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By Francine Parnes and Francine Parnes,For AP Special Features | July 29, 1992
It was just a briefs story until someone decided men's underwear needed a change.Now it has become a strong fashion statement. From the likes of Joe Boxer, Nicole Miller, Charles Goodnight, Shady Character, Calvin Klein and Jockey come boxers in silk and cotton prints and plaids, mid-thigh knits in locker-room gray, old-fashioned button-ups and lace-ups and avant-garde thongs. Prices range from about $6 to about $55.The classic Y-front white knit brief is still a favorite. Led by Hanes and Fruit of the Loom, briefs outnumber boxers 7 to 1 in U.S. sales, according to the National Knitwear Manufacturers Association in Morristown, N.J.But boxers -- with some 70 million pairs sold last year -- are gaining.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 27, 2010
Talk about not connecting the dots. Or, in this case, tying the laces. It took half a dozen years, but a spate of five burglaries around the University of Delaware campus over the Christmas break helped police in the college town of Newark, Del., divine an odd pattern: The only items taken were men's shoes, pictures of men and a handful of boxer shorts. After the public learned of the Great Shoe Caper, more victims came forward. Many of them, apparently relieved that nothing much of value had been taken, had never reported the break-ins.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 23, 1996
Jim Miller and Bill Clark are selling something they hope many will buy but few may see: G-rated, novelty boxer shorts that arrive in the mail each month.The 29-year-old former college friends are owners of the Bad Boy Boxer Club, a mail-order business based in Mr. Miller's home in east Columbia's Long Reach village.For $14.95 a pair, a gift-giving consumer can enroll a friend, husband, father or brother in a three-, six- or 12-month "membership" that entitles the recipient to a pair of boxer shorts once a month, many with whimsical, family-oriented designs tied to the season.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | June 12, 2005
It takes a nanosecond to realize that Euphoria is not your typical educational film that battles substance abuse with an avalanche of really scary facts. Even before filmmaker and narrator Lee Boot sheds the "Stone Phillips" wig and all clothing save boxer shorts (the better to tell the truth in), the film veers from dry documentary to a quizzical exploration of the brain and its biologically propelled pursuit of happiness. The digital film, screened three times before receptive crowds at the Maryland Film Festival in May, and at the WorldFest-Houston festival in April, owes as much to Federico Fellini as it does to Bill Nye the Science Guy. A montage of visual metaphors, profiles and scientific fact, feature-length Euphoria is not a documentary in the truest sense, and its narrative arc is as loose and loopy as can be. Nor does Euphoria attempt to terrify viewers in the tradition of the 1936 cult film Reefer Madness and other memorable media scare tactics.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
Mike Kowalewski came to the Halloween parade determined to win."My costumes never get any prizes," he lamented, trudging through the cold drizzle yesterday morning.He carefully navigated his life-size outhouse costume, his vision restricted to a half moon cut into the cardboard door, and moved to the front of the crowd of costumed kids, awaiting his chance to wow the judge.The folks at the Festival Shopping Center in Bel Air certainly were impressed.Almost no one could resist opening the cardboard door and peering inside where Mike, 12, stood with a pair of boxer shorts around his ankles.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 3, 2000
I'm lucky. I'm married to a guy who likes to shop. While other women browse alone, my husband is unflagging. (He says it's hereditary; his mother is a marathon shopper.) Anyway, the guy likes to shop, so I guess I should not have been surprised when he disappeared one Saturday morning and returned in a shopping lather. Our community police were auctioning confiscated merchandise, and the bargains my husband found there had caused his poor heart to race. Me? I can shop anywhere and under any circumstances.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | January 11, 1994
MANASSAS, Va. -- The radio gag show went on the air outside the courthouse before dawn, and with the sunrise came peddlers of T-shirts and boxer shorts, then reporters and video cameramen by the score. The story began unfolding once more, and all the words and pictures went out from 18 satellite trucks in the parking lot to the nation and the world:Lorena L. Bobbitt, a 24-year-old manicurist, sliced off her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt's penis before dawn June 23.The petite, dark-haired woman with the big, brown eyes sat for hours in court yesterday showing no emotion, moving barely TC muscle as the state began her trial on a charge of malicious wounding.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1999
Today's Lesson in Matrimony: Buy Your Own Damn Jeans.Hello readers:(Sorry about the curse word.)This might seem like one of those cute columns writers write when something cute happens in their life. But, in reality-based fact, this story exposes the dark heart of anthropology. And, as any student of humankind knows, there's nothing cute about anthropology.Men, science tells us, are natural hunters. Men hunt cars or VCRs or CDs or boxer shorts. Men are not gatherers. Men do not gather information on boxer shorts.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 27, 2010
Talk about not connecting the dots. Or, in this case, tying the laces. It took half a dozen years, but a spate of five burglaries around the University of Delaware campus over the Christmas break helped police in the college town of Newark, Del., divine an odd pattern: The only items taken were men's shoes, pictures of men and a handful of boxer shorts. After the public learned of the Great Shoe Caper, more victims came forward. Many of them, apparently relieved that nothing much of value had been taken, had never reported the break-ins.
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By Nancy Brenner and Nancy Brenner,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1995
NEW YORK -- Have you ever seen a well-dressed woman clutching a black plastic garbage bag while strutting along New York's Seventh Avenue in her Charles Jourdan pumps?It's probably stuffed with an evening gown or an Andrew Marc leather jacket, and she's probably just come from a sample sale. Sample "sailing" is truly the daytime sport for the woman or the man of the '90s. Skip the body-sculpting class at the trendy Reebok Sports Club -- you can get a real workout at a sale. It's an experience that's spreading like pollen in June.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 3, 2000
I'm lucky. I'm married to a guy who likes to shop. While other women browse alone, my husband is unflagging. (He says it's hereditary; his mother is a marathon shopper.) Anyway, the guy likes to shop, so I guess I should not have been surprised when he disappeared one Saturday morning and returned in a shopping lather. Our community police were auctioning confiscated merchandise, and the bargains my husband found there had caused his poor heart to race. Me? I can shop anywhere and under any circumstances.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2000
For decades, the "B-hive," as the Bellis family calls it, has been home to some of the most lively spectators along the mile-and-a-half route of Catonsville's annual Fourth of July parade. Family members and friends come to 23 Bloomsbury Ave. from as far as Michigan and Tennessee to crowd the porch and front lawn and perform a patriotic duty: sing songs, cheer bands and collect candy from passing marchers. Yesterday marked the last Independence Day celebration at the home of Catherine Bellis, the 89-year-old queen "B" of the clan, who is moving out after 67 years.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1999
Today's Lesson in Matrimony: Buy Your Own Damn Jeans.Hello readers:(Sorry about the curse word.)This might seem like one of those cute columns writers write when something cute happens in their life. But, in reality-based fact, this story exposes the dark heart of anthropology. And, as any student of humankind knows, there's nothing cute about anthropology.Men, science tells us, are natural hunters. Men hunt cars or VCRs or CDs or boxer shorts. Men are not gatherers. Men do not gather information on boxer shorts.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 23, 1996
Jim Miller and Bill Clark are selling something they hope many will buy but few may see: G-rated, novelty boxer shorts that arrive in the mail each month.The 29-year-old former college friends are owners of the Bad Boy Boxer Club, a mail-order business based in Mr. Miller's home in east Columbia's Long Reach village.For $14.95 a pair, a gift-giving consumer can enroll a friend, husband, father or brother in a three-, six- or 12-month "membership" that entitles the recipient to a pair of boxer shorts once a month, many with whimsical, family-oriented designs tied to the season.
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By Nancy Brenner and Nancy Brenner,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1995
NEW YORK -- Have you ever seen a well-dressed woman clutching a black plastic garbage bag while strutting along New York's Seventh Avenue in her Charles Jourdan pumps?It's probably stuffed with an evening gown or an Andrew Marc leather jacket, and she's probably just come from a sample sale. Sample "sailing" is truly the daytime sport for the woman or the man of the '90s. Skip the body-sculpting class at the trendy Reebok Sports Club -- you can get a real workout at a sale. It's an experience that's spreading like pollen in June.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | January 11, 1994
MANASSAS, Va. -- The radio gag show went on the air outside the courthouse before dawn, and with the sunrise came peddlers of T-shirts and boxer shorts, then reporters and video cameramen by the score. The story began unfolding once more, and all the words and pictures went out from 18 satellite trucks in the parking lot to the nation and the world:Lorena L. Bobbitt, a 24-year-old manicurist, sliced off her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt's penis before dawn June 23.The petite, dark-haired woman with the big, brown eyes sat for hours in court yesterday showing no emotion, moving barely TC muscle as the state began her trial on a charge of malicious wounding.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | June 12, 2005
It takes a nanosecond to realize that Euphoria is not your typical educational film that battles substance abuse with an avalanche of really scary facts. Even before filmmaker and narrator Lee Boot sheds the "Stone Phillips" wig and all clothing save boxer shorts (the better to tell the truth in), the film veers from dry documentary to a quizzical exploration of the brain and its biologically propelled pursuit of happiness. The digital film, screened three times before receptive crowds at the Maryland Film Festival in May, and at the WorldFest-Houston festival in April, owes as much to Federico Fellini as it does to Bill Nye the Science Guy. A montage of visual metaphors, profiles and scientific fact, feature-length Euphoria is not a documentary in the truest sense, and its narrative arc is as loose and loopy as can be. Nor does Euphoria attempt to terrify viewers in the tradition of the 1936 cult film Reefer Madness and other memorable media scare tactics.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2000
For decades, the "B-hive," as the Bellis family calls it, has been home to some of the most lively spectators along the mile-and-a-half route of Catonsville's annual Fourth of July parade. Family members and friends come to 23 Bloomsbury Ave. from as far as Michigan and Tennessee to crowd the porch and front lawn and perform a patriotic duty: sing songs, cheer bands and collect candy from passing marchers. Yesterday marked the last Independence Day celebration at the home of Catherine Bellis, the 89-year-old queen "B" of the clan, who is moving out after 67 years.
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By Richard Christiansen and Richard Christiansen,Chicago Tribune | October 10, 1993
Perhaps the most amazing aspect in the amazing growth of Cirque du Soleil is that it began less than a decade ago as the brainchild of a group of long-haired street performers, stilt-walkers and fire-eaters who had the crazy idea that they wanted to start a circus of their own.Today, these graying, balding but still youngish entrepreneurs have become proprietors of a Montreal-based operation that is spreading its engagements, and its influence, on a...
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