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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1997
It's a woman thing, says Virginia Slims.It's a lung cancer thing, say public health advocates.The Philip Morris cigarette brand, whose feminist spin has long boosted women's smoking, brought to Baltimore over the weekend a controversial new campaign to sell tobacco through pop music.Medical students in white hospital garb chanted "Virginia Slims, Virginia Slime!" Saturday night outside Bohager's Bar & Grill in Fells Point. Inside, aspiring rock singer Martha Byrne, a 27-year-old star of the television soap opera, "As the World Turns," performed with the backing of Virginia Slims' Woman Thing Music campaign.
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By Andrew Conrad, aconrad@tribune.com | November 18, 2012
OK The Walking Dead , I see you, doing your thing. This Sunday night's episode was by no means earth shattering, but in keeping with the style of season three, there was plenty to satisfy us fans and keep us coming back next week: humans were killed (albeit inconsequential humans), questions were answered (Where is Carol? Who was on the phone?) and the plot was advanced. We were left with Michonne strolling up to the prison fence, injured and covered with a camouflage of zombie entrails, and carrying a supermarket basket full of powdered baby formula.
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SPORTS
March 30, 1992
SAN ANTONIO -- Martina Navratilova defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat, 6-2, 6-1, to win the tournament for her 159th career singles title. Navratilova broke Chris Evert's all-time tennis singles title record of 157 when she her 158th at the Virginia Slims of Chicago on Feb. 16.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 29, 2010
Mavis Maria Anderson, a Verizon employee who was depicted in a well-known 1970s cigarette ad photo, died of respiratory failure Sept. 23 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Westgate resident was 61. Born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village, she was a 1967 Edmondson High School graduate. Family members said that as a young woman, she posed for Virginia Slims cigarette print advertisements that appeared in national magazines. She worked at Commercial Credit Co. and in the advertising departments of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone, MCI, AT&T and Verizon.
SPORTS
August 19, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Virginia Slims of Washington was glad to get late word that Monica Seles would compete, but Seles said yesterday that she hadn't planned to enter and may not play.Officials worked through the weekend to replace Steffi Graf in time for the tournament, which will begin today. Graf pulled out Thursday because of a torn tendon in her right shoulder.In Manhattan Beach, Calif., Seles said she left a message with the Washington tournament Saturday night saying she had been playing too much and needed a rest.
SPORTS
July 19, 1991
American Greg LeMond lost his lead in the Tour de France and French riders celebrated a fiesta in Spain when Luc Leblanc took the overall lead and Charly Mottet won his second straight stage in a surprise breakaway in the Pyrenees yesterday.Leblanc, Mottet and Swiss rider Pascal Richard gained almost seven minutes on the main peloton, which included LeMond, the defending champion, in the 119-mile stage from Pau, France, to Jaca, Spain. Leblanc, who started the day in sixth place, 4 minutes, 20 seconds behind LeMond, now leads him by 2:35.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1998
Billie Jean King sat in a Harbor Court Hotel suite looking over the Inner Harbor, reminiscing and marveling at how far women have come in the work place, as well as in sports.King, in town to do volunteer work with Moveable Feast in Towson and promote tonight's Virginia Slims Legends Tour event at the Arena, thinks her victory over the late Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" 25 years ago this September has had a lot to do with it."It's seems like yesterday," said King, 54, of the match she won. "Those memories are in my mid-brain, where emotions are stored.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 20, 1991
WASHINGTON -- When Monica Seles looks back at the summer of 1991, she'll find she was noted most for the tournaments that she didn't play.Seles -- who missed Wimbledon because of shin splints -- yesterday said she would not be playing in the Virginia Slims of Washington, two days after tournament officials received word that she would and inserted her as the top seed.According to Seles, the mishap started when a hotel operator apparently misinterpreted her message to the director of the Women's Tennis Association.
SPORTS
By Bill Free TVB | August 18, 1991
There were some rocky moments last week for the $350,000 Virginia Slims of Washington tennis tournament, but the show will go on as scheduled tomorrow.First, Bill Shields, a spokesman for the National Park Service, threatened to cancel the tournament at the William H. G. Fitzgerald Center in Rock Creek Park if the sponsoring Washington Tennis Patrons and ProServ didn't deliver a $50,000 check to cover expenses and user fees. The security deposit was put up in advance to end that controversy.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Call it a no-fault divorce -- tennis style.Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova, who combined to form the most dominant doubles team in women's tennis history, are severing their partnership.And this time, unlike an on-again, off-again two-year split that began in 1989, it's for good.But Shriver said there are no hard feelings."I knew it was the best deal for both of us," Shriver said. "Martina doesn't want to commit to a full doubles season and I'd like to find a partner who can play 12 to 14 times a year."
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1998
Billie Jean King sat in a Harbor Court Hotel suite looking over the Inner Harbor, reminiscing and marveling at how far women have come in the work place, as well as in sports.King, in town to do volunteer work with Moveable Feast in Towson and promote tonight's Virginia Slims Legends Tour event at the Arena, thinks her victory over the late Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" 25 years ago this September has had a lot to do with it."It's seems like yesterday," said King, 54, of the match she won. "Those memories are in my mid-brain, where emotions are stored.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1997
It's a woman thing, says Virginia Slims.It's a lung cancer thing, say public health advocates.The Philip Morris cigarette brand, whose feminist spin has long boosted women's smoking, brought to Baltimore over the weekend a controversial new campaign to sell tobacco through pop music.Medical students in white hospital garb chanted "Virginia Slims, Virginia Slime!" Saturday night outside Bohager's Bar & Grill in Fells Point. Inside, aspiring rock singer Martha Byrne, a 27-year-old star of the television soap opera, "As the World Turns," performed with the backing of Virginia Slims' Woman Thing Music campaign.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN Staff Writer | November 16, 1994
NEW YORK -- Martina Navratilova couldn't stand still. She stood in the entrance to Madison Square Garden's court, the national anthem wafting through the air, and jumped up and down, up and down."
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Call it a no-fault divorce -- tennis style.Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova, who combined to form the most dominant doubles team in women's tennis history, are severing their partnership.And this time, unlike an on-again, off-again two-year split that began in 1989, it's for good.But Shriver said there are no hard feelings."I knew it was the best deal for both of us," Shriver said. "Martina doesn't want to commit to a full doubles season and I'd like to find a partner who can play 12 to 14 times a year."
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | October 2, 1992
Hot fashions at slim prices makes the Virginia Slims Shopping Fling at Festival Hall the place to shop this weekend. There is something for everyone as long as you're a size 4 to 12, or maybe a 14.I went to the sneak preview party Wednesday night with my daughter, who looks good in anything as most size 8 do, and she had a ball trying on evening dresses, having a beauty analysis and getting a quickie hair make-over by one of Lola's experts.Virginia Slims invited designers Albert Nipon, Cynthia Rowley, Debra Moises and James Arpad, the creator of the AIDS red ribbon, as well as Mary Fisher, the keynote speaker at the Republican Convention, to the preview party which was a fund-raiser for Lifesongs for AIDS.
SPORTS
March 30, 1992
SAN ANTONIO -- Martina Navratilova defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat, 6-2, 6-1, to win the tournament for her 159th career singles title. Navratilova broke Chris Evert's all-time tennis singles title record of 157 when she her 158th at the Virginia Slims of Chicago on Feb. 16.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 29, 2010
Mavis Maria Anderson, a Verizon employee who was depicted in a well-known 1970s cigarette ad photo, died of respiratory failure Sept. 23 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Westgate resident was 61. Born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village, she was a 1967 Edmondson High School graduate. Family members said that as a young woman, she posed for Virginia Slims cigarette print advertisements that appeared in national magazines. She worked at Commercial Credit Co. and in the advertising departments of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone, MCI, AT&T and Verizon.
SPORTS
February 23, 1992
Sampras tops Gilbert, makes Pro Indoor finalNo. 2 seed Pete Sampras reached the final of the U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Tournament in Philadelphia for the third straight year yesterday, as he scored a 6-4, 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Brad Gilbert.Sampras will meet the winner of last night's semifinal between Amos Mansdorf of Israel and Francisco Clavet of Spain in today's final for the $141,500 first prize.Sampras, 20, won this tournament two years ago and reached the final round last year, only to lose in five sets to Ivan Lendl.
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