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  Converse (company) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Converse is an American shoe company that has been selling shoes since the early 20th century.
Wildly popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, Converse lost some of its popularity and apparent monopoly during the mid-1980s and much of the 1990s, with the surge of new competitors such as Nike and Reebok who introduced radical new designs to the market.
Converse found themselves to be no longer the official shoe of the National Basketball Association, a title they had enjoyed for many, many years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Converse_(company)   (629 words)

 CONVERSE Article Text
CONVERSE was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, on the 20th of October, 1833, and was therefore nine years of age when the family came to this territory.
CONVERSE were born six children, five of whom are yet living, namely: Mary, the wife of Melvin MACRAE, of Valley township; Charles H., of California; Ella, the wife of Archie TALBOTT, also of Valley township; Emma, the wife of Charles DEWEY, of Dexter; and Clara, the wife of Leslie OLSEN, of Valley township.
CONVERSE is an early settler of Pottawattamie county and one of the pioneers of the state, having for 65 years resided within its borders.
home.comcast.net /~troygoss/convtxt.html   (2197 words)

 TheStreet.com: Converse Kicks Around the Super Show
Converse's stock suddenly has the legs of the colorful Chicago Bulls forward, soaring from 3 7/8 several months ago to 20 3/4.
In the past few years, however, Rupp says the company strayed from its focus with high-heeled Chuck Taylors sporting "metallic and glittery designs." In addition, the number of footwear lines grew out of control before it was reined in and limited to four categories: basketball, cross-training, athletic/leisure and children's.
Landes says that the company was comfortable with her raising her earnings expectations for 1997 from $1.00 per share to the $1.35 to $1.45 range.
www.thestreet.com /stocks/topstories/1888.html   (620 words)

 Converse — Inside Converse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Converse’s basketball classics footwear roster includes the Pro Star, the shoe of choice for many NBA greats throughout the 1970s, the Pro Leather, given instant cachet in 1976 by the graceful high-flying Julius Erving, better known as “Dr. J,” and the Weapon™, the star of the greatest games of the 1980s.
Converse Sports Classics are the original shoes as they were when they saw records fall and legends born.
Converse introduces a new collection of athletic-inspired Converse brand apparel and accessories that incorporates authentic sports styles, high-quality fabrics and a variety of details, trims and embroideries that replicate past to present eras in fashion for the complete head-to-toe look.
www.converse.com /zinside.asp   (1014 words)

 Converse — Press Room: Fact Sheets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Established by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908, Converse is an American athletic shoe brand with nearly a century of authentic sports history and footwear innovation under its laces.
The Converse basketball collection features some of the most popular and storied basketball shoes of all time, as well as a new generation of sports performance shoes for on-court play, each originating from the DNA of the Converse All Star, the world’s first performance basketball shoe introduced in 1917.
Converse is the originator of sports-inspired lifestyle shoes, bringing the essence of sports style to everyday lifestyles.
www.converse.com /zfactsdetail.asp?fid=11   (544 words)

 Converse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
formal logic, each implicational statement has a corresponding converse, and it is in this sense one will find the term used frequently in mathematics discourse, proofs, and theorems; and hence in most science and technology usages as well, since they are math based.
Converse College is a school in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Converse   (139 words)

 ESPN.com - GEN - Converse nears corporate extinction
Converse shoes were the common denominator between a Magic Johnson-Larry Bird classic.
Industry sources have confirmed that Converse has racked up $180 million in debt, and the announcement of the company's death is merely a formality.
Converse recently sold its non-footwear licensing rights to a company in Japan, a deal reportedly worth between $20-25 million.
espn.go.com /gen/news/2000/1017/823135.html   (1167 words)

 Converse Laces Up New Look
The company feels more like a startup than a 93-year-old brand, Boys says, and in a way it is: its new owners bought only the valuable Converse brand and none of the old company's debts.
In 1996 the pair took The North Face public, but in 1999 that company had to revise overstated earnings for two quarters in late 1997 and early 1998, during which time Cason was chairman and Simon the chief executive.
Converse signed Latrell Sprewell, who had to be dropped after he tried to choke his coach.
www.chucksconnection.com /articles/ConverseArt35.html   (815 words)

 Buyouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, as Converse was waiting for an opening in the market, Perseus worked out a deal to sell the sneaker maker to its chief competitor in a sale that gave the firm a complete, and monetarily successful, exit.
While the company's Chuck Taylor and Weapon sneakers belong in the pantheon of basketball footwear, Converse's more recent past could probably be equated to stepping in gum with a new pair of shoes.
A short time thereafter the company's Weapon sneakers could once again be found in a premier placement in athletic apparel stores, while Converse's enduring Chuck Taylor's are now featured in lavish commercials hawking the sneaker as beyond "old school," and coining the brand as "first school" among basketball shoes.
www.ventureeconomics.com /buy/protected/1070549701782.html   (1018 words)

The CONVERSE program was not intended to be based on any scientific research but on hunches about how to do it, while taking advantage of some recent methodological shifts in computational linguistics towards empiricism and the use of real data.
It meant that CONVERSE was actually far larger than any previous Loebner entry, and that much of our effort had gone into making such resources rapidly available in a PC environment.
CONVERSE, although, it has some of the spirit of PARRY, does in fact have data bases and learns and stores facts, which PARRY never did, and will allow us in the future to expand its explicit reasoning capacity.
www.dcs.shef.ac.uk /~yorick/papers/hcc/node5.html   (629 words)

 Converse's Big Test
The new Converse has hired back 160 of the 230 employees in North Reading who lost their jobs when the old company closed.
While at the North Face, that company's board of directors was named among the five worst in the country by Chief Executive Magazine.
Boys defends Converse's two new owners, saying that by that time, the two men were close to the end of their tenures at The North Face and held largely advisory positions.
www.chucksconnection.com /articles/ConverseArt47.html   (1304 words)

 Paul J. Converse, Ph.D.
Converse, P. Dual infection: the challenge of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia.
Attenuation of late-stage disease in mice infected by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis mutant lacking the SigF alternate sigma factor and identification of SigF-dependent genes by microarray analysis.
Converse, P. Wuhib, M. Mulatu, and K. Bibliography on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and Ethiopians in the diaspora.
www.hopkinsmedicine.org /DOM/TB_Lab/faculty/converse.html   (1116 words)

 Chuck Taylors will no longer be made here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Converse's classic sneakers are unlikely to disappear from store shelves, but the announcement is bad news for the company's North American employees.
Converse was the largest United States shoe manufacturer, but had been reeling from a number of missteps.
Converse took on significant debt during the mid-1990s, trying to expand during a period of prosperity.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20010123/FP_002.htm   (830 words)

 Connections - Converse College's Online Magazine
Converse people, places, and events captured by the Connections camera since the last issue.
Converse students who present their student ID one hour before the performance will receive one free ticket.
Converse faculty and staff members and their immediate family can purchase tickets for $10 each.
www.converse.edu /News/newConnectionsMag/IssueJanuary2005/Opera.asp   (584 words)

 Converse plans IPO, looks to raises $86 million   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The company, whose headquarters moved from Reading to North Andover after it was purchased out of bankruptcy two years ago, will list its stock on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol "CNVS," replacing the firms old "CVEO" ticker.
In the filing, Converse said it plans to launch a full line of new basketball shoes later this year with retail prices in the $55 to $100 range.
Horan said the earliest the company could hope to have its IPO completed would be in March, but the company would likely wait to see if the market for IPOs improved.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20030225/BU_002.htm   (677 words)

 Marketing Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a line of Converse basketballs sold internationally with LJ being the spokesperson as well.
This company provided all of the 4 million basketballs for Pizza Hut and their NCAA promotion campaign in prior years.
His company is one of the fastest growing cellular telephone firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
www.aaisports.com /Mkt_profile.htm   (2217 words)

 JS Online: Converse Unveils New Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Converse also announced the appointments of former North Face executives Lisa Kempa and Lloyd Wallsten as vice president of finance and vice president of distribution, respectively.
Converse was founded as the Converse Rubber Company in 1908 in Malden.
But the company suffered through a dramatic slump in the athletic footwear market in 1998 and 1999, and was overwhelmed by debt dating from its 1995 acquisition of apparel-maker ApexOne.
www.jsonline.com /bym/news/ap/jun01/ap-converse-manage061201.asp?format=print   (270 words)

 Converse refinancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NORTH READING -- Converse Inc. said it is in discussions with its senior lenders regarding a proposed transaction in which Euro American Investment Corp. would provide additional liquidity under the company's credit agreement.
Converse expects that the transaction will close by mid-September, subject to approval by the company's senior lenders.
Converse is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality athletic footwear for men, women and children.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20000902/BU_002.htm   (86 words)

 Converse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Converse then partnered with his uncle Alfred C. Converse and Converse Toy and Woodenware Company was formed.
In 1887, the company changed its name to Morton E. Converse and Company.
Converse made a great variety of toys including Noah's Arks, doll furniture, kiddie riding racers, hobby horses, floor whirligigs, drums, wagon blocks, building blocks, pianos, trunks, ten pins, farms houses, and musical roller chimes.
www.oldwoodtoys.com /converse.htm   (157 words)

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BOSTON — Sneaker-maker Converse Inc., best known for its basketball and "Chuck Taylor" brand shoes, is closing three North American production plants and shifting production to Asia as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Converse reported a net loss of $6.3 million, or 36 cents per share, for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2000.
Converse sued ApexOne for fraud and deception after the acquisition, and received a $13.7 million jury award, which Rupp said was far less than the actual damages.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /2001/Jan/23/123business16.html   (380 words)

 ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Converse's 'Loaded Weapon' draws blanks
The name of the latest Converse sneaker is drawing criticism because of recent high-profile cases involving guns, murder and basketball players.
Converse recruited five NBA rookies -- Toronto's Chris Bosh, Chicago's Kirk Hinrich, Miami's Dwyane Wade, the Knicks' Mike Sweetney and Grizzly Troy Bell -- to endorse the new shoe in a series of TV ads.
The company had been struggling and was bought by Nike in July for $305 million.
espn.go.com /sportsbusiness/news/2003/0925/1623593.html   (548 words)

 USATODAY.com - Controversy greets Converse's 'Weapon' shoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The iconic Converse brand will try to resurrect its basketball business with a shoe bound to cause a buzz when it is launched in November.
Converse, based in North Andover, Mass., virtually invented basketball shoes with the 1917 debut of Converse All-Star shoes, which are still available in more than 100 colors and styles.
Converse ran its first TV ad in eight years this summer, when it aired a commercial using rapper Mos Def.
www.usatoday.com /money/advertising/2003-09-25-converse_x.htm   (473 words)

 Converse — Terms & Conditions
Converse is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.
Converse shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if Converse has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Converse has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
www.converse.com /zterms.asp   (916 words)

 ESPN.com - NBA/PLAYOFFS2005 - Rovell: Pros and Converse
In 1984, Converse officials were so content with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as endorsers, they let Nike pay a rookie named Michael Jordan an outrageous $500,000 per year to sign with them.
Preoccupied with the bidding for what shoe company officials believed were by far the most marketable players, the best offers made to the fifth pick, Dwyane Wade, topped out at $400,000 – or about 3 percent of what James would make per year from Nike.
But Converse officials are not shying away from relying on Wade, and are hoping to get into the shoe retailers instead of big, inexpensive superstores.
insider.espn.go.com /nba/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2061312   (1062 words)

 Converse files for bankruptcy - Jan. 22, 2001
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Converse Inc., the athletic shoe maker whose most popular sneaker was a canvas model named for a little known player born a century ago rather than a high-price, high-tech model named after today's stars, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday.
The North Reading, Mass.-based company lost $5.4 million, or 31 cents a share, in the third quarter ending Oct. 2, the most recent period for which it has released results, as sales fell 22 percent from the year earlier period.
Converse signed a deal with Global Brand Marketing Inc. under which it will become licensee of Converse-brand footwear in the United States, subject to court approval, which is similar to Converse's licensing model in overseas markets.
money.cnn.com /2001/01/22/companies/converse   (515 words)

 Glendale and Clifton Mills   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Records indicate that the mill was sold for $19,500 in bankruptcy proceedings in 1856.
Converse was chosen as manager of the mill.
In the 1880s, D.E. Converse and Company bought property on the Pacolet River and expanded beyond the mill at Glendale.
sciway3.net /2001/clifton-glendale-sc   (207 words)

 Nike buying Converse for $305 million (printable version)
Nike Inc. announced Wednesday it had agreed to buy Converse Inc., which dominated the basketball shoe market from the 1920s to the 1970s and is best known for its famed “Chuck Taylor All Star” sneakers, for $305 million, plus the assumption of certain liabilities.
Converse invented basketball shoes in the early days of the game, and “Chucks” got their name from Chuck Taylor, a Converse salesman who traveled the country from the 1920s until the 1960s, evangelizing the game and selling shoes.
Converse did expand its brands with the Jack Purcell and One Star brands, and the company has made some progress.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=46506   (520 words)

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