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August 18, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may have the ripped abs of an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. model, but the high-end teen chain wants the "Jersey Shore" reality television star to stop wearing its clothing. In a news release titled "Abercrombie & Fitch proposes a win-win situation," the retailer, through its "Brand Senses Department," said: "We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans.
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NEWS
May 18, 1988 | United Press International
Older Americans are twice as likely to be killed by fires as the rest of the population and also tend to be at particular risk for clothing fires, says the American Association of Retired Persons. The AARP cites a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission study which showed more than 90% of clothing fire deaths occurred in people age 50 or older. The AARP suggests these shopping tips: --Choose garments made of flame-resistant fibers (tight-weave, tight-knit, non-fuzzy).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
A Marine Corps uniform from World War II and a beaded lace dress with matching hat from the 1940s were among the vintage clothing donated to Cal State Northridge by a private collector in Ohio. The clothes will be added to the university's collection of about 300 pieces used in the fashion design and merchandising program at CSUN. Other articles of donated clothing included a beaded jacket and several fur pieces from the turn of the century.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
While it has no evidence of a specific plot, the FBI said it has information that terrorists are interested in downing airliners using shoe bombs. Such an attack was prevented a year ago. In an intelligence bulletin, the FBI urges law enforcement agencies to stay vigilant to the possibility that terrorists might try to hide bombs in winter coats, shoes or other garments. Last December, a similar attack by Richard Reid was foiled.
OPINION
August 3, 1997
Re "Turning Donated Rags Into Riches," July 28: The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center program, administered through its western territorial headquarters, is financed solely through the collection and resale of donated items and does not receive cash donations or United Way allocations. While the Salvation Army does sell a portion of its donated clothing because much of it is unusable, it takes issue with the article that "Although some donors think they are giving their used clothing to the local poor and homeless, very little is ever given to anyone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
The third annual Orange County clothing drive begins Saturday with the hope of collecting garments that will help keep the area's homeless and disadvantaged dry and warm in the winter months. All 48 county-run fire stations will collect clothing, and drive organizers said donations most needed include blankets, jackets, sweaters, sweat shirts, hats, shoes, gloves, scarves and packaged undergarments. The clothes gathered during the campaign, which runs through Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997 | ED BOND
The Salvation Army and the San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council will kick off a clothing drive today, distributing 30,000 bags to Valley homes to be filled with used clothes and picked up next Saturday. The drive continues a 30-year tradition of cooperation between the Salvation Army and Scouting groups. However, this is the first time such a drive has been held in the Valley, said Leslie-Anne Quinn, director of community relations for the Salvation Army in Van Nuys.
NEWS
January 5, 1989 | GARY LIBMAN, Times Staff Writer
Holiday clothing donations declined sharply at Goodwill and Salvation Army centers, a situation that may force one charity to lay off many of its 120 disabled or disadvantaged workers. "We have never been this low in clothes," Judy McNulty, development director at the Goodwill Industries of Southern Los Angeles County, said Wednesday. "Usually at the end of the year, our dock at our plant is full to the rafters and we can't even get in there. At this point, we have nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997
Four members of an international ring that imported counterfeit handbags, clothing and other items pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court Monday to charges of bribery, smuggling and counterfeiting. Los Angeles residents Duseon Jason Kim, Seok Bak Chang and Hae Kyung Kwon, and Gardena resident Chong Ki Park admitted to participating in a scheme to import about $2 million in counterfeit and unlicensed products from Korea, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Marc Harris.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | KATHRYN BOLD
Something has happened to tie-dye since the days of peace marches and love-ins. It's become respectable. Cruise your local mall and you'll see tie-dyed rainbows and spirals brightening the clothing racks. It seems as if every imaginable garment has been dipped into dyes.
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