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“It seems like every time you turn around, somebody’s pounding a garage sale sign at the top of the street,” says Bob Fritts, owner of Fritts Financial Services in Concord Township. “Consumer spending is way down. People are looking to raise additional funds to make ends meet. Especially with the unemployment rate rising close to 10 percent, it makes it more valuable to clean out your junk.”

Nationwide, garage sale listings on online advertiser Craigslist have increased 80 percent this year, company officials said.

Chrissy Walters, a teacher at Edison Elementary School in Willoughby, says she holds a garage sale each year at the Willowick home of her mother, Jan Komar. This year, things were hopping much earlier than usual.

“We opened at 9, but our first person showed up at 8:30,” Walters says. “I feel like we’ve been busier than in past years, which is good, because we have a lot of junk to get rid of. We can always use the extra money. My husband says I have to get rid of my old clothes before I get more.”

Walters’ customers snapped up items like a cot for $5 that had been priced at $10 and a porch swing for $5.

“We’re proud garage salers,” Komar says with a laugh.

Diane Mayer, another Willowick resident, was at the East 327th Street sale shopping with her 11 week old morkie dog named Daisy May happily parked in her arms.

“I like going to garage sales,” Mayer says. “I like finding old cookbooks, and it’s fun. We just had a garage sale, and people were talking about the economy.”

Secondhand stores like Plato’s Closet in Mentor also are thriving.

“A lot of people are coming in to sell their clothes for gas money,” Plato’s Closet manager Sam Urankar says.

“And a lot of people are coming here to buy back to school clothes, because they can get brand name stuff for $6 to $15, versus like $60 or more at the mall.”
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Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, invests in firms such as Citigroup and Twitter. He was among 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers detained, three senior officials told Reuters on Sunday.

The purge against the kingdom’s political and business elite also targeted the head of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was detained and replaced as minister of the powerful National Guard by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf.

The allegations against Prince Alwaleed include money laundering, bribery and extorting officials, one official told Reuters, while Prince Miteb is accused of embezzlement, hiring ghost employees and awarding contracts to his own companies including a $10 billion deal for walkie talkies and bulletproof military gear worth billions of Saudi riyals.

The allegations could not be independently verified and members of the families of those detained could not be reached.

News of the purge came soon after King Salman decreed late on Saturday the creation of an anti corruption committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his 32 year old favourite son who has amassed power since rising from obscurity three years ago.

The new body was given broad powers to investigate cases, issue arrest warrants and travel restrictions, and seize assets.

“The homeland will not exist unless corruption is uprooted and the corrupt are held accountable,” the royal decree said.

Analysts said the arrests were another pre emptive measure by the crown prince to remove powerful figures as he exerts control over the world’s leading oil exporter.

The roundup recalls the palace coup in June through which he ousted his elder cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, as heir to the throne and interior minister.

MbS, as he is known, was expected to follow at least by removing Prince Miteb from leadership of the National Guard, a pivotal power base rooted in the kingdom’s tribes.

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Saudi Arabia’s stock index was dragged down briefly but recovered to close higher as some investors bet the crackdown could bolster reforms in the long run.

The royal decree said the arrests were in response to “exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own interests above the public interest, in order to, illicitly, accrue money.”The line between public funds and royal money is not always clear in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by an Islamic system in which most law is not systematically codified and no elected parliament exists.

WikiLeaks cables have detailed the huge monthly stipends that every Saudi royal receives as well as various money making schemes some have used to finance lavish lifestyles.

Analysts said the purge aimed to go beyond corruption and aimed to remove potential opposition to Prince Mohammed’s ambitious reform agenda, which is widely popular with Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning youth population but faces resistance from some of the old guard more comfortable with the kingdom’s traditions of incremental change and rule by consensus.

In September, the king announced that a ban on women driving would be lifted, while Prince Mohammed is trying to break decades of conservative tradition by promoting public entertainment and visits by foreign tourists.

The crown prince has also slashed state spending in some areas and plans a big sale of state assets, including floating part of state oil giant Saudi Aramco on international markets.

Prince Mohammed has also led Saudi Arabia into a two year old war in Yemen, where the government says it is fighting Iran aligned militants, and a row with neighbouring Qatar, which it accuses of backing terrorists, a charge Doha denies. Detractors of the crown prince say both moves are dangerous adventurism.

The most recent crackdown breaks with the tradition of consensus within the ruling family, wrote James Dorsey, a senior fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

“Prince Mohammed, rather than forging alliances, is extending his iron grip to the ruling family, the military, and the National Guard to counter what appears to be more widespread opposition within the family as well as the military to his reforms and the Yemen war,” he said.

Scholar Joseph Kechichian said the interests of the Al Saud dynasty, however, would remain protected.

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FILE This is a Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 file photo of British heavyweight Tyson Fury and World Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, as they stare at each other during a press conference in London. Tyson Fury 2.09m (6 foot 9) tall, weighs 116kg (18 stones, 3 pounds), is unbeaten in 24 professional fights, and says he is ready to shake up the heavyweight division by taking the WBA, WBO and IBF belts off Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Nov. 28.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

BOLTON, England (AP) As Tyson Fury prowled the practice ring, stopping regularly for some shadow boxing and imagining Wladimir Klitschko on the end of his punches, his father looked on with pride.

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“There has been no one like me,” he says.

In his small gym, there are drawings of boxing greats on every wall: Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Harry Greb, Muhammad Ali. A drawing of Fury himself is just to the right of Louis.

One of the good luck messages written by youngsters who train at the gym reads: “Hell Hath No Fury Like Tyson.”

“As I’m in this room now, I’m like a fish in water,” Fury said, with intensity in his eyes. “It’s my place. It’s where I’m supposed to be. I’m never happier than in a boxing ring.”

Fury is in the best shape of his life and is about five pounds (2.2 kg) lighter than his usual fighting weight, according to his trainer and uncle, Peter Fury.

“He’s’ 110 percent prepared,” Peter Fury said, shrugging off the fact that the fight against Klitschko was delayed five weeks after the Ukrainian was injured in training. “This is the stiffest test Wladimir has had in his career.”

Tyson Fury describes Klitschko as “the ultimate in heavyweight history” because of his 26 title defenses, but says the heavyweight division needs a change after a decade of dominance from Klitschko and his brother Vitali.

“He’s very good at boxing, not a very good entertainer,” Fury said of his opponent. “Unfortunately, fans have had to put up with it for a long time. He’s been able to get away with it because of his athleticism and size over the other victims. They go in there without a chance. But that’s where I change it all. I’m taller, heavier, younger, fresher, faster.”

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More likely you’re thinking of the girl wearing the boots. Her name might be Rochelle, or Charlene, or Mikaela.

She’s in her 20s, blonde hair and tight jeans, scuffing out of a suburban shopping mall near you.

But a strange thing happened about five years ago. Ugg boots started popping up in glossy magazines, warming the A grade feet of celebrities like Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston.

Even Oprah recommended them as a Christmas gift. Suddenly, Rochelle and Mikaela weren’t just fashionable, they were fashion leaders. Lower Hutt was 10 years ahead of Hollywood.

How the heck did this happen? To be honest, our friends over the ditch probably had more to do with Ugg’s rise than Rochelle or Mikaela.

While the origins of Uggs are hotly disputed, many believe they were invented by Australian surfers to keep their toes warm after spending all day in the water. And it was an Aussie surfer, Brian Smith, who took the boots to the United States in the 1980s.

The boots enjoyed a niche in Californian beach communities but it wasn’t until Smith’s Ugg brand was bought out by a US company, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, that sales really took off.

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Who says sensible shoes can’t be chic? After seasons of teetering atop their Manolos, the style mavens are stepping out in Uggs, the shapeless sheepskin clodhoppers that are downright uggo.

First popular here in the early 1980s with the surf set, in the past few months Uggs have migrated to the streets. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are wearing them to keep warm on cold soundstages, and stylists are tucking jeans into them or pairing them with miniskirts for a kind of rugged, anti fashion statement.

“I live in mine. They’re like wearing a pair of socks,” said Jessica Paster, a wardrobe stylist whose clients Minnie Driver, Jewel and LeAnn Rimes are also Ugg aficionados. “God bless the girls who can run around in high heels, but they are all going to have varicose veins by the time they’re 35,” said Paster, who has pairs in black, sand and blue.

Regular people are padding around in them, too.

“I don’t think they are the cutest shoes in the world,” said Marissa Liu, 15, a student at Santa Monica (Calif.) High School who has worn Uggs for three years. “But they are incredibly comfortable and warm and fun.”

But really, sheepskin boots in sunny Southern California? “We’re kind of coldblooded, I guess,” Liu said.

Designed to be worn without socks, the most popular styles are Ugg Australia’s classic tall and classic short boots, especially those in the new, hotter than hot blush pink and powder blue shades. If you can find them, they sell for $110 to $185 at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, surf shops and smaller boutiques.

“It’s a bad year to be a sheep,” said Dave Hollander, president and co owner of Becker Surf Sport. In the 20 years since he began carrying Uggs in his five Southern California stores, he’s never seen anything like the current fuzzy footwear frenzy. “We got our shipment in August and it was gone in a matter of days.”

A production assistant from NBC’s “Will Grace” bought a pair, only to return several days later at the producer’s behest to buy boots for everyone on the set, Hollander said. “We had 18 pairs and that’s all we could give them. . . . We’re almost in a state of harassment here. The manager of my Hermosa Beach (Calif.) store is having a hard time conducting business because the phone won’t stop ringing.”

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Legend has it that Australian surfer Nat Young stumbled across the boots in 1969 in South Australia. (The pair he saw had been cobbled together by the father of a surf buddy.) Young was so taken with them that he asked Shane Steadman, a surfboard producer, to help him manufacture a pair. Soon, Steadman began selling the boots for about $15. They caught on first with surfers, and then with gauche suburbanites.

Couch, whose father was a rancher in Victoria, has always been in the ugg wearing camp. “I wear them with my PJs, but I’ve also been known to wear them under a ball gown to get ’round at an event.”

“I see them as a form of contraception,” said her husband, Gavin Brennan.

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Inching her way across the overhanging rock ledge, this hiker is getting perilously close to the edge of the world.

The German hiker is dwarfed by the sheer scale and beauty of the landscape beneath her feet as she takes in the breathtaking view of the Norwegian Fjords.

This incredible image was captured by British photographer Jay Patel, 42, from Wallington in Surrey, after a five hour hike in Skjeggedal, in the southern Norwegian Fjords.

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Standing on the shoulders of giants: A scene of breathtaking beauty lays beneath this climber’s feet as she inches across Troll’s Tongue rock in Norway

He said: ‘I haven’t been to anywhere

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sense and feeling of being there.

‘It’s the most amazing photo I’ve taken and is quite unworldly.

‘Hiking up there, the trails are quite discreet, so you don’t see it coming and then you round a corner and it suddenly appears.

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Gaye Maxwell, manager of the shoe department at Dillard’s, says UGG still is its No. 1 selling boot, followed closely by Frye boots. Both brands are “flying out of the store,” Maxwell says.

The popularity of the boots, particularly UGG, surprises Dillard’s manager Bill Graves.

“I thought they’d last a few seasons, but it gets bigger every year,” he says. “In fact, the popularity of boots across the board is amazing. I see them on everybody even babies.”

The UGG sheepskin boot has been around since the late 1970s and, because of its warmth, became popular among surfers on the West Coast. By the late 1990s, celebrities began wearing UGGs and, after being featured by Oprah on “Oprah’s Favorite Things” show in 2000, they skyrocketed to fame.

The popularity of boots doesn’t surprise Victoria Underwood of Dayton, Tenn. She owns 15 pairs and is always on the hunt for more.

Underwood, 32, owner of the Insyde Outsyde Shop in Red Bank, says she wears boots most every day, except in summer. She’s partial to flat heel boots because of the comfort.

“I wear them with jeans, dresses and skirts,” Underwood says. “My favorite pair is an $80 pair of Jessica Simpson boots that have lasted about four years, but I’ll probably replace them with some from Frye, though my husband isn’t a fan of the price tag. I also love my red Hunter Wellies from Neiman Marcus because they are really stylish and keep my feet dry.”

Frye boots range in cost from around $300 to $370, Maxwell says. UGG boots are less costly, between $150 and $300.

“You get what you pay for because these boots last for years,” Underwood says, noting that she has a pair of Frye boots that she’s been wearing for nearly 20 years. “They have molded to the shape of my feet and are the most comfortable shoes I have.”

Maxwell says that, like the UGG brand, Frye boot sales at Dillard’s have been on the increase in the last couple years.

“Everyone knows the name ‘Frye,’ and they know it’s a well made boot from a well known company,” she says. “The company still offers the classic cowboy style to updated looks that include a casual style, a rock’n’roll style, a motorcycle style and more. It’s the boot you will wear forever. Dress it up. Dress it down. Founder John A. Frye started the company on March 10, 1863, in a small shop in Marlboro, Mass.

Maxwell credits the increasing popularity of Frye and UGG boots to the updated styles.

“Frye is no longer just the cowboy boot,” she says. “It has always been a big seller and still is, but the styles have been revamped and look knew. There are so many different styles now and they’re all beautiful. They’re also made from quality leather. We get very few returns in Fryes and UGGs.”

Underwood says she wears boots with most everything in her wardrobe ranging from leggings to feminine dresses.

“I get ideas from Pinterest because I can search something like ‘mint green leggings’ and find what what boots look good with it,” she says. “I think the only thing I don’t wear boots with are shorts and that’s only because I don’t think that suits me.”

Caroline Johnson, 53, is excited about the tall, black dress boots that she’s getting from Santa this year.

She specifically asked him for the boots that also have a narrow shaft to accommodate her slim calves with a medium sized heel. The boots are perfect for work and church, she says.

Out of the six pairs of boots she owns, Johnson says she wears her brown pair the most, but expects her new black ones to look better with most her clothes.

“I really like the look of tall slim boots with tights and a slim short skirt, but I wear them with long skirts and dresses as well,” Johnson says. “For some reason, I tend to avoid wearing boots with slacks the one exception being jeans. I think everything works with jeans.”

Still, Johnson likes all styles of boots.

“I’ve got some great cowboy boots, hiking boots, and my favorite are my Land’s End fleece lined rain boots. I just adore them,” she says. “They are my footwear of choice this time of year whenever I walk my dog, and we go on long hikes at Greenway Farm and along the South Chickamauga Greenway.”

Johnson says she wears mostly boots in cooler weather and sandals when it gets warm.

Maxwell says it’s not just the gals wearing boots. Men like them, too, even the UGG boot. Men, locally, tend to favor UGG sheepskin driving moccasins, she says, but Fryes also are extremely popular with men.
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For the second year in a row, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway arrived on the Oscars stage to present best picture. This time, the results were a little less exciting.

“Well, that’s how it’s supposed to go, I guess,” host Jimmy Kimmel deadpanned after the duo announced The Shape of Water won the biggest prize of the night no, really, it did. They double checked the envelope. This was not a La La Land Moonlight situation.

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Kimmel skewered everything from Hollywood’s mistreatment of women (“Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women: We made a movie called What Women Want, and it starred Mel Gibson.”) to President Donald Trump, saying that the president “called Get Out the best first three quarters of a movie this year.”

And he didn’t let the vice president off the hook. “Out of the nine best picture nominees, only two made more than $100 million. That’s not the point,” Kimmel said. “We don’t make films like Call Me By Your Name for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.”
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It’s that time of year again. Unfortunately we have to ditch the Havaianas and Birkenstocks for something a little, make that a lot, warmer. Whether the extent of your outdoor winter activities is standing outside for the bus in the morning, or going for long walks in the snow, winter footwear is the hardest season to tackle, but it’s the most important if you want to save your toes.

Spring and summer shoes tend to last the longest as they aren’t exposed to many harsh elements. Winter boots on the other hand have to stand up to rain, below freezing temperatures, snow, hail, giant slush puddles and worst of all, salt. Investing in a great pair of winter boots will guarantee your satisfaction, as the best boots pay for themselves and last you from season to season. Canada is known for its winters so getting boots that you can rely on makes a lot of sense.

In order to get through every stage of our winters, it is helpful to have three different types of boot: the rubber boot, the warm snow boot, and the more fashionable leather boot. Having a great pair of each will take you from the streets and the snow to a night out for dinner painlessly. So before you set out to find yourself a new pair of boots for the winter, consider these important tips:

The rubber boot

Dodging puddles is no fun, and nothing is worse than heading into work with soggy shoes and soaked feet that will remain cold and wet for hours. In the winter, wetness is inevitable, rain storms are aplenty and the tiniest snowfall melts into a disastrous system of puddles on the sidewalk.

Brands like Hunter and Tretorn are proof that rubber boots are no longer only for the farmers and the rural set, “for an urban person getting through the city, you need rubber boots,” says popular Toronto shoe store Get Outside’s owner Doug Malcolmson. “Rain boots are for 10 to 5 degrees,” says Malcolmson, “and a polar fleece sock inside will do to keep you warm.” Also try a winter insole to add comfort, and even legwarmers can look great folded over the top of the boot. “You can’t wear an insulated boot into the office,” says Malcolmson, “or your feet will be sweltering,” so this is where the rubber boot comes in most handy.

The warm snow boot

These are a must have for the months of January and February if you want to make it into the summer with a full set of toes! Unfortunately when grabbing a heavy duty pair of boots you may have to sacrifice fashion sense a little, but it’s worth it.

Sorel is a brand that dominates this market, as their boots are made for Arctic conditions and can withstand the coldest of cold. A snow boot has to be waterproof and heavily insulated.

There are tons of warm shoes on the market such as UGG’s,
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Laurentian Chief Moccasins, and Pajar, but these won’t keep your feet dry when the snow melts into them. To make sure that you’re purchasing a snow boot that will last, check that they are guaranteed to perform under temperatures of 20 and lower, and that they are verified waterproof by Goretex. “Most women already have the knee high classic that they love, so this is a great season to mix it up,” says Cleary.

When purchasing leather boots a tight fit is the best, as leather will stretch considerably when you start walking and your feet start sweating. It’s recommended that when you bring your new pair home, wear them around the house to speed up the process of breaking them in, this will save you when it comes time to debut them on the town.

Leather must also be treated before you wear it outside to prevent unsightly stains. Cleary advises spraying boots with a waterproof treatment 3 5 times, letting it dry for an hour in between each coat and then let them dry over night after the last coat before wearing them outside. Also, make sure that you’re buying a thick, high quality leather, “spend money on the classics,” says Cleary “true, there are fun lower price options, but they just won’t last.”Wait! Just a few more last minute tips that go for any and all boots you may purchase.

“Shop for your boots at the end of the day or at what I call the ‘magical cocktail hour’,” says Cleary “this is when your feet are the largest they will be all day.” This is important, because once you’ve worn an expensive boot outside to find it’s all of a sudden too snug, there’s no possibility of returning it (with the exception of leather which stretches). “Another big thing for boots is how you care for them. Salt will kill a boot,” adds Cleary, “when you walk inside make sure that you have a gentle cloth or brush by the door to give your boots a cleaning and remove any erosive residue, as the salt eats and cracks at any material.”

In addition, there has to be good tread on the bottom of your boot so you don’t end up tip toeing the streets in fear of having a wipe out. Some boots such as Frye’s are great quality and will last for years, but don’t have the most traction on the ice. This is where your neighborhood shoe repair store comes in handy. Not only can most make alterations for the calf size of your leg (this comes in handy for those pesky thigh high leather boots you can’t squeeze into) but they can add a layer of abrasive tread to the bottom of almost any shoe, giving you great traction and peace of mind.

And finally, if you’re leaving the house in the morning with a long day ahead of you, carry a pair of indoor flats in your bag or keep a pair at your desk that you can change into once inside, nobody wants to clunk around the office in bulky boots.

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