pell, the quirky blueblood who represented blue-collar Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college, died Thursday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90. Pell died at his Newport home just after midnight, according to his former assistant, Jan Demers. A Democrat, Pell was first elected to the Senate in 1960.