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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
I scream, you scream.... OK, we can all stop screaming now.  Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream today.  A truck promoting the company's new flavors will be parked at 500 W. Baltimore Street at 2:30 this afternoon, according to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office. The mayor helped make Baltimore a stop on Ben & Jerry's summer promotional tour, according to the news release.  Keep that in mind at election time. The latest Ben & Jerry's flavors feature a core of gooey yumminess, such as salted caramel, peanut butter fudge or raspberry jam. The truck will be parked in a designated food-truck area.   The City Council recently approved legislation expanding the areas in which food trucks can park.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
I scream, you scream.... OK, we can all stop screaming now.  Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream today.  A truck promoting the company's new flavors will be parked at 500 W. Baltimore Street at 2:30 this afternoon, according to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office. The mayor helped make Baltimore a stop on Ben & Jerry's summer promotional tour, according to the news release.  Keep that in mind at election time. The latest Ben & Jerry's flavors feature a core of gooey yumminess, such as salted caramel, peanut butter fudge or raspberry jam. The truck will be parked in a designated food-truck area.   The City Council recently approved legislation expanding the areas in which food trucks can park.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Sun Staff Writer | July 29, 1995
The Ben & Jerry's ice cream store at the Inner Harbor, a 5-year-old experiment in mixing social work with profits, is being evicted because it failed to pay rent for more than 18 months.The shop will close this weekend, eliminating jobs for 15 workers, including eight mentally ill clients of People Encouraging People Inc., said Dale Meyer, president of the Baltimore-based nonprofit agency that owns and operates the franchise."This is a tremendous blow," Ms. Meyer said. "What made us unique was our job training and small business development" to help the mentally ill rejoin the world of work, and to persuade employers that mentally ill people could be good employees, she said.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | August 16, 2012
Anthony Allen may not have the decisive edge in a four-way battle to back up starting tailback Ray Rice, but his weight won't be an issue. The 6-foot-1 Allen said he weighs about 225 pounds, which is 10 pounds less than his weight from last season. He said the weight loss coincided with shaving five percent of his body fat - all in the name of being a better back. “I just toned up,” he said after Wednesday's practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills. "I just wanted to get a little faster, a little quicker.
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By Jeff Glasser and Jeff Glasser,Boston Globe | July 28, 1995
Nuts! And you thought you were helping forest peoples in the rain forest.After all, the label on Ben & Jerry's Rainforest Crunch ice cream claimed for five years that "money from these nuts will help Brazilian forest peoples start a nut-shelling cooperative."The truth is, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. purchased 95 percent of the nuts for Rainforest Crunch ice cream from Brazilian agribusinesses and less than 5 percent from the little nut-shelling cooperative in western Brazil. Recently, the Xapuri cooperative got out of the nut business entirely, forcing Ben & Jerry's to remove quietly the helping-the-forest-people pitch from its crunch containers.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Tuesday is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's all over the world, including Baltimore. Stop in a participating Ben & Jerry's and get a free cone along with samples of Ben & Jerry's new Greek Frozen Yogurt. Rats, that Ben & Jerry's at the Inner Harbor closed up, so for Baltimoreans the closest participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop is now the one on Ellsworth Road in Silver Spring -- you have until 8 p.m. to get there. Drop by the Baltimore Diner Facebook Page to tell us your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor.
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By Brian Leig and Brian Leig,hton Knight-Ridder News Service | August 4, 1994
Like a big scoop of your favorite ice cream, the subtitle of this book is a real mouthful.It's also misleading.This isn't so much Ben & Jerry's story as it is Ben & Fred's. Fred would be Fred "Chico" Lager, the book's author and former chief executive officer of the ice cream company. Ben would be Ben Cohen, co-founder with Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.The conflict between Ben and Fred makes for interesting reading. It turns out that things weren't all sweetness and super chunks up in Vermont in the late 1980s.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Staff Writer | July 9, 1993
The idea was as tempting as a triple dip of Heath Bar Crunch: to write a book about two boys who weren't particularly popular or athletic or good in school, who went on to become wildly successful anyway."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 12, 2000
Less than two weeks after saying that it was considering a plan to be taken private, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. has reached an agreement to be sold to Unilever PLC. The agreement, which was described by people close to the takeover talks, was apparently reached late yesterday during a lengthy meeting of the Ben & Jerry's board in New York. An assistant to Ben & Jerry's chief financial officer, Frances Rathke, would not comment last night. Unilever's spokesman and the company's investment banker did not return telephone calls.
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By New York Times News Service | September 9, 1992
Ben & Jerry's is, to say the least, an unconventional corporation. It brags of paying its suppliers more than market prices and of paying its executives less. Its annual report includes a "social performance report" dissecting how well it did in serving its community.But even as the company strives to sell 1.1 million new shares, to raise $30 million for a new plant, it is being bedeviled by federal regulators who dispute its use of the term "low-fat" for its new, and highly successful, line of frozen yogurt.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
As Maryland continues to gear up for a gay marriage question on the ballot this fall, another snack food has taken sides on the issue. Following in the footsteps of Ben & Jerry's gay marriage ice cream flavor , Oreo is showing support for same-sex couples with a rainbow cookie. The "Pride" cookie isn't something people can buy -- at least not yet. Rather, the company released a picture of it Monday on its Facebook page. The rainbow layered Oreo with the tagline "Pride" garnered more than 145,000 likes and nearly 35,000 shares in less than a day. Supporters immediately began campaigning for Oreo to make the icing-heavy creation real, something people could buy and eat. (It would be like extreme Double Stuff with all that icing.)
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Tuesday is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's all over the world, including Baltimore. Stop in a participating Ben & Jerry's and get a free cone along with samples of Ben & Jerry's new Greek Frozen Yogurt. Rats, that Ben & Jerry's at the Inner Harbor closed up, so for Baltimoreans the closest participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop is now the one on Ellsworth Road in Silver Spring -- you have until 8 p.m. to get there. Drop by the Baltimore Diner Facebook Page to tell us your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2012
If you don't support gay marriage, you probably don't want to get caught with a cone of Ben & Jerry's new flavor. Apple-y Ever After, available in the U.K., is the activist ice cream maker's attempt to advocate for gay marriage as it comes under consideration there this month. "Because ," the company says, "everyone is equal and deserves to live Apple-y Ever After!" Since Maryland beat the Brits to the punch, legalizing gay marriage earlier this month, there are no doubt a number of folks around here who'd like a scoop, or perhaps a double.
EXPLORE
February 6, 2012
I don't think I have ever used the "f-word" to describe myself. I've called myself overweight, and heavy. My clothes have been for "big girls" from the "women's" department, but fat has never really been in my vocabulary. Other people have called me fat. I remember an incident, probably 15 years ago, when I went out with a friend and her boyfriend and we met some other people. One of those people asked my friend's boyfriend which girl was his girlfriend, and he said "the fat one," referring to me. I can't remember that guy's name, but I sure remember that night, and how it was ruined.
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October 5, 2003
Commercial salad dressings are about 90 percent fat, or about nine grams of fat per tablespoon. That means that a packet of Thousand Island dressing from a fast-food restaurant can contain more fat than a cup of Ben & Jerry's premium chocolate ice cream. -- Take a Load Off Your Heart (Workman Publishing, 2003)
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2003
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It's crunch time in Steven Garrett's laboratory - or, as is more often the case around here, Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch time. This month, executives from Ben & Jerry's will arrive at Pennsylvania State University to see the result of an unusual collaboration between the Vermont ice cream maker and the 53-year-old acoustic scientist. The goal: to create a radical refrigerator that chills not with chemicals but with sound. Garrett is a leader in the little-known field of thermoacoustics, the use of high-intensity sound to heat and cool.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 19, 2002
WESTMINSTER, S.C. - Dr. Billy Campbell hopes to do for cemeteries what others did for ice cream: take a familiar product, give it a social conscience and sell it to the save-the-planet crowd. "We want to be the Ben & Jerry's of death," Campbell said the other day, smiling from behind his desk in this blue-collar town of 2,700. He is only half-joking. Down the road is his prototype, 32 acres of sloping woods that Campbell advertises as the country's first "green" cemetery. The bodies at Ramsey Creek Preserve are laid to rest beneath clusters of dogwood and oak and across meadows of wildflowers.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2003
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It's crunch time in Steven Garrett's laboratory - or, as is more often the case around here, Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch time. This month, executives from Ben & Jerry's will arrive at Pennsylvania State University to see the result of an unusual collaboration between the Vermont ice cream maker and the 53-year-old acoustic scientist. The goal: to create a radical refrigerator that chills not with chemicals but with sound. Garrett is a leader in the little-known field of thermoacoustics, the use of high-intensity sound to heat and cool.
TRAVEL
By Brenda D. Farrell | September 22, 2002
It's an idyllic day in Vermont's Green Mountains -- sun shining high in the New England sky, wildflowers rocking gently in a valley breeze, birds sweetening the air with chirps and songs. Emily, my 6-year-old niece, notices none of this. Lips and tongue tainted purple from a recently consumed cone of berry sorbet, she is keenly focused on one thing only: getting the color balance exactly right on her spin art. Natalie, the 7-year-old daughter of my college roommate, skips over to show off a temporary tattoo of a shark devouring an ice cream cone.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 19, 2002
WESTMINSTER, S.C. - Dr. Billy Campbell hopes to do for cemeteries what others did for ice cream: take a familiar product, give it a social conscience and sell it to the save-the-planet crowd. "We want to be the Ben & Jerry's of death," Campbell said the other day, smiling from behind his desk in this blue-collar town of 2,700. He is only half-joking. Down the road is his prototype, 32 acres of sloping woods that Campbell advertises as the country's first "green" cemetery. The bodies at Ramsey Creek Preserve are laid to rest beneath clusters of dogwood and oak and across meadows of wildflowers.
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