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By ELLEN GOODMAN | February 18, 1994
Boston. -- I was not among those who wanted to award Kathleen Sullivan a scarlet A for losing her journalistic virginity. If she can make a living losing weight, good luck to her.When she reappeared last month with dye on her hair and inches around her waist, it reminded me a bit too much of the return of the prodigal daughter. ''One moment I'm a network anchor and the nextwell, look at me,'' she said, her oversized sweater covering her body.Ms. Sullivan, the mouthy morning anchor without the ''anchor hair'' had not only lost her job and her money.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. "You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-winning actress, who serves as Weight Watchers' celebrity ambassador, told a crowd assembled at Park Heights' Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging. "If you didn't do it, they're going to talk.  If you do it, they're still going to talk.
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HEALTH
By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
As a single mom struggling to navigate the work-life juggle, Tynesha Ross found herself cutting corners at dinner time. After work and exhausted, she'd make a beeline for McDonald's. Happy meals for her two kids, a value meal for her. Home. Eat. Homework. Bed. The ease of the routine bumped up against the reality of her poor health. Overweight and unhappy, she began going to weekly Weight Watchers meetings at the community nonprofit DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families, where she learned shortcuts for making healthy food.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 7, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. An man armed with a gun held up the GameStop store in the 1000 block of Taylor Avenue on Jan. 3, Baltimore County Police report. According to police, the robber entered the store at about 10 a.m., stole three Xbox Ones, cash a cellphone and car keys from one employee. The robber then fled in the employee's car. The vehicle was later recovered, police report.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 27, 1993
"Weight Watchers Favorite Homestyle Recipes" has arrived just in time to lend support to some of those perennial New Year's resolutions. It features hearty and healthful dishes that reflect up-to-date information on weight loss and nutrition.This new collection has 250 recipes chosen in a contest among Weight Watchers members and staff. The winning dishes were then refined for maximum nutrition and taste.Each recipe is accompanied by the complete Weight Watchers Selection Information, to help those on the Weight Watchers Food Plan keep track of daily choices.
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By Elizabeth Lee and Elizabeth Lee,Cox News Service | April 6, 2003
At a time when the number of overweight children is soaring, Weight Watchers is tightening their access to its program. The weight management program recently began requiring a doctor's note and a weight goal before enrolling children aged 10 to 16. The diet's food provisions may not be appropriate for children and might even cause them to rebel and gain more weight, says Weight Watchers chief scientist Karen Miller-Kovach. The 40-year-old program previously required medical permission only for children younger than 10. "While we have assumed forever that what works for adults is what's best for kids, now we have evidence that maybe that's not the case," Kovach says.
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By Julie Rothman and Julie Rothman,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2009
Gaila Droegemeier from Centerton, Ark., was hoping someone would have the recipe for a Weight Watchers oatmeal cookie. She had a recipe some years ago but misplaced it and she has not been able to reproduce the wholesome-tasting cookie to her satisfaction. A quick search on the Internet turned up several promising recipes. I tested one by Michelle Marshal that she posted on a site called Suite101.com. I decided not to tell my testers that it was a Weight Watchers cookie. Based upon how fast the batch was gobbled at my house, I doubt anyone was aware that the chewy and delicious cookies were also low fat and relatively low calorie.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1997
It could be worse, of course. She could be posing in No Excuses Jeans. There could be a 900 number, a line of open-toed shoes, or a Playboy pictorial.What, after all, is a fallen duchess to do for money after the palace doors swing shut?If you are Sarah, Duchess of York, you go public with your tales of dieting disasters, of ballooning up to 205 pounds during your unhappiest days in royal hell, of finding comfort in sausages and mayonnaise, of eating just half the chocolate chip cookie so that you can fit into your slimly tailored suit.
NEWS
January 22, 1997
Police LogCrofton: Someone broke into Weight Watchers in the 2100 block of Defense Highway overnight Sunday and stole a television, videocassette player and portable cassette player.Pub Date: 1/22/97
FEATURES
January 9, 1991
Weight Watchers has created a post-holiday "diet dilemma" hotline.The number is 1-800-3-LOSE-LBS. The line will be open through Jan. 15 and leaders will answer calls between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Call the hotline any time for a motivational message that will change each day.Weight Watchers leaders will provide weight control tips, menu ideas, healthful recipes and motivational support. This is good news for all the revelers who have resolved that 1991 is the year they will lose weight, eat better and start exercising.
NEWS
October 15, 2013
Bel Air Town Center, which will soon be home to Maryland's first drive-through only Starbucks, recently got a facelift. The 93,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping destination, at the intersection of Routes 1 and 24, has undergone a $1 million renovation and improvement program. Owners Christopher Kurz and Peter McGill of McGill Development Limited Partnership No.3 sought to provide a more colorful, Main Street village appearance and make the Center more user-friendly for customers and tenants.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 5, 2013
Developers have completed $1 million in renovations to Bel Air Town Center that include new facades, lighting, signage and outdoor restaurant seating. The 93,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center at Route 1 and Route 24 has wider sidewalks, new awnings and additional landscaping. The center, owned by Christopher Kurz and Peter McGill of McGill Development Limited Partnership No. 3, was built in 1990 and expanded in 1998 and 2001. Starbuck's has signed a letter of intent to open its first drive-through-only location in Maryland at the center with a walk-up window and exterior seating.
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By Karen Nitkin | October 8, 2012
Jill Babchak, 34, of Columbia, has joined Weight Watchers before, but this time around she's dropping pounds with the help of the organization's mobile application. “I like it because it has all the restaurants, all the foods, right at your fingertips,” says Babchak, a senior marketing specialist at DP Solutions in Columbia. “You can actually scan a food right there in the grocery store, and it brings up the amount of points it is worth,” she says, referring to Weight Watchers' system of assigning different point values to foods based on their nutritional content.
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February 6, 2012
I don't think I have ever used the "f-word" to describe myself. I've called myself overweight, and heavy. My clothes have been for "big girls" from the "women's" department, but fat has never really been in my vocabulary. Other people have called me fat. I remember an incident, probably 15 years ago, when I went out with a friend and her boyfriend and we met some other people. One of those people asked my friend's boyfriend which girl was his girlfriend, and he said "the fat one," referring to me. I can't remember that guy's name, but I sure remember that night, and how it was ruined.
HEALTH
By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
As a single mom struggling to navigate the work-life juggle, Tynesha Ross found herself cutting corners at dinner time. After work and exhausted, she'd make a beeline for McDonald's. Happy meals for her two kids, a value meal for her. Home. Eat. Homework. Bed. The ease of the routine bumped up against the reality of her poor health. Overweight and unhappy, she began going to weekly Weight Watchers meetings at the community nonprofit DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families, where she learned shortcuts for making healthy food.
NEWS
By Julie Rothman and Julie Rothman,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2009
Gaila Droegemeier from Centerton, Ark., was hoping someone would have the recipe for a Weight Watchers oatmeal cookie. She had a recipe some years ago but misplaced it and she has not been able to reproduce the wholesome-tasting cookie to her satisfaction. A quick search on the Internet turned up several promising recipes. I tested one by Michelle Marshal that she posted on a site called Suite101.com. I decided not to tell my testers that it was a Weight Watchers cookie. Based upon how fast the batch was gobbled at my house, I doubt anyone was aware that the chewy and delicious cookies were also low fat and relatively low calorie.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. "You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-winning actress, who serves as Weight Watchers' celebrity ambassador, told a crowd assembled at Park Heights' Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging. "If you didn't do it, they're going to talk.  If you do it, they're still going to talk.
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By Jennifer Lehman and Jennifer Lehman,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2004
Thousands of people are expected to take part tomorrow in the American Cancer Society's second annual Great American Weigh In, a national effort to make people more aware of the links between obesity and cancer. According to the cancer society, about 35 percent of cancer deaths could have been prevented through healthier eating habits and more exercise. David Zauche, the society's director of health initiatives, said the society teamed up with Weight Watchers to find ways to help reduce risks of cancer.
NEWS
By David Kohn and David Kohn,Sun reporter | March 19, 2008
The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great By Pam Anderson Weight Watchers All-Time Favorites Over 200 Best-Ever Recipes From the Weight Watchers Test Kitchens Wiley / $29.95 / 2008 This book has no inspiring back story, no narrative, nothing but 225 recipes. The Weight Watchers people don't even bother to tell you how they chose these best-ever ideas. But like Pam Anderson's, the recipes are not diet-y. And they're good. Here, too, the portions are small. The Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth - easy to make and it turned out well - tells you to eat 30 mussels (OK)
BUSINESS
By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | May 4, 2007
For years Medifast has relied on under-the-radar marketing to sell its weight loss products. Physicians referred the company's meal replacements to patients who needed to shed pounds. Some of those patients in turn became salespeople, using themselves as walking testimonials. And with the advent of the Internet, the 27-year-old company began selling directly to consumers through its Web site. In the meantime, rivals such as NutriSystem and Unilever's SlimFast elbowed their way to the top of the meal replacement market with high-profile marketing.
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