October 26, 2005
Poor Ken. He's in a bit of a midlife crisis, it seems. His longtime girlfriend -- maybe you know her? Barbie? Leggy girl, with the cool pink car? She dumped him last year for a hotter doll, Blaine. And since then, Ken has been catching the blues about why Barbs kicked him to the curb. Many have speculated, but Mattel, Ken's parent company, has decided the breakup came down to one thing: Ken needs a makeover. "He's trying to keep up with the most fashionable woman on the planet," says Lauren Bruksch, spokeswoman for Mattel Brands, which announced last week that Ken, who is 43, would unveil a new look this spring.
July 30, 2000
When love found Stephanie Lee it came hurtling through the sky in the form of a handsome man who almost didn't survive the trip. Stephanie met Ken Ching three years ago while they were learning to sky-dive. Ken, a computer network engineer, and a business acquaintance had decided to try sky-diving. Stephanie, who happened to be dating the business acquaintance, was one of many other people the two men invited, but only Stephanie -- whose philosophy is, "Try anything once" -- was game. One of her biggest reservations about the adventure was not jumping out of a plane, but that she would have to share the experience with some businessman she didn't know.
October 13, 1996
Ken Zachmann gets just one opportunity during the regular season to watch his daughter, Mandy, play for Centennial's varsity soccer team.This Thursday is the day. Imagine how excited he will be. Imagine how proud he will be. Imagine how badly he wants his daughter's team to lose.Say what?Ken Zachmann loves his daughter. And he knows and likes many of the girls on Centennial's team. He just hopes they don't win Thursday.Zachmann, you see, coaches the girls team at Hammond. And Thursday is the day Hammond plays host to Centennial.
February 28, 2005
The polka-dot giraffe in the window leaves Josh Gelfand cold. No laugh. Ditto for the happy elephant, the Clown Alley wigs, the goofy Steve Forbes photo or any of the other knickknacks packed into Ken-Zo's Yogi Magic Mart. But then the glum artist from California meets the man in the sky-blue clown suit. And Ken-Zo has an ace up his sleeve - so to speak. "You guys want to see a couple of tricks?" Ken-Zo asks Gelfand and his friend. Why not? "What do you guys like? Cards? Coins?" Ken-Zo asks.
April 23, 2003
One day last week, when Bonnie Bonnell was reading The Columbus Dispatch, the newspaper she saves for her three sons in Iraq, she noticed a change. The war dispatches that dominated the front page for almost a month had nearly disappeared. Soon the questions from neighboring sheep farmers and friends near Marysville, Ohio, changed, too. Instead of asking Bonnie and Ken Bonnell what it was like to have three sons at war, friends wondered aloud when the boys might come home. But Ken, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a Vietnam veteran who served two tours, knows from experience that danger is not over when a war ends.
March 19, 2013
Lisa and Ken's housewarming/vow renewal ceremony (is that what you call that?) is today! Lisa's a wreck, though, because she's too shy to proclaim her love in front of the world. Better get it together, because Ken is excited. Adrienne is throwing a party of her own, launching a new vodka line called "Zing," primarily their red velvet-flavored version. This looks like a Wonderland nightmare - complete with half-naked people pretending to be statues…until they start gyrating.