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By Glenn Rifkin and Glenn Rifkin,New York Times News Service | November 10, 1994
Weaving together two basic threads of American life -- creeping computerization and the quest for a perfect fit in blue jeans -- the world's biggest jeans maker has begun selling made-to-order Levi's for women.Sales clerks at an Original Levi's Store can use a personal computer and the customer's vital statistics to create a digital blue jeans blueprint. When transmitted electronically to a Levi's factory in Tennessee, this computer file instructs a robotic tailor to cut a bolt of denim to the woman's measurements.
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By Mike Giuliano | April 19, 2013
If there were a dress code for visitors to the current exhibit in Howard Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, it would stipulate that people must wear blue jeans when going to see Julie van Hemert's "Peopled Jeans. " That's because the artist uses blue jean material for her wall-hanging fabric art. Van Hemert does not significantly alter or transform this material. Instead, she typically clusters a few pants legs together in order to suggest that several close friends are, er, hanging out together.
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By BEVERLY MILLS | June 18, 1995
Q: My 7-year-old wears blue jeans and T-shirts, and keeps her hair very short for sports. People sometimes mistake her for a boy, and she gets very upset by that. She wants people to know she's a girl, but she wants to be herself and be comfortable in the clothing she chooses. I would appreciate any ideas.-- Diane O'Pry, Marietta, Ga.A: Here are some ideas from readers: * "I had the same problem when my 10-year-old was younger," says Mary Baranowski of Arlington Heights, Ill. "The first thing we did was to get her ears pierced.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
A fast-food restaurant in Northeast Baltimore was robbed Saturday night by two men who forced customers to lie on the floor while they took an undetermined amount of cash from registers, police said. The men entered the KFC restaurant in the 6200 block of Belair Road shortly before 7:10 p.m. One of them brandished a handgun and ordered customers to the floor as his companion acted as lookout, police said. The gunman then jumped over the counter and took money from the cash registers before both men fled through the restaurant's rear parking lot and went south on Marluth Avenue, police said.
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By Allison Kaplan and Allison Kaplan,KNIGHT RIDDER/ TRIBUNE | November 9, 2003
Let's get one thing straight: If you're spending $200 on a pair of jeans, it's not for durability. Long before stonewashing and distressing and spandex, basic Levi's were the clothing of choice of coal miners. These days, the most rigorous job called upon the average blue jeans is a spin on the dance floor. As denim has morphed from staple into style statement, the prices have climbed to jaw-dropping proportions. And they show no sign of stopping. Earl Jeans, once exclusive at $120, seem almost affordable compared with some styles by Diesel that now top $200.
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By Michael Quintanilla and By Michael Quintanilla,Special to the Sun | January 12, 2003
Javier Andrade is holding an armful of shirts that are, for lack of a better word, pretty. There are two with ruffles, one bibbed with baby blue pleats, another in denim with rows of fuzzy and frayed pin-tucking and a swashbuckle creation with layers and layers of frilly fabric. Shirts along the line you've seen on prom night, or at the opera -- or on your sister. But Andrade, a 30-year-old law firm accountant, is not shopping for her or for any tuxedo-expected event. He's buying them to wear with jeans.
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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2002
SALISBURY - If we go to war with Iraq tomorrow, and the United Nations doesn't like it, we can blame it on Toby Keith. We just have to explain to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that we went to Keith's concert Sunday night at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and got so carried away with his aggressive patriotism that we took the words to his controversial song literally and had to kick somebody's rear. If you are not a country music fan, there are a few things you need to know about Keith, whose wildly popular "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)"
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 2003
SAN ANTONIO -- Clara Flores once thought she had the job of a lifetime, even, perhaps, the most solid job in America. She made blue jeans. Not just any blue jeans. Levi's. "It was the original," Flores said. "Wherever you went, it was the same Levi's blue jeans." The $4.2 billion company, founded 150 years ago by Levi Strauss, a Bavarian immigrant who settled in San Francisco to outfit the gold miners, has turned out more than 3.5 billion pairs of the sturdy denim jeans with their trademark rivets at the seams and little red pocket tab, becoming an American icon right up there with Coca-Cola, Hollywood, the Colt .45 and baseball.
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By Orange County Register | September 22, 1994
The Gap did it for "Melrose Place." Now Express has put the cast of "Melrose Place" spinoff "Models Inc." in its blue jeans, then hung large blowups of the jeans-clad cast in store windows. The men wear jeans from Structure, the brother store of Express.
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August 11, 1995
A man grabbed eight pairs of blue jeans from an Annapolis clothing store Wednesday evening and ran to a waiting car, county police said.An employee at the Fashion Bug in the 2300 block of Forest Drive told police the man came in about 6:50 p.m., took the blue jeans worth a total of $232 and ran out the door. The thief climbed into a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice and drove off with a second man, police said.Ms. Thompson gave the tag number to police, who said it was registered to a car reported stolen Sunday in Prince George's County.
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By Peter Hermann | June 18, 2012
Baltimore police are seeking three men who robbed a North Baltimore McDonald's at gunpoint on Saturday night. Authorities said the hold-up occurred about 8:50 p.m. at the fast-food restaurant in the 5100 block of York Road, five blocks north of Cold Spring Lane on the border of Radnor-Winston and Winston-Govans. A bystander flagged down a city police officer and told them that the robbery had just occurred. Police said that a man wearing a black mask and holding as silver or gray semi-automatic handgun jumped over the counter and said, "You know what this is, open the registers.
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October 29, 2011
WESTMINSTER — Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary's Annual Gala — formerly called the Silvery Moon Ball — to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Martin's Westminster, on Route 140 at Route 97. The theme is "Be Dazzled: Black Tie, Blue Jeans and Bling," and the evening includes dinner and dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $175, and all proceeds benefit the Carroll Hospital Centers emergency services. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 410-871-7280, or go to http://www.CHCGala.org.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
Police are looking for a man who reportedly forced a 19-year-old woman into his SUV on the east side of the city Friday night before she was able to escape, a spokesman said. The woman was walking in the 900 block of North Milton Ave. around 7:30 p.m. when a man drove up and asked if she needed a ride, according to Detective Jeremy Silbert. When she declined, the man got out of the car and grabbed the woman, forcing her into the car. The man asked the woman if she wanted to have sex and she refused, Silbert said.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl who did not return home from school on Tuesday. Solothia Andrea Thomas, a student at Overlea High School, may be in the Baltimore area, according police. They said they were "concerned for her safety and well-being. " She was described as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and gray boots. Solothia has a piercing in her lower lip, police said.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2010
Anne Arundel County police are investigating two Laurel robberies that occurred within blocks of each other Friday and Saturday. Friday morning, officers were dispatched to Russett Green East and Laurel Fort Meade Road, near the Corridor Marketplace Shopping Center and the Maryland City Plaza Shopping Center. The victim, a 52-year-old woman, told police that a man on a bicycle came up from behind and pulled her purse off her right shoulder and then fled the area on bicycle. She was not hurt.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
Police have increased patrols near an Annapolis middle school where two female students said they were approached by a man; one girl was offered a ride, the second was grabbed from behind. One Bates Middle School student said that a man pulled up next to her and asked if she wanted to go for a ride as she was walking in the 200 block of Boxwood Road on May 5, police said. Another student said she was walking to the bus stop at Fairfax Road and Forest Drive when a man walked up from behind and grabbed her arm May 18. When the girl pulled away, the man walked away and left in a small, dark blue sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Honda, police said.
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January 26, 1996
Police logSimpsonville: 7800 block of Guilford Road: A resident heard a noise and saw an intruder, who police said entered the home through an unlocked front door Wednesday morning. Property was found scattered. Police said the intruder -- described as a white male, age 25 to 30 and wearing a light-weight flannel jacket and blue jeans -- ran from the house and fled in a whiteFord hatchback.
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By Susan Reimer | March 18, 2010
B aby boomers think we invented sex. But I know we invented blue jeans. Yeah. OK. So there were some, I don't know, prospectors or farmers or somebody wearing jeans before we broke them out in the spring of 1970. But boomers made jeans legit. First we wore them to class in college, where there used to be, God help us all, a dress code for women (but not men). Then blue jeans spread to high schools, airline travel and the workplace. Blue jeans have made it to church, although I hear there is some resistance on country club golf courses.
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By SLOANE BROWN | May 11, 2008
SOME 550 FOLKS STREAMED INTO THE Maryland Food Bank's Halethorpe warehouse for the organization's third annual Blue Jean Ball fundraiser. Some of the evening's fun came from dressing for it. Any combination of black tie and blue jeans was welcome. "That made it an attraction for me, because I don't always look forward to dressing up. This kind of dressing up I'll do anytime," said Jim Perdue, CEO of Perdue Farms and the gala's honorary chair, sporting a tux jacket and jeans. "I know I'm the only person in here with creased jeans on," boasted Craig Sigismondi, Carey Sales and Service president / owner.
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