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1. 6E j The Birmingham NewsLIFESTYLETuesday, April 1, 2008 DETAILS ti o n al h ab e r d a s h e r y l o o k . FUGEL: y What: Yansi Fugel FallThink a more modern ap-proach to Katharine Hep-Trunk Show Clothes polished burns style.This knit shirt jacket with a patenty Where: Gus Mayer at For example, a mans trou- but comfortableColonial Brookwoodser pant is changed by makingleather-like coating From Page 1EVillage it slouchy, dropping it on the is one of severalhip and making the leg extra designs that can bey When: April 9 -10; 10 a.m. - 6wide for a feminine attitude. easy to wear, said store buyerp.m. . special ordered Nancy Nagrodzki. As a buyer,Another line, Poetry in during the Yansi it is nice to know I can findy More info: Call 870-3300Motion, offers softly coloredknits available in double face Fugel fall trunk show just the right styling for our customers.y Web site: Travel Jersey pieces that areat Gus Mayer Aprilwww.yansifugel.comreversible. (For example,9-10. 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Incomes in black, birchskirt, $220. show at the store from 10 a.m. SPECIAL brown and red piecesher bag was Travel Jersey, to 6 p.m. Fugel will be at theCelebrities, televisionli ke p a n t s , c r o p p e dwhich folded down to next to store April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4jackets and tunics. p.m. to help customers.nothing. personalities, politicians,A fall favorite among To me, theres so much and even former Supremefashion magazine editors Clothes on the gotraveling that is happeningCourt Justice Sandra Day has been a knit shirtnow, Fugel said. The lessOConnor have wornF u g e l s a i d wh a t s g r e a t pieces you can take with youj a c k e t w i t h a p a te n t about the South is women and the more options you can Yansi Fugels sleek, leather-like coating. It here are really into fashion,get out of that in a very smallfeminine clothing, Fugel looks like patent leather, clothing, and looking great allcompact way, I think the bet-said.but when you touch it its the time. 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Price ranges can includeFugel typically names her wear it over a white tank top sleek and feminine Travel Jer- $100 for a T-shirt, $275 todifferent collections based on when its warm out, and when sey line because it works for$350 for a pair of wide-legged a place, mood, a feeling orit gets a little bit colder I can the office as well as casual set-pants; and $1,400 for leathersomething else.layer it over a turtleneck, she tings. The line is available inpants.One of her fall collections said. three different weights, mak- She works in Manhattan, called Broken English gives ing it ideal for layering or lives in New Jersey and has aa feminine slant to the tradi- E-MAIL: cguster@bhamnews.com. KING:The very public battles be- Earl Ray has lived, died and tween King and then FBI Di-paid for one of the most noto- rector J. Edgar Hoover and the rious crimes of the 20th cen- Author says hesagencys deplorable track re- tury. cord with blacks in 1960sWhat little money he ex- not seeking profitalso leave some hesitant to ac-pects to make, John Larry Ray cept the official story, Turnersaid, hell use to buy head- From Page 1Esaid.stones for deceased family his untold story to the grave. To reopen that chapter of members and buy burial in-I wont gain nothing out of history would take substantial surance for himself. it, Ray said of the book,pressure or evidence, which The only people interested speaking by phone from hisRays book probably doesntin it might be the historical home in Quincy, Ill. The wa- have, the professors said. buffs, Ray said. Im not in- ters all the way under theIt would be very, very diffi-terested in history. I alsoJohn Larry Ray, youngercult for the government to ac- bridge in my case and in brother of James Earl Ray.found out nobody wants to James Earls case. Theresknowledge any kind ofknow the truth anyway. nothing I can get back.involvement, Smith said. ItTheres too much going on inciting John F. Kennedy, Rob- would be very damaging toRay doesnt believe his bookert F. Kennedy and Princess the world to worry about what will do much to recast thethe nations sense of itself. It happened 40 years ago.Diana as other examples. would be an enormous indict- story of Kings assassination But conspiracy theories Barsten, the co-author, said history writers usuallyment of America at that time he hopes the book willhave little bearing on the his-and a terrible blow to Ameri- dont change that much, hetorical presentation of Kingsprompt an honest investiga- says but he wants to expose cas psyche.tion into covert and clandes-life and legacy, said Robert C. Because Kings family has the masterminds of KingsSmith, a political science pro- tine operations since World assassination.focused attention to Kings life War II.fessor at San Francisco Stateand not his death. Most mediaThe feds, not James Earl University. For the most partTheres an official history Ray, killed Dr. King, he said. attention comes in January,and theres what most peoplehistorians reject conspiracy,around the time of the federalScholars say the book has he said, but there has been a believe, Barsten said. Sev- little bearing on history, butholiday. enty-five percent of peopledivide between black andHis legacy is really around could ignite another round ofwhite historians. That schism believe there was a sophisti- discussion about the murder what he accomplished and cated plot to kill Martin Lu-is rooted in general racial dif- what he stood for, Turner of the civil rights leader.ferences in perception of gov-ther King Jr. Ninety-five per-Conspiracy theories oftensaid. I dont think that howernment.cent of people believe there he died and whether or not it surface and linger when I think theres unwilling-was a sophisticated plot to kill was a conspiracy or single prominent people die, said ness on the part of whites to John F. Kennedy. You will shooter looms large in his le- Patricia Turner, a professor ofaccept the very, very danger- rarely see that in history gacy. African American and African ous notion that the govern- books. Theres a tendency to Studies at the University of ment might have killed one of promote a history thats dif- California, Davis. the nations most prominentKey players are gone ferent from what people be-Theres a human tendency citizens, he said. GivenRay gains no true satisfac- lieve. to believe that there couldnt black peoples impressions oftion from publishing the book,Its too late for justice, possibly be a simple straight- the government and their he said, because he knowsBarsten said. 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