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U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced the 35-year-old, on one count of trafficking counterfeit goods, one count of filing a false tax return, and one Nike Air Max 2009 of mail fraud. Bishop pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 13, 2010. ??The United States believes the sentence imposed is just and deserved in light of the crimes committed by Mr. Bishop. He profited illegally off the success of an internationally known company, and he failed to report that income to the IRS,?? Vance said. ??Individuals thinking about participating Nike Air Griffey Max Nike Air Max 180+ schemes, including failing to report all forms of income, should stop in their tracks and simply look at the consequences of taking the next step,?? McDaniel said. ??Those consequences can include going to prison, being branded a convicted felon for the rest of their lives, and paying back all the taxes owed, plus steep penalties and interest.?? ??The sale of counterfeit goods undermines our economy and hurts legitimate businesses,?? Maley said. ??U.S. consumers spending their hard-earned dollars deserve the full value of a genuine product. If you think you got a ??steal?? on that designer purse or watch, look again. It may be you who were ripped off. I want to extend Nike Air Max 2003 thanks to the Birmingham and Montevallo Police Departments, the Shelby County Sheriff??s Department and our federal partners for their efforts in bringing this case forward,?? Maley said. According to court documents, in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Bishop ordered multiple shipments of Nike footwear, which he knew to be counterfeit, Nike Air Max 2011 a business in China and had them shipped to the United States to sell in two of his retail stores, Fresh2Def Urbanwear, located in Birmingham and Montevallo. Bishop??s sale of counterfeit goods generated a large taxable income, which he failed to report on his 2007 and 2008 Nike Air Max 2010 income tax returns, according to court documents. Bishop was sentenced for filing a false tax return for the calendar year 2008, on which Nike Air Max 1 reported his business gross receipts to be $22,262. The true amount of his gross receipts was $293,549. The tax loss was determined to be $75,961. IRS Criminal Investigation, the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Birmingham and Montevallo police departments and the Shelby County Sheriff??s Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hodge prosecuted the case Nike Air Max Tailwind Nike Air Max TN Nike Air Max Triax 94 LE Nike Air Max Wright Nike LeBron Air Max 8

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U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced the 35-year-old, on one count of trafficking counterfeit goods, one count of filing a false tax return, and one count of mail fraud. Bishop pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 13, 2010. ??The United States believes Air Max 180+ sentence imposed is just and deserved in light of the crimes committed by Mr. Bishop. He profited illegally off the success of an internationally known company, and he failed to report that income to the IRS,?? Vance said. ??Individuals thinking about participating in illegal schemes, including failing to report all forms of income, should stop in their tracks and simply look at the consequences of taking the next step,?? McDaniel said. ??Those consequences can include going to prison, being branded a convicted felon for the rest of their lives, and paying back air max 24-7 the Air Max Light owed, plus steep penalties and interest.?? ??The sale of counterfeit goods undermines our economy and hurts legitimate businesses,?? Maley said. ??U.S. consumers spending their hard-earned dollars deserve the full value of a genuine product. If you think you got a ??steal?? on that designer purse or watch, look again. It may be you who were ripped off. I want to extend my thanks to the Birmingham and Montevallo Police Departments, the Shelby County Sheriff??s Department and our federal partners for their efforts in bringing this case forward,?? Maley said. According to court documents, in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Bishop ordered multiple shipments of Nike footwear, which he knew to be counterfeit, from a business in China and had them shipped to the United States to sell in two of his retail stores, Fresh2Def Urbanwear, located in Birmingham and Montevallo. Bishop??s sale of counterfeit goods generated a large taxable income, which he failed to report on his 2007 and 2008 individual income tax returns, according to court documents. Bishop was sentenced for filing a false tax return for the calendar year Air Max Tailwind on which he reported his business gross receipts to be $22,262. The true amount of his gross receipts was $293,549. The tax loss was determined to be $75,961. IRS Criminal Investigation, the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Birmingham and Montevallo police departments and the Shelby County Sheriff??s Department investigated the case. AssFrom thin canvas shoes to Reebok, Adidas and Nike? Well, that would perhaps be too ambitious but the fact is that the around 10 lakh jawans of the Army will now finally get proper "sports shoes" instead of the vintage-pattern PT shoes they have been saddled with for decades. That's not all, on the footwear front. The Army is also going to soon introduce new combat boots, which will allow soldiers to function with greater efficiency in different types of weather and terrain. "In tune with the endeavour to provide the best available equipment to soldiers, the Army is going in nike air max 24-7 sports shoes, based on current design and technology available in the market, as well as specially-designed combat boots," said an officer on Monday. The defence ministry, in recent years, has been focusing on providing better rations and gear Nike ACG Air Max Goadome soldiers, especially to those posted in forward and counter-insurgency areas. "The new combat boots, for instance, will be more durable, flexible and light-weight than the existing heavy boots," he said. Incidentally, this comes in the backdrop of defence minister A K Antony being stumped by an unusual request by jawans during his visit to North-East in February. At the 3 Corps HQs in Ranga Pahar in Nagaland, jawans asked Antony to ensure that they were "given new pair of shoes more frequently", that is every year instead of the existing practice of every 26 months. stant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hodge prosecuted the case Nike Air Max Tailwind Nike Air Max TN Nike Air Max Triax 94 LE Nike Air Max Wright Nike LeBron Air Max 8

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Since LeBron James(notes) stopped being a nominal amateur in the late spring of 2003, Nike has acted as both witness and primary aide in the man's hopeful rise to global icon status. It's nurtured his brand, and the biggest part of that work has been his signature shoes. As you can imagine, Nike had its top shoe designer, the wonderfully named Tinker Hatfield, work with LeBron. Except, after dealing with LeBron's entourage, the legendary Hatfield decided the work wasn't worth the trouble. At a rare public appearance in Miami, he explained his decision. From Brian Windhorst at the Heat Index: "I don't like working with LeBron's entourage," Hatfield said. "It's too many people, too many ideas, too air max opinions." It is the second time in the last six months Hatfield has publicly taken a shot at James various friends and managers. During a similar event last October in Santa Monica, Calif., Hatfield told a group of listeners at a shoe store that "I used to work on LeBron's, until his entourage kind nike air max 95 pissed me off." Hatfield was the main designer on the first generations of James' shoes, starting in 2003. But according to sources, in 2008 he stopped working with him to focus working on Kobe Bryant's(notes) shoes and the Jordan Brand. In the meantime, Hatfield said last week that James' products have "suffered a little bit" and "hasn't done as well as the Kobe stuff." "[Working with Bryant] one guy comes into the room with him and he has ideas and is very forward thinking Air Max 95 is smart about what he needs to do, what he thinks he needs to do to be a better player," Hatfield said last week. "LeBron is a great guy, I really like him, but when he comes into the room and he's got like eight other guys saying things. That is one reason why the LeBron stuff, even though it nike air max 90 OK, it isn't quite as exciting to me as the Kobe stuff or what we've done with the Jordan Brand." Congratulations to Kobe fans, who now have one more piece of evidence to declare that Bryant is a better player, since we have now learned that Kobe knows shoes in addition to being sale air max at counting his own rings. Hatfield's remarks are obviously bad news for LeBron's business sense -- if he wants to be a massive international brand, he probably shouldn't do anything to alienate the top basketball shoe designer in the world. But the amount to which you think this is a problem probably depends on what you think of LeBron, as is usually the case with all manners related to King James. For instance, if you like LeBron, then it's possible to look at the decision to quit working with him as a sign that Hatfield has Air Max 90 such great heights at Nike that he can pick and choose his projects as he wishes, opting to take those that have few distractions apart from the work at hand. However, if you don't like LeBron, then Air Max 97 possible to think that his entourage must have been terribly annoying to make Nike's top designer quit their biggest project. We should take Hatfield at his word and assume that LeBron's entourage actually did make these discussions more difficult than they need to be. But the amount to which you think they acted out of turn is most likely dependent on how you look at everything LeBron does. He's divisive even when everyone can agree nike air max 97 he and his friends are annoying. 383578-161 375664-102 412230-100 417098-002

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"After that, I just felt like running. Then after that, I couldn't stop!" The immortal words of Forrest Gump. Apart from admiring his impeccable style with the retro Nike shoes, which are once again popular, I took something else from Tom Hanks' legendary character this week. The "I just felt like running" line is very true, and I finally discovered that after 12 weeks of InTraining. Up until week 12, I hadn't run more than 30 consecutive minutes, perhaps in my life. The training always had us stopping and walking for at least one minute during each of our scheduled outings, but in week 12 we were told to run for 50 minutes straight. Those two numbers, 5 and 0 squished together to make 50, really scared me. There is no break to look forward to, no intervals to time on your watch. It was just 50 straight minutes and the only thing you can do to get a break is hope for a downhill street where you can breathe a little deeper and catch your breath. The first thing I had to do was flip my air max upside down for this one because the clock would laugh in my face. I was able to make it 23 minutes without flipping it around for a peek at how far I'd ran so far. That 23 had me feeling pretty confident, but then came the hard part. Twenty-three to about 35 minutes was a painful stretch filled with negative thoughts. "You need to stop. Just walk for a few seconds. You'll never make it." But after you reach about two-thirds of the way nike air max 95 miraculous happens and, like Forrest Gump, you just feel like running! One more look at the watch and I was past the 40-minute mark laughing at the measly 10 I had left. And when I hit 50 I wanted more . just not on that day. From what I hear about this amazing Sun Run, the energy and momentum from your fellow runners will propel you to run at a level that you never have before. My InTraining coach says I'll do the run in about 1: 10 which is 20 more minutes on top of what I've already accomplished. Hopefully the pull of the crowd, thoughts of the after party and one more screening of Forrest Gump will get me there. EMILY ZAPOROZAN Well, the date is looming. On Sunday, it will be race day! Air Max 95 to believe I've made it through 12 weeks of training -12 weeks of running. If you told me a year ago that I would be running three times a week for 13 weeks, I'd have told you that you were crazy. But here I am, loving every minute of it. And it sure does help that the weather is beginning to finally get warmer. I'll need to invest in some running shorts and probably a water bottle belt before the run if this kind of weather is going to keep up. It almost seemed like summer when nike air max 90 Thursday group was running on the PoCo trail together. 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Repeatedly reminding the jury that the prosecution has the burden to prove that Scherer is guilty of a double slaying, Richard Foxall spent Tuesday poking holes in every action the prosecution says proves Scherer killed Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and Charlene Abendroth, 57. "If you look long and hard at anyone's life you are going to find coincidences," Foxall said. "Almost nobody's life is subjected to the amount of scrutiny Mr. Scherer's life has been." Foxall said there is a reasonable explanation for each piece of evidence presented by the prosecution and when the jury weighs the prosecution's theory against the defense's explanations, it Air Max 97 side with the defense. Nothing in the case can positively place Scherer at the gruesome scene of his parents killing, Foxall said. Not the surveillance video from the entrance of their country club that captured the image of a car similar to Scherer's arriving and leaving the day of the killings. Not the phone records that show Scherer's cellphone was inactive for more than 17 hours the night his parents were killed. Not the evidence showing that someone bought, with cash, a baseball bat, youth soccer goalie gloves and a pair of Nike running shoes at a store across the street from where Scherer bought gas Air Max 90 before with a credit card. And not the endless amount of testimony from various witnesses who talked of how Scherer was a philandering con man who sought dates on Craigslist and had a propensity to watch pornography on the Internet. "It's a chain and that chain is broken," Foxall said of the prosecution's case. "Any coincidence that does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt is a chain that is broken." There is no proof, Foxall said, that the car captured in the Castlewood County Club's surveillance camera is Scherer's even though it was the same make and model. Foxall said lots of people own Chevrolet Camaros and pointed out that the video does not prove that the car recorded by the camera even drove up the road to Scherer's parent's home. Cellphone records that deputy district attorney Mike Nieto has said prove Scherer purposely shut off his phone to hide his location as he drove nike outlet Primm, Nev., to Pleasanton proves nothing but that Scherer's phone was off, Foxall said. In fact, he said, there were at least three other instances in the past where cellphone records show Scherer not using his phone for long periods of time. And the purchase of a baseball bat, gloves and shoes from a Nike outlet store proves Air Max 1 other than someone used cash to buy sports equipment, Foxall said. Nieto said the purchase was made by Scherer, who used cash in hopes of hiding that he bought the murder weapon at the outlet store. A warranty for a youth baseball bat was found at the crime scene and sneaker prints left at the scene match those of the Nike shoes that were bought. But Foxall said the warranty could come from 60 kinds of bats and the shoe prints at the scene were not, without a doubt, connected Air Max 2009 the type of shoe and size purchased at the store. Foxall said the case against his client can be summed up simply as a witch hunt against Scherer by detectives who cheap nike shoes of a motive and then found evidence to support it. "The detectives became advocates for a certain outcome in this case," Foxall said. "They became advocates before they even looked at the evidence. Nike Air Jordan 6 Rings Black Varsity Royal Air Max 2010 Air Jordan 11 Retro Black Varsity Royal-White Nike Air Air Max 95 6 Retro White Black Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro White Varsity Red Black

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While I've had plenty of fun slingshotting verbal bees nest fragments into the smiling face of pop culture, the tables have turned. My right Nike Air Force 1 has broken. It split down the side. There's ventilation. Rain comes in and soils the masterwork of the silkworms and boll weevils that loomed my sock. The fruits of their labor get foiled. Whether my shoe breaking is a result of my extreme masculinity or shoddy sweatshop cobblering, I do not know. Perhaps a combination of both. With great disappointment, I am going on the record to announce that I will probably have to purchase another pair of the same size/color/make/model/year/condition/product and shipment prefix/lace specifications/tissue paper inside of the actual shoes. So, pretty much nothing is going to change. Nothing at all. It'll simply be like I put my feet into a time machine set for 6 June 2007, 12:09 p.m. (the exact timestamp of the first time I wore these Size 9 Limited Edition Nike Air Force 1 shoes.) So, you probably didn't need to read this. The only perceived difference you'll see is that my shoes will look cleaner and newer. And you'll ask when I got them and I'll respond, "I've been wearing these since the Bush Administration." My shoe is still broken. I must now make arrangements to purchase new ones. And what the H*LL!! What's an appropriate funeral for a pair of dead sneakers? Do you bury them pet hamster style? Inside a shoebox, in the backyard? I don't even have the original shoebox. D*** YOU, NIKE COMPANY. Well, at least I still have my genitals. Jordan, upon learning that the team wasn't sent the latest Jordan XI Cool Greys, tells the team, "You get to the Final Four you got anything you want." A recent business endeavor, however, plants his professional feet firmly on the ground. A Troutdale resident and Mt. Hood Community College student, Rust, 24, spent much of last year designing his own line of athletic footwear. Now, with the finished products boxed and stacked in his garage, Rust is marketing and selling his ENVi brand shoes through a website and word of mouth. Available in six colors, ENVi shoes distinguish themselves with a sharp, yet unflashy design and ?C the aspect Rust is most proud of ?C lack of bulk. Featuring a mesh-with-leather-overlay design, the ENVi weighs 8 ounces. That??s 2 to 3 ounces less, he observes, than comparable shoes from big names such as Nike, Asics and Brooks. ??What I wanted was a lightweight shoe,?? he says from the living room that serves as ENVi??s de facto headquarters. ??Anything that??s heavy drives me crazy. It just seems that (weight) adds more to what you??re doing?? as a runner. ??I took a minimalist approach.?? Rust left the traction design to the factory in China with whom he contracts. The rest of it is all his. ??I designed the upper part of the shoe,?? he says. Aside from the weight, Rust concentrated on a shoe that provides plenty of room and ventilation, features that keep sweat and moisture from the foot and sock. ??Technically, there??s not a lot to it,?? he adds. ??It??s a basic shoe design. There??s optimal padding around the ankle, 8 millimeters of cushion in the heel portion. I deliberately chose the materials because of those qualities ?C flexibility, durability. It??s not going to wear out in six months.?? Rust received his first shipment of 130 pairs of ENVi shoes ?C for which he also designed the distinctive lowercase ??e?? colored logo ?C in early December 2010. He??s been selling them through the ENVi website, envi-footwear.com, a Facebook site and word of mouth. The startup investment came out of Rust??s savings from working various aviation-oriented jobs. When not studying business management at Mt. Hood Community College, he works on ramps and the Intel air shuttle at the Hillsboro Airport. 429889-007 417098-002 386368-004 354912-002 609048-034 429889-104 302519-113 375664-102 412230-100 407357-002 383578-161 354744-012 397252-009 409998-001 366718-100 397252-002 392813-007 308497-162 302370-102 130690-110 322992-002 378037-041 384664-101 130690-163 395553-103 322992-001 304775-103 384664-001 384522-001 371496-991 395574-002 130690-065 317173-100 316432-912 316432-161 316432-142 316432-016 317173-101 366727-441 317173-001 316432-118 316432-014 366727-006 316432-119 316432-911 407995-105 316432-009 407995-017 309427-061 316432-010 316432-112 316432-117 316432-116 316432-100 407995-106 316432-008

OAKLAND -- The district attorney's case against Ernest Scherer III involves an impressive amount of details chronicling his life during the month his parents were viciously beaten and slashed to death, but none of it proves the professional poker pla

Repeatedly reminding the jury that the prosecution has the burden to prove that Scherer is guilty of a double slaying, Richard Foxall spent Tuesday poking holes in every action the prosecution says proves Scherer killed Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and Charlene Abendroth, 57. "If you look long and hard at anyone's life you are going to find coincidences," Foxall said. "Almost nobody's life is subjected to the amount of scrutiny Mr. Scherer's life has been." Foxall said there is a reasonable explanation for each piece of evidence presented by the prosecution and when the jury weighs the prosecution's theory against the defense's explanations, it must side with the defense. Nothing in the case can positively place Scherer at the gruesome scene of his parents killing, Foxall said. Not the surveillance video from the entrance of their country club that captured the image of a car similar to Scherer's arriving and leaving the day of the killings. Not the phone records that show Scherer's cellphone was inactive for more than 17 hours the night his parents were killed. Not the evidence showing that someone bought, with cash, a baseball bat, youth soccer goalie gloves and a pair of Nike running shoes at a store across the street from where Scherer bought gas minutes before with a credit card. And not the endless amount of testimony from various witnesses who talked of how Scherer was a philandering con man who sought dates on Craigslist and had a propensity to watch pornography on the Internet. "It's a chain and that chain is broken," Foxall said of the prosecution's case. "Any coincidence that does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt is a chain that is broken." There is no proof, Foxall said, that the car captured in the Castlewood County Club's surveillance camera is Scherer's even though it was the same make and model. Foxall said lots of people own Chevrolet Camaros and pointed out that the video does not prove that the car recorded by the camera even drove up the road to Scherer's parent's home. Cellphone records that deputy district attorney Mike Nieto has said prove Scherer purposely shut off his phone to hide his location as he drove from Primm, Nev., to Pleasanton proves nothing but that Scherer's phone was off, Foxall said. In fact, he said, there were at least three other instances in the past where cellphone records show Scherer not using his phone for long periods of time. And the purchase of a baseball bat, gloves and shoes from a Nike outlet store proves nothing other than someone used cash to buy sports equipment, Foxall said. Nieto said the purchase was made by Scherer, who used cash in hopes of hiding that he bought the murder weapon at the outlet store. A warranty for a youth baseball bat was found at the crime scene and sneaker prints left at the scene match those of the Nike shoes that were bought. But Foxall said the warranty could come from 60 kinds of bats and the shoe prints at the scene were not, without a doubt, connected to the type of shoe and size purchased at the store. Foxall said the case against his client can be summed up simply as a witch hunt against Scherer by detectives who thought of a motive and then found evidence to support it. "The detectives became advocates for a certain outcome in this case," Foxall said. "They became advocates before they even looked at the evidence. Jordan, upon learning that the team wasn't sent the latest Jordan XI Cool Greys, tells the team, "You get to the Final Four you got anything you want." A recent business endeavor, however, plants his professional feet firmly on the ground. A Troutdale resident and Mt. Hood Community College student, Rust, 24, spent much of last year designing his own line of athletic footwear. Now, with the finished products boxed and stacked in his garage, Rust is marketing and selling his ENVi brand shoes through a website and word of mouth. Available in six colors, ENVi shoes distinguish themselves with a sharp, yet unflashy design and ?C the aspect Rust is most proud of ?C lack of bulk. Featuring a mesh-with-leather-overlay design, the ENVi weighs 8 ounces. That??s 2 to 3 ounces less, he observes, than comparable shoes from big names such as Nike, Asics and Brooks. ??What I wanted was a lightweight shoe,?? he says from the living room that serves as ENVi??s de facto headquarters. ??Anything that??s heavy drives me crazy. It just seems that (weight) adds more to what you??re doing?? as a runner. ??I took a minimalist approach.?? Rust left the traction design to the factory in China with whom he contracts. The rest of it is all his. ??I designed the upper part of the shoe,?? he says. Aside from the weight, Rust concentrated on a shoe that provides plenty of room and ventilation, features that keep sweat and moisture from the foot and sock. ??Technically, there??s not a lot to it,?? he adds. ??It??s a basic shoe design. There??s optimal padding around the ankle, 8 millimeters of cushion in the heel portion. I deliberately chose the materials because of those qualities ?C flexibility, durability. It??s not going to wear out in six months.?? Rust received his first shipment of 130 pairs of ENVi shoes ?C for which he also designed the distinctive lowercase ??e?? colored logo ?C in early December 2010. He??s been selling them through the ENVi website, envi-footwear.com, a Facebook site and word of mouth. The startup investment came out of Rust??s savings from working various aviation-oriented jobs. When not studying business management at Mt. Hood Community College, he works on ramps and the Intel air shuttle at the Hillsboro Airport. 429889-007 417098-002 386368-004 354912-002 609048-034 429889-104 302519-113 375664-102 412230-100 407357-002 383578-161 354744-012 397252-009 409998-001 366718-100 397252-002 392813-007 308497-162 302370-102 130690-110 322992-002 378037-041 384664-101 130690-163 395553-103 322992-001 304775-103 384664-001 384522-001 371496-991 395574-002 130690-065 317173-100 316432-912 316432-161 316432-142 316432-016 317173-101 366727-441 317173-001 316432-118 316432-014 366727-006 316432-119 316432-911 407995-105 316432-009 407995-017 309427-061 316432-010 316432-112 316432-117 316432-116 316432-100 407995-106 316432-008

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This season, the footwear giant releases its biggest Liberty print-adorned range ever, offering five different shoes in 12 different styles, including a brand new chukka sandal that won??t be revealed until April 1. The sneakers will be available to purchase that same day at Liberty stores in the UK, (and hopefully online online for those of us across the pond). Select styles will pop up at Office and other retailers beginning May 1. Oh, and they retail from ??68 ?C ??78 per pair. Jordan, upon learning that the team wasn't sent the latest Jordan XI Cool Greys, tells the team, "You get to the Final Four you got anything you want." A recent business endeavor, however, plants his professional feet firmly on the ground. A Troutdale resident and Mt. Hood Community College student, Rust, 24, spent much of last year designing his own line of athletic footwear. Now, with the finished products boxed and stacked in his garage, Rust is marketing and selling his ENVi brand shoes through a website and word of mouth. Available in six colors, ENVi shoes distinguish themselves with a sharp, yet unflashy design and ?C the aspect Rust is most proud of ?C lack of bulk. Featuring a mesh-with-leather-overlay design, the ENVi weighs 8 ounces. That??s 2 to 3 ounces less, he observes, than comparable shoes from big names such as Nike, Asics and Brooks. ??What I wanted was a lightweight shoe,?? he says from the living room that serves as ENVi??s de facto headquarters. ??Anything that??s heavy drives me crazy. It just seems that (weight) adds more to what you??re doing?? as a runner. ??I took a minimalist approach.?? Rust left the traction design to the factory in China with whom he contracts. The rest of it is all his. ??I designed the upper part of the shoe,?? he says. Aside from the weight, Rust concentrated on a shoe that provides plenty of room and ventilation, features that keep sweat and moisture from the foot and sock. ??Technically, there??s not a lot to it,?? he adds. ??It??s a basic shoe design. There??s optimal padding around the ankle, 8 millimeters of cushion in the heel portion. I deliberately chose the materials because of those qualities ?C flexibility, durability. It??s not going to wear out in six months.?? Rust received his first shipment of 130 pairs of ENVi shoes ?C for which he also designed the distinctive lowercase ??e?? colored logo ?C in early December 2010. He??s been selling them through the ENVi website, envi-footwear.com, a Facebook site and word of mouth. The startup investment came out of Rust??s savings from working various aviation-oriented jobs. When not studying business management at Mt. Hood Community College, he works on ramps and the Intel air shuttle at the Hillsboro Airport. 429889-007 417098-002 386368-004 354912-002 609048-034 429889-104 302519-113 375664-102 412230-100 407357-002 383578-161 354744-012 397252-009 409998-001 366718-100 397252-002 392813-007 308497-162 302370-102 130690-110 322992-002 378037-041 384664-101 130690-163 395553-103 322992-001 304775-103 384664-001 384522-001 371496-991 395574-002 130690-065 317173-100 316432-912 316432-161 316432-142 316432-016 317173-101 366727-441 317173-001 316432-118 316432-014 366727-006 316432-119 316432-911 407995-105 316432-009 407995-017 309427-061 316432-010 316432-112 316432-117 316432-116 316432-100 407995-106 316432-008

During North Carolina's opening weekend at the NCAA tournament, several players were wearing Kobe Bryant's Nike shoes.

That didn't sit well with former UNC player Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan jokingly told North Carolina players to take off their Kobe shoes or he'll rip them off. CAPTIONBy Gerry Broome, AP And so he told the players just how he felt upon meeting them outside the Time Warner Cable Arena as the team left to get on a bus following practice on Saturday. "Next time I see you wearing those Kobe Bryants, I'm gonna take it right off," Jordan told a group of Tar Heels that included Tyler Zeller, John Henson, Kendall Marshall and others. "I don't care if your feet kill you, you're gonna wear them Jordans." WRAL in Raleigh captured video of the conversation. Jordan, upon learning that the team wasn't sent the latest Jordan XI Cool Greys, tells the team, "You get to the Final Four you got anything you want." A recent business endeavor, however, plants his professional feet firmly on the ground. A Troutdale resident and Mt. Hood Community College student, Rust, 24, spent much of last year designing his own line of athletic footwear. Now, with the finished products boxed and stacked in his garage, Rust is marketing and selling his ENVi brand shoes through a website and word of mouth. Available in six colors, ENVi shoes distinguish themselves with a sharp, yet unflashy design and ?C the aspect Rust is most proud of ?C lack of bulk. Featuring a mesh-with-leather-overlay design, the ENVi weighs 8 ounces. That??s 2 to 3 ounces less, he observes, than comparable shoes from big names such as Nike, Asics and Brooks. ??What I wanted was a lightweight shoe,?? he says from the living room that serves as ENVi??s de facto headquarters. ??Anything that??s heavy drives me crazy. It just seems that (weight) adds more to what you??re doing?? as a runner. ??I took a minimalist approach.?? Rust left the traction design to the factory in China with whom he contracts. The rest of it is all his. ??I designed the upper part of the shoe,?? he says. Aside from the weight, Rust concentrated on a shoe that provides plenty of room and ventilation, features that keep sweat and moisture from the foot and sock. ??Technically, there??s not a lot to it,?? he adds. ??It??s a basic shoe design. There??s optimal padding around the ankle, 8 millimeters of cushion in the heel portion. I deliberately chose the materials because of those qualities ?C flexibility, durability. It??s not going to wear out in six months.?? Rust received his first shipment of 130 pairs of ENVi shoes ?C for which he also designed the distinctive lowercase ??e?? colored logo ?C in early December 2010. He??s been selling them through the ENVi website, envi-footwear.com, a Facebook site and word of mouth. The startup investment came out of Rust??s savings from working various aviation-oriented jobs. When not studying business management at Mt. Hood Community College, he works on ramps and the Intel air shuttle at the Hillsboro Airport. 429889-007 417098-002 386368-004 354912-002 609048-034 429889-104 302519-113 375664-102 412230-100 407357-002 383578-161 354744-012 397252-009 409998-001 366718-100 397252-002 392813-007 308497-162 302370-102 130690-110 322992-002 378037-041 384664-101 130690-163 395553-103 322992-001 304775-103 384664-001 384522-001 371496-991 395574-002 130690-065 317173-100 316432-912 316432-161 316432-142 316432-016 317173-101 366727-441 317173-001 316432-118 316432-014 366727-006 316432-119 316432-911 407995-105 316432-009 407995-017 309427-061 316432-010 316432-112 316432-117 316432-116 316432-100 407995-106 316432-008

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So it was for Nike, whose shares swooshed 9.2% lower Friday after it reported disappointing sales and gross margins Thursday evening. The problem: rising labor and materials costs that it struggled to pass along to customers. Even though those risks were widely understood, the stock had risen 20% since last summer and not one of 17 Wall Street analysts rates the company a "sell." Why Nike Air Max 360 investors star struck? One advantage is Nike's size, which theoretically makes it better than most at negotiating prices. It also has one of the most powerful brands in sportswear. But Nike's ultimate customers include many who also are being squeezed by higher Nike Air Max 24-7 and oil prices, along with a still-uncertain jobs outlook. That crimps the company's ability to raise prices. As a result, margins may be under pressure for some time and profit growth is likely to be limited. That Nike Air Max 2010 be a red flag for investors. Goldman Sachs points out that Nike's Nike Air Max 2011 has underperformed the S&P 500 at times in the last Nike Air Max 2009 years when the company's gross Nike Air Max 93 growth was less than 10%. Goldman estimates Nike's gross profit growth will remain at Nike Air Max 90Boots or less for the next three quarters. Beyond Nike, investors should be on the lookout for higher costs to squeeze margins. After all, the average operating margin for S&P 500 companies is 19.5%, just shy of the peak of 21.2% in 2006, according to Enterprise Solutions. Nike Air Max LTD4 Nike Air Max Plus Nike Air Max T-Zone LE Nike Nike Air Max 90 Max Tailwind

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Net income rose to $1.08 a share in the third quarter ended Feb. 28, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said yesterday in a statement. That compared with the $1.12 average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Nike, led by Chief Executive Officer Mark Parker, is grappling with higher costs for cotton, labor and transportation. Increasing some prices and reducing marketing costs couldn??t stop gross margin, the difference between sales and cost of goods, narrowing 1.1 percentage points in the quarter. ??The market is focused on the earnings miss that is predominantly margin driven,?? Matt Arnold, an analyst at Edward Jones & Co. in Des Peres, Missouri, said yesterday in an interview. The earnings miss ??is surprising given the streak they had,?? said Arnold, who recommends buying Nike shares. Nike fell $7.82 to $77.59 at 4:01 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading for the largest drop since December 2008. The stock was little changed this year before today. Orders for the Nike brand from March to July increased 9 percent for a total of $7.9 billion, excluding Nike Air Max 1 fluctuations, from the same period a year earlier. That missed the average estimate of four analysts for a gain of 9.8 percent. Gross Margins Narrow Gross margin may shrink by 3 percentage points in the current quarter from a year earlier, Nike Chief Financial Officer Don Blair said on a call with analysts. Nike began raising prices on select products last Nike Air Max 2003 and will enact widespread increases in the first half of next year to combat cost inflation, Blair said. The damage Nike Air Griffey Max by the earthquake in Japan will affect Nike??s sales in a region that has been underperforming, Chris Air Max Tailwind an analyst for Susquehanna Financial Group in New York, said Nike ACG Air Max Goadome an interview before the results. Sales from Japan declined 8.5 percent to $195 million in the third quarter. In Japan ??no one Nike Air Max 180+ going to be focused at the moment on buying athletic footwear and apparel,?? said Svezia, who has a ??neutral?? rating on Nike shares. ??The flipside is there could be a surge six months from now when people need to replenish.?? Nike??s organization and assets in Japan haven??t been significantly affected, Blair said. While it??s too early to make a specific assessment on the disaster??s financial impact, the company does ??anticipate there will be a negative impact on our revenues and profitability for this geography,?? he said. Nike Air Max LTD4 Nike Air Max Plus Nike Air Max T-Zone LE Nike Air Max Tailwind

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Today Knight claims these practices are all ancient history. Many others, however, beg to differ. There are literally hundreds of groups critical of Nike that insist Knight??s claims of reform are nothing but a huge dupe. They claim that Nike hasn??t done much at all to change practices of ordering products from manufactures with long histories of worker abuse. That it??s still going on, Nike has changed very little, and all these pretty uniforms and new stadiums at the University of Oregon have been funded by corrupt and in some cases, a form of blood money. Meanwhile last month, reports broke about Oregon using agents and trainers to help sway new recruits to the Duck program. The last thing Phil Knight and Nike need is a feisty NCAA rule committee sticking their nose into private business practices. Defenders of Oregon insist the rumors are wide-spread throughout many college programs in the country, and thus the charges are inflated. Shrugs and apathy have been the norm from the faithful in Eugene. Steve Dykes/Getty Images However, with the NCAA now pointing their little radars at what??s going on ??deep in the woods,?? even the most apologetic Knight supporters have concern meter needles fluttering to and fro??especially now that the hapless Duck program is finally winning some actual football games. And with the basketball team threatening to do the same, suddenly the university??s relationship with Phil Knight is growing in national significance??especially with goofy uniforms that could blind rodents recently on the BCS stage. Thus matters once dealt with are now suspiciously appearing to be shuffled under the rug. Last month Oregon unveiled a new basketball arena with ??state of the art?? everything. At the opening ceremonies was a strutting Phil Knight in a rock concert setting??bursting flames and dancing cheerleaders in halters, celebrating the new basketball palace. During his speech, in a darkened arena using a new cool light system that made that dopey ??O?? thing glow like socks at a football game, Knight pointed out that the arena had been dedicated to his recently-departed son. Today Oregon fans are sensitive about this, especially when would-be cheap shot artists like me question this cozy relationship. But the questions are still there, unanswered. Steve Dykes/Getty Images Exactly how did Mr Knight earn all these dollars? It??s just wonderful that he??s donating funds to universities, but what has Nike been doing under the radar? For two decades now, we??ve been hearing rumors about eight-year-olds working long hours with no time off, suffering physical injuries, all while producing sneakers and head bands, at far less cost than could be done in the United States. Our country forces companies to pay minimum wages, and grants rights to workers not seen in third world countries. Thus the question becomes ??Why is Phil Knight so reluctant to build factories in his own country, where manufacturing practices are regulated, if he indeed has reformed these practices??? If everything is on the up and up, and if workers are being treated abroad like they would be at home, why does Nike consistently write short-term contracts abroad? Michael Moore, the windbag producer of such comical documentaries as Fahrenheit 911, where creative editing made a former President look like a bumbling vacationing fool, is also critical of Phil Knight. For the record, I??m not a huge Michael Moore fan. Mr. Moore does things with his films that are downright immoral themselves, in my opinion, thus his editing practices do not bode well for some of his arguments. Furthermore, Air Max LTD very suspicious of anyone who decries capitalism while owning a gaggle of pompous mansions scattered across the globe. But even a Moore-skeptic like me looks at these interviews with Phil Knight with raised eyebrows! There are some issues here that are not being addressed, which appear greater than how many college football or basketball games the University of Oregon wins. Like most universities, Oregon prides itself on being concerned with the environment and issues that all of us should be concerned about. Issues about our fellow man, the quality of life for others, and concern for the innocent in lands far away, where children walk shoeless through filth and muck. None of these are necessarily liberal vs. conservative arguments, nor even religious vs. secular concerns??they are issues that focus on common decency. So what are we to make of this conversation between Phil Knight and flabby Michael Moore in the documentary? Here, let me paste a small sample: Michael Moore: But you're in charge, you're the boss- Phil Knight: Yeah, I'm in charge of it, basically?? Michael Moore: Just tell 'em, no one under 16, just like our shoe factories. Just tell em. You're Phil Knight. Phil Knight: Well, actually, I think that over, within a fairly Air Max 180+ period of time you'll see some of that, but it won't happen, it won't happen over the next six months probably. Michael Moore: But you're committed. Phil Knight: No, no, we want good labor practices in all these countries. We try to be the best citizen we can be. Michael Moore: So you're telling me now that you're committed to not having people work in your factories under the age of 16? Phil Air Max 360 That's true in the shoe factories in Indonesia... Dusty Kidd: (Nike's labor relations chief) We are one of 20 or 30 customers in our apparel factories, so we can't dictate to them nearly to the extent- Michael Moore: Is it safe to say that's your goal? Is it safe to say that's your goal-to not have people- Phil Knight: We can impose that and will Air Max 2011 that in those apparel factories that we basically have the dominant position in. But we can't do that when we're just a minor buyer. Michael Moore: But, anything that you control, you're going to, you're goal- Phil Air Max Griffey In Indonesia, in Indonesia, we're moving towards age 16. For me, football fan or not, that conversation bothers me. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images But no more than do these other allegations made in a paper written by Bette Jean Bullert of Seattle University. In her paper, Bullert alleges the following: "Between 1989 and 1995, only 21 news articles appeared in the U.S. press linking Nike to strikes in Indonesia, but 1996 was a pivotal year in Air Max Light anti-sweatshop campaign. Seven years of survey research, international studies on globalization and human rights and organizing by NGOs came to fruition. But it took a celebrity and a fired Nike worker to put a human face on the sweatshop issue and escalate the conflict in the mainstream American media... "...Knight was silent on the issues of wages and the length of the work day. Nike contracted with a factory in China whose employees said they worked 11 and 12 hour days with only two days off a month, and earned 16 cents to 19 cents an hour with no overtime. The anti-Nike campaign has responded by expanding its data collection in China and continuing to monitor conditions in other factories. "...At the same conference, the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and other student organizations launched the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), a coalition with labor unions and human rights groups. In the three weeks since its founding, 45 universities have signed on with the commitment to be sure items that carry the university logos are not made in sweatshops. Phil Knight has withdrawn a $30 million commitment to his alma mater, the University of Oregon in Eugene, because the university has joined the WRC." If controversy remains about Nike manufacturing practices, should the University of Oregon accept donations from Phil Knight? Yes No Submit Vote vote to see results If controversy remains about Nike manufacturing practices, should the University of Oregon accept donations from Phil Knight? Yes80.0%No20.0%Total votes: 5 So here??s my question, Oregon Duck fans: If it turns out that Phil Knight indeed has earned his billions, either today or in the past, by exploiting workers in other nations deliberately and callously...is the University of Oregon still willing to accept his multi-million dollar donations? Will you Duck fans still support this? Should Stanford University accept money from Phil Knight, if it is proven that Nike??s off-shore operations are at odds with the most minimum standards in first world nations? 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With good friend Chloe Curtis waiting at the finish line and some of the top talent in Southern California on hand at Redondo on Saturday afternoon, Buchbinder made the most of her big stage. Buchbinder provided one of the highlights of the inaugural Redondo Nike Track Festival, winning the "Chloe Curtis 1,600" in 5 minutes, 4.71 seconds. The race is named after former Redondo CIF and state champion Curtis, who was on hand to present a medal and Nike backpack to Buchbinder, who fended off Long Beach Poly's Dynasty Gammage and Redondo's Cara Ulizio. "Chloe and I have run together a lot over the years and it was awesome to have her here," Buchbinder said. "I started out a bit nervous but I sort of always do. I calmed down once I got into the race and just told myself to keep pushing." Traditional power Long Beach Poly won the overall team championships for both the boys and girls and came away impressed with the event. "Redondo did a great job with it the whole afternoon," Poly assistant coach Jim Richardson said. "They've got some fantastic facilities here." The meet had 25 teams and an estimated 1,500 participants. Nike sponsored and Road Runner Sports provided free shoes to all athletes. A DJ from 97.1 FM "Amp Radio" was on hand spinning music throughout the afternoon. "We definitely want to develop Air Max 1 into one of the bigger meets on the West Coast," Redondo coach Bob Leetch said. "We've got plans next year to hook up with Dyestat.com and create statewide dual meet rankings, then invite the top 10 boys and girls teams to come compete." Redondo had plenty of talent there to represent at home, especially on the girls side. Sophomore Kayla Ferron avoided a late surge from Caitlin Turner of Thousand Oaks by two seconds to win the 800 in Air Max 2010 "This is super cool to be able to have our own event here and win my race today," Ferron said. "It makes it a lot more Air Max 97 than just winning any regular race we run during a season." Redondo picked up another big win in the 4x800 relay when Kelly Ryan, Air Max 90 Thibodeau, Rachel Bush and Laura O'Neill won in 9:57.10. El Segundo's Ahmed Air Max 95 had one of the day's top performance for the boys in the "Bob Bacon Hurdles," named after the former Redondo state champion. Mahmood won the 300 hurdles in 41.21 seconds Air Max 2009 said his big motivation afterward was one of the spacious and stylish Nike backpacks that were offered to the winner of each event. "To be honest, I really wanted this backpack," Mahmood said, smiling. "It was a cool event though and I thought I ran well. This helps us a lot with Arcadia coming up soon." Carson's Brandon Moore won the boys long jump (21 feet, 7 inches) and triple jump (46-2) and tied for first in the high jump (6-2). The Colts' Dayna Hurd (46.38) and Monay Meggs (47.60) finished one and two in the girls 300. For West, Kayla Mallet won the pole vault (11-4) and triple jump (37-11). North's Joslyn Barnes won the long jump (17-2). Nike Air Max LebronVII(7) Nike Air Max Light Nike Air Max LTD Nike Air Max LTD2

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