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  • The day a Holocaust survivor got revenge on his tormentor

    11/09/2014 10:51:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | november 9, 2014 | martin greenfield
    He survived the savagery of the Holocaust, made it to America with barely a penny and became a world-famous tailor in Brooklyn, dressing celebrities and presidents. In his new memoir, “Measure of a Man,” Martin Greenfield tells the story of his extraordinary life. -snip I whipped my head around toward the door. A gorgeous, smartly dressed blond woman holding a baby stood silhouetted in the door frame. It was the mayor of Weimar’s wife. “I . . . I found your rabbits!” I stammered with a cheerful nervousness. “They’re alive and safe!” “Why in the hell are you stealing my rabbits’ food?”...
  • Survey to Help Military Stations Tailor Radio Programming (AFN)

    01/23/2006 4:10:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 442+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 Survey forms will go out in the mail this week to 10,000 servicemembers and Department of Defense civilian employees overseas to determine what they're looking for in radio programming provided by American Forces Network. The survey will help American Forces Radio and Television Service, AFN's parent organization, provide better radio programming of music, news and talk that lives up to its audience's desires, Warren Lee, AFRTS plans and operations officer, said in an interview. The goal, he said, is "to serve our overseas audience with the information and entertainment that they want and need to...
  • White House Tailor Rates Presidential Personalities

    07/21/2002 9:56:11 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 95 replies · 274+ views ^ | July 21, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Official tailor to the White House Georges de Paris, who has made suits for U.S. presidents going back to Lyndon Johnson, said Sunday that the nicest presidents he served over the years were Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. His least favorite - Bill Clinton. Of all the presidents he has spent hours measuring and fitting under the watchful eyes of Secret Service agents, the French clothier told the news service Agence France Presse that Reagan and Bush were the "friendliest and also the most elegant." "Reagan spoke a lot. He, like George W., knew how to appreciate the quality...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • Bloody yarns from the tailor of Baghdad

    04/19/2003 4:15:31 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 226+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Matthew Campbell
    ON Thursday morning Ahmad Khammas, a tailor, put on one of his finest suits and set off to visit his shop. Last month he had closed it for the first time in more than 50 years when coalition bombs began falling on Baghdad and he was worried that it might have been looted. Khammas, a diminutive, silver-haired 74-year-old, had not ventured out since the start of the war and his face wrinkled with distaste as he stepped onto the street and sniffed: buildings were burning and a sooty aroma hung in the air. A tank was parked on his doorstep,...