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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | December 4, 1990
ALTHOUGH ATHLETES have run stadium steps for decades, America seems ready to proclaim stair climbing as the aerobic exercise of the 1990s. More office workers are choosing stairs instead of elevators. Aerobics classes are swelling with those who would rather step up and down on benches than dance to disco music.Perhaps most astonishing is the number of people who are climbing stair machines in health clubs and at home.According to Tom Doyle of the National Sporting Goods Association in Chicago, sales figures for stair climbing machines have increased faster than those of any other sporting goods product.
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January 13, 1997
IN THE CONTROVERSY over whether to build a new health club in the exclusive River Hill village, the Columbia Association, to some residents, sounds like a debt-ridden consumer who needs another loan to pay his existing bills.The CA is asking for permission to borrow $6 million to build the facility, contending that revenue it generates would help reduce its projected $92 million debt. While residents have every reason to have a bank loan officer's skepticism, the club idea deserves support.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | July 25, 1996
THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN during a morning workout on the Stairmaster, which is the single most boring piece of exercise equipment ever invented.Trudging up and down and cursing silently, I gazed around the health club and made this chilling discovery: all the TV's were locked on "Regis and Kathie Lee."At this point, a strange calm descended upon me and I thought: "OK, it's about 198 degrees in this room and you're on a Stairmaster watching 'Regis and Kathie Lee,' which means your life has hit rock bottom.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | July 25, 1996
THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN during a morning workout on the Stairmaster, which is the single most boring piece of exercise equipment ever invented.Trudging up and down and cursing silently, I gazed around the health club and made this chilling discovery: all the TV's were locked on "Regis and Kathie Lee."At this point, a strange calm descended upon me and I thought: "OK, it's about 198 degrees in this room and you're on a Stairmaster watching 'Regis and Kathie Lee,' which means your life has hit rock bottom.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | August 8, 1993
Good Roger leaned over from his Stairmaster and turned on C-SPAN.Good Roger is the decent, clean-living, responsible side of me. Just about the only TV station he watches is C-SPAN, though he will sometimes turn to The Learning Channel when he is in a giddy mood.Bad Roger leaned back in his Barcalounger, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand and belched. Then he unpeeled another Dove Bar.L Bad Roger is the unkempt, uncouth and disgusting side of me.People usually like him better.Good Roger climbed his Stairmaster and watched as the Senate voted on Bill Clinton's budget bill.
NEWS
January 13, 1997
IN THE CONTROVERSY over whether to build a new health club in the exclusive River Hill village, the Columbia Association, to some residents, sounds like a debt-ridden consumer who needs another loan to pay his existing bills.The CA is asking for permission to borrow $6 million to build the facility, contending that revenue it generates would help reduce its projected $92 million debt. While residents have every reason to have a bank loan officer's skepticism, the club idea deserves support.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | May 26, 1996
Sitting across a table from Ralph Macchio, you have to keep reminding yourself that you're not talking to a kid. After all, he's 34 years old now with two kids of his own.But Ralph Macchio was a teen-ager much longer than most of us. After all, he was 27 by the time he made his third -- and he hopes last -- "Karate Kid" movie.And he still has that playful gleam in his eye, and, yes, that boyish grin.Not that Macchio tries to minimize his boyishness. To the contrary, it undoubtedly helped him win the lead in "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," which begins its national tour at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 1, 1993
Here's the early line on ESPN2: wins, losses, no ties.When the new sports cable channel launches tonight at 7:30, don't strain your eyes looking for guys in ties and blazers.Keith Olbermann, anchor of ESPN2's "SportsNight," was quoted in USA Today as saying: "Anybody who wears a jacket and tie will look like a narc."In fact, if you have to strain your eyes to look at the television, you probably aren't in ESPN2's target demographic anyway. ESPN2 is seeking a young audience, men and women 18 to 34, who aren't sports nuts in the same way ESPN's viewers are."
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By Ashley Gray and Ashley Gray,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 1, 1995
Wondering what to do with the Stairmaster that sits in the rec room, the one that holds the ironing pile? Or, what about that stationary bike that serves as the family coatrack?Healthy Harford Inc. is giving people the opportunity to get rid of any exercise equipment."Recycle Your Cycle" is a program the corporation developed to collect exercise equipment for distribution throughout Harford County schools.Residents may drop off equipment in working condition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Bel Air High School, Edgewood Middle School, Aberdeen Middle School and North Harford Middle School.
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By Michael Olesker | August 8, 1991
I am running for my life on a machine called a Stairmaster. I am assaulted by visions of a man in a woman's outfit and a woman in no outfit at all. Something is out of kilter here.Who let all of these strange people into the room while my life is at stake? The man in the woman's outfit, I do not wish to see under any circumstances. The woman in no outfit at all would be pleasant to meet but in a different setting. Doesn't she know I'm already out of breath?The Stairmaster is taking all of my energy.
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By ROGER SIMON | August 8, 1993
Good Roger leaned over from his Stairmaster and turned on C-SPAN.Good Roger is the decent, clean-living, responsible side of me. Just about the only TV station he watches is C-SPAN, though he will sometimes turn to The Learning Channel when he is in a giddy mood.Bad Roger leaned back in his Barcalounger, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand and belched. Then he unpeeled another Dove Bar.L Bad Roger is the unkempt, uncouth and disgusting side of me.People usually like him better.Good Roger climbed his Stairmaster and watched as the Senate voted on Bill Clinton's budget bill.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | December 4, 1990
ALTHOUGH ATHLETES have run stadium steps for decades, America seems ready to proclaim stair climbing as the aerobic exercise of the 1990s. More office workers are choosing stairs instead of elevators. Aerobics classes are swelling with those who would rather step up and down on benches than dance to disco music.Perhaps most astonishing is the number of people who are climbing stair machines in health clubs and at home.According to Tom Doyle of the National Sporting Goods Association in Chicago, sales figures for stair climbing machines have increased faster than those of any other sporting goods product.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | March 1, 1994
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Catch him now, or see you later. If Barry Manuel isn't lifting weights, he's on the StairMaster. If he isn't on the StairMaster, he's running."
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By Buster Olney | February 28, 1995
Alan MillsWhat he would be doing if there were no strike: Mills would be in camp working, with the help of manager Phil Regan, to develop a pitch that sinks and moves in on right-handed hitters. Regan says Mills could be used as a setup man and part-time closer as Armando Benitez gains experience.Where he is instead: Mills is at his home in Dunedin, Fla. He stopped by the Orioles' complex last week.How he's filling his time: Mills is throwing "just about every day." Lately, he's been tossing with catcher Chris Hoiles.
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