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Friday, October 21, 2005
Local Briefing 5 Stories Fast Retro blazers: Mitchell & Ness, known for pricey replicas of bygone sports uniforms, has figured out how to capitalize on the new NBA dress code. The Philly firm has come up with a line of vintage gabardine wool blazers styled after ones worn by teams' ushers in stadiums and arenas. More. ... Gov. Rendell says national guard units here lack equipment because so much has gone to Iraq and Afghanistan only to be left there. More. ... Several Philadelphians tell about getting a home makeover by a new HGTV show. Reactions: mixed. "I don't want to seem ungrateful," said a Queen Village veterinarian, "but there are things I would not have done." Read "Magic or madness?" ... Yorktown works, residents say. The suburban-style community in North Philadelphia was an experiment in the early 1960s. "I'm surprised that it hasn't been replicated across the city," said the head of the homeowner's group. More. Architecture critic Inga Saffron casts a wary eye toward the redesign of the Clothespin plaza. Looks like the popular gathering place will become "more elegant" and "more corporate," and lose some its "circus" character. "Changing Skyline."