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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dump fake bags and watches in exchange for real deal

Written on February 26, 2013 at 11:30 am, by

Dubai: If you’ve got more fakes than you know what to do with, here’s a chance to redeem yourself. A Dubai-based woman is challenging owners of fake watches, bags, wallets, scarves, shoes and fashion jewellery to a unique competition that can earn them a pre-owned genuine designer bag if they dump their fake items. Hadeer […]

Fashion replicas

Written on February 19, 2013 at 11:23 am, by

I thought I’d take a look at the replica industry and the paradigm shift in language for it to be acceptable to buy ‘replicas’ as distinct from the ‘imitations’ and ‘counterfeits’ of yesteryear. Even softer than ‘replica’ is ‘influenced by’ and the most delicate, ‘referenced by’, although I most often hear this said in thick […]

Ladies Cherokee Syllabary Watch Available for Valentine’s Day

Written on February 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm, by

Looking for a “timely” gift for that special lady in your life? The Cherokee Nation has got you covered—with a stylish wristwatch that features a Cherokee syllabary motif. “This one of a kind watch is another way we’re working to promote Cherokee culture to a modern audience,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker […]

Public Safety Commissioner watches Skokie’s streets

Written on February 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm, by

Since Mark Penning moved to Skokie almost 10 years ago, he and his wife Katie Hollenberg have become instrumental in a host of community safety initiatives aimed at keeping the village crime-free. Outside of business hours when Penning isn’t working as a wholesale insurance broker in his downtown Loop office, he dedicates much of his […]

Flood watches issued in south, central Alabama

Written on February 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm, by

Flash flood watches and warnings have been issued in south and central Alabama through Wednesday after much of the state was drenched in rain. Meteorologists said 3 to 5 inches of rain had fallen in the area by Monday afternoon and forecasters expect an additional 3 to 5 to fall into Tuesday morning. Forecasters say […]

World watches as pope makes historic move

Written on February 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm, by

The world’s 1 billion Roman Catholics awoke on Monday to the stunning announcement that Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down from the papacy at month’s end. The 85-year-old pontiff noted that “strength of mind and body” are required to perform the duties of the job, and that he lacks the strength to continue. Many who […]