April 12, 2008
If Dean Wormer of "Animal House" were a Los Angeles hockey fan he would have said, "Every Halloween the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode. Every April, the hapless Kings rebuild." Mike Kichaven Sherman Oaks
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April 17, 1992 |
Two months of negotiations between the city of Brea and the owners of a lingerie boutique went asunder Thursday when a judge ordered the shopkeepers to stand trial on charges that they run an illegal peep show featuring scantily clad women. Judge Stephen J. Sundvold ordered Hassan Halabi and Nabil Abouriche to return to Municipal Court in Fullerton on Monday to stand trial on 288 criminal misdemeanor counts.
March 7, 2008 |
OPATOWEK, Poland -- Victoria has no secrets in this Polish town. In an exhibition that's making some Poles do a double take, the Museum of Industry in Opatowek has chronicled the evolution of women's underwear from the knee-length knickers and tight corsets of the early 20th century to the skimpy thongs of today. "Undergarments were pretty much kept well out of sight in the old days," said Ewa Sieranska, curator at the Central Textile Museum in Lodz, which loaned 140 items to the exhibit "From Pantaloons to G-Strings."
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May 22, 1993
Stephen Maul was caught with his pants down. The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary Friday after leading Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on a brief--but memorable--chase at a mobile home park about 9:45 a.m. He was wearing two bras, pantyhose and a black skirt, all apparently stolen, deputies said. Maul of Canyon Country allegedly entered three mobile homes at the Parklane mobile home park on 20401 Soledad Canyon Road and stole several items of women's underwear, Sgt.
August 17, 1999 |
Thirteen-year-old Katie Riggs is not allowed to wear mascara and isn't really going on dates, but she doesn't think twice about sashaying through the mall with--heaven forbid--her bra straps exposed. Grandma, cover your eyes: Bra straps are cool. The undergarment whose absence once symbolized rebellion has returned in a most visible way. After cropping up in New York and Los Angeles several years ago, the exposed strap has become a national phenomenon among under-30 women, fashion experts say.
April 5, 2001 |
Thongs--once the badge of exotic dancers and girls from Ipanema--have become so mainstream that 19 million North American women are wearing them and Kmart bins are overflowing with the skimpy undies. Now lingerie marketers are trying to bolster the trend by pushing women to show off the underwear as outerwear.
December 10, 2013 |
WestJet quizzed passengers on what they wanted for Christmas, then gave two planeloads of people what they asked for. Thomas the Tank Engine, an Android tablet, a 50-inch TV. And socks and underwear for that one guy who now has the sympathy of countless viewers. In a recent promotion ("Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good flight"), the Canadian air carrier set up a screen at airports in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada. Fliers could scan their boarding passes and talk to a virtual Santa. He asked with a ho, ho, ho what they wanted for Christmas. "A choo-choo train," said one boy. "A big TV," his parents said.
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June 10, 1994 |
A former youth soccer coach pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony burglary charges stemming from the discovery of a plastic bag in his attic that contained underwear belonging to several girls who played on his team. Luis Castellanos, 19, of Montbello, faces seven counts of felony residential burglary and 12 counts of receiving stolen property for allegedly breaking into 20 homes in the La Crescenta-Tujunga area and stealing panties and money.