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By Dallas Morning News | June 11, 1991
Black teen-agers have been big fans of "Video Soul" and other Black Entertainment Television programs since the cable network made its debut 11 years ago. Now Robert L. Johnson, chairman and founder of BET, is banking on their loyalty with a new magazine for black teens called Young Sisters and Brothers.For the past few months, BET has aired slick commercials during music video programs, urging young viewers to phone a 900-number and order 10 issues of YSB for $11.95. Paige Communications, a BET subsidiary, plans to distribute the first issue in August.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 22, 1999
Turning a new page in teen magazinesCosmogirl, a new teen magazine from the people who bring you Cosmopolitan, has just launched its introductory issue. To see how it compared to its teen-targeting counterparts, we turned to the expertise of two Baltimore-area teens.Jenny Bowman, 13, of Towson, says Cosmogirl beats out many of its compet-itors. "It has stuff a lot of other teen magazines don't have," she says, "like the page where you can find out your own personal style." This Internet-savvy teen also discovered the magazine's Web site (www.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 22, 1999
Turning a new page in teen magazinesCosmogirl, a new teen magazine from the people who bring you Cosmopolitan, has just launched its introductory issue. To see how it compared to its teen-targeting counterparts, we turned to the expertise of two Baltimore-area teens.Jenny Bowman, 13, of Towson, says Cosmogirl beats out many of its compet-itors. "It has stuff a lot of other teen magazines don't have," she says, "like the page where you can find out your own personal style." This Internet-savvy teen also discovered the magazine's Web site (www.
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By Susan Reimer | November 3, 1998
THE CROWDED FIELD of teen magazines has another new entry in Girl. It hit the newsstands in August, joining the scramble for allowances all over America by crowing that it will celebrate multiethnic, multicultural, multisized girls.But just like market behemoth Seventeen, and fellow newcomers Teen People, Jump and Twist, it is the same old mix of beauty and boys. The fact that some of the models are wearing size 12 or 14 or are Asian or African-American was lost on an informal readership sampling, namely my 12-year-old daughter and her collection of face-glitter fashion heads.
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By Abigail Goldman and Abigail Goldman,Los Angeles Times | September 3, 1993
"One Girl's Battle With Booze." "Save The Earth, Girl." "Black Kids Who Are Fed Up." "Menstrual Customs: A World Tour." "Guns Put Fear In Teens' Hearts."These are not the teen magazine articles your mother used to read. Even compared to just 10 years ago, periodicals for teen-age girls have grown up."Girls still want to know about makeup, but they also want to know about sex, and they probably aren't going to go to their mothers," says Debbie Then, a social psychologist with the University of California, Los Angeles' Center for the Study of Women.
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By Susan Reimer | November 3, 1998
THE CROWDED FIELD of teen magazines has another new entry in Girl. It hit the newsstands in August, joining the scramble for allowances all over America by crowing that it will celebrate multiethnic, multicultural, multisized girls.But just like market behemoth Seventeen, and fellow newcomers Teen People, Jump and Twist, it is the same old mix of beauty and boys. The fact that some of the models are wearing size 12 or 14 or are Asian or African-American was lost on an informal readership sampling, namely my 12-year-old daughter and her collection of face-glitter fashion heads.
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By David Wharton and David Wharton,Los Angeles Times | January 3, 1993
Los Angeles--Forgive Jane Pratt for jiggling in her chair. Forgive the girlish squeal that sneaks into her voice. At 29, Ms. Pratt is finally queen of the prom."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | April 5, 1992
If you are over 16, you might not know about "Blossom," the NBC sitcom starring Mayim Bialik as a teen-age girl coming of age in an all-male household.But there are a bunch of reasons that you should. They range from understanding why adolescent girls dress the way they do to making sure your daughter grows up knowing her life counts as much as a boy's.TV plays a role in such matters, and "Blossom" is groundbreaking in the positive role model it offers millions of young female viewers every Monday night at 8:30 (Channel 2 in Baltimore)
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March 1, 2010
STEFFI SIDNEY-SPLAVER, 74 'Rebel Without a Cause' actress Steffi Sidney-Splaver, who as a young actress appeared in "Rebel Without a Cause," then gave up acting to become a Hollywood writer, publicist and producer, has died. She was 74. Sidney-Splaver died Monday of kidney failure at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, said her husband, Rick Splaver. Her first movie role was in "The Eddie Cantor Story," in 1953. Two years later the dark-haired actress landed the role of Mil in "Rebel Without a Cause."
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December 9, 2005
What were Baltimore school officials thinking when they hastily adopted a middle school reading curriculum that had not been widely tested or researched? They insist that the curriculum, known as Studio Course, is appropriate to help boost the interest and proficiency of students who are below their grade level in reading and writing. But all the system seems to have bought for its potential $2 million investment is some well-deserved criticism. The most critical question - whether students will benefit - is still open.
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By Abigail Goldman and Abigail Goldman,Los Angeles Times | September 3, 1993
"One Girl's Battle With Booze." "Save The Earth, Girl." "Black Kids Who Are Fed Up." "Menstrual Customs: A World Tour." "Guns Put Fear In Teens' Hearts."These are not the teen magazine articles your mother used to read. Even compared to just 10 years ago, periodicals for teen-age girls have grown up."Girls still want to know about makeup, but they also want to know about sex, and they probably aren't going to go to their mothers," says Debbie Then, a social psychologist with the University of California, Los Angeles' Center for the Study of Women.
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By David Wharton and David Wharton,Los Angeles Times | January 3, 1993
Los Angeles--Forgive Jane Pratt for jiggling in her chair. Forgive the girlish squeal that sneaks into her voice. At 29, Ms. Pratt is finally queen of the prom."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | April 5, 1992
If you are over 16, you might not know about "Blossom," the NBC sitcom starring Mayim Bialik as a teen-age girl coming of age in an all-male household.But there are a bunch of reasons that you should. They range from understanding why adolescent girls dress the way they do to making sure your daughter grows up knowing her life counts as much as a boy's.TV plays a role in such matters, and "Blossom" is groundbreaking in the positive role model it offers millions of young female viewers every Monday night at 8:30 (Channel 2 in Baltimore)
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By Dallas Morning News | June 11, 1991
Black teen-agers have been big fans of "Video Soul" and other Black Entertainment Television programs since the cable network made its debut 11 years ago. Now Robert L. Johnson, chairman and founder of BET, is banking on their loyalty with a new magazine for black teens called Young Sisters and Brothers.For the past few months, BET has aired slick commercials during music video programs, urging young viewers to phone a 900-number and order 10 issues of YSB for $11.95. Paige Communications, a BET subsidiary, plans to distribute the first issue in August.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 21, 2000
CHICAGO - Tribune Co. agreed yesterday to sell Times Mirror Magazines to Time Warner Inc.'s Time Inc. publishing unit for $475 million in cash, bringing together Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated. The sale is the last one for assets from Tribune's purchase of Times Mirror Co. in June, said company spokeswoman Katherine Sopranos. The magazine unit was one of several that Chicago-based Tribune put up for sale to focus on its print, TV and Internet businesses. In all, Tribune expects to use after-tax proceeds of more than $2 billion to pay down debt and buy back stock.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Special to the Sun | March 28, 2004
A budding glamour girl has many things to keep track of -- hair clips, jewels, purses, pictures of devoted fans, hair ribbons. Alexa, Bianca and Clair make it easy. The girls aren't girls at all, they're wall hangings meant to organize clutter by giving a girl a place to put all the little doodads that invariably end up on top of the dresser, the counter and the floor. The Burnes of Boston wall sculptures come in three designs, the sophisticated Alexa, the ponytailed Clair and the cosmopolitan Bianca.
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