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By COX NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2005
When Mo'Nique's Fat Chance airs Aug. 6 on the cable channel Oxygen, it will be sweet revenge for any woman who's ever been discriminated against for eating a Twinkie. Or outweighing one. The plus-size comedian put together the two-hour beauty pageant exclusively for women like her. "We had some girls show up who were a size 4," Mo'Nique said. "I said, `No, baby. That's next door.'" The 10 finalists included Tiffany Hall, 21, a student/librarian from Milledgeville, Ga. The pageant was taped Wednesday night, and Mo'Nique didn't disclose who won the title "Ms. F.A.T.
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May 4, 2012
No doubt millions of Americans will regard it as great that 10 years after the start of our involvement in Afghanistan and one year after the elimination of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama signed the accord with President Hamid Karzai affirming the withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 ("Obama: U.S. to 'finish the job,' May 2). So far, so good. But wait, as Paul Harvey would have put it, "the rest of the story" is the U.S. has made a commitment of another 10 years of aid and advisors and undoubtedly more billions of dollars than the administration cares to estimate publicly.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun Reporter | June 14, 2007
Weight-loss reality TV shows: Fat March(ABC): Debuts in August. A dozen overweight individuals attempt a 550-mile, 10-week walk from Boston to Washington for a chance to share a $1.2 million prize. The Biggest Loser (NBC): October 2004 to present. Fourteen contestants compete for a grand prize of $250,000, enduring challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of the biggest loser. Mo'Nique's Fat Chance (Oxygen): August 2005 to present.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | July 25, 2007
They say French women don't get fat, but if Baltimore actress-comedian Mo'Nique has her way, they'll soon get F.A.T. The third season of the plus-size beauty competition, Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance, is set in Paris, the fashion and beauty capital of the world. On TV Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance: Paris airs at 8 p.m. Saturday on Oxygen.
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By Karol V. Menzie | December 18, 1996
Lose weight fast with 'Fat Chance'Need a break from the holiday whirl? How about a round of "Fat Chance," a new board game that aims to prove nutrition can be fun? Players' goal is to lose 20 pounds -- represented by "whimsical plastic lard pieces" -- by correctly answering questions about calories, exercise and weight-loss trivia. The game costs $35. Call (800) 554-1447.Wee tea partiesWhat could be more delightful than a girls' tea party, where everyone dresses up, dines off bone china, and even the dolls can play?
NEWS
May 4, 2012
No doubt millions of Americans will regard it as great that 10 years after the start of our involvement in Afghanistan and one year after the elimination of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama signed the accord with President Hamid Karzai affirming the withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 ("Obama: U.S. to 'finish the job,' May 2). So far, so good. But wait, as Paul Harvey would have put it, "the rest of the story" is the U.S. has made a commitment of another 10 years of aid and advisors and undoubtedly more billions of dollars than the administration cares to estimate publicly.
NEWS
May 12, 1997
ONE THING was clearly missing in last week's public hearing on the new Carroll County budget for fiscal year 1998: a demand for forward-funding money to begin planned renovations of Francis Scott Key High School near Uniontown.The state approved $6.5 million as its share -- but with only $2.5 million the first year, which threatens to scuttle plans for a carefully staged, two-year construction project that will allow continued occupancy by students.The bottom line is that school officials need another $1 million now from the state (fat chance)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 30, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines is all guts and all glory and not much sense. Which, come to think of it, may be a concise - if a tad idealized - description of war itself. What that means is a lot of things get blown up real good, there's a trapped airman running from the bad guys, and there are all sorts of opportunities for heroism. It's plenty thrilling, and it appeals to the flag-waving patriot in all of us. Think about the movie too hard when it's all over, however, and your brain may start to hurt.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | February 15, 1996
IT WAS 2 a.m. and I was having this weird dream in which Sammy Davis Jr. returned from the dead and was having breakfast at my house. ("Hey, man, could you pass the pancakes? Man, you cats are the most, man! I mean it, man, this is a primo spread. This is Numero Uno, man, this is . . ." )I was telling Sammy to knock it off, that it was too early for that stuff, and then all of a sudden my wife was shaking me awake."I heard a noise downstairs!" she whispered.My wife, she hears noises all the time in our house.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1997
WASHINGTON -- No gum-chewing is allowed on the People's White House Tour.Doesn't seem fair, does it? You know if you had laid out a hundred grand or so on Bill Clinton's re-election, you'd be chewing to your heart's content. And you'd be doing it in the Lincoln Bedroom to boot. All night long.But not yesterday, not on this, the Great Unwashed Tour. No gum, no balloons, no firecrackers, no electronic stun guns.A lot of fun this is going to be.Apparently word's gotten out about this. The White House Visitor's Center said to report at 7: 30 a.m. for a crack at a tour ticket yesterday.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun Reporter | June 14, 2007
Weight-loss reality TV shows: Fat March(ABC): Debuts in August. A dozen overweight individuals attempt a 550-mile, 10-week walk from Boston to Washington for a chance to share a $1.2 million prize. The Biggest Loser (NBC): October 2004 to present. Fourteen contestants compete for a grand prize of $250,000, enduring challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of the biggest loser. Mo'Nique's Fat Chance (Oxygen): August 2005 to present.
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By COX NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2005
When Mo'Nique's Fat Chance airs Aug. 6 on the cable channel Oxygen, it will be sweet revenge for any woman who's ever been discriminated against for eating a Twinkie. Or outweighing one. The plus-size comedian put together the two-hour beauty pageant exclusively for women like her. "We had some girls show up who were a size 4," Mo'Nique said. "I said, `No, baby. That's next door.'" The 10 finalists included Tiffany Hall, 21, a student/librarian from Milledgeville, Ga. The pageant was taped Wednesday night, and Mo'Nique didn't disclose who won the title "Ms. F.A.T.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2003
Several best-selling diet books and countless bunless burgers later, Dr. Robert C. Atkins' time on Earth is over, and Americans are fatter than ever. Not for the doctor's lack of trying, of course. For three decades, he called on Americans to embrace an apparent paradox: fear not fat, you have nothing to lose but your bulk. Thick Porterhouse steaks? Brie omelets? Lobster in drawn butter? No problem, said Atkins, who died yesterday at the age of 72. He never recovered once he lapsed into a coma after slipping and hitting his head on an icy Manhattan sidewalk on April 8. In 1972, Atkins made a national sensation of himself, publishing Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, the first of his four best sellers, effectively standing at the bakery door warning all those who would enter to abandon hope.
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By Greg Morago and Greg Morago,Special to the Sun | February 16, 2003
Big Girls Don't Cry. Well, at Least Not as Much as They Used To. Why? Because After Years of Often Feeling Left Out, They Finally May Be Enjoying Their Place in the Sun. Fashion, Advertising, Publishing and Entertainment Are Embracing (However Belatedly, However Reluctantly) the Full-Figured Woman. Sizable sisters are not in the minority any longer: 68 percent of adult women wear a size 14 or larger (in 1985 the average size was 8). Health concerns aside, the big woman is an important player in big America where 65 percent of adults are classified as overweight and nearly a third of adults are considered obese.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 30, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines is all guts and all glory and not much sense. Which, come to think of it, may be a concise - if a tad idealized - description of war itself. What that means is a lot of things get blown up real good, there's a trapped airman running from the bad guys, and there are all sorts of opportunities for heroism. It's plenty thrilling, and it appeals to the flag-waving patriot in all of us. Think about the movie too hard when it's all over, however, and your brain may start to hurt.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2001
WASHINGTON - Fat chance Melanie Szepvolgyi is going to forget this year's HFStival. Out of the 30-plus bands at the two-day musical extravaganza going on at RFK Stadium, she had wanted most to see Coldplay, the up and coming Britpop band. She was as surprised as anyone yesterday when lead singer Chris Martin pulled her up on stage to sing. "I was in the front of the stage, and nobody knew them up there. [People in the crowd] were being so rude and obnoxious," said the still-glowing 24-year-old who had flown in from Columbus, Ohio.
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By Phil Jackman | September 6, 1991
The TV repairman:Pam Shriver never had a great deal of success against contemporary Tracy Austin back when they were whacking tennis balls at each other. Put them in a TV booth analyzing a match, however, and it's Pam from here to the Australian Open.They actually worked well commenting on the Martina Navratilova-Arantxa Sanchez Vicario duel the other day, providing diversity, Austin stating the obvious, Shriver going with insight."One thing about a champion," said Tracy, "they swing so well on the run."
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2001
WASHINGTON - Fat chance Melanie Szepvolgyi is going to forget this year's HFStival. Out of the 30-plus bands at the two-day musical extravaganza going on at RFK Stadium, she had wanted most to see Coldplay, the up and coming Britpop band. She was as surprised as anyone yesterday when lead singer Chris Martin pulled her up on stage to sing. "I was in the front of the stage, and nobody knew them up there. [People in the crowd] were being so rude and obnoxious," said the still-glowing 24-year-old who had flown in from Columbus, Ohio.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
WANT A well-rested work force? Dream on. We promise the boss the report will be on her desk at 8 a.m., then grab another cup of coffee. We laugh along with Jay Leno's monologue, then set the alarm for 6 a.m. After it rings, we hustle to get ready for our 80-minute commute. We get only six hours of shut-eye a night -- that is, if the snoring of our equally sleep-deprived mate doesn't keep us awake. We doze off at work, while idling at traffic lights, around the dinner table. We get irritable; we get heart disease; we make mistakes; we make our spouses feel devastatingly unattractive as we nod off in the easy chair to cap off another unromantic evening.
NEWS
May 12, 1997
ONE THING was clearly missing in last week's public hearing on the new Carroll County budget for fiscal year 1998: a demand for forward-funding money to begin planned renovations of Francis Scott Key High School near Uniontown.The state approved $6.5 million as its share -- but with only $2.5 million the first year, which threatens to scuttle plans for a carefully staged, two-year construction project that will allow continued occupancy by students.The bottom line is that school officials need another $1 million now from the state (fat chance)
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