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  • 90-year-old woman told to remove blouse and bra during TSA search

    10/29/2015 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    News 7 ^ | October 28, 2015 | News 7
    PORTLAND, OR -- The TSA says it's investigating an incident where a 90-year-old woman was forced to strip after setting off body scanners. Alan Charney told ABC affiliate KATU-TV that his mother Harriette went through the full body scanner at Portland International Airport when the alarm went off. TSA agents quickly pulled her aside. "It was obvious they were going into a search," Charney said. "But I presumed they were just going to sort of pat her down."
  • Lingerie store sells Michelle Obama bra

    01/24/2015 9:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/15 | Judy Kurtz
    A “first lady” bra inspired by Michelle Obama is “flying out of” a Washington lingerie store. The owner of Coup de Foudre Lingerie in the nation’s capital says that according to the bra’s Belgian manufacturer, PrimaDonna, the intimate apparel was “inspired by [Michelle Obama’s] sense of elegance and fashion.” Kiersten Ballman, whose store has outfitted women in the District for the last 10 years, describes the royal blue, $146 bra as having a “specialized cup for fuller-busted women.” After getting a shipment of more than 15 of the bras to her shop on Thursday, Ballman says she’s down to a...
  • ‘Set your girls free’: Monday is National No Bra Day (Photo)

    10/13/2014 5:45:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | (None given)
    In the spirit of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women across the country on Monday are “setting their girls free.” October 13 is National No Bra Day, an annual holiday reportedly created in 2011 by breast cancer supporters that’s now sweeping social media. Breast cancer survivors and supporters on Twitter and Facebook are encouraging women not to wear a bra for a day to raise awareness and support breast cancer survivors. ...
  • Tweeting Bra: Sends Tweets Every Time It's Unclasped

    10/28/2013 1:13:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 28 Oct 2013, 6:43 AM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    Greek marketing group has created the first "Tweeting Bra" as part of a campaign from Nestle Fitness for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The social networking bra utilizes a special mechanism hidden under the hook of the bra. When it is unhooked, a signal is sent to a cell phone which in turn notifies a server that generates a tweet.
  • Bra sizes of female Detroit cops mistakenly emailed to officers

    08/13/2013 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    FOX 2 NEWS ^ | 8/12/13 | Taryn Asher, Fox 2 News
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - A man's bullet proof vest looks the same as a woman's body armor on the outside. Of course, the woman's is contoured to fit her curves.</p> <p>However, when several female officers with the Detroit Police Department provided their height, weight and bra cup sizes, they never imagined a good portion of the rank-and-file at DPD would see it.</p>
  • Woman with heroin in bra among pair of border busts

    04/26/2013 5:08:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Lee Enterprises
    Two people trying to smuggle drugs inside their underwear were arrested by border officers this week in separate incidents. On Wednesday afternoon agents say they found a pound of methamphetamine inside the underpants of an 18-year-old U.S. citizen who was riding in a border shuttle van stopped for an inspection at a checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. On Thursday night a 23-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales after officers say they found four pounds of heroin in her bra. The combined...
  • Flashbang Bra Holster demonstration video

    04/18/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube Video
    Flashbang Bra Holster demonstration. As seen on NCIS LA
  • New 'smart' bra could detect breast cancer

    10/19/2012 4:07:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 18, 2012
    <p>It looks like a regular sports bra – but it’s meant to help women detect early signs of breast cancer, FOX 5 reported.</p> <p>Lifeline Biotechnologies has developed the First Warning System, or a smart bra, after years of research.</p> <p>According to FOX 5, the concept is called “thermography,” which relies on precisely detecting heat or abnormal heat signatures from tumors versus normal tissue.”</p>
  • (Vavavooom!) 600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle

    07/20/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jul 18, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle Contemporary bras are more comfortable, modified versions of corsets — or so it was believed, until a 2007 discovery changed the way we see women's underwear. Working with a team of her colleagues, archaeologist Beatrix Nutz recently publicized her discovery of several linen bras and some underwear in a medieval castle. Nutz has presented academic papers about her discovery, and even analyzed the underwear for DNA (see picture). But the public didn't hear about the medieval bras until a BBC history program showed pictures of them. Nutz and colleagues also found...
  • Coolest bra ever?

    05/09/2012 4:46:48 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/9/12 | FoxNews
    I post, you decide.
  • Cancer-Awareness Bra Display Set Ablaze

    11/02/2011 5:20:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies · 1+ views
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A public display of bras outside a Bowling Green business has been set ablaze. The cancer-awareness display at Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging Center had created some controversy in the south-central Kentucky town, prompting calls to the business and letters to the paper. On Monday night, vandals set fire to the display, burning some of the bras, according to WBKO-TV. Cancer patient Debra Ramsey, who contributed to the display, told the station that it is "not a joke" and it wasn't easy to hang her bra where the public can see it
  • Home / news / Monkey in woman's bra makes waves at Amherst courthouse

    03/10/2011 12:49:44 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies · 1+ views
    WSLS-TV ^ | March 10, 2010 | WSLS
    Authorities said a woman entered the Amherst County courthouse this morning with a tiny monkey tucked into her bra, dressed in diapers and a white dress with pink flowers. The woman was not identified, but officials confirmed the incident — from Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Maddox to deputies who were working in the courthouse. “You couldn’t make up something like this,” Maddox said. The woman had arrived for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court, officials said. They had no idea that she had the monkey — a female named “Kara” — until she went into an office to fill...
  • Women must wear bras – German court decision

    01/18/2011 9:44:10 PM PST · by Cronos · 62 replies
    allvoices ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Prabir Bhose
    The North Rhine-Westphalia state labour court in Germany has directed women employees of an airport security firm to wear the bra, trim finger nails to not more than half a centimeter and ensure that the dignity of the woman is not lost at the work place. The employees must adhere to the laid down dress code. And – the applicability is extended to include the men also – they could sport well groomed and maintained beards or be clean shaven.
  • In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning

    12/01/2010 2:21:15 PM PST · by rawhide · 44 replies · 3+ views ^ | December 1, 2010
    In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning A woman who passed through security at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport in a wheelchair and her underwear missed her flight Tuesday, and she said TSA denied her boarding. A TSA spokeswoman wouldn't say if the woman was denied by TSA employees. A woman who missed her flight at Will Rogers World Airport Tuesday when she showed up in a wheelchair, bra and panties, passed through the airport screening process this morning and has left the city. Tammy Banovac, clad in undergarments and sitting in...
  • No Busts Yet in Victoria's Secret Bra Thefts

    10/02/2010 11:26:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Star-Banner [Ocala, Fl] ^ | 10/2/10 | Austin L. Miller
    Monday it was tank tops. Thursday, brassieres were stolen. Forty brassieres, worth nearly $2,000, were stolen from Victoria's Secret in Paddock Mall on Thursday, according to police. On Monday, someone stole 101 tank tops worth nearly $1,800 from American Eagle Outfitters. An employee at Victoria's Secret told an officer she was assisting and observing customers Thursday when a man and woman asked for help. She said the woman stood in front of her holding a pink robe, while the man stood behind the woman holding a pair of yoga pants.
  • The Emergency Bra that doubles as a facemask

    09/27/2010 6:56:00 AM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Gizmag ^ | Sept. 26, 2010 | Darin Quick
    Sexy red lingerie and heavy breathing have traditionally gone hand in hand. But a bra from inventor, Dr. Elena Bodnar, is designed to let people breathe easier. Her Emergency Bra is a protective device that transforms from a bra into two respiratory pace masks to filter out harmful airborne particles, such as those released by fire, explosion, terrorist, radiological, biological attack, and natural disasters.
  • Bra enhances bust, smuggles wine

    07/17/2010 7:32:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 2+ views
    upi ^ | July 16, 2010
    PATERSON, N.J.- A New Jersey novelty gift company announced the release of the Wine Rack, a polyurethane sports bra that enhances the bust with up to 25 ounces of wine., based in Paterson, said the $29.95 Wine Rack, available in sizes ranging from 32A to the 38C, holds enough wine to boost the bearer's bust by up to two sizes with a drinking tube attached to the right cup giving women a way to sneak sips of wine on the sly, the New York Daily News reported Friday. "You won't find this at Victoria's Secret," said Paul Krasulja of...
  • Japanese bra grows rice -Japanese women have taken a tremendous interest in agriculture

    05/12/2010 11:59:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 2,244+ views
    upi. ^ | May 12
    TOKYO, - A Japanese company said it is celebrating rising interest in agriculture among the country's women with a bra that grows rice. Triumph, which last year created a bra with food bowls to remind busy women to eat, said its latest creation features pots instead of cups and fastens with seedlings and a plastic water hose, Britain's The Sun reported Wednesday. Company officials said the bra, which grows rice, is aimed at raising awareness of food self-sufficiency and inspiring women to consider farming. "Over the last year, young Japanese women have taken a tremendous interest in agriculture," Triumph official...
  • Bra that can be used as a golf putting mat

    11/13/2009 8:30:28 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 17 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 11/11/2009 | Harriet Alexander
    Triumph have designed the new bra to appeal to Japan's busy golfing women. The green corset-style garment can be removed and unrolled to create a 1.5m-long putting mat. When the user sinks a putt into one of the cups, a built-in speaker pumps out a congratulatory "Nice shot!".
  • Whipped for wearing a 'deceptive' bra: Hardline Islamists in Somalia publicly flog women

    10/17/2009 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 79 replies · 4,791+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 October 2009
    A hardline Islamist group in Somalia has begun publicly whipping women for wearing bras that they claim violate Islam as they are 'deceptive'. The insurgent group Al Shabaab has sent gunmen into the streets of Mogadishu to round up any women who appear to have a firm bust, residents claimed yesterday. The women are then inspected to see if the firmness is natural, or if it is the result of wearing a bra. If they are found wearing , they are ordered to remove it and shake their breasts, residents said. Al Shabaab, which seeks to impose a strict interpretation...
  • Concept bra to help Japanese women on the hubbie hunt

    05/19/2009 8:20:47 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 68 replies · 7,443+ views ^ | 05/19/09 | Darren Quick
    May 19, 2009 “Concept” and “bra” aren’t two words you’d typically expect to go together. After all, a bra is the epitome of simplicity. As Seinfeld's George Costanza said, “Two cups in the front, two loops in the back. How do they do it?” Well, Japanese lingerie maker Triumph International has complicated the humble undergarment with its concept “Konkatsu bra” – a bra that is designed to help Japanese women search for husbands by proudly declaring they're “on the hunt”. Triumph International's Konkatsu Bra takes its name from an abbreviated form of kekkon-katsudo, a Japanese term for “marriage hunting”, which...
  • Marks & Spencer admits to boob over bra costs

    05/13/2009 11:11:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies · 4,824+ views
    China Daily ^ | 5.11.09 | Agencies
    Marks & Spencer has admitted to making a mistake by charging extra for bras with a DD cup or larger. The retailer had been the target of a campaign from Facebook group Busts 4 Justice, which orchestrated a protest against the "tit tax". Marks & Spencer said: "We boobed. It's true our fantastic quality larger bras cost more money to make, and we felt it was right to reflect this in the prices we charged. "Well, we were wrong, so as of Saturday May 9, the storm in a D cup is over! We will reduce the price of our...
  • Women challenge Marks & Spencer bra pricing policy

    05/07/2009 12:53:37 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 46 replies · 1,689+ views
    ONDON – Busty women have banded together to battle Britain's largest clothing retailer over a surcharge for extra-large brassieres. Frustrated with failed attempts to convince Marks & Spencer to drop a 2 pound ($3) extra charge for sizes DD and larger, the women plan to take their fight to the company's annual meeting. "They aren't listening to customers, maybe they'll listen to shareholders," said Beckie Williams, a founder of Busts 4 Justice who has purchased a share of M&S stock so she can attend the meeting. "People think it would be great to have big boobs, but it's an emotional...
  • Money in bra saves woman's life

    04/14/2009 5:05:40 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | April 14, 2009 | AFP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Money stuffed in a woman's bra saved her life after she was shot aboard a bus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, local media reported. The incident took place Saturday in Bahia's capital, Salvador, where 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira was shot in the chest by one of two attackers who tried to rob the bus. She was traveling to her summer home in the nearby town of Lauro de Freitas and because of frequent bus attacks in the region, she hid 150 reals (69 dollars) in 20- and 10-real notes coiled inside the left side...
  • Adult Stem cells to grow bigger breasts (Cancer Still not Cured)

    03/29/2009 7:29:42 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 65 replies · 49,473+ views
    The London Times ^ | March 29, 2009 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    A STEM cell therapy offering “natural” breast enlargement is to be made available to British women for the first time. The treatment could boost cup size while reducing stomach fat. It involves extracting stem cells from spare fat on the stomach or thighs and growing them in a woman’s breasts. An increase of one cup size is likely, with the potential for larger gains as the technique improves. A trial has already started in Britain to use stem cells to repair the breasts of women who have had cancerous lumps removed. A separate project is understood to be the first...
  • Girls sue DA who threatened them over bra photos

    03/26/2009 4:46:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 4,604+ views
    government.zdnet ^ | March 25, 2009 | Richard Koman
    You know, writing about technology every day, you get used to a certain level of stupidity. But I’m pretty flabbergasted, no outraged, about this story of kids being threatened with jail time for “sexting.” So - check this out: The New York Times reports that 15-year-old Marissa Miller, a Pennsylvania cheerleader, was contacted by District Attorney George P. Skumanick, who said he had a nude photo of her on someone else’s cell phone. He threatened Miller and another girl with charges of sexual abuse of a minor unless she attended a 10-hour class on pornography and sexual violence. Nude photo?...
  • Woman Charged With Importing into Australia Concealed in Her Bra

    01/23/2009 1:59:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 551+ views ^ | Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(LAWFUEL) - A 20-year-old Malaysian woman faced court in Melbourne today charged with attempting to import approximately 400 grams of heroin into Australia concealed within her bra." SNIPPET: "A female Customs officer conducted a frisk search of the woman which revealed inconsistencies around the woman’s bra and a package containing a white powder was subsequently located. Further testing of the white powder revealed approximately 400 grams of heroin concealed inside the package in the woman’s clothing."
  • Menino's mosque

    11/19/2008 7:48:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,039+ views
    THE ^ | November 19, 2008 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
  • Victoria's Secret sued over bra rashes

    11/11/2008 1:02:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies · 2,676+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 11, 2008 | UPI
    Lawyers are seeking class-action status for a suit filed by an Ohio woman claiming many women have had allergic reactions to bras sold at Victoria's Secret. Roberta Ritter said that her skin blistered and became inflamed and itchy after she wore Angels Secret Embrace and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up bras purchased at the lingerie retailer, ABC News reported. Her lawyers say they have received similar complaints from other women, including some who want to join the lawsuit."I was floored," Ritter said. "I thought, 'I have to come out with this. The can of worms has to be opened because...
  • Heavy metal: Underwire bra trips up airport cops

    08/29/2008 7:40:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 209+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 28, 2008 | Jessica Fargen
    A California woman is crying gender discrimination after she claims she was forced to strip off her bra and walk through airport security without support after being busted when the underwires in her lingerie set off a metal detector. The brassiere boondoggle took place Sunday morning at Oakland International Airport as Nancy Kates, a 45-year-old documentary filmmaker who grew up in Lexington, was going through security on her way to Boston. “I felt I was being treated like a criminal,” said the Harvard-educated Kates, who was headed to Massachusetts to see her mother and vacation on the Cape.
  • chandler police arrest man who was mad about his in-laws and destroyed his wife's new bra

    08/27/2008 5:43:35 PM PDT · by machogirl · 20 replies · 217+ views
    will post link | august 27, 2008 | self
    can't post, have to link
  • California Woman Upset Over Delay Caused by Airport Search of Bra

    08/27/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT · by batter · 22 replies · 222+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 27 August 2008 | FoxNews
    Nancy Kates, who wore a large underwire bra, told the San Francisco Chronicle the security check by a female TSA agent before JetBlue flight 472 at Oakland International Airport was too invasive. <snip> TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said security agents must "resolve an alarm" in all circumstances. "Unfortunately, we can't take a passenger's word for it," Melendez told the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Wünderbra! German policewomen take 'Action Brassiere'

    08/04/2008 7:52:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 55 replies · 199+ views
    The Register ^ | 4 Aug 2008 | Sarah Bee
    According to the Telegraph, female cops were complaining that while bullet-proof vests did their job adequately, they had the unfortunate side-effect of pushing the treacherous underwires and fixings of normal lingerie into the skin, causing pain and injury. This underweary unpleasantness has now been fixed thanks to the sturdy new street-battle-corsetry. The bras are well padded and free of pesky flesh-puncturing fastenings. 3,000 female cops have been issued with three apiece and are obliged to wear them on duty (not all at once, though, that would be silly). Just to make sure they are employed solely for utilitarian purposes and...
  • Bra helps in rescue of Springs hiker stranded in Alps

    06/27/2008 8:41:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 175+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2008-06-24 | Bill Scanlon
    Stuck, lost and hobbled in the German Alps, a quick-thinking Colorado Springs woman hooked her bra to a mountainside supply line, which alerted rescuers to her whereabouts just as they were giving up the search. "We're going to have a party for her every June 19, and give her some new bras," Elana Bruinsma, said Monday morning of her sister, Jessica Bruinsma, 24. The white sports bra has become the talk of the Berchtesgaden area of Germany near the Austria border.
  • Solar bra brings conservation closer to the heart (OF COURSE there are pictures; video too)

    05/14/2008 4:11:08 PM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 162+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2008 | Takanori Isshiki; Yoko Kubota; Miral Fahmy
    Solar bra brings conservation closer to the heart Wed May 14, 2008 8:53pm IST      A model (C) displays lingerie maker Triumph International Japan's "Photovoltaic-Powered Bra" during an unveiling in Tokyo May 14, 2008. The camisole bra, which the company calls it as "earth and human friendly", features a solar panel which can display messages on the removable small electric board when the cell generates electricity. The bra is also equipped with pads designed to hold beverages so that the usage of cans and plastic bottles can be reduced, the company said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao    Related Video Solar...
  • Flushed Bra Causes Sewer Collapse

    06/20/2007 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 66 replies · 1,851+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/20/07 | Unknown
    A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham. Northumbrian Water said the underwear was flushed down a toilet and caused a blockage in a sewage pipe in Middleton-St-George, near Darlington. Heavy rain, together with a build up of grease and fat, caused the pipe to burst and the road above to collapse. The road will remain closed for days and Northumbrian Water estimates repairs will cost more than £15,000. The company has now urged residents to think carefully about what they flush away. 'Offending items' A spokeswoman said: "If...
  • BRA seeks to block mosque questions

    01/23/2007 6:25:46 AM PST · by ninonitti · 17 replies · 803+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2007 | Charles A. Radin and Matt Viser, Globe Staff
    The Boston Redevelopment Authority went to court yesterday to prevent four of its key officials from having to answer questions under oath about a deal in which a city-owned parcel of land was transferred to an Islamic group for construction of a mosque. Lawyers for the city's most powerful agency argued in Suffolk Superior Court that critics of the mosque project at Roxbury Crossing had no right to depose the BRA officials about the project or obtain more documents than those already provided to the David Project, a nonprofit Jewish advocacy group. Leaders of the David Project have questioned the...
  • Bra Sets Off Metal Detector in Calif. (metal detectors too sensitive?)

    05/04/2006 6:29:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 597+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/06 | AP
    YUBA CITY, Calif. - A taxpayer advocate has complained to Sutter County supervisors that metal detectors at county buildings are so sensitive they are being set off by underwire bras. Sutter County Taxpayers Association member Roberta Fletcher said the male security guard seemed to enjoy waving the handheld metal detector over her chest. "It is, at a minimum, for a woman, embarrassing. And at a maximum, it is sexual harassment to hold your arms outstretched while a male officer waves a wand in front of your breasts," Fletcher told supervisors at their meeting Tuesday. Sheriff Jim Denney said courthouse guards...
  • Cardrona [NZ] residents survey wants bra fence to stay

    02/14/2006 6:53:48 AM PST · by cloud8 · 13 replies · 641+ views ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | By LIN FERGUSON
    A Cardrona Valley ratepayers and residents association survey had come out in unanimous support of the valley's iconic bra fence to stay as it is, chairman John Scurr said yesterday. A letter from the association asking that the bra fence be allowed to stay would be on Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Clive Geddes's desk today, Mr Scurr said. "We've asked for it to stay as long as there is some caretaking of the fence. We don't want it getting higher, longer or suddenly being filled with boots and knickers as well. But it should stay because it's become part of...
  • Model Smuggles Cuba Photos in Bra (Caution, may have images of models and bras)

    02/01/2006 11:07:55 AM PST · by Onelifetogive · 84 replies · 3,327+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Top Czech model Helena Houdova was arrested in Cuba last week while taking photographs of Havana's slums – but she managed to smuggle out pictures she hid in her bra. Houdova – Miss Czech Republic 1999 – was arrested along with fellow model Mariana Kroftova, and Cuban police confiscated a roll of film in the women’s camera. However, Houdova concealed the memory card of her digital camera insider her brassiere. "The revolution's watchmen rose up because I was taking pictures of something they do not like," Houdova told journalists after returning to the Czech Republic. The Communist regime of Fidel...
  • Judge allows suit challenging BRA's sale of land for mosque

    11/23/2005 9:05:56 PM PST · by ninonitti · 19 replies · 671+ views
    The Boston Globe | November 22, 2005 | By Charles A. Radin
    A state judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to invalidate the city's sale of Roxbury land at deep discount to a Muslim society that is building a mosque on the property. Mission Hill resident James C. Policastro sued in an attempt to undo the Boston Redevelopment Authority deal with the Islamic Society of Boston, saying the sale violated provisions of the US and Massachusetts constitutions, which prohibit government from establishing or unfairly assisting religious institutions. If Policastro prevails in his lawsuit, it could create a serious problem for the already financially troubled mosque project. Construction has slowed...
  • Man Wearing Pink Bra Robs Bank

    11/15/2005 4:40:00 AM PST · by CAWats · 95 replies · 3,322+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/2005 | CAWats
    A man dressed in women's clothing robbed a Hillcrest bank Monday, authorities reported. Police said just after 1 p.m., a man wearing a pink bra walked into the Union Bank on Fifth and University in Hillcrest and handed a demand note to a teller. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the man who then fled, 10News reported. Police described the robber as a Hispanic male in his 20s also wearing tight jeans and a black leather choker.
  • Woman Arrested for Stuffing Bird Into Bra

    11/10/2005 10:45:23 AM PST · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 596+ views
    Associated Press | 11/10/05
    FORT MYERS, Florida // A Florida woman has been arrested for padding her bra -- with a stolen parrot. Jill Knispel, 35, is facing felony charges after hiding a rare Greenwing parrot in her bra and stealing it from her employer, Baby Exotic Birds, police said. Knispel allegedly stole the bird so she could trade it for a vintage 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia automobile. She couldn't resist telling the car's owner how she got the animal, according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Turns out the car's owner is friends with the man who owns the $2,000 bird. DNA...
  • Chinese Textile Companies Aim to Build Better Bra

    11/10/2005 9:14:42 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 13 replies · 824+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/9/05 | Mei Fong
    This past spring, China's biggest lingerie manufacturer, Top Form Inc., set up an unusual kind of laboratory. Situated in a four-story facility here, near the southern border town of Shenzhen, the lab has equipment that includes molds resembling oversized bullets. Surrounded by these molds, workers struggle to unlock the mysteries underlying such phenomena as the seamless brassiere and the shape-retaining bra cup."We spend a lot of time on how to make a better bra," says Willie Fung, chief executive of Top Form, which makes 61 million bras a year under well-known labels such as Victoria's Secret, Playtex and Maidenform.China's biggest...
  • Chinese Try to Build Better Bra

    11/10/2005 8:25:01 AM PST · by kingattax · 56 replies · 1,109+ views
    BAGUALING, China - The Chinese are serious about building a better bra. There's now a degree in bra studies at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University. And China's biggest lingerie manufacturer, Top Form, has a bra lab at its factory. The company makes more than 60 million bras a year for well-known labels like Victoria's Secret, Playtex and Maidenform. The Wall Street Journal reports Top Form has been experimenting with various types of padding to give the bust a boost. They've tried air, but like tires it was prone to flats. Oil-filled pads were too expensive and heavy. Now, the company is...
  • Wonder bra that stopped a bullet

    10/08/2005 1:19:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 127 replies · 3,600+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10/8/05 | Nicole Martin
    An accountant whose bra saved her life when she was shot in the chest described yesterday how she looked down at the blood on her clothes and thought she was going to die. Helen Kelly, 24, was outside an exhibition centre in the City of London in the early hours of the morning when a gun battle broke out between rival gangs who had attended the Urban Music Awards ceremony. She collapsed to the ground after being struck in the crossfire, but escaped serious injury because the bullet hit the underwire of her bra and was deflected away from her...
  • Hundreds of bras stolen from Victoria's Secret

    07/30/2005 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 96 replies · 2,124+ views
    Hundreds of bras stolen from Victoria's Secret MANCHESTER — An undercover investigation is undoubtedly needed to find out who stole hundreds of Victoria Secret Very Sexy brassieres from a Mall of New Hampshire store. Victoria Secret manager Kelly Duvall called police Thursday at 4 p.m. to report that up to 200 of the push-up, but not padded, bras in various sizes and colors were missing. The bras were stolen from the storage area of a display case. Each is priced as between $40 and $45. Police said the total value of the stolen bras could exceed $20,000. Anthony Hebron, spokesman...
  • Bra layby angers some Cardrona locals

    07/29/2005 3:33:34 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 888+ views
    newstalk zb ^ | 7-29-05 | newstalk zb
    Some locals are unhappy that the council has spent money helping motorists to get a better view of the Cardrona Valley's infamous bra fence. Several hundred bras have been pinned to the fence near Wanaka in recent years, but community board chairman Bill Gordon says people are unhappy the Queenstown Lakes Council used road funding to build a layby alongside the fence. He says a lot of residents think the fence has become tatty and the novelty has worn off. Mr Gordon says the layby cost up to $8,000 and the money could have been spent more wisely.
  • Bra strangler sentenced to 25 to life (huh?)

    05/18/2005 4:58:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 555+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 5/11/05 | Gary George
    VICTORVILLE — A woman who strangled a friend with her bra when she discovered he had taken one of her undergarments has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Karen Denise Chades was drinking and dancing with 67-year-old Sesario "Rocky" Roque, a friend and neighbor, in his garage after a party on Sept. 24, 2002, when she discovered that Roque had one of her bras. Enraged, Chades attacked Roque with a broom, knocking back two of the victim's teeth. She then strangled him with the bra, jurors found. Deputies arrested Chades in August 2003, at her home in...
  • Can't afford real fakes? Bra offers illusion of gel-filled sacs (good invention alert)

    05/06/2005 6:14:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 2,623+ views
    Mn Star Tribune ^ | 4/05 | john Reinen
    There are dozens of bras on the market that promise to make their wearers look curvier, shapelier or bigger in the bosom. But now there's a bra that promises to make women look like they've had plastic surgery. The Evolution bra is aimed at "women who lust after the look of cosmetic breast implants," according to Brastraps Inc., a Florida-based company that introduced the new bra on Friday. The Evolution features a sculpted, graduated cup "specially designed to mimic the appearance of cosmetic breast implants." With hundreds of thousands of American women undergoing breast-enhancement surgery each year, Brastraps believes it's...