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When Elizabeth C. Hanson ’02 died in December 2009, along with six other CIA operatives killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, little was publicly known about what the young woman did and why the agency had dispatched her to Afghanistan.

But Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick began investigating the attack, and soon the Post was reporting facts of the case: that the CIA personnel were killed by an informant, that the informant was someone the CIA believed to have infiltrated the highest ranks of al Qaeda, that there was concern the informant might not be trustworthy. Warrick also revealed how shaken his CIA sources were by the loss of their colleagues.

“The way this incident hit them was so emotional,” Warrick said in an interview for Colby. “We all got drawn into learning about who these people were.”

The result was his book The Triple Agent, published last fall, which recounts the events that led up to the attack by the informant, Jordanian Humam Khalil al Balawi. The book profiles the seven CIA agents who died and reveals concerns some had about what turned out to be a fatal meeting. Warrick, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting, said he has continued to talk to CIA sources since the book was published, adding to the portrait of Hanson, an elite “targeter” who culled information to hunt down terrorists sought by the agency.

“She was an amazing person who did a job that most folks would never hear about,” Warrick said. “And she was quite good at it.”

In fact sources quoted in the book told Warrick that Hanson was one of the CIA’s most talented “terrorist hunters,” attracting the attention and praise of her supervisors and CIA directors Leon Panetta and Michael Hayden. Before she turned 30, she had been promoted to lead a high level group of targeters charged with hunting down al Qaeda leaders on a list that included Osama bin Laden.

“She was an amazing person who did a job that most folks would never hear about. And she was quite good at it.”

“I talked to some of her supervisors, and they said she just was remarkably gifted at what it takes to be one of these targeters,” Warrick said. “And that is the ability to assimilate torrents of information to look for clues, to be a detective, to think innovatively about where to find things, about where people might be. And just to have the courage to tackle the information to help the agency when it clearly goes after people.”

E mail, wiretaps, reports from informants, information gleaned from the Internet it was monitored and analyzed around the clock in the underground facility at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va., where Hanson worked.

Hanson not only analyzed the information, she also helped decide when the intelligence was sufficient to kill the person targeted, usually through a missile strike by a Predator drone.

“Liz kept a paperweight on her desk wherever she worked with the question inscribed ‘What would you do if you knew you could not fail.'”

“As you can imagine, that’s not something everybody can do. It takes a certain amount of fortitude but also the conviction that you’re doing the right thing.”

Hanson joined the CIA in 2005, he said, when she was just 26. While Colby records showed that she worked for a consulting firm in Washington, that company was a CIA cover. “I’ve got a copy of her ID badge [from the consulting firm],” he said. “It wasn’t a real job.”

Elizabeth Hanson ’02 shortly before she reported to Afghanistan in 2009. She died four months later.

She was prepped at The Farm, the CIA facility where new hires go through the intelligence version of basic training. Though the instruction includes firearms training and other military skills, Hanson was part of a crop of tech savvy officers hired after 9/11, the book says, as the CIA changed from a cloak and dagger operation to one geared to tracking information online or over the airwaves or through sophisticated electronic surveillance.

While it quickly became apparent that Hanson’s analytical skills were formidable,
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her casual style also became her trademark, Warrick writes. She typically wore jeans and flip flops at work, sometimes putting her mane of blonde hair in pigtails. The book reports that she kept a pair of dressier shoes under her desk in case she had to report to higher ups about al Qaeda.

“And yet she not only did it, but she was really good at it,” Warrick said. “She was a surprising person, I think. Her supervisors talked about that combination that made her endearing. People respected her, but they couldn’t help but like her. That likeability aspect combined with the ability to be absolutely cold and methodical doing her job.”

Hanson was funny, sometimes goofy, charming and disarming, the book says. Some of her closest CIA friends knew her by her childhood nickname, “Monkie,” after monkey sock puppets made in her hometown of Rockford, Ill.

A Sense of Duty

Elizabeth Ann Hanson said she had read only parts of The Triple Agent, the book that recounts events surrounding the death of her daughter, CIA officer Elizabeth Curry Hanson ’02. But Hanson knows the story.

“I know everything that is in there, because everyone who is still alive, anyone who has been involved with it, I have talked with each and every one of them,” she said. “I don’t know the book, but I do know them.” Many members of what she calls the CIA “extended family” called or wrote to her on Feb. 14, which would have been Elizabeth’s 33rd birthday. A group that she calls “amazingly and wonderfully” close knit has taken her in, she said.

Hanson said the members of the group are committed to each other and to their work. Elizabeth C. Hanson pursued her career, her mother said, not out of personal ambition but from a sense of duty. “She was not as much about ambitious as she was about, ‘This is my country. I have to do this right. We need to get the job done.'”

Hanson said that, though her daughter could chat up a storm, she didn’t divulge information about her CIA work. In fact she knew some of her daughter’s friends and coworkers only by their initials. “No one had any idea,” she said. “None. Which is the way it needed to be.”

But Hanson did say she was very close to her daughter, that Elizabeth called her most days, when it was possible.

She described her daughter as someone who could wear a strapless evening dress to an embassy party and look stunning, though she never knew it. “And an hour later she could be in a mud hole, working. She was an extraordinary lady in many, many ways.”

Her daughter, Hanson said, filled the family home in suburban Chicago with books and kept the complete works of Shakespeare on her handheld computer. She was studious but also threw herself into the physical training that was required in her job. Prior to her assignment overseas she took a driving course, training to drive up mountains, through mud and snow.

“And she would come home with her little car,” Hanson said. “It was like some of the shows you see on TV of the guys in their mud trucks.”
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Coconut Custard Stuffed Pumpkin with Maple Walnut Bacon Praline

Coconut Custard Stuffed Pumpkin with Maple Walnut Bacon Praline

Mandisa Horn from Horn O Plenty in Bedford shares a recipe for Coconut Custard Stuffed Pumpkin with Maple Walnut Bacon Praline.

Coconut Custard Stuffed Pumpkin with Maple Walnut Bacon Praline For the pumpkin custard: 2 2.5pound pumpkins 5 eggs 3/4 cup coconut milk or cream 1/4 cup brown sugar or 3/4 cup white sugar 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla sea salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut open the top of the pumpkins near the stem and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle inside with a dash of sea salt and pumpkin pie spice. In a bowl mix with a whisk, eggs, coconut cream, sugar,
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vanilla and a dash of sea salt. Pour mixture into pumpkin and place pumpkin on a sheet pan and bake for about 45 60 minutes until custard is set and you can pierce with a knife and it comes out clean. About part way through the baking process (after about 10 minutes of baking) add the three pieces of bacon to the same sheet pan and continue to bake. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the rest of the Praline ingredients together. After about 15 20 minutes of the bacon cooking, top each slice of bacon with the nut mixture and continue to bake for another 8 10 minutes or until it looks caramelized and crispy, but not burnt. Note: it may be finished baking before your pumpkin. Once finished baking remove from oven and cool. Chop up bacon and sprinkle over cooled pumpkin custard and serve. For the Maple Walnut Praline: 3 slices of thick cut bacon (optional) 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 Tbs maple syrup Pinch cayenne powder (optional)
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Coco Chanel Perfume

Coco Chanel Perfume

In 1924, legendary fashion icon Coco Chanel remarked, want to give women an artificial perfume. Yes, I really do mean artificial, like a dress, something that has been made. I don want any rose or lily of the valley; I want a perfume that is a composition. Today, eighty three years after the first launch of Chanel No. 5, Coco Chanel perfume remains as popular as ever and indeed, one of the best known brands in the world.

The idea of creating a fragrance first arose in 1920, when the young fashion designer was introduced to Ernest Beaux through her beau at the time, the Russian Grand Duke Dmitri. Beaux was a perfumer, and at the time was working on a special concoction for another company. After sampling the scent, she convinced Beaux to sell it to her instead, and thus was launched the first of her scents, Chanel No. 5.

Initially, this new fragrance was introduced solely to the fashionista personal friends and her best clients. However, in 1924, after partnering with French businessman Pierre Wertheimer, the product went public, with Wertheimer owning 70 percent, Coco owning 10 percent, and another private investor owning 20 percent. Today, the Wertheimer family continues to run that side of the business.

From Chanel No. 5 to her later Coco Mademoiselle and Chanel Coco fragrances, Coco Chanel perfume is based on Coco desire to have a scent that my personality, something abstract and unique. In her own time, most perfumes were based on the idea of being through the likes of floral scents in order to further enhance a woman beauty. However, Coco Chanel perfume was meant to contrast this natural beauty by being more artificial. in the 1950s. In 1953, sales skyrocketed when Marilyn Monroe famously answered the question of what she wore to bed with the answer, drops of Chanel No. 5. Even Andy Warhol got on the bandwagon, when he made nine silk screens of Chanel No. 5. In 1959, the uniqueness of the product design itself landed the bottle in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Over the years, spokespersons for the product have included Catherine Deneuve, Estella Warren, and Nicole Kidman.

In the 1970s, the market dominance that Coco Chanel perfume was enjoying began to fade. Many women, especially in America, began to view it as a fragrance for out of style women. However, Pierre Wertheimer grandson Alain had recently taken over control of the company and focused his efforts on turning it around. By spending millions of dollars on advertising, profits slowly began to rebound. Today, Chanel No. 5 remains one of the most famous and most expensive perfumes available anywhere in the world. Indeed, at a price of hundreds of dollars per ounce, it is the special woman that can afford the special Coco Chanel perfume.
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Cockeysville dentist

Cockeysville dentist

Dr. Charles H. “Harry” McCambridge Jr., a retired Cockeysville dentist and marathoner, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 76.

The son of Charles H. McCambridge Sr., a Bethlehem Steel Corp. employee, and Margaret McCambridge, a homemaker, Charles Harry McCambridge Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk.

He graduated in 1958 from Loyola High School,
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where he had played varsity lacrosse and football. He had been quarterback of the football team his junior and senior year, performing in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl game against rival Calvert Hall College High School.

After graduating in 1962 from what is now Loyola University Maryland, he received his degree in dentistry in 1966 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Dr. McCambridge, who was known as “Harry,” began his career as a dentist in Baltimore and for 41 years practiced at an office on Scott Adam Road in Cockeysville. He retired in 2007.

A longtime resident of Chadwick Road in Timonium, Dr. McCambridge was also a runner who completed more than 50 marathons. His favorites included the old Maryland Marathon, the new Baltimore Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.
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Cocina del Barrio opens in Edina

Cocina del Barrio opens in Edina

Cocina del Barrio, which is the first restaurant Burnet and Rooney have launched after their partnership with La Belle Vie founders Tim McKee and Josh Thoma dissolved, tailors their original concept to a broader, suburban clientele. It inhabits the former Coldwell Banker Burnet office building at 50th and France (Ryan Burnet’s father, Ralph, heads the company), which seems to indicate that, while real estate around the metro may still be struggling, restaurants, or at least the ones at this intersection, are booming.

The new restaurant is the largest of the three Barrios, with about 180 seats currently available and more to arrive outside when weather permits. It’s populated with several funky artworks, including a bright exterior mural and, inside, two bulls on a glittery background and an abstract metal bull’s head. There’s a three sided bar in front, a dining room with an open kitchen in the middle, and a private dining table in back that seats up to 18 diners who can sequester themselves behind a heavy pair of sliding doors. midweek might face more than a half hour wait as after work drinkers and early diners quickly fill the tables. Edina women are known for their aggressive accessorizing, and there is no shortage of glitz embellished shirts and jeans, glimmering jewelry, and shiny handbags at Cocina. Surely the George Clooney esque bartender would be the subject of much whispered discussion if the volume of the music and conversation allowed for anything other than shouting. on Sundays. liquor license. (It’s also, evidently, Edina’s first real foray into the cuisine of Spanish speakers. Notes from the City Council meeting at which the restaurant’s liquor license was approved refer to the business by the name of its Italian alter ego, “Cucina del Barrio.”)

A Barrio restaurant wouldn’t be a Barrio without an extensive tequila list, and at Cocina pours come in two sizes: the Deadwood, which is a regular shot glass filled to the brim, and the Barrio, a more slender flute that deceptively delivers about twice as much alcohol. Entry level tequila drinkers might order the Milagro ($4 a Deadwood) in its blanco, reposado, and anejo forms to understand how the spirit’s character gets softer and richer as it ages. The beverage menu offers several fruity sippers called “compadres” to chase the spirit, but both times I tried to order anything beyond the blood orange soda or Fanta, the bar was out of the ones I requested.

The lack of inventory likely doesn’t concern most of the diners who’d rather drink wine or cocktails. The wine list has been lengthened and several new cocktails have been added, including a couple of classic mixes that substitute tequila for the expected alcohol. Both the Bloody Maria and the Javier Wallbanger are fun and surprisingly tasty variations on their vodka based cousins. If you’d rather have something more exotic, the Jimadore Vacation, a lemon lime blend with coconut rum, smells like suntan lotion and tastes like it should be sipped on a beach.

Cocina’s menu was designed by chef Bill Fairbanks, who helped develop the fare for the original Barrio and now oversees all three kitchens. Many of the Latin American street food specialties overlap with those at the other locations, but Fairbanks has added several lighter, more healthful items, such as seafood dishes and salads. Edina’s cake eaters now must prefer lobster ceviche.

Barrio defined itself with a fine dining spin on casual, south of the border fare, relying on careful ingredient sourcing and painstaking prep work to lend its dishes brighter flavors and more visual elegance than those at the typical taqueria. The repeated small plates are just as good as those at the other two restaurants. Guacamole is made with avocado mashed at perfect ripeness and comes with hand cut tortilla chips that are thick and crispy, oil soaked without being greasy. Such careful execution justifies spending $7 on something you’d be perfectly capable of whipping up at home. The chicken and black bean tostada, which vanishes in a few rich, crunchy bites, is a familiar item from the other Barrio menus, as are several of the tacos (neither the tongue tacos or the hard shelled, ground beef filled “gringo” tacos made the cut at Cocina). The fish taco also remains a favorite: Mahi mahi is delicately fried in a beer batter suit and served on two corn tortillas speckled with cabbage, cucumber, and tomato.

Among the new small plates, Fairbanks’s version of the jalapeo popper is a spendy (three peppers to a $7 order) but more refined take on the bar food version of chile rellenos. The peppers are filled with white Oaxaca cheese, so they’re far less gooey if you’re concerned about detonating a gut bomb.

The Cocina menu adds several new salads to the Barrio repertoire, among them one that pairs ahi tuna with an avocado and tomatillo salsa, cucumber, radish, orange, and peppery red watercress, a green rarely seen on local menus that looks rather like maroon basil sprigs. (In fact, Fairbanks’s menu introduces diners to several lesser known ingredients, including Mexican huitlacoche, or corn smut, and sour oranges.)

The ceviche selections have also expanded, as have seafood dishes in general. Unfortunately, with the exception of the spicy shrimp ceviche, the other seafood I sampled didn’t shine as much as I’d hoped. A generous portion of lobster ceviche looks stunning, as the red and white meat is dressed with avocado, hearts of palm shaved into rings, and scallion slivers. But when I took my first bites, the lobster lacked flavor it wasn’t nearly as sweet and briny as its appearance seemed to promise. The wafer thin yucca chips ended up being the best part of the dish.

Another problem with some of the small plates: The seafood gets masked. Crab tastes most glorious cracked straight from the shell and squirted with a little lemon, not buried beneath a tortilla. Cocina’s filling might just as well have been chicken or cheese. The same problem plagued the $5.50 shrimp tamale and the $11 order of lobster filled empanadas.

Among the six new entres, or “platos fuertes,” seafood also features prominently. The caldo de mariscos, or seafood soup, is chock full of whatever’s fresh mussels, clams, fish, prawn but its ruddy broth, a traditional blend of ancho and guajillo peppers and garlic, had all the appeal of leftover bathwater. While sometimes the wait staff could stand to be a little less zealous those intent on finishing a dish need to protect the last few bites before the plate is preemptively swiped its attentiveness was appreciated when my party ordered the red snapper with king crab. An employee noticed us picking through the dish and searching, mostly in vain, for bites of the crustacean, and gracefully whisked out a small bowl of extra meat for our party and another that had ordered the same item. The dish was tasty, but the fix was necessary to make it worth its $26 price tag.

I had better luck with the wood grilled achiote chicken with black beans and sweet plantains, though the entre list’s real winner is the pork rib chop. The bone on, two inch thick trophy comes from local pork producer Compart Family Farms and is brined for 48 hours, then wood grilled so it’s pleasantly crusted on the outside. But inside, the pork chop will likely be plumper and juicier than any other you’ve sliced in your life: It eats almost like a steak. With accompanying corn pudding, roasted mushrooms, and kale, the dish is a great example of the kitchen’s capabilities.

For sweets, a pumpkin cake comes with salted caramel ice cream, which is flavored with cajeta, or Mexican goat’s milk caramel, actually, and the unwitting diner wouldn’t be faulted for wondering if the cream had spoiled. But get past the odd funk of the first bite and the sourness adds a nice complexity. If you’d rather keep things simple, stick with the crowd pleasing churros, Mexico’s airy, sainted doughnuts that taste even better dunked in liquid chocolate.

So far, Cocina del Barrio’s menu doesn’t have quite the level of consistency that the original Barrio did when it launched but, admittedly, the first Barrio set a high bar. With two successes already under its belt, the Barrio team should be admired for upping the ante and establishing an even loftier goal.
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Coatesville Area Senior High principal responds to alleged threat made

Coatesville Area Senior High principal responds to alleged threat made

Coatesville Area High School Principal Michele Snyder sent a letter to parents last Thursday to inform them about a possible threat from a community member, following an incident last week that occurred in school, in which a black doll was found hanging from a locker room ceiling.

Snyder said a local community activist posted a video of himself on social media last Wednesday reacting to the incident that was reported to families earlier last week regarding the and offensive actions of our high school boys cross country team. School officials were initially concerned the doll was intended to cause racial intimidation. However, after investigating the matter, the students involved said it was a prank. 11px;

In a letter to parents, Coatesville Superintendent Cathy Taschner wrote that members of the Coatesville Area High School boys cross country team found the doll in a trash can at a meet in early September and stuffed it into an open ceiling tile in their locker room. It was there for several weeks until a team member used his tie to hang it down from the ceiling, where it was recently discovered, according to school officials. School officials said students will face disciplinary actions.

upset about the incident, the community activist made a serious threat that was reported to our own school police department, the Caln Township Police Department, Valley Township Police Department and the District Attorney Office, Synder said. a Campus Administrative Team, we are working closely with our school police, and our school security teams will remain vigilant in the implementation of our security plans and protocols for our school and evening activities. Valley police are leading the investigation and could not be immediately reached for comment.

In a video obtained by the Daily Local News, the community activist begins by saying that the school district officials sent out statements to explain the situation regarding the doll and that they care how they look and noted that there was a delay in the investigation. He says in the video that everyone on the cross country team should be kicked off for claiming they were going to use the doll as their mascot. He further makes a comment about the team, his dog and a weapon, but then he says he doesn mean that and that he doesn have a dog or a gun. He later apologized and said that it was ill worded. He has not been charged in the matter. He said he was informed he is not allowed on school grounds.

School officials say they won tolerate any threats.

She said that the school officials will prosecute threats of violence to the fullest extent of the law to protect students and staff.
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Coach to buy Stuart Weitzman

Coach to buy Stuart Weitzman

Coach Inc will buy women’s luxury footwear company Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, as it looks to expand its high end offerings to better compete with rivals such as Michael Kors Holdings Ltd and Kate Spade Co .

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known for its Poppy handbags, said it would buy Stuart Weitzman from private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal valued at up to $574 million.

Coach is realigning its business by cutting promotions and shuttering underperforming stores.

The company said on Tuesday it would make initial cash payment of about $530 million to Sycamore Partners and pay up to $44 million on achievement of certain revenue targets over the three years after the acquisition closes.

Sycamore Partners acquired Stuart Weitzman last year as part of its $2.2 billion purchase of Jones Group Inc,
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the fashion company that owns retail chains Nine West and Jones New York.

Coach targets Ocean City boardwalk shops for counterfeit sales

Coach targets Ocean City boardwalk shops for counterfeit sales

Ocean City’s boardwalk is known for small shops hawking salt water taffy and souvenirs to vacation goers. But a major luxury brand has accused more than a dozen shops of doing brisk trade in an illegal market: counterfeit handbags and accessories.

Over two days in June, an investigator with Coach Inc. entered 13 stores overlooking the beach and bought counterfeit bags, wallets and other items for prices ranging from $20 to $75, according to lawsuits filed by Coach in federal court in Baltimore this week. Authentic Coach handbags in a similar style are sold for more than $300, according to the company’s website.

In some cases, the investigator said the shops had dozens of imitation Coach products for sale. And, in at least one instance, a shop employee admitted to the undercover investigator that the items were fake, according to the lawsuits.

“To those who traffic in counterfeit goods the message is simple: Coach is looking for you and, once found, will seek the maximum penalties available, including substantial monetary payments,” said Nancy Axilrod, associate general counsel for Coach, in an email to The Baltimore Sun.

Coach and other big name brands from Chanel to Louis Vuitton routinely work with federal and local law enforcement to fight a multibillion dollar trade in counterfeit goods, many of which originate from China through organized crime networks.

But the fight against counterfeit goods has been complicated in recent years by sellers of illicit products moving online and beyond the traditional hubs of black market knockoffs in New York and Los Angeles to other foot traffic heavy locales like Ocean City, experts said.

In at least one case this year, Coach sued a municipality Chicago for not doing enough to crack down on street vendors selling counterfeit company products at a city run public market.

According to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, a nonprofit based in Washington, the worldwide trade in counterfeit goods amounts to about $600 billion a year. alone last year, Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized $260 million worth of counterfeit goods.

The top categories of seized counterfeit goods included footwear, consumer electronics, apparel, computer hardware, pharmaceuticals, toys and electronic games, according to the federal agencies.

Companies “are all very serious about it,” said Robert C. Barchiesi, president of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition in Washington, which represents more than 200 companies. “Most consumers think it’s a bargain when they buy these goods, but they need to think again because the societal costs are enormous.”

Counterfeit goods lead to lost tax revenue and jobs as well as the diminishment of brands in the eyes of consumers who interact with imitation goods, Barchiesi said.

“If people are walking around with inferior bags, that doesn’t go far toward protecting the reputation of these quality brands,” Barchiesi said.

In its investigation in Ocean City, Coach alleges that the shops sold handbags, wallets, key chains and wristlets. The shops named in the lawsuits are: Maytalk; Beach Break; Hot Topik; Ocean Reef; Summer Breeze; Surf Beachwear; the Fashion Shop; Ocean Waves; Sunset Beachwear; New York New York; Jewel of the Ocean; Oceanfashion Boutique; and Sunglass City.

According to online federal court records, the owners of the shops had not been served with the lawsuits as of Tuesday.

Employees at several locations declined to comment, and management at those stores did not return phone calls. A manager at Oceanfashion Boutique, who refused to give her name, denied that the shop sold Coach counterfeit products.

Coach is seeking $2 million in damages for each counterfeit violation at each store or, alternatively, a court order for the store owners to pay Coach all of the profits earned from the sale of the items.

Coach’s lawsuits against the Ocean City shops come as the company has launched its own nationwide campaign, now in its second year, to crack down on the sale of imitation products. Last May, the company kicked off “Operation Turnlock,” a zero tolerance civil litigation program targeting producers, wholesalers and retailers of Coach fakes.

The New York based company is actively fighting the illegal trade of knockoffs in lawsuits against stores across the country, according to federal court records. So far, Coach has filed about 250 lawsuits and has secured court judgments and settlements for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, according to Coach’s Axilrod.

High profile busts of smuggling rings are routine.

In March, nine people were indicted in federal court and accused of transporting, in 33 shipping containers, hundreds of thousands of fake Nike shoes, Coach bags, Cartier watches and Gucci shoes through the port of Baltimore.
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Coach Small Purses

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With its infamous C pattern splashed across its line of high end handbags and accessories, Coach has been an icon for quality fashion since the mid twentieth century. With its extensive range of Small Coach Bags, all women can go for that Coach lifestyle without going for broke. Coach has expanded its classic style by incorporating popping new colors and patterns and modern shapes and styles into its small bag line in order to keep pace with its increasingly diverse range of customers. Its “pop c large wristlet” twists the classic C pattern with rainbow colors and new shapes and sizes of that standard C. The “bonnie mini zip” handbag hearkens back to the mod styles of the 60s, with a modern feel and soft, but catchy, colors. Coach’s various swingpaks add a classic touch to a casual style that can you can take anywhere between work and play. But if you still want to stand above the rest as a true fashionista, you can always drop a few grand on the hot alligator or python clutches Coach Offers. From cute wristlets that can double as wallets to signature clutches many for under $200 Coach’s Small Bag line is versatile enough to appeal to any personality. Find the Small Coach Bag that best represents you, and become part of the Coach lifestyle today. The Coach Company makes a great purse in the Coach Gramercy Sling Back Purse. Available in either Silver/Black or Brass/Mahogany so you will be able to have an awesome purse to match any outfit. Made of Op Art pattern quilted leather this pattern is sure to please even the simplest of purse lovers. The fabric lining makes it a great storage place for your items as well as easy to get to them with the zip top closure. The outside front pocket is the most popular part of the purse as a whole since you can store a cell phone or anything else that you may want to grasp for in a moment’s notice. The great 46″ webbed strap can be worn on shoulder or cross body and with the dimensions of 7 1/2 (L) x 8 1/2 (H) this purse will make a great versatile piece to add to any wardrobe. The Coach Company has been in business since 1914 and has a great variety of items to choose from in handbags, wallets,
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wristlets, shoes, jewelry, apparel, sunglasses, fragrance, key rings, scarves and hats, belts and even some items for the men.
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Coach launches online Factory outlet

Coach launches online Factory outlet

Coach has been slipping its iconic leather bags onto the arms of all aged ladies across America for years. The luxury leather goods company was established in 1941 and has been successfully in business ever since. With stores scattered across the country, Coach has also set up plenty of outlet shops to sell overstocked, discontinued and last year collections for a discounted price.

Now Coach is making it even easier to grab hold of a brand new studded handbag with their latest launch of an online factory store. The website will offer discounts up to 70% off their usual retail prices on a large collection of handbags, tech accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and fragrances.

In celebration of the online outlet, Coach is currently offering even more savings to their most coveted customers through a private web sale. Coach shoppers who are signed up on the store mailing list will receive an exclusive early bird invitation via direct mail or email to browse the online Factory store now until May 1st. Those customers will also receive an additional 20% discount off of their entire order.

The Coach Factory website will open to the public in May once the limited time private sale concludes. With enormous savings on a large assortment of classic Coach handbags and accessories, this is the perfect opportunity to get your Mother Day shopping done early this year. Visit the Coach Factory store here, and check out what kind of savings to expect in the slideshow of Coach Factory luxe goods above.
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