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By Trish Hill and Trish Hill,N.Y. Times News Service | July 24, 1991
Theresa Jakubik, an aspiring actress in Manhattan, recently went to brunch with some people she wanted to impress. "I put on these adorable little culotte shorts," she said. But by the end of the day, she didn't look adorable. The rayon culottes were so wrinkled, she said, "I looked like I had rolled out of a 90-hour flight."It wrinkles, it's no bargain, it has to be dry-cleaned, it spots easily and trees die for its birth.This is the fabric of the 1990s?Rayon, once considered a second-class fabric to be used in lieu of silk, is showing up in every kind of clothing for both women and men. Designers talk ecstatically of its drapability, of the way it follows the line of the body.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 25, 2004
A Randallstown boy whose mother is suspected of abducting him and taking him to California in October was delivered to authorities there by an adult friend yesterday, Maryland State Police reported. Margarita Peterson of Baltimore is suspected of abducting Rayon Gray, 10. Police traced them to Riverside, Calif., with the help of the television program America's Most Wanted and public records. Police arrested Peterson Tuesday but didn't know where to find the boy. A friend of Peterson's took the child to a Riverside police station yesterday afternoon.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | May 8, 1991
The latest evidence that shopping at home is here to stay: the Next Directory, a glossy hard-cover mail-order catalog of spring and summer women's fashions."
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | October 17, 1999
A stylish way to clean upMiele vacuum cleaners -- a must for true fashionistas -- have gone "platinum" for the 21st century. The latest model (there is already a waiting list, even though it costs $995) has a sealed system that picks up and holds onto fine particles, and a direct-connect system for attaching accessories to the wand. Call 800-579-4555 to find the dealer nearest you.A cook's tourWhen you look around kitchens today, you're likely to see many things that were there, in pretty much the same form, 100 or even 200 years ago. The likeness may be more striking in an "unfitted" kitchen -- a slow-building trend that's been restricted mostly to the very high-end lines and to the work of custom designers who are returning to the unmatched "kitchen furniture" of the last century, instead of focusing on the coordinated counters and cupboards of the current one.And yes, today's kitchens have microwaves, solid-surface stoves, convection ovens, food processors, multicycle dishwashers, and refrigerators that deliver crushed ice and water through their doors.
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By CATHERINE COOK | October 31, 1991
* Define brows with a strong, well-maintained arch* Outline lips in a dramatic red, add a hint of a Cupid bow* Choose a pale, powdered foundation* Give rollers another try and don't brush out the curls all the way* Roll or twist hair a la Rita Hayworth or Lauren Hutton* Or simply pin it all back in a snood* Wear a sweetheart neckline* Try a longer dress in a tiny floral print rayon* Slip on a pair of seamed stockings* Find a pair of the new, daintier platform...
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September 7, 1995
Rayon chiffon scarves recalledAbout 375,000 sheer rayon chiffon scarves that could "burn faster than newspaper" were pulled from stores all over the country yesterday in what the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said was the largest clothing recall ever conducted under the Flammable Fabrics Act.The majority of recalled scarves were sold under the "Fashionique II" label, although not all scarves with this label violate the law. All of them have labels...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 25, 2004
A Randallstown boy whose mother is suspected of abducting him and taking him to California in October was delivered to authorities there by an adult friend yesterday, Maryland State Police reported. Margarita Peterson of Baltimore is suspected of abducting Rayon Gray, 10. Police traced them to Riverside, Calif., with the help of the television program America's Most Wanted and public records. Police arrested Peterson Tuesday but didn't know where to find the boy. A friend of Peterson's took the child to a Riverside police station yesterday afternoon.
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By Vida Roberts | March 5, 1992
In grandmother's time whites were dried on the clothesline and got their brightness from the natural bleaching action of the sun. Fabrics now seldom see the light of washday and have to be treated in the home laundry. Here are some hints on keeping whites at their best from the experts at Woolite.* Always sort whites into a separate load. Adding even the softest pastels will result in some color exchange.* Follow directions on garment care for washing, washability, water temperature and drying.
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By Pat Morgan and Pat Morgan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 24, 1991
You pick up your summertime favorites from the cleaners. Crisp cotton shirts, easy linen skirts, soft silk dresses.You slip into one of them, feeling very summery.Then you walk out into the 90-degree heat and wilt.Crisp cotton turns soggy. Drapey silk goes limp. And yes, linen is supposed to wrinkle, but isn't looking like crumpled gift wrap a bit ridiculous?The dilemma: do you opt for the cool comfort of natural fibers, or do you look presentable for the lunch meeting, the after-work drinks or the Big Date?
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By Joe Surkiewicz and Joe Surkiewicz,Contributing Writer | July 16, 1992
This summer, the status fashion statement for men is a rich print shirt in rayon or silk. And the fit? With a nod toward post-'80s casualness, these bold shirts are loose and comfortable.But the look is a far cry from Don Ho on the beach at Waikiki.Instead, think of debonair Cary Grant relaxing on a seaside terrace in Monte Carlo."This summer's print shirts reflect the '30s and '40s," reports Arnold Borenstein, owner of Eclectic, a downtown men's clothing store. "It's a Hollywood-on-a-Saturday-afternoon look.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 14, 1998
Some of us fear year 2000 will bring computer chaos, alien invasions, maybe Armageddon. But what about flying houses or snacks made from underwear?"Uncle John's Indispensable Guide to the Year 2000" (Bathroom Reader's Press) says these and other inventions should be here by then -- at least if experts from decades past are right.For instance, in 1967, Science Digest predicted that by 2000, "discarded rayon underwear will be bought by chemical factories and converted into candy."Other forecasts:In 1966, Arthur C. Clarke wrote in Vogue magazine that houses in 2001 would be able to fly, thanks to building materials made stronger than steel but lighter than aluminum.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1995
Rayon chiffon scarves recalledAbout 375,000 sheer rayon chiffon scarves that could "burn faster than newspaper" were pulled from stores all over the country yesterday in what the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said was the largest clothing recall ever conducted under the Flammable Fabrics Act.The majority of recalled scarves were sold under the "Fashionique II" label, although not all scarves with this label violate the law. All of them have labels...
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | September 3, 1995
25 Years Ago* Housewives cannot but be amazed at the effrontery of the large supermarket chains which have unleashed a rash ofdisplay advertising in the daily press during the past several weeks calling attention to the fact of their prevailing "discount prices" on their merchandise. An inspection of the price tags on most of the articles of greatest purchase reveals anything but "discount prices," as any housewife knows. What a dollar buys in foodstuffs now compared to what it would buy only a month or so ago causes a feeling of dismay on the part of the food purchaser who must continue to buy on a fixed budget.
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By Joe Surkiewicz and Joe Surkiewicz,Contributing Writer | July 16, 1992
This summer, the status fashion statement for men is a rich print shirt in rayon or silk. And the fit? With a nod toward post-'80s casualness, these bold shirts are loose and comfortable.But the look is a far cry from Don Ho on the beach at Waikiki.Instead, think of debonair Cary Grant relaxing on a seaside terrace in Monte Carlo."This summer's print shirts reflect the '30s and '40s," reports Arnold Borenstein, owner of Eclectic, a downtown men's clothing store. "It's a Hollywood-on-a-Saturday-afternoon look.
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By Vida Roberts | March 5, 1992
In grandmother's time whites were dried on the clothesline and got their brightness from the natural bleaching action of the sun. Fabrics now seldom see the light of washday and have to be treated in the home laundry. Here are some hints on keeping whites at their best from the experts at Woolite.* Always sort whites into a separate load. Adding even the softest pastels will result in some color exchange.* Follow directions on garment care for washing, washability, water temperature and drying.
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By CATHERINE COOK | October 31, 1991
* Define brows with a strong, well-maintained arch* Outline lips in a dramatic red, add a hint of a Cupid bow* Choose a pale, powdered foundation* Give rollers another try and don't brush out the curls all the way* Roll or twist hair a la Rita Hayworth or Lauren Hutton* Or simply pin it all back in a snood* Wear a sweetheart neckline* Try a longer dress in a tiny floral print rayon* Slip on a pair of seamed stockings* Find a pair of the new, daintier platform...
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By Los Angeles Times | December 14, 1998
Some of us fear year 2000 will bring computer chaos, alien invasions, maybe Armageddon. But what about flying houses or snacks made from underwear?"Uncle John's Indispensable Guide to the Year 2000" (Bathroom Reader's Press) says these and other inventions should be here by then -- at least if experts from decades past are right.For instance, in 1967, Science Digest predicted that by 2000, "discarded rayon underwear will be bought by chemical factories and converted into candy."Other forecasts:In 1966, Arthur C. Clarke wrote in Vogue magazine that houses in 2001 would be able to fly, thanks to building materials made stronger than steel but lighter than aluminum.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | September 3, 1995
25 Years Ago* Housewives cannot but be amazed at the effrontery of the large supermarket chains which have unleashed a rash ofdisplay advertising in the daily press during the past several weeks calling attention to the fact of their prevailing "discount prices" on their merchandise. An inspection of the price tags on most of the articles of greatest purchase reveals anything but "discount prices," as any housewife knows. What a dollar buys in foodstuffs now compared to what it would buy only a month or so ago causes a feeling of dismay on the part of the food purchaser who must continue to buy on a fixed budget.
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By Trish Hill and Trish Hill,N.Y. Times News Service | July 24, 1991
Theresa Jakubik, an aspiring actress in Manhattan, recently went to brunch with some people she wanted to impress. "I put on these adorable little culotte shorts," she said. But by the end of the day, she didn't look adorable. The rayon culottes were so wrinkled, she said, "I looked like I had rolled out of a 90-hour flight."It wrinkles, it's no bargain, it has to be dry-cleaned, it spots easily and trees die for its birth.This is the fabric of the 1990s?Rayon, once considered a second-class fabric to be used in lieu of silk, is showing up in every kind of clothing for both women and men. Designers talk ecstatically of its drapability, of the way it follows the line of the body.
FEATURES
By Pat Morgan and Pat Morgan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 24, 1991
You pick up your summertime favorites from the cleaners. Crisp cotton shirts, easy linen skirts, soft silk dresses.You slip into one of them, feeling very summery.Then you walk out into the 90-degree heat and wilt.Crisp cotton turns soggy. Drapey silk goes limp. And yes, linen is supposed to wrinkle, but isn't looking like crumpled gift wrap a bit ridiculous?The dilemma: do you opt for the cool comfort of natural fibers, or do you look presentable for the lunch meeting, the after-work drinks or the Big Date?
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