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February 28, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Felice Marks Lippert, 73, a co-founder of the Weight Watchers diet system, died Saturday in Manhasset, N.Y. The cause of death was lung cancer. Born in New York City, Lippert graduated from Hunter College and taught in New York public schools. She helped develop the company's programs and served as a director and vice president of Weight Watchers International until H.J. Heinz Co. bought the business in 1978. At the time of her death, Lippert was chairwoman of the Weight Watchers Foundation.
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March 4, 1998
Albert Lippert, 72, who helped develop Jean Nidetch's diet plan into Weight Watchers International. A Brooklyn-born Army veteran of World War II, Lippert earned a degree in business administration from City College of New York and did graduate work at Baruch College, then began a career in the garment district. Concerned about their expanding girth, he and his wife, Felice, heard about Nidetch and her offer to teach a diet program and invited her over.
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September 8, 1996
Here's what else was happening in pop culture in 1966, the year that "Star Trek" premiered: Top 10 TV Series "Bonanza"; "The Red Skelton Hour"; "The Andy Griffith Show"; "The Lucy Show"; "The Jackie Gleason Show"; "Green Acres"; "Daktari"; "Bewitched"; "The Beverly Hillbillies"; "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Other Series Premieres "The Monkees"; "Family Affair"; "That Girl"; "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."; "The Green Hornet"; "Mission: Impossible"; "Dark Shadows."
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January 4, 2001
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: * Today-- "Weight Watchers" (A&E 8-9 p.m.) Traces the beginning of a weight loss program started 30 years ago when Jean Nidetch brought together six overweight friends for group therapy and calorie-counting sessions in the Bronx. Also, "David's Journey" (KCBS 10-11 p.m.
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December 16, 1998 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a cold March day in 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones, walked into the Ouse River near her home in Sussex, England, and drowned. Woolf, an author and feminist whose time had yet to come, was depressed about many things, not the least of which was the pervasive discrimination against women. But, according to a new book published by Ladies' Home Journal, there was already hope on the horizon.
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January 21, 1988 | GARY LIBMAN, Times Staff Writer
She arrived bearing the same message as ever: If you follow this program, you lose weight and you keep it off. The road to slimness is as simple as that, Jean Nidetch said repeatedly as she visited Los Angeles this week to promote the 25th anniversary of the Weight Watchers program she founded as a New York housewife in the early 1960s.
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February 1, 1996 | LIZ BRODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is the time of year when tempers run a little testy. After all, this is peak dieting season, when even the mathematically challenged are known to perform great feats of caloric carry-over right there in the grocery aisles, hoping desperately to slip into something a little more comfortable--or rather, something more comfortably little. Let's see, for one slice of apple pie you could chew--click, click, click--78 pieces of sugarless gum.
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