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Published: Sun, September 9, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



REGION

Delphi Packard engineergets honors for work

WARREN -- John Bakker, an engineer for Delphi Packard Electric Systems, has been recognized for his work on developing patents for the company. His name was added to the Technology Wall of Recognition at the engineering and research building. The wall honors 18 people.

Bakker recently received his ninth and 10th patents for working on teams that developed two new edge clips.

NATION

Poll: Mall remains topsfor school shopping

NEW YORK -- The mall still reigns as the preferred venue for back-to-school shopping among parents and teen-agers, a new survey shows.

The 2001 American Express Retail Index showed that 77 percent of teen-agers would rather scour a mall for their new clothes and school supplies. Of the parents polled, 63 percent also said malls were their top choice for the annual rite.

The survey, based on a telephone canvass of 700 parents and students ages 12 to 17, also sought to determine the most popular clothing brands among teens. For boys, they were Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Adidas, Polo/Ralph Lauren and FUBU. Among girls, the top five were Old Navy, The Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & amp; Fitch and Express/The Limited.

Vindicator staff and wire reports




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