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					PAGE 4C                                                                             Laredo Morning Times                                                                   Sunday, September 7, 2003

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Retro jerseys and other
apparel are back in style
BY WHITNEY ELLIS                                   At the Finish Line store, manager Nate
Cox News Service                                 Turner said their hottest selling item is a
                                                 Michael Jordan “rewind” jersey. The jersey
  HAMILTON, Ohio - When it comes to              features Jordan’s 23 on a Washington
“sports”apparel, everything old is new           Bullets jersey.
again.                                             The NBA markets the “rewinds” as was
  Whether it be LeBron James making news         evident when the New Jersey Nets wore
for receiving two old school jerseys as gifts
or hip-hop star Nelly rapping about wanting
two pair of Nike’s Air Force Ones basketball
                                                 them during some games of the 2003 NBA
                                                   Credit hip-hop and movie stars for the
                                                                                                              Bridal Shower
shoes, it’s clear the stylings of the ‘70s and   resurgence of the throwback. Many music                        Sandra Rangel and Enrique Gonzalez were honored
‘80s have returned. The jerseys, shoes and       videos from Nelly to Jay-Z to Fabulous have                  with a Hawaiian Luau couple’s shower given by Norma
hats of the not-so-distant past have come        featured jerseys and merchandise from the                    Rattanni, sister of the prospective groom, at the Rattanni
back with a vengeance - in the stores and        ‘70s and ‘80s.                                               residence April 26. Top photo, front left seated, are
also in the pocketbook.                            Nelly went as far as writing a song about                  Enrique Gonzalez, future groom; Sandra Rangel bride-
  Ever since the “throwback” or “retro” jer-     his beloved Air Force One basketball shoes                   elect, Norma Rattanni, sister of the prospective groom;
sey has come back in style, they have been       by Nike, a style originally released in the                  Maria Elena Perez and Rosy Gonzalez. Standing are
a hot-ticket item, according to Marion           1980s. The song reached No.1 on the                          Eloisa and Arnulfo Rangel, parents of the bride-elect and
Compston, associate manager of an athlet-        Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart in January.                  Antonio Perez and Hector Gonzalez.
ic apparel store. “A lot of these we have we       Ever since the song, sales of the shoes -
can’t keep in stock,” Coipston said.             and other classics - have been on the rise,                                 Pictured right are Sandra Rangel and Enrique
  To have the jerseys - or the classic shoes     Compston said. Recently, Nike has re-                                       Gonzalez recently honored at a couple’s shower      SANDRA RANGEL and
or retro hats - will set you back some seri-     released its first basketball shoe sold in                                                                                      ENRIQUE GONZALEZ
ous bread. The throwback and rewind jer-         1972 to try to capitalize on the trend.
seys range in price from $89 to $500,              So far, Nike “and its tributary” brands -
according to Compston, while the old             including Jordan - have re-released several
school shoes range in price from $59 to          pair of shoes from the past, and other shoe
$10; at many shoe stores and Internet sites.     companies are also reinventing themselves
  Some of the jerseys being sold today are       by going back to the past.
from players of an earlier era. Football jer-      Adidas has re-issued the Forum Lo shoe -
seys from many National Football League          first introduced”in 1984. Reebok classics
from the ‘40s and ‘50s can be found at           have become hot again.
many stores.                                       Turner said all of the old school shoes and
  And the selection is endless. There are        accessories they sell - from old logo T-shirts
many jerseys available ranging from              to throwback jerseys - are hard to keep in
George “Iceman” Gervin’s Eastern                 stock. “The Nike Air Force One, Air Force
Michigan college jersey, Mike Schmidt’s          Two and Dunk basketball shoes are our big
powder blue Philadelphia Phillies jersey         sellers,” Turner said. “Our Air Force One’s
and Doug Williams’ Grambling State               sell so quickly, that we could get our ship-
University jersey.                               ment of 100 to 150 shoes in on Friday, and
  There are even more that can be found via      by that Sunday, they’re all sold out.”
the Internet. Another hot item are the             But don’t call it a comeback - apparently,
“rewind” jerseys being sold by Nike. The jer-    it’s been here for years. Compston said his
seys feature current and recently retired        store has stocked the throwbacks and                           Among the special guests attending the bridal shower in honor of Sandra Rangel were
basketball players - like Michael Jordan or      some of the classic shoes for a couple of                    front seated, Josefina Rangel, grandmother, special guests and Juanita Garcia.
Chris Webber - with their names printed on       years now, but the style has really become                   Standing are Graciela Garza, Sandra Rangel, honoree, Juanita Esparza and Erica
old school jerseys.                              popular in the past few months.

                                                                                                       Social calendar

                                                                                                       TWS to host 54th annual exhibition
                                                                                                         Sunday, Sept. 7                     Monday, Sept. 8                     to plan their 20th Class
                                                                                                         Tea Time with Angelina              The Blessed Sacrament               Reunion. The meeting will held
                                                                                                       Ballerina at Laredo Public          Church Altar Society will meet        at 7:30 p.m., at Logan’s
                                                                                                       Library, 2:30-4 p .m.,              at the Parish Hall at 3:30 p.m.       Roadhouse in the “Garage”.
                                                                                                       Multipurpose Room. Take tea         Hostesses includes Viola              Anyone interested in joining
                                                                                                       with KLRN and hear stories of       Moore, Sarita Ochoa, Olivia           the Reunion Committee is
                                                                                                       the popular children’s book         Bravo, Chelo Novoa and                urged to attend. Please bring
                                                                                                       character              Angelina.    Bertha Guevara.                       with you any contact informa-
                                                                                                       Registration required. To regis-      The National Association of         tion you may have on class-
                                                                                                       ter call, the Children’s Dept. at   Retired Federal Employees             mates. For more information
                                                                                                       795-2400 ext. 2247.                 (NARFE) will hold their month-        you may contact: Lupita B.
                                                                                                         September is Library Card         ly social meeting at 11:30 a.m.       Narvaez - 740-7432 cell / 794-
                                                                                                       Sign-Up Month at Laredo             at the Holiday Inn, 800 Garden        2135 office          or Sylvia
                                                                                                       Public Library. Register for a      St. All members are invited to        Valenciano-Narvaez - 744-
                                                                                                       library card during the             attend.                               5972 cell / 717-3999 office.
                                                                                                       September and enter to win a          L’Avenir will hold its meeting        Toddler Tuesday at the
                                                                                                       fabulous prize. The drawing         at Sirloin Stockade at 5:30 p.m.      Laredo Public Library, 10:30-
                                                                                                       will be held Oct. 1. (For first-    with Emma Granger, Ana                11:30       am.,       Children’s
                                                                                                       time library card registrants       Lopez and Lela Vasquez as             Department. Enjoy a special
                                                                                Times courtesy photo   only.)                              hostesses.                            activity with your toddler (ages
GRAD AND FRIENDS: Anissa Geralee Juarez, recent Texas A&M graduate, is surrounded                        Through Sept. 28: Texas              J.W. Nixon Class of ‘94 will       infant to 3 years old) at the
by friends at a graduation dinner given by her parents, Pamela and Benito Juarez, at                   Watercolor Society 54th             have a reunion meeting at             Main Library.
Satchel’s in College Station.                                                                          Annual Exhibition 2003,             Oasis at 7:30 p.m. All gradu-           After School Art at the Laredo
                                                                                                       Exhibit Hall West and               ates are urged to attend to dis-      Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m.

Anissa Juarez graduates from A&M                                                                       Goodman Gallery, Laredo
                                                                                                       Center for the Arts, 500 San
                                                                                                       Agustin, Tuesday-Friday, 9
                                                                                                                                           cuss upcoming fundraisers
                                                                                                                                           and events. For more informa-
                                                                                                                                           tion, call Cynthia Sanchez
                                                                                                                                                                                 Children’s          Department
                                                                                                                                                                                 Express yourself with art in this
                                                                                                                                                                                 program co-sponsored by the
                                                                                                       a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-     Rodriguez        324-8848 or          Center of the Arts. Reigstration
  On August 15, 2003 family
                                                                                                       5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.       Silverio Martinez 645-8185.           required. To register, please
and friends traveled from
                                                                                                       Monday-closed.                        Oasis of Love - Bible study,        call the Children’s Department
Laredo, Houston, Austin,
                                                                                                         Through Sept. 28: “Recent         Monday through Friday, 1000           at 795-2400 ext. 2247.
San Antonio and surround-
                                                                                                       Works”, St. Peter’s Elementary      Tesoro Lane. For information,           Texas A&M International
ing communities to attend
                                                                                                       with Ana Torres, educator,          call 723-1210 or 744-7775.            University’s Newman Club will
Anissa Geralee Juarez’
                                                                                                       Community Gallery, Laredo             Oasis of Love Ministries,           be hosting Mass on campus
graduation ceremony at
                                                                                                       Center for the Arts, 500 San        daily study of God’s Word.            from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the
Texas A&M University’s
                                                                                                       Agustin, Tuesday-Friday, 9          Prayer for the sick and broken        Student Center, room 231. For
Reed Arena in College
                                                                                                       a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-     hearted, 1000 Tesoro Lane.            more information, please con-
                                                                                                       5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.       For information, call 723-1210.       tact 326-2280 or 326-2134.
  Juarez received a bachelor
                                                                                                       Monday-closed.                        8 p.m.: Oasis of Love                 Texas A&M International
of science degree in commu-
                                                                                                         Through Sept. 28: Henry           Support Drug and Alcohol              University’s Campus Crusade
nity health.
                                                                                                       Azios Photography, Laredo Art       Support        Group      meets       for Christ will meet at the
  A third generation Aggie,
                                                                                                       League Gallery, Laredo Art          Mondays and Thursdays at              Student Center from 6:30 to 9
Juarez is the daughter of
                                                                                                       League Gallery, Laredo Center       1000 Tesoro Lane. For infor-          p.m., in the Student Center,
Pamela and Benito Juarez,
                                                                                                       for the Arts, 500 San Agustin,      mation, call 744-7775.                room 120. For more informa-
both members of the class of
                                                                                                       Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,        Tuesday, Sept. 9                    tion, please contact Cande
1977. They decorated her
                                                                                                       Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,             The United High School              Tijerina at 726-3899.
traditional graduation cap
                                                                                                       Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.               Class of l984 will hold their first
with a picture of her late
                                                                                Times courtesy photo   Monday-closed.                      Reunion Committee meeting
grandfather,      Victor  M.
Rodriguez and the words          PROUD PARENTS: Anissa Juarez, ’03, recent Texas A&M
Grandpa ’45, in memory of        University graduate, celebrates with her parents, Pamela
the greatest Aggie inspira-      and Benito Juarez, ’77, and her brother, Benito, ’06, at a
tion in her life.                graduation dinner in her honor at Satchel’s in College
  Juarez was honored with a      The bracelet was an addi-        Antonio were Chris Ramirez,
dinner celebration given by      tional sign of the presence of   Heidi Muller and Tomas
her parents at Satchel’s         Anissa’s grandfather.            Torres. Araceli Vela traveled
immediately after the after-       Laredoans attending the        from Austin.
noon ceremony. Guests            celebration included her           Aggie friends in attendance
were treated to a barbecue       grandparents, Doris M.           included the honoree’s
chicken and beef combina-        Rodriguez and Angela and         brother Benito Jared Juarez,
tion plate and cold bever-       Benito M. Juarez; aunts and      Noreen Ahmeduddin, Alicia
ages.                            uncles, Cynthia and Victoria     Penning, Holly Tietjen,
  Juarez was surprised with      Rodriguez, Doris and Jimmy       Amanda Ivarra, Alfredo
a very special gift from her     Gallagher, Omar and Leti         Jasso Jr., Joey Moctezuma,
grandmother, Mrs. Doris M.       Juarez, Orlando and Sandra       Liz Ostiguin, B.B. Juarez, T.
Rodriguez, an heirloom gold      Juarez, Oscar and Gloria         J. Perez, Beth Miller, Lindsey
leaf link bracelet accented      Juarez, and Andy Juarez;         Hoffman, Alex Gonzalez,
with an original official        cousins, Alyssa, Analee,         Jesse      Newsome,        Tito
emblem of Texas A&M              Melissa, Michael, Orlando        Gonzalez, Dariel Garza and
College.                         and Selina Juarez and            James Nash.
  The bracelet was given to      Rosella and Rubi Garcia.           Anissa’s aunt, Gloria C.
Doris when Anissa’s grand-         Guests from Houston            Juarez, photographed the
father, Victor M. Rodriguez      included Sarah and Joe           celebration and complied
’45, Doris’ husband of nearly    Alaniz. Traveling from San       them into a keepsake album.
55 years, was courting her.

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