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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 30, 2009
TAMPA, FLA. - After not receiving a vote from sportswriters for the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco proved more popular among fans. Flacco was named the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year yesterday after becoming the first rookie quarterback in league history to win two playoff games. More than 1 million fan votes were submitted for the award on the NFL's official Web site and Sprint wireless service. "I would like to thank all the fans because this is a fan award," Flacco said after being given the trophy at the Super Bowl media room.
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Lorraine Mirabella | July 3, 2013
A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland. The Center for Environmental Health commissioned Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Louisiana to analyze Coke and Pepsi products that were purchased from 10 states. The group said Coca-Cola and PepsiCo had pledged to change their products' caramel coloring as a result of a California law that requires labeling of products with cancer-causing ingredients.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 1997
Fewer of you are reaching for Diet Pepsi. It fell from fourth to seventh place on Beverage Digest's list of best-selling soft drinks for 1996. Coke Classic and regular Pepsi were Nos. 1 and 2, followed by Diet Coke, Coca-Cola's Sprite, Dr Pepper, Pepsico's Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi and 7-Up.No-longer-forbidden fruitComing to your grocery -- Mexican avocados. Lifting an 80-year ban, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to allow restricted importation of the fruit. A box of Mexican avocados sells for $8 in Canada, which allows imports, compared with a price here of $30 for U.S.-grown avocados.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2011
The Pepsi plant in Baltimore will no longer make soda, and the company plans to lay off 77 people as officials have decided to stop manufacturing operations — a decision they blame in part on a controversial new beverage tax in the city. The last cans and 2-liter bottles of Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and other sodas ran through the production line Monday morning. Executives at Pepsi Beverages Co. told workers in meetings later in the day that production would be halted for good.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | September 11, 1991
ACCORDING TO a Wall Street Journal report, some Coca-Cola executives are careful to avoid making the sound "uh-huh" while talking to each other.That's because of the fierce advertising competition between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi.At the moment, the Diet Pepsi commercials appear to be having a greater impact on the hearts and minds and stomachs of the American public.And the phrase "uh-huh" is part of the reason for this success. As any TV viewer knows, the Diet Pepsi commercial stars Ray Charles merrily singing: "You got the right one baby, uh-huh," while a bevy of foxy beauties wiggle and join in on the "uh-huh."
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By Leslie Cauley | January 26, 1991
It's enough to make Ray Charles sing the blues: Pepsi-Cola Co. has withdrawn a million-dollar giveaway game originally scheduled to air during commercials for Diet Pepsi during the Super Bowl telecast tomorrow.The ads, featuring Mr. Charles, would have given three viewers a chance to win $1 million by calling a special toll-free number.Callers who didn't hit the jackpot wouldn't have gone away empty-handed: Pepsi had planned to give away a coupon for a free 2-liter Diet Pepsi to all callers who got through.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,SUN REPORTER | February 6, 2006
As the Super Bowl game itself got off to a slow start, so did the commercials. A viewer kept waiting for both to pick up steam. At least the game did. As for the ads, there were a few sparks here and there, but nothing particularly memorable. The wittiest spots came from Diet Pepsi. Jay Mohr, his smarmiest look in place, played the soft drink's agent, making a deal for the soda can to record a big hit for Diddy and to star in an action picture with Jackie Chan. Yes, I chuckled at the scene where Diet Coke serves as Diet Pepsi's stunt double and gets creamed.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 21, 1993
As hoaxes go, the Diet Pepsi scare was pretty darn, well, scary. Can I get an uh-huh?It wasn't quite "Jurassic Park," but for days, the entire country was on its guard because, face it, if they can stick a syringe in a soda can, who knows where it might end?One day it's needles in your Diet Pepsi and the next it's body parts in your Miller Lite.I haven't seen anyone this scared in connection with a Pepsi product since Michael Jackson's hair caught fire doing that commercial.Now, the FDA and the Uh-Huh Girls think they've got this thing cleared up. They're telling us the first syringe report was probably an honest mistake and suggesting all the claims that followed were apparently fabricated.
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Lorraine Mirabella | July 3, 2013
A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland. The Center for Environmental Health commissioned Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Louisiana to analyze Coke and Pepsi products that were purchased from 10 states. The group said Coca-Cola and PepsiCo had pledged to change their products' caramel coloring as a result of a California law that requires labeling of products with cancer-causing ingredients.
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By Eric Frees For and Eric Frees For,The Carroll County Sun | March 29, 1992
Editor's note: Eric Frees, a senior running back at Western MarylandCollege, just returned from a cultural exchange trip to Russia with the school's football team, designed to teach the Russian players about American football. Dawn Frees, Eric's mother, accompanied the teamon the trip. While visiting with the Russian football players, the Ephrata, Pa., native kept this diary of his experiences.FRIDAY, MARCH 13We departed from WMC at 1:30 p.m. aboard two buses, headed for Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 30, 2009
TAMPA, FLA. - After not receiving a vote from sportswriters for the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco proved more popular among fans. Flacco was named the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year yesterday after becoming the first rookie quarterback in league history to win two playoff games. More than 1 million fan votes were submitted for the award on the NFL's official Web site and Sprint wireless service. "I would like to thank all the fans because this is a fan award," Flacco said after being given the trophy at the Super Bowl media room.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,SUN REPORTER | February 6, 2006
As the Super Bowl game itself got off to a slow start, so did the commercials. A viewer kept waiting for both to pick up steam. At least the game did. As for the ads, there were a few sparks here and there, but nothing particularly memorable. The wittiest spots came from Diet Pepsi. Jay Mohr, his smarmiest look in place, played the soft drink's agent, making a deal for the soda can to record a big hit for Diddy and to star in an action picture with Jackie Chan. Yes, I chuckled at the scene where Diet Coke serves as Diet Pepsi's stunt double and gets creamed.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2005
WHEN consumers tasted Diet Rite cola in 1958, and many puckered up at the bitter aftertaste, it began a half-century quest - still continuing - to produce a diet soda that didn't taste like one. America since has landed a man on the moon, corralled the laser for medical use and developed the World Wide Web. But formulating the perfect diet soda is still a work in progress - the latest effort being the Coca-Cola Co.'s launch of Coca-Cola Zero. Diet brands are the fastest-growing segment of the soda market.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
Here's the thing about hype: you get in this business, you've heard it all. And you believe about one-eighth of it. Every flack who gets through to you is pushing the greatest product ever made since they floated the ark. So in the healthy spirit of skepticism, The Sun convened a four-member panel for a blind )) taste test of Pepsi One and four other diet colas.Was the taste of new Pepsi One truly fresh and distinctive, as the suits at Pepsi corporate headquarters insist?The results of our test were astonishing.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 1997
Fewer of you are reaching for Diet Pepsi. It fell from fourth to seventh place on Beverage Digest's list of best-selling soft drinks for 1996. Coke Classic and regular Pepsi were Nos. 1 and 2, followed by Diet Coke, Coca-Cola's Sprite, Dr Pepper, Pepsico's Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi and 7-Up.No-longer-forbidden fruitComing to your grocery -- Mexican avocados. Lifting an 80-year ban, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to allow restricted importation of the fruit. A box of Mexican avocados sells for $8 in Canada, which allows imports, compared with a price here of $30 for U.S.-grown avocados.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 21, 1993
As hoaxes go, the Diet Pepsi scare was pretty darn, well, scary. Can I get an uh-huh?It wasn't quite "Jurassic Park," but for days, the entire country was on its guard because, face it, if they can stick a syringe in a soda can, who knows where it might end?One day it's needles in your Diet Pepsi and the next it's body parts in your Miller Lite.I haven't seen anyone this scared in connection with a Pepsi product since Michael Jackson's hair caught fire doing that commercial.Now, the FDA and the Uh-Huh Girls think they've got this thing cleared up. They're telling us the first syringe report was probably an honest mistake and suggesting all the claims that followed were apparently fabricated.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
Here's the thing about hype: you get in this business, you've heard it all. And you believe about one-eighth of it. Every flack who gets through to you is pushing the greatest product ever made since they floated the ark. So in the healthy spirit of skepticism, The Sun convened a four-member panel for a blind )) taste test of Pepsi One and four other diet colas.Was the taste of new Pepsi One truly fresh and distinctive, as the suits at Pepsi corporate headquarters insist?The results of our test were astonishing.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2011
The Pepsi plant in Baltimore will no longer make soda, and the company plans to lay off 77 people as officials have decided to stop manufacturing operations — a decision they blame in part on a controversial new beverage tax in the city. The last cans and 2-liter bottles of Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and other sodas ran through the production line Monday morning. Executives at Pepsi Beverages Co. told workers in meetings later in the day that production would be halted for good.
NEWS
By Eric Frees For and Eric Frees For,The Carroll County Sun | March 29, 1992
Editor's note: Eric Frees, a senior running back at Western MarylandCollege, just returned from a cultural exchange trip to Russia with the school's football team, designed to teach the Russian players about American football. Dawn Frees, Eric's mother, accompanied the teamon the trip. While visiting with the Russian football players, the Ephrata, Pa., native kept this diary of his experiences.FRIDAY, MARCH 13We departed from WMC at 1:30 p.m. aboard two buses, headed for Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | March 19, 1992
Diet Pepsi, you've got the right one, baby. Right?No way, says an Annapolis ventriloquist who says he penned the phrase to the popular jingle soul singer Ray Charles has crooned over millions of television sets around the world the last two years.Arthur Takeall, 45, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against Pepsico Inc. He alleges that the nation's No. 2 soft-drink maker used the words for a jingle he sent to the company in 1989 when he sought funding for an educational program with his dummy, Scooter.
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