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August 5, 2012 | By Will Feltus and Mike Shannon
It is Sunday, which means Chick-fil-A stores all across America are closed -- just as they have been since the company's founding in 1946. Longtime patrons know they will have to wait until Monday to get their spicy chicken sandwich. Many will stop by then simply because they are hungry. But for others, ordering the restaurant's famous waffle fries will serve as a vote against gay marriage or for free speech -- or both. A month ago, on July 2, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a North Carolina Baptist website that his privately owned company supported the "biblical definition of the family unit.
October 20, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
With the variety of chic diet sodas expanding faster than the contents of a CO 2 canister, we asked a few Times staffers to sample a dozen brands in a variety of flavors, such as cola, grape soda and root beer. Here are their thoroughly unscientific reviews: Clear winners Cascade Ice Acai Blueberry Pomegranate (sweetened with sucralose): "I enjoy this as a less sugary option to fruit juice. It's light but still has the berry taste. " Hank's Diet Root Beer (sweetened with aspartame)
March 17, 2008 | Jill U. Adams, Special to The Times
Artificial sweeteners -- those diet-friendly ways to satisfy the sweet tooth -- recently got some bad press. In a study that has spurred discussion among scientists and on dieting blogs, researchers at Purdue University found that rats consuming saccharin-sweetened yogurt ate more food overall and put on more weight during a two-week period than rats consuming glucose-sweetened yogurt. The rodent finding has led some to ask: Are artificial sweeteners really good for a diet? Or do they, in fact, undermine weight-loss efforts?
July 1, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc. said Tuesday that it will introduce Pepsi One, a soda that uses a new no-calorie sweetener called Sunett, now that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the artificial sweetener for use in beverages. The No. 2 soft drink company will roll out the drink by October with a massive advertising campaign in hopes of boosting sales in the sluggish domestic diet category. Pepsi One won't replace its Diet Pepsi drink, the company said.
January 11, 1993 | BRIAN STONEHILL, Brian Stonehill directs the media studies program at Pomona College. His work on the Criterion Collection laser disc of Francois Truffaut's film "The 400 Blows" will be released by Voyager next month.
Los Angeles, among its other geniuses of place, sets our culture's visual tone. It started, you might say, with "Hollywood," the figurative designation for the movie industry. Thomas Edison's first patent on the kinetoscope was filed 100 years ago this March from New Jersey. But movies quickly came to Southern California for the daylight and the varied terrain--and to dodge Edison's militia of patent enforcers. The movies taught us to admire the image.
For Pepsi-Cola Co., which will spend $100 million to introduce its Pepsi One diet cola on Oct. 17, getting consumers to notice the latest entry in the cola wars is just part of the battle. "Soda companies usually do a terrific job of building awareness that they've got a new product," said Gary Hemphill, vice president of Beverage Marketing, a New York-based magazine. "The big question is whether people will go back for that critical second sip."
February 21, 2001 | DONNA DEANE
These beautiful sake cups are made from a Japanese cypress wood called hinoki-the same used in the making of traditional Japanese baths. They are so elegant and simple that you'll want to display them as well as use them. The most traditional shape is the square, but the round cups are more contemporary. Sake cups, 3-inch square, $6; 3-inch round, $8; and 1 3/4-inch round, $6; from Yuzu, 1043 E. Green St., Pasadena. (626) 583-8707.
January 12, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
Don Shula, in honor of the 25th anniversary of his Miami Dolphins' perfect season, awarded the Broncos the championship trophy in a postgame ceremony on the Three Rivers Stadium field. With every word of his glowing speech, Shula was roundly booed. * Elway showed his experience with Super Bowl hype from the moment his news conference began. Drinking from a can containing a notable diet soda, he held up a can and said, "Think [they] will call me?"
August 23, 2013 | By Elise Oberliesen
What do you drink when you're trying to shed pounds? Iced tea? Diet soda? What about alcohol? One cardinal rule of losing weight is limiting alcohol consumption, but can "careful" dieters spike their punch with a little booze and still stand on the bathroom scale with confidence? Can they "outsmart" calories by "trading" them - skipping lunch to enjoy a few beers at the Dodgers game? The short answer is no. All calories are not created equal. And drinkers who skip meals are quicker to become inebriated, with all the assorted consequences.
September 3, 2010 | Chris Lee
On a recent afternoon, comedy legend Jerry Lewis cracked open a diet soda and dimmed the lights inside a casino ballroom to drink in the spectacle of Charlie Chaplin impersonating Hitler. A scene from Chaplin's 1940 Nazi satire "The Great Dictator" flickered across a bank of monitors, part of a video montage Lewis was editing together for his signature cause, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Telethon . The 211/2 -hour annual event has raised $2.45 billion for "Jerry's kids" to date; its 45th edition kicks off on some 170 television stations Sunday evening.
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