Old jeans, fair trade, and the Golden Rule

Next time you put on your favorite pair of jeans, try thinking out from that familiar blue-denim enclosure. In those cotton jeans there's a lesson in the practical meaning of love.

For nearly two decades following its 1898 launch, the Sentinel published a page of national (United States) and world news. The May 21, 1904, issue contained this blink-and-you'll-miss-it news item about—you guessed it—cotton: "Three-fourths of the cotton in the world is produced by the United States."

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June 7, 2004
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