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2009-01-01 16:45:47

A New Zealand homeless man accused of obscene exposure has been released on bail with one important condition -- he must wear underwear. Ben Hana, known in Wellington as the Blanket Man due to his choice of a blanket and a loincloth as clothing, was released on bail Wednesday in Wellington District Court after his Dec. 23 arrest for obscene exposure and cannabis possession, The Dominion Post reported Thursday. Maxine Dixon, Hana's lawyer, said in her client's bail application that he plans to...

2008-11-25 12:47:17

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Arizona brand newborn and infant pants due to a choking hazard. The metal snap on the pants can detach, posing a hazard to infants, the commission said Tuesday. About 24,000 of the pants, imported from Bangladesh by JCPenny Co., of Plano, Texas, were sold nationwide from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $15 a pair. The recall involves girl's and boy's denim pants sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9...

2008-11-20 18:14:29

A Winchester, England, school has denied claims that teachers have been checking students' underwear to be sure they comply with the dress code. Parents of 11- through 16-year-old students at Kings School said their students were told during assemblies that boys are only to wear white or black underpants and girls are to only wear white or light-colored unpadded bras, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. Some students claimed teachers were performing spot checks to ensure students were following...

2008-09-19 00:00:07

By The Associated Press RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A judge has decided a law banning sagging pants in this town is unconstitutional after a teenager spent a night in jail on accusations he exposed too much underwear.Julius Hart, 17, was charged last week after an officer said he spotted the teenager riding his bicycle with 4 to 5 inches of blue-and-black boxer shorts revealed.Hart's public defender, Carol Bickerstaff, urged a judge Monday to strike down the sagging pants law, telling him:...

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2008-09-18 09:10:00

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A judge has decided a law banning sagging pants in this town is unconstitutional after a teenager spent a night in jail on accusations he exposed too much underwear. Julius Hart, 17, was charged last week after an officer said he spotted the teenager riding his bicycle with 4 to 5 inches of blue- and-black boxer shorts revealed. Hart's public defender, Carol Bickerstaff, urged a judge Monday to strike down the sagging pants law, telling him: "Your honor, we now...

2008-09-08 00:00:18

MODEL Abigail Clancy sports bizarre wrinkly trousers as she films a new TV fashion show. And knockout Abby, girlfriend of footballer Peter Crouch, looked ready to punch anyone who didn't like them. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-28 15:00:47

By Judie Schwartz; Evelinda Urman Style Matters: It was all about comfort clothing for the celebrities who attended the Gospel Hill film screening at Mezcal restaurant Monday morning. The film, about racial and generational divisions, was produced by actor Giancarlo Esposito. Angela Bassett, one of the film's stars, wore a white floppy hat and a scooped-neck muumuu dress. She finished off the ensemble with silver flip flops. Barack Obama supporter Ellen Burstyn, also in attendance, wore...

2008-08-08 03:00:05

BEEFY postie Dean Peterson wants to be allowed to wear the kilt at work in Seattle. Dean, 48, who is 6ft and 18st, says his thighs fill trousers to capacity, causing chafing. He's been wearing the kilt at home since his wife brought him one back from Scotland in 2006. Now he hopes to persude his union to adopt the kilt as a uniform option for men. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Jeremy Hsieh, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 30--The Jasper County Council's proposed ban of sagging pants could have been on the books as early as Monday, but the chairman put the brakes on the proposal pending further study. The proposal sailed through its first reading in June, and a combined second reading and public hearing last week, despite dozens of glaring questions about its legality, applicability and enforceability. Three readings and votes are required for an ordinance...

2006-06-28 14:33:08

By Sophie Hardach MILAN (Reuters) - Giorgio Armani gave his younger rivals a lesson in effortless cool on Wednesday, showing shirts and suits so casually sexy actor George Clooney says they could help him cope with aging. Men wearing broad-shouldered pinstripe suits and dandy shoes strolled down the catwalk in small groups, hands in their pockets or arm-in-arm with chic girls in flowing silk trousers and jauntily tilted Parisian berets. "It's beautiful. I've only been to one of his...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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