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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2001

The Left Lane
Corporations give

Designer Kenneth Cole, known for socially aware ad campaigns and fund-raising projects, summed it up on his new $25 flag-motif T-shirt, benefiting relief efforts for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: "What we stand for is more important than what we stand in."

Other fashion and beauty companies are contributing to attack charities:

• The Giorgio Armani Corp. is matching all donations to the company's Disaster Relief Trust Fund, beginning with a donation of $100,000 from the designer himself.

• Skechers delivered 400 pairs of steel-toed boots to firefighters helping at the World Trade Center site.

• Cartier donated $200,000 earmarked for the grand reopening party of its flagship New York City store to the American Red Cross.

• L'Occitane is giving all proceeds of its new Lavender Harvest Candle to the American Red Cross during October.

• Essentiel Elements is giving 10 percent of the profits from candle sales to the American Red Cross.

• Henri Bendel has initiated a Red, White & Blue program, giving 100 percent of the proceeds from several patriotic-themed garments and accessories to the September 11th Fund.

— Associated Press

Topical 'Watch'

Following the lead of another NBC drama, "The West Wing," "Third Watch," whose cast includes former Honolulan Anthony Ruivivar, pictured far right, will return to the air with a plot line that addresses the Sept. 11 attacks.

The New-York-based series about a group of firemen and paramedics will address issues facing rescue personnel after the World Trade Center bombings, in a three-episode series beginning Oct. 15.

Executive producer John Well said the series would allow the "wonderful and heroic men and women" to tell their own stories in their own words, twining these stories with fictionalized plots.

"Third Watch" resumed its production Sept. 7, only days before the attack in New York. After the collapse of the Twin Towers, the show halted production, lending its generators to real-life emergency workers.

The first episode will contain a non-scripted tribute to those who died in the tragedy, with cast interacting with real-life rescue workers. In the second episode, "September 10" (Oct. 22), events will unfold in the personal and professional lives of the characters that lead them to moments before the terrorist attacks. The third segment, "New Beginnings" (Oct. 29), addresses the physical, mental and spiritual toll taken on firefighters, police and paramedics in the aftermath of the attacks.

— Zap2It.com