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By Kevin Cowherd | October 8, 1990
The Spandex People first began appearing a few years ago in their ultra-tight bicycle shorts, unitards, body stockings and what have you.Like most Americans, I kept waiting for the Spandex People to go away. But whether through over-breeding, great strides in medical science or 20 percent discount sales at Herman's and the Athletic Attic, they have seemingly multiplied like rabbits, until you can barely walk down the street without encountering one or two of the species.What should be obvious by now - but apparently isn't to some of the Spandex People - is that Spandex is a fabric not flattering to everyone.
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October 18, 2011
When Arielle Goodman was a child, she woke up every morning to the sounds of her mother's opera music floating through the house. Now, the 24-year old Chicago native and self-proclaimed Baltimore vagabond is making her own name as a performer. She has been known to take the Amtrak at 5:30 a.m. in order to get to New York City by 9 and audition for the next big musical. Such efforts have paid off - she has landed quirky roles such as Anne from the original sci-fi rock opera “When E.T. Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Her most recent adventure has been playing the part of Anna Bella, a 10-year-old with a feisty personality, in the Strand Theater's production of “Anne Bella Eama.” Goodman is ready to make a big splash in the world of theater, but here she takes a moment to talk to b about Mexican music, spandex and more of her eclectic passions.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2011
When Arielle Goodman was a child, she woke up every morning to the sounds of her mother's opera music floating through the house. Now, the 24-year old Chicago native and self-proclaimed Baltimore vagabond is making her own name as a performer. She has been known to take the Amtrak at 5:30 a.m. in order to get to New York City by 9 and audition for the next big musical. Such efforts have paid off - she has landed quirky roles such as Anne from the original sci-fi rock opera “When E.T. Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Her most recent adventure has been playing the part of Anna Bella, a 10-year-old with a feisty personality, in the Strand Theater's production of “Anne Bella Eama.” Goodman is ready to make a big splash in the world of theater, but here she takes a moment to talk to b about Mexican music, spandex and more of her eclectic passions.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
Bluer than Democrat-rich Baltimore! Able to distract morning commuters with a single wave! Look! On the street corner with Jody Landers! It's actual fun in this year's mayoral campaign! Blue Man, a mysterious figure in a full-body Spandex suit, has swooped in from who-knows-where to help former City Councilman Joseph T. "Jody" Landers with his weekday morning car waves. There's no telling if the seeming superhero can help Landers in September's Democratic primary, but he has already succeeded in injecting some zip into an otherwise snoozy race.
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By Lisa Lytle and Lisa Lytle,Orange County Register | August 5, 1992
They look like typical men's work and weekend clothes. Touch them, wear them, even swing on a flying trapeze in them -- they'll feel almost as comfy as workout clothes. The secret: a stretch fiber called spandex.Andrew Fezza, Michael Kors, Jhane Barnes, Robert Amerigo, Sabato Russo and the Falke Group's Niels Bastrup are among the designers stretching clothes to the limit for fall.Spandex -- best known as the brand name Lycra -- has been around in men's athletic clothes for years, but not until this year have designers given it new life in sport coats, sweaters, suit trousers and casual shirts.
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By Holly Selby | June 27, 1991
Cover Girl competitionListening to your Mom really can pay off: As a finalist in the High School Cover Girl contest sponsored by Cover Girl cosmetics and YM magazine, 18-year-old Karen McGuire of Baltimore won a free trip to New York this week.And it was her mother's idea to enter.She -- and the other Maryland finalist, Cheronda Kilpatrick of Temple Hills -- was chosen out of thousands of pretty faces to compete to be the cover girl of the November issue of YM magazine.Ms. McGuire plans to attend Catonsville Community College thifall, while 16-year-old Ms. Kilpatrick is a rising senior at the National Christian Academy.
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By SUSAN REIMER | March 25, 2001
I played tennis, but switched to racquetball because I couldn't serve. I ran 10K races and 10-mile races, but switched to power walking when everyone else did. I did aerobics in one of those cute little spandex outfits, and moved up to step classes with the fitness herd. I have swum laps and lifted weights. I mastered the Stairmaster, and then I spun off into spinning classes. Now, I have added yoga to the list of fitness regimes that I expect to abandon. I generally renew my commitment to physical fitness with a change of disciplines and some modest shopping.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | March 13, 1997
Before we were married my husband loved me to wear sexy bathing suits. Now, five years later, he has become conservative and insists I dress like a "respectable businessman's wife."This June we will celebrate our fifth anniversary with a vacation to St. Tropez. I want to surprise him by wearing a slinky swimsuit that will show I still have my great figure. What do you suggest?Try a bikini. It will not only show off your figure, but look right in HTC trendy St. Tropez. The bikini had its 50th anniversary recently so you'll find lots of different styles in the stores.
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By Bonita Formwalt | April 10, 1991
I received a letter from the Department of Recreation and Parks the other day with a list of suggestions to ensure the safety of walkers,joggers and bicyclists who use the 13-mile Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. The department's reminders include obeying the posted speed limits, allowing pedestrians the right of way and encouraging visitors to travel on the right side of the trail.I would like to add a few ideas of my own:* Anyone wearing Spandex biker shorts should be restricted to visiting the park only on specific days so the rest of us don't have to be constantly reminded of what is possible if we "Just Do It."
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2011
Bluer than Democrat-rich Baltimore! Able to distract morning commuters with a single wave! Look! On the street corner with Jody Landers! It's actual fun in this year's mayoral campaign! Blue Man, a mysterious figure in a full-body Spandex suit, has swooped in from who-knows-where to help former City Councilman Joseph T. "Jody" Landers with his weekday morning car waves. There's no telling if the seeming superhero can help Landers in September's Democratic primary, but he has already succeeded in injecting some zip into an otherwise snoozy race.
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By Malcolm Johnson and Malcolm Johnson,Special to the Sun | June 22, 2003
Of the more than 250 movies that have reaped domestic earnings of more than $100 million, only a dozen dramatize the victories and travails of comic-book superheroes. But all that is about to change, as a new wave of men and women in crazy costumes surges into action in big-budget films. It will be a battle of the titans, as the older generation of men in tights, and a scattering of super women, suit up to compete against the younger fighters against evil. The struggle will pit DC Comics, owner of the all-powerful Superman and Batman franchises, against Marvel Comics, which has suddenly thrust itself into the top ranks of movie moneymakers, as compiled by MovieTimes at UGO.com.
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By SUSAN REIMER | March 25, 2001
I played tennis, but switched to racquetball because I couldn't serve. I ran 10K races and 10-mile races, but switched to power walking when everyone else did. I did aerobics in one of those cute little spandex outfits, and moved up to step classes with the fitness herd. I have swum laps and lifted weights. I mastered the Stairmaster, and then I spun off into spinning classes. Now, I have added yoga to the list of fitness regimes that I expect to abandon. I generally renew my commitment to physical fitness with a change of disciplines and some modest shopping.
FEATURES
By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | March 13, 1997
Before we were married my husband loved me to wear sexy bathing suits. Now, five years later, he has become conservative and insists I dress like a "respectable businessman's wife."This June we will celebrate our fifth anniversary with a vacation to St. Tropez. I want to surprise him by wearing a slinky swimsuit that will show I still have my great figure. What do you suggest?Try a bikini. It will not only show off your figure, but look right in HTC trendy St. Tropez. The bikini had its 50th anniversary recently so you'll find lots of different styles in the stores.
FEATURES
By Lisa Lytle and Lisa Lytle,Orange County Register | August 5, 1992
They look like typical men's work and weekend clothes. Touch them, wear them, even swing on a flying trapeze in them -- they'll feel almost as comfy as workout clothes. The secret: a stretch fiber called spandex.Andrew Fezza, Michael Kors, Jhane Barnes, Robert Amerigo, Sabato Russo and the Falke Group's Niels Bastrup are among the designers stretching clothes to the limit for fall.Spandex -- best known as the brand name Lycra -- has been around in men's athletic clothes for years, but not until this year have designers given it new life in sport coats, sweaters, suit trousers and casual shirts.
FEATURES
By Holly Selby | June 27, 1991
Cover Girl competitionListening to your Mom really can pay off: As a finalist in the High School Cover Girl contest sponsored by Cover Girl cosmetics and YM magazine, 18-year-old Karen McGuire of Baltimore won a free trip to New York this week.And it was her mother's idea to enter.She -- and the other Maryland finalist, Cheronda Kilpatrick of Temple Hills -- was chosen out of thousands of pretty faces to compete to be the cover girl of the November issue of YM magazine.Ms. McGuire plans to attend Catonsville Community College thifall, while 16-year-old Ms. Kilpatrick is a rising senior at the National Christian Academy.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt | April 10, 1991
I received a letter from the Department of Recreation and Parks the other day with a list of suggestions to ensure the safety of walkers,joggers and bicyclists who use the 13-mile Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. The department's reminders include obeying the posted speed limits, allowing pedestrians the right of way and encouraging visitors to travel on the right side of the trail.I would like to add a few ideas of my own:* Anyone wearing Spandex biker shorts should be restricted to visiting the park only on specific days so the rest of us don't have to be constantly reminded of what is possible if we "Just Do It."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Malcolm Johnson and Malcolm Johnson,Special to the Sun | June 22, 2003
Of the more than 250 movies that have reaped domestic earnings of more than $100 million, only a dozen dramatize the victories and travails of comic-book superheroes. But all that is about to change, as a new wave of men and women in crazy costumes surges into action in big-budget films. It will be a battle of the titans, as the older generation of men in tights, and a scattering of super women, suit up to compete against the younger fighters against evil. The struggle will pit DC Comics, owner of the all-powerful Superman and Batman franchises, against Marvel Comics, which has suddenly thrust itself into the top ranks of movie moneymakers, as compiled by MovieTimes at UGO.com.
NEWS
December 27, 1999
Imagine life without the plastic development in the last 100 years -- from your nylon stockings to your contact lenses. The Greek word "Plastikos" means it plastic is the moleblages of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and other atoms are unwiedly chain or ring structures that can't be packed closely, so they are flexible. The first 19th-century plastics were cellulose-based: Bandaging material, billiard balls, false teeth, combs, shirt collars. New each year the world produces about 225 billion pounds of plastic -- press-on fingernails, hip-replacement joints, Spandex, packing peanuts, cheap explosives for terrorists.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | October 8, 1990
The Spandex People first began appearing a few years ago in their ultra-tight bicycle shorts, unitards, body stockings and what have you.Like most Americans, I kept waiting for the Spandex People to go away. But whether through over-breeding, great strides in medical science or 20 percent discount sales at Herman's and the Athletic Attic, they have seemingly multiplied like rabbits, until you can barely walk down the street without encountering one or two of the species.What should be obvious by now - but apparently isn't to some of the Spandex People - is that Spandex is a fabric not flattering to everyone.
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