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June 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Fourteen members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders say they are quitting the squad because new owner Jerry Jones wants them to wear skimpier uniforms, fraternize with the players and appear in beer commercials. Jones denied that he wanted to make such changes. "When (quarterback) Roger Staubach went out, he went out on top. They have retired. I'm resigning," cheerleader director Debbie Bond, 36, said today. In addition to Bond, all 14 veteran cheerleaders have said they will leave the team because of the dispute over the uniforms, The Dallas Morning News reported.
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March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 1988
When Terry Collette acquired a Northridge restaurant called the Forest, he eliminated the dress-as-you-like policy and established a uniform requirement for waitresses and hostesses. At Circuit City stores, uniforms also come with the job. Restaurants have traditionally required employees to wear uniforms. On the other hand, consumer goods retailers generally haven't had uniform policies.
WORLD
March 19, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
MOSCOW -- Ukrainian forces at two naval facilities in Crimea reported Wednesday that they were attacked by gunmen linked to Russia in violation of an earlier agreement to give them until Friday to leave the breakaway region. “So-called pro-Russian self-defense forces of Crimea aided by Russian gunmen in unmarked uniforms stormed and gained control of our navy chief's headquarters in Sevastopol,” Alexei Mazepa, regional spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said in a phone interview.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
SPORTS
January 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The favorite football league of many desperate and lonely men is no more. The Lingerie Football League has announced plans to rename itself the Legends Football League and said it will no longer have its players compete while wearing lingerie. "This is the next step in the maturation of our now global sport. While the Lingerie Football League name has drawn great media attention allowing us to showcase the sport to millions, we have now reached a crossroad of gaining credibility as a sport or continuing to be viewed as a gimmick," said Mitchell S. Mortaza, the founder of the league.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Forget the medal count. In the first competition of the 2012 London Olympics -- the global runway show known as the opening ceremony's parade of nations -- it looks like Team Switzerland did it right. Over the weekend, a couple of All the Rage readers were anything but neutral about their feelings for that country's gray-and-red ensembles. After bashing Team Canada's uniforms (described here ), a reader from Montreal posted a comment Friday evening declaring: "For two weeks I am purely Swiss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1996
Long Beach Unified School District, the first public school system in the nation to require students to wear uniforms, reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Foundation, scuttling a lawsuit filed on behalf of 26 families who say the district refused to help when they couldn't afford the mandatory uniforms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1996
Re "Teachers Read Signals in Varied Clothing," March 3. There is a reason that the president, politicians, community leaders, parents and educators are supporting the concept of uniforms in our public schools. Many students today come to school wearing clothing that glorifies gang culture and values. Young ladies of 13 [wear] the tightest, most revealing clothing in hopes of looking older and attracting attention they are not equipped to handle. Younger children emulate the older ones in order to be accepted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1996
I am in strong opposition to the article written by Norman Isaacs ("Teachers Read Signals in Varied Clothing," March 3), principal at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks. Uniforms represent the creeds and aspirations of institutions. For example, the creed of a school: a place to learn, to achieve, to give your best, to respect and be respected. When these values are instilled in students they will be proud of wearing its uniforms and emblems. Uniforms do not suppress individuality, nor do clothes create individuality; this would be superficial.
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX  - Carl Crawford is sporting a new number this spring, having dumped the No. 25 he wore last year in favor of No. 3. "I didn't like the number," Crawford said. "I wanted to change. It just didn't feel comfortable. " When Crawford arrived in Los Angeles from Boston in 2012, Hanley Ramirez had the No. 13 Crawford wore in 10 of his first 11 big league seasons and Manager Don Mattingly the No. 8 Crawford wore as a rookie. But when No. 3, last worn by Skip Schumaker , became available this off-season, Crawford grabbed it. "I've got three kids now," he said.
WORLD
March 4, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
LIUBYMIVKA, Ukraine--As Russian leader Vladimir Putin publicly insisted Tuesday that Russian troops had never seized or blocked any facilities in Ukraine's Crimea, a tense standoff continued between a Ukrainian army unit and a group of well-armed, Russian-speaking forces at a military airport in the southern part of the Crimean peninsula. The gunmen, dressed in unmarked military uniforms that appeared identical to those used by the Russian army, had captured the Belbek airport near here along with three dozen combat jets and an arsenal of weapons belonging to the Ukrainian military.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Philadelphia Phillies' triple-A affiliate out of Allentown already has an unusual name: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Now they're going for an unusual marketing tool, at least for a baseball team: Bacon! That's right. The team, whose name is takeoff on a crude iron used in producing steel, has unveiled its 2014 uniforms, and for Saturday home games it's bacon all the way. Bacon on the caps. A wavy bacon underline beneath the moniker 'Pigs across the chest of the jersey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- Requiring public school students to wear polo shirts emblazoned with such messages as “Tomorrow's Leaders” potentially infringes on their rights to free speech, a unanimous federal appeals court decided Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district judge's dismissal of a lawsuit by parents of two elementary school children whose uniform contained the leadership message. The court said the uniform policy must be justified under a stringent legal test that is difficult to meet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - A public elementary school decided in 2011 to require students to wear a uniform with the school's motto, "Tomorrow's Leaders," emblazoned in small letters on the shirts around a gopher, the campus mascot. One parent objected to the uniforms and eventually sued, contending they violated the 1st Amendment's guarantee of free speech. In a unanimous ruling Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit largely agreed with her. The panel said the words "Tomorrow's Leaders" potentially violated students' right to free speech and the uniform policy must go unless the school district can justify it under a legal standard that is difficult to meet.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Liesl Bradner, This post has been updated as indicated below
The official Team USA opening and closing ceremony parade uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren may have been unveiled recently, but an unofficial Winter Games collection designed by American artists will be launched during fashion week in New York City. The "Purple and Gold" collection track suits were individually designed by 15 American artists, including Los Angeles-based Lucas Michael, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and David Benjamin Sherry, in response to Russia's anti-gay legislation.
NEWS
December 4, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Tuesday at its New York City flagship, Burton Snowboards unveiled the official uniforms to be worn by U.S. snowboarders at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, a collection that manages to be both retro-nostalgia cool and highly technical. The most high-profile pieces in the collection of outerwear, layered pieces and cold-weather gear are the patchwork-print jackets (one version for competition and a down-filled one for kicking around the Olympic Village) inspired by a vintage quilt that Burton designers found at an antique fair.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Think your doctor's white coat is as clean as a whistle? It might not be. A study finds that dangerous germs could be lurking on nurses' and doctors' uniforms. Researchers from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem cultured three spots on the uniforms of 75 nurses and 60 physicians working in a 550-bed hospital. Potential pathogens (also known as infectious agents, or germs) were found on 63% of the uniforms, and antibiotic resistant bacteria were found on samples from 14% of nurses' uniforms and 6% of doctor's uniforms.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
OK, all you fashionistas, listen up. The Dodgers' influence on style knows no bounds. Or eras or sports. The Dodgers are about to unintentionally enter the NBA's sudden fascination with the retro look via the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets plan to wear an alternate jersey based on the look of the old Brooklyn Dodgers' road uniform. And the thing of it is, it actually looks pretty good: Are you ready for Brooklyn Blue Nights? Check out our alternate home jersey & get yours here: http://t.co/1FZrW6rcY3 pic.twitter.com/v0rNHZ5RoK - Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets)
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Adidas and the NBA have unveiled the 2014 NBA All-Star game uniforms, which will be short-sleeved jerseys in vibrant colors with unique decals honoring New Orleans, the host city. An official release on NBA.com said "the uniforms are inspired by New Orleans' rich and unique culture, featuring vibrant Mardi Gras colors and shiny brass and silver accents on a short-sleeved silhouette. The NBA All-Star logo appears on the chest of the blue 'East' and red 'West' jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, the official symbol of Louisiana, with a purple 'W' or green 'E' cut out to identify the conference of each player.
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