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