April 2, 2013
Seated at a downtown coffee shop last week, Victoria Vox quickly noticed the table was wobbly and uneven. Rather than ignore the minor nuisance, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter took the newspaper she walked in with, folded up a few pages and stuck it under the table's leg. She punctuated the correction with a shrug. "I fix things," Vox said nonchalantly. Born Victoria Davitt, Vox's do-it-herself mentality has served her well since May 2003, when she quit her managerial job at New York & Company in the mall of her hometown, Green Bay, Wis. Since then, music has been her only career.
March 29, 2013
Randy Edsall has been committed to growing Maryland's brand ever since he took the job in College Park more than two years ago. The state flag was already printed across the Byrd Stadium end zones when he arrived on campus, but that wasn't enough. The football coach unveiled state flag-inspired "Maryland Pride" uniforms for his first game on the sideline and replaced the Terps moniker with Maryland on both the field and jerseys. On Saturday afternoon, he'll unveil another part of his plan.
March 27, 2013
Randy Edsall is a football coach, not a marketing guy, but he's got the lingo down. Ask him why the Maryland football team is practicing Saturday at Dunbar, and he says it's all about growing the Terps brand in this area and throughout the rest of the state, too. "What we need to do is make sure we're going out and meeting the people and being visible in the Baltimore community, rather than expecting people to come to us," he says....
March 25, 2013
Longtime Lake Clifton boys basketball coach Herman "Tree" Harried has been selected to coach in Nike's Jordan Brand Classic International Game, which is set for April 13 at the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center. The Jordan Brand Classic International Game consists of one game between the top U-16 players from around the world. In addition to the International Game, there will also be a Regional New York City Game and an All-American Game. In January, Harried was selected to be a member of USA Basketball's 2013-16 Developmental National Team Committee.
March 21, 2013
Your article abut the Republican Party's recent exercise in self-criticism was fascinating ("GOP study: Party alienates," March 19). Apparently, Republican big-wigs refuse to recognize that it is their principles, not just their candidates, that have been rejected by a majority of Americans. As long as their party maintains positions that are anti-worker, anti-women, anti-gays and anti-immigrant, and as long as they appear to despise poor folks, suppress minority voting and oppose civil liberties, the party will continue to lose elections.
February 22, 2013
Nike started with running shoes and Under Armour with undershirts. Both stories begin with dissatisfaction. While trying to sell a Japanese manufacturer's shoes, Phil Knight sent some to his former coach, who modified them, using, among other things, a waffle iron. Tired of undershirts that didn't dry quickly enough beneath the pads he wore as a football player, Kevin Plank set about experimenting with new materials. In 1964, Knight hawked his goods from the trunk of a car. In 1996, Plank did the same.