News& Views FASHION Dress-down days keep sprouting up S pringtime is prime "casual dress" time at work. Industry surveys show & more than 90 percent of companies allow employees to let loose fashionably, up from 63 percent in 1992. Most personnel staff say it improves productivity. (Even a traditionally stuffy company like IBM will toss off the Big Blue suit.) But many bosses get frustrated when employees take it too far. "I think they don't even look into the mirror," moans Tracy Green, a human resources manager overseeing an office in Jacksonville, Fla., where tank tops and sweats TWO VIEWS OF "CASUAL": M Claiborne: The designer -suggests slick casual threads I like this mushroom-toned outfit -^for $384.50.The company's "£ "dress down" duds are on display with its "Changing Room" tour. For details, call 1-800-555-9838. The Motley Fool: No Claiborne customers here. A young staff J produces the hip Web investment site, so every day is casual day: jeans, T-shirts, even bare feet Cost of a day's wardrobe? Maybe $45. "We're thinking about designating the first Tuesday of every month as 'dress-up day,'" says co-founder Tom Gardner. recently were banned. Bank One in Brenham, Texas, had to ban jeans on Fridays (some pairs left too little to the imagination). "We want people to feel their money is safe," says president Shirley Herring. NATURAL RESOURCES New push to protect the Earth Fund will protect Florida's Everglades and its panthers. A t a time when valued world treasures face a losing battle against decay and human-inflicted destruction, leading world preservationists have established a nonprofit trust, the World Heritage Foundation. Organizers tell USA WEEKEND they are about to launch an effort to raise $30 million within five years to benefit such places as Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, threatened by mining and waste contamination, and the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, troubled by litter, parasites and illegal fishing activity. Other targeted sites and their problems are detailed in the recent book Our North American World Heritage. For more information, call 1-800-261-1943 or check out the Web site www.unesco.org/whc. 4 Also: This spring, 143 member nations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species are moving to save the sturgeon, threatened by the world's huge appetite for caviar. U.S. trade in caviar totals $125 million a year, most of it illegal, authorities say. Caviar can fetch more than $60 an ounce. Travelers now are limited to 250 grams of caviar per trip — about the size of a hockey puck. Plummeting catches (see chart) have led East Coast states to enact moratoriums on sturgeon fishing. 13 ANNUAL FISH CATCH Sturgeon netted on East Coast (in thousands of pounds): 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 293 200 121 40 66 29 SOURCE: New Yoik I Slate Department of I Environmental Consetvation By Dennis McCalferty Write to: "News & Views," USA WEEKEND, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229-0012; e-mail: email@example.com USA WEEKEND • May 29-31,1B9B 13 HURON UNIVERSITY A LEARNING FAMILY, NOT A LEARNING FACTORY ore than ever before, college-bound students and their parents are looking for a positive alternative to the impersonal atmosphere of many college campuses. The students and faculty of Huron University share a family bond that could only be achieved through small classes, excellent professor-to-student ratios and a safe and friendly campus. Everyone has a smile for everyone, from the freshman dorm to the university president's office. Huron University classrooms come in only one size: Small. They are equipped only one way: State-of-the-practice. Huron has a successful men's and women's intercollegiate and intramural athletic program. Team work is as important in the study hall as it is on the field. CAREER FOCUSED DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH REAL WORLD RELEVANCY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES • Management with concentrations in: Business Management Health Science Management Sports Management Human Resources Management Marketing Management • Finance • Accounting • Management Information Systems (MIS) • Computer Science • Education • Nursing • Criminal Justice • Athletic Training MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) COMPUTE!' GRAPHICS See, hear - and most of all, feel - the Huron University family spirit that fosters personal and academic development. Let us send you a copy of the HURON UNIVERSITY catalog and video titled "Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow.' 7 CALL: (8OO) 71O-71S9 HURON UNIVERSITY 333 9th Street SW • Huron, SD 57350 • 605/352-8721 • www.huron.edu Huron Univenity i* a campus of Colorado Technical UniVersiry.
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