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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 27, 1995
First a line of "sportswear" and now a school. Whenever students at Killingsworth Junior High in Hawaiian Gardens wore banned clothing to class--such as the white T-shirts and baggy pants preferred by gang members--they would be called to the office of counselor Pharis Fedde and given something else to wear. Something decidedly less cool, such as short pants. The only way an offending student could save face with his peers, fashion-wise, was to announce he was clothed in "Fedde-wear."
July 31, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Four San Fernando Valley Mervyn's stores will join in a national program Saturday that sends needy children on a shopping spree to help them prepare for the upcoming school year. ChildSpree, now in its fourth year, provides boys and girls ages 6 to 18 with $50 to $100 to purchase back-to-school clothes that they pick out themselves. "The kids are much more practical, frankly, than most adults," said Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for Mervyn's. "They are really very frugal.
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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