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October 7, 2004 | Scott Sandell
Ed "Cookie" Jarvis is the world's reigning buffet-eating champion. By winning the Battle of the Buffets held at the Aladdin's Spice Market last year, the 6-foot-6, 409-pound Jarvis added to his list of titles -- nearly 30, at last count. Though he lives in Nesconsett, Long Island, the 38-year-old real estate agent has visited Los Angeles half a dozen times for contests held by the International Federation of Competitive Eating and as a budding actor in the TV series "Las Vegas."
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October 7, 2004 | Scott Sandell
Ed "Cookie" Jarvis is the world's reigning buffet-eating champion. By winning the Battle of the Buffets held at the Aladdin's Spice Market last year, the 6-foot-6, 409-pound Jarvis added to his list of titles -- nearly 30, at last count. Though he lives in Nesconsett, Long Island, the 38-year-old real estate agent has visited Los Angeles half a dozen times for contests held by the International Federation of Competitive Eating and as a budding actor in the TV series "Las Vegas."
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July 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
Frankly speaking, it wasn't even close. For a third straight year, rail-thin Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi out-gorged the competition Friday in the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, downing 44 1/2 dogs and dominating adversaries three times his size. Kobayashi twitched and twisted to finish his franks at the rate of one every 16 seconds in a 12-minute display of gastronomic supremacy at the annual Fourth of July extravaganza.
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February 18, 1995 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The poets, spiritualists and sages have been telling us ever since the last big war that modern American life is increasingly filled with too many choices. True enough. Still, who would have guessed that, in 1995, so many would have to do with unpleasant bodily secretions? "Mr.
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June 19, 2004 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Danielle Franco and Chris Kenneally's documentary "Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating" looks at an obscure offshoots of the sporting life: gastronomical fortitude. Competitive eaters are those normally gargantuan men we see on ESPN each Fourth of July wolfing down large numbers of hot dogs.
SPORTS
July 5, 2007 | Mike Downey, Chicago Tribune
Does a TV news segment or a story in your morning newspaper ever make you gag? I don't mean because it is too violent. I don't mean a TV program that warns you it contains "disturbing images" or that the article you are reading includes graphic and grisly details about a death. I mean sickening -- a story so disgusting your stomach can take only so much.
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May 28, 2001 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While most think Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, it's also the start of The Season. The competitive eating season. Time for a man like Ed "Cookie" Jarvis to learn what he's made of--and how many hot dogs he can eat in 12 minutes. If he's lucky, the 335-pound Long Island real estate agent may win a berth in the world's most famous hot dog eating contest on July 4 at Coney Island.
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