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June 15, 2011
The Affordable Footwear Act is a misnomer. ("Senators try to boot shoe tax," June 11). The act will doom an already blighted American shoe industry, relegating more manufacturing workers to low-wage, temporary and/or part-time employment while increasing the deficit. Eliminating the tariff on imported shoes will result in lower prices for consumers — a solution to a crisis that doesn't exist — but proponents of AFA neglect to mention these indirect costs. In effect, the act will trade long-term social and economic stability for immediate consumer satisfaction.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Regional retailer Shoe City plans to open five new stores, including three Baltimore-area locations. The athletic footwear and apparel chain signed leases in Eastpoint Mall, Erdman Shopping Center and Edgewater Village Shopping Center, H&R Retail, the chain's real estate brokerage firm, said Monday. The new stores, which also include locations in Landover and Hampton, Va., range in size from 5,000 square feet to 6,700 square feet. Shoe City, which started in 1949 in Baltimore as Eileen Shoes and rebranded as Shoe City in 1980, now runs 33 stores in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.
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BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | June 27, 2013
Athletic shoe sales are soaring, at least on the Internet, the NPD Group reported this week. Sales grew 21 percent to $5 billion in the year ending in April compared with the previous year, said NPD, which tracks consumer purchases. Even with the rapid growth, e-commerce sales make up less than one-fifth of the $28 billion U.S. athletic footwear market, in which sales grew 5 percent year over year, the company said. Online sellers have the advantage of offering the bigger assortments that consumers want, NPD said.
BUSINESS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant spurned overtures from Under Armour and will sign a new shoe deal with basketball giant Nike. "Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh!" Durant tweeted late Sunday, referring to the Nike logo. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game," said Heter Myers, a spokesman for Nike. A spokeswoman for Under Armour did not respond to a request for comment Monday. The decision ends the possibility, for now, of an all-Maryland marriage between the reigning NBA MVP, who grew up in Prince George's County and played high school basketball in Rockville, and Baltimore-based Under Armour.
NEWS
January 30, 2010
Police in Delaware said Friday night that they have arrested a man in a series of burglaries that occurred over the past 20 years in which thousands of pairs of men's shoes and photos of men were stolen. Walter J. Rubincon, 46, of Newark, Del., has been charged with 25 counts of burglary, 77 counts of theft and 15 counts of criminal mischief. The break in the case came after a passer-by spotted three duffel bags full of shoes in a Maryland creek near the Delaware line and reported seeing a person drive off in a yellow Mitsubishi Eclipse, authorities said.
FEATURES
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Many Special Olympians competing in the national games this month in Lincoln, Neb., will have one less worry while they are running, jumping or playing ball: Their shoelaces will never come untied. A Glen Burnie entrepreneur is donating 3,000 pairs of Lock Laces, a shoe-lacing system that features elastic laces combined with a spring-activated locking device. Eric Jackson, 41, made the first pair for himself so he would not trip over loose laces while jogging. He soon had requests from friends and family and the basis for his own business.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
Nike made its mark with Michael Jordan sneakers in the 1980s, eventually wresting near-total control of the U.S. basketball shoe market from Adidas, Reebok and other smaller players. Now, Baltimore sports apparel company Under Armour Inc. is trying to gain a foothold in the fiercely competitive business with its first-ever basketball shoe collection, which was unveiled Thursday and will hit stores in limited numbers in November. The step is a crucial one for Under Armour, whose footwear business has been struggling even as executives consider it a key part of the corporate growth strategy.
NEWS
March 25, 1991
We have the uneasy feeling that City Councilwoman Sheila Dixon may have done herself a regrettable but lasting disservice with her dramatic gesture with her shoe last week. As has been amply reported, Dixon took off her shoe to dramatically underscore her statement, which was ominous enough in its own right: "You've been running things for the last 20 years. Now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."By "you" she meant her white colleagues on the Baltimore City Council. Dixon's sense of indignation is, no doubt, rooted in demonstrable injustice in the past.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
Officials at the University of Maryland want to move to the Big Ten Athletic Conference, but they do not want to pay the $50 million exit fee the ACC wants to charge. Officials claim that Maryland never really agreed to the exit fee, that it is excessive, and that they want to negotiate a lower fee. If the ACC wants to collect the entire fee it will have to sue the state. I wonder how this would work for students at UM. Could a student claim the tuition fee is excessive, that they never really agreed to pay it in the first place, and that they want to renegotiate it to something lower?
NEWS
August 4, 1995
A gunman robbed an Annapolis shoe store Wednesday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.The man walked into the Payless Shoe Source in the 2300 block of Forest Drive about 2:50 p.m., police said. He picked out a pair of shoes and took them to the counter, where he pulled out a black pistol and demanded money from the cash register and safe, police said.The clerk gave money to the gunman, who left the store and was last seen walking through the parking lot, police said.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A 25-year-old was shot in the leg after he refused to give up his shoes during a robbery Monday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said on Tuesday several suspects approached the victim in the area of St Regis Road and Framingham Road when they surrounded him, and took his cell phone and wallet. The suspects then fled. One suspect, however, returned and demanded the victim hand over his shoes. Police said the victim refused and started to run away when the suspect shot him at least once in the lower body.
NEWS
August 11, 2014
Letter writer David Ingalls recently compared the size of government to a having shoe size large enough to do the job ("How long will we wait to address climate change?" Aug. 8). Well, how big does government have to be to control climate change? I don't believe it would be too much to insist that there be inarguable scientific evidence that any big-government program that sets out to do that is beneficial. King Canute thought he was so great he could command the tides of the sea to go back.
NEWS
August 1, 2014
Commentator Jonathan David Farley writes that Central American children crossing our borders should be deported immediately ( "#Sendthemback," July 22). I have only written a response to an editorial once before, but I thought I needed to take it upon myself to respond. Being 13, I suppose most adults with Mr. Farley's mindset wouldn't think that a girl my age would know much about the topic or even really care about what's happening at all. But I will tell you this: I'm responding to your letter not to be hurtful or judgmental but only to offer an opposing view.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Under Armour, which has wooed consumers with sweat-wicking T-shirts and other innovations, is banking on a new fabric that conforms to the foot like a second skin to help the company break into the crowded athletic shoe market. The Baltimore-based athletic wear maker is promoting its newly developed ClutchFit - a lightweight, stretch material designed to move with the foot without bunching or binding - as one of its latest innovations. And it's betting the technology will revolutionize shoes across multiple sports and pay off in a bigger share of the booming footwear market.
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | April 25, 2014
One of the busiest Saturdays of the spring is coming up in Harford County on April 26, featuring four events many people have taken to marking their calendars for each year. Walk A Mile in Her Shoes in Bel Air, Clear Your Clutter Day at Harford Community College, River Sweep on both shores of the Susquehanna River and the Harford Earth Day Celebration in Aberdeen are activities that put service and helping others at the forefront, while at the same time giving participants a chance to have a little fun. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes To coincide with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Harford County-based non-profit SARC will host its sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence on Saturday in downtown Bel Air. The event has a goal of raising $50,000 to support SARC, which provides hope and resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.
NEWS
April 3, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Macomber Lane, 9400 block, 11 p.m. March 27. Late reported incident. Unknown juveniles pushed juvenile walking on foot path. Shoes, cell phone and personal items stolen. Basket Ring Road, 9600 block, between 10:30 a.m. March 26 and 12:45 p.m. March 27. Entry gained to residence via unlocked door.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | January 17, 1991
A half-inch strip of white rubber found in the otherwise tidy apartment of Dawn Marie Garvin matches a similarly sized hole on a tennis shoe belonging to Garvin's accused killer, Steven H. Oken, an FBI expert has testified.Special Agent William Heilman, an expert in torn-edge comparison, told a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury that, "The piece of rubber had at one time been part of the sole of the shoe."The tiny strip of rubber is considered a key piece of evidence in the prosecution's case against Oken, 29, the White Marsh man accused of raping and killing Garvin on Nov. 2, 1987.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | August 17, 1994
They sold a lot of drink cups and shoes and T-shirts. At least the NBA and the shoe companies hope they did.They showed the world how to strut and preen after dunking on a Chinese center who was hoping mostly not to incur a head injury with his team trailing by 50.They won something called the World Championship of Basketball. If you enjoyed it, you probably think the American invasion of Grenada was a good war.Oh, and the members of Dream Team II succeeded in demonstrating why the NBA is getting slam-dunked with bad pub now after a decade of happy-face growth success.
NEWS
February 19, 2014
While Bryan Voltaggio was making headlines with plans to open a restaurant in Baltimore, his brother Michael was kicking around some news himself. The Frederick native and Top Chef winner has teamed up with OTZ shoes to create a line of footwear for chefs called "Culinary Brigade. " According to Zappos.com, this is "one comfortable sneak that will have you raring to go for any adventure. " If the promotional video featuring Michael Voltaggio is a guide, "any adventure" includes sauteeing, drizzling sauces, stepping into a walk-in freezer and flexing your buff and beautifully tattooed arms.
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