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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | November 20, 2005
Could we have George W. Bush to thank for one of fall's biggest trends? When there are tough economic times or when troops are in harm's way, says Cindy Chance, general manager for Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie and Laurel, people buy cowboy boots. "When Americans begin to feel a threat -- from foreign territories or maybe, say, high gas prices -- that kind of kicks off a subconscious desire to self-identify with American roots," Chance says. "And that image of the American cowboy conjures in our minds thoughts of independence, freedom, integrity, a certain measure of toughness."
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Lionel Foster | January 3, 2013
A few months ago, during my first trip to Houston, I did what anyone whose knowledge of Texas is defined almost entirely by movies and television might do. I bought cowboy boots from a man with a handlebar mustache, went to a honky tonk, got thrown off a mechanical bull and mastered the "Boot Scootin' Boogie. " If I hadn't gone back to Texas last week, this story might have ended right about there, but during my second trip, with my cowboy itch already thoroughly scratched, I paid closer attention.
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BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | July 26, 2011
My colleague Jill Rosen wrote this week that retailers are pushing back-to-school shopping in July, far earlier than usual. But if you want to save sales tax - or 6 percent on certain purchases - do your back-to-school or other shopping between August 14 and the 20 th .  Maryland sales tax won't be assessed on apparel and footwear that is $100 or less. Accessories will be taxed no matter what the price. Maryland's comptroller posts a list online of items eligible for the tax holiday.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | July 26, 2011
My colleague Jill Rosen wrote this week that retailers are pushing back-to-school shopping in July, far earlier than usual. But if you want to save sales tax - or 6 percent on certain purchases - do your back-to-school or other shopping between August 14 and the 20 th .  Maryland sales tax won't be assessed on apparel and footwear that is $100 or less. Accessories will be taxed no matter what the price. Maryland's comptroller posts a list online of items eligible for the tax holiday.
NEWS
Lionel Foster | January 3, 2013
A few months ago, during my first trip to Houston, I did what anyone whose knowledge of Texas is defined almost entirely by movies and television might do. I bought cowboy boots from a man with a handlebar mustache, went to a honky tonk, got thrown off a mechanical bull and mastered the "Boot Scootin' Boogie. " If I hadn't gone back to Texas last week, this story might have ended right about there, but during my second trip, with my cowboy itch already thoroughly scratched, I paid closer attention.
NEWS
By TIM WARREN | June 21, 1994
Among Robert James Waller's pretentions is the belief that he represents ''the last of the cowboys.'' That doesn't mean he's the only fellow left ropin' dogies and sleeping under the stars; it is hard to believe that this former business-school dean did much cowpunching at any time of his life, let alone since ''The Bridges of Madison County'' was published and he's made a ton of money. No pork and beans heated in a No. 10 can for this buckaroo's dinner, we can be sure.Rather, what Mr. Waller tells interviewers is that as the last cowboy, he still believes in rugged individualism and the ramblin' life.
FEATURES
By Diane Samms Rush and Diane Samms Rush,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 25, 1993
So you've decided to go cowboy -- a little, anyway. You've seen people strolling around confidently in boots, and you've decided that you want to make a Western fashion statement by buying a pair of your own.You'll be joining millions of Americans who wear boots for many reasons, including comfort, durability and fashion.A survey by Yankelovich Partners showed that more than 3 of every 10 adults in the United States enjoy some elements of the Western lifestyle, and 48 percent of those own boots.
NEWS
By Jack Germond & Jules Witcover | September 22, 1995
DENVER -- When President Clinton passed through Colorado the other day mining for votes and campaign money, he appropriately wore brown cowboy boots, albeit with a business suit.An element of his 1992 presidential victory was his ability to carry Western states like Colorado. Three years later, issues like grazing rights and Clinton's continued support of gun control, as well as general coolness toward his performance in office, make winning the West in 1996 a dicier proposition for him.A recent survey by Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli gives the president little comfort.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 6, 1991
HERNDON, Va. -- Troy Aikman was born to play baseball.At least, he was until his family moved to a small town in Oklahoma when he was 12 years old."Baseball was my first love. If I had stayed in California, I firmly believe I would have stuck with baseball," the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said yesterday. "It wasn't until my junior year of high school that I started entertaining any thoughts of playing football in college."Aikman, whose team plays host to the Washington Redskins on Monday night, grew up as a pitcher in Cerritos, Calif.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | November 8, 1995
Big red is right. This blend of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and valdiguie packs a wallop as it delivers a mouthful of spicy, robust, meaty flavors with hints of chocolate, blueberry and tomato. It's a little rustic, but graceful nevertheless, like a man who can wear cowboy boots with a tux and carry it off.
NEWS
By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | November 20, 2005
Could we have George W. Bush to thank for one of fall's biggest trends? When there are tough economic times or when troops are in harm's way, says Cindy Chance, general manager for Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie and Laurel, people buy cowboy boots. "When Americans begin to feel a threat -- from foreign territories or maybe, say, high gas prices -- that kind of kicks off a subconscious desire to self-identify with American roots," Chance says. "And that image of the American cowboy conjures in our minds thoughts of independence, freedom, integrity, a certain measure of toughness."
NEWS
By Jack Germond & Jules Witcover | September 22, 1995
DENVER -- When President Clinton passed through Colorado the other day mining for votes and campaign money, he appropriately wore brown cowboy boots, albeit with a business suit.An element of his 1992 presidential victory was his ability to carry Western states like Colorado. Three years later, issues like grazing rights and Clinton's continued support of gun control, as well as general coolness toward his performance in office, make winning the West in 1996 a dicier proposition for him.A recent survey by Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli gives the president little comfort.
NEWS
By TIM WARREN | June 21, 1994
Among Robert James Waller's pretentions is the belief that he represents ''the last of the cowboys.'' That doesn't mean he's the only fellow left ropin' dogies and sleeping under the stars; it is hard to believe that this former business-school dean did much cowpunching at any time of his life, let alone since ''The Bridges of Madison County'' was published and he's made a ton of money. No pork and beans heated in a No. 10 can for this buckaroo's dinner, we can be sure.Rather, what Mr. Waller tells interviewers is that as the last cowboy, he still believes in rugged individualism and the ramblin' life.
FEATURES
By Diane Samms Rush and Diane Samms Rush,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 25, 1993
So you've decided to go cowboy -- a little, anyway. You've seen people strolling around confidently in boots, and you've decided that you want to make a Western fashion statement by buying a pair of your own.You'll be joining millions of Americans who wear boots for many reasons, including comfort, durability and fashion.A survey by Yankelovich Partners showed that more than 3 of every 10 adults in the United States enjoy some elements of the Western lifestyle, and 48 percent of those own boots.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 6, 1991
HERNDON, Va. -- Troy Aikman was born to play baseball.At least, he was until his family moved to a small town in Oklahoma when he was 12 years old."Baseball was my first love. If I had stayed in California, I firmly believe I would have stuck with baseball," the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said yesterday. "It wasn't until my junior year of high school that I started entertaining any thoughts of playing football in college."Aikman, whose team plays host to the Washington Redskins on Monday night, grew up as a pitcher in Cerritos, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | February 28, 1999
It must have been Valentine's Day. The longest line at the Harbor Daze celebration could be found at the oyster bar.Some 500 country-western-clad revelers gathered at the Cancun Cantina in Hanover for barbecue, karaoke and line dancing, raising about $30,000 for the renovation of the Harbor Hospital Center's emergency department.Among those two-stepping to the country-western band Lionheart were Barney Johnson, president and CEO of the hospital, with wife Jan, a real-estate ace; and event co-chairwomen Beverly Powell and Vicki Shockey.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Denver Post | November 9, 2003
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Cowboy boots are worn by royalty and ranch hands, by rock stars and rodeo performers. Their original purpose might have been utilitarian, but along the way, Western boots became icons of the Old West. "They are the West's most wearable art form," says Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, which is preparing a yearlong exhibit of boots. Friesen organized the exhibit into three categories. "Famous Feet" includes more than two dozen pairs of boots belonging to politicians, entertainers and Hollywood celebrities.
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