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April 30, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The syncopated sounds of children jumping and ropes slapping on a hardwood floor greet you before you reach the Veterans Memorial Building in Inglewood. Inside, dozens of girls are busy honing their skills in a dazzling street sport that was brought to America by Dutch traders three centuries ago. Its name, coined by British settlers: double Dutch. In groups of four, the children, ages 6 to 15, practice.
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June 29, 2009 | Jay Blahnik
Someone told me that jumping rope is the best cardio exercise you can do -- and that it burns more calories than even running. I started jumping rope, but could do it only for a few minutes before I had to stop. Can you give me any suggestions for doing it more effectively, and for building my stamina so I can do it for a longer period of time? Amy Venice Beach Jumping rope is an outstanding cardiovascular activity and, because it's portable, can be done almost anywhere.
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October 22, 2007 | Roy M. Wallack
Go on vacation and come back in better shape than when you left? It happened to me last year when I went to northern Spain -- with a jump-rope. Packing more luggage-friendly fitness-per-ounce than any other exercise, skipping rope obliterates calories, rocks your heart rate and does wonders for your agility, posture, balance, reflexes and upper-to-lower body coordination.
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October 29, 2007
I enjoyed the article about the varieties of jump-ropes available ["Gear: Have Jump-Rope, Will Travel," Oct. 22]. Our local jump-rope team, the Palpitating Panthers, has traveled to the AAU Junior Olympic Games and the USAJRF Nationals for Jump Rope competitions. It has been in existence for 17 years. Based in La Canada, we currently have 16 team members ranging in age from 7 to 16. Jumping rope is indeed an amazing way to keep fit. Our team works hard to increase speed and power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the participants were a little young for romance, it was still a Valentine's Day dedicated to the heart at Noble Avenue School. About 1,000 students from the North Hills elementary school participated Friday in the American Heart Assn.'s "Jump Rope for Heart" fund-raiser, an event geared toward physical rather than emotional fitness.
HEALTH
June 29, 2009 | Jay Blahnik
Someone told me that jumping rope is the best cardio exercise you can do -- and that it burns more calories than even running. I started jumping rope, but could do it only for a few minutes before I had to stop. Can you give me any suggestions for doing it more effectively, and for building my stamina so I can do it for a longer period of time? Amy Venice Beach Jumping rope is an outstanding cardiovascular activity and, because it's portable, can be done almost anywhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1997
Ben Lopez, 32, has a simple game plan for creating understanding between African American and Latino youths. He wants them to play. Lopez--a security director for a tony fashion boutique and graduate of the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program--has developed a special jump-roping project for black and Latino elementary schoolchildren in the Watts area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
About 600 Marian Bergeson Elementary School students from kindergarten through fifth grade recently jumped rope for about an hour and collected $8,600 for the American Heart Assn. "We were the top money fund-raiser here in south Orange County," said second-grade teacher Bill Paine. But the group fell just short of its $10,000 goal. The Jump Rope for Heart event included lessons for students and demonstrations to promote heart awareness. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Children jumping rope--in pairs, in groups or by themselves--filled the playground at Lupin Hill Elementary School on Monday. Pupils exercised as part of "Jump Rope for Heart," which raises money for the American Heart Assn. The festive scene included thumping music and balloons as 830 students took turns jumping for as long as 30 minutes at a time. Participants got sponsors to donate funds.
HEALTH
October 29, 2007
I enjoyed the article about the varieties of jump-ropes available ["Gear: Have Jump-Rope, Will Travel," Oct. 22]. Our local jump-rope team, the Palpitating Panthers, has traveled to the AAU Junior Olympic Games and the USAJRF Nationals for Jump Rope competitions. It has been in existence for 17 years. Based in La Canada, we currently have 16 team members ranging in age from 7 to 16. Jumping rope is indeed an amazing way to keep fit. Our team works hard to increase speed and power.
HEALTH
October 22, 2007 | Roy M. Wallack
Go on vacation and come back in better shape than when you left? It happened to me last year when I went to northern Spain -- with a jump-rope. Packing more luggage-friendly fitness-per-ounce than any other exercise, skipping rope obliterates calories, rocks your heart rate and does wonders for your agility, posture, balance, reflexes and upper-to-lower body coordination.
HEALTH
October 20, 2003 | Tom Dunkel, Baltimore Sun
"Our mission," says Jim McCleary, "is to promote physical fitness, not to jump fancy." McCleary is delivering a prepractice pep talk to about 20 members of Kangaroo Kids, a precision jump-rope team he has coached since 1983. His fitness message rings a little off-key. The team members, ranging in age from 9 to 20, are in undeniably good shape (and should be because most practice at least four days a week virtually year-round).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Children jumping rope--in pairs, in groups or by themselves--filled the playground at Lupin Hill Elementary School on Monday. Pupils exercised as part of "Jump Rope for Heart," which raises money for the American Heart Assn. The festive scene included thumping music and balloons as 830 students took turns jumping for as long as 30 minutes at a time. Participants got sponsors to donate funds.
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January 25, 1999 | CAROL KRUCOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the world's best exercise devices costs less than $15, fits in your briefcase and is easy enough for a child to use. In fact, jump ropes have long been considered "kid stuff"--but that's changing. Professional athletes in a variety of sports, particularly tennis and basketball, are adding rope jumping to their training for the same reason boxers have "skipped it" for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
About 600 Marian Bergeson Elementary School students from kindergarten through fifth grade recently jumped rope for about an hour and collected $8,600 for the American Heart Assn. "We were the top money fund-raiser here in south Orange County," said second-grade teacher Bill Paine. But the group fell just short of its $10,000 goal. The Jump Rope for Heart event included lessons for students and demonstrations to promote heart awareness. Dr.
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September 29, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How did Ann Blyth manage to co-star in an entire movie without saying one word? "Playing opposite William Powell and looking into those wonderful blue eyes of his, it was completely believable," Blyth said about her voiceless role in "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948). During a recent phone interview, she recalled that acting without benefit of dialogue was easy--especially with her leading man--compared with negotiating the mermaid's heavy costume. "I got to be quite the fish, I must say.
HEALTH
January 25, 1999 | CAROL KRUCOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the world's best exercise devices costs less than $15, fits in your briefcase and is easy enough for a child to use. In fact, jump ropes have long been considered "kid stuff"--but that's changing. Professional athletes in a variety of sports, particularly tennis and basketball, are adding rope jumping to their training for the same reason boxers have "skipped it" for years.
HEALTH
September 29, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How did Ann Blyth manage to co-star in an entire movie without saying one word? "Playing opposite William Powell and looking into those wonderful blue eyes of his, it was completely believable," Blyth said about her voiceless role in "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948). During a recent phone interview, she recalled that acting without benefit of dialogue was easy--especially with her leading man--compared with negotiating the mermaid's heavy costume. "I got to be quite the fish, I must say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The syncopated sounds of children jumping and ropes slapping on a hardwood floor greet you before you reach the Veterans Memorial Building in Inglewood. Inside, dozens of girls are busy honing their skills in a dazzling street sport that was brought to America by Dutch traders three centuries ago. Its name, coined by British settlers: double Dutch. In groups of four, the children, ages 6 to 15, practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1997
Ben Lopez, 32, has a simple game plan for creating understanding between African American and Latino youths. He wants them to play. Lopez--a security director for a tony fashion boutique and graduate of the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program--has developed a special jump-roping project for black and Latino elementary schoolchildren in the Watts area.
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