May 10, 2010 |
Of the hundreds of exercise gadgets that have graced TV airwaves over the years, only a handful ever become big-time sellers and even fewer become cultural phenomenons. The Shake Weight is definitely in that rarified category. Over 3.6 million people have watched the Shake Weight ad on YouTube, and millions more saw the device featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and spoofed on "Saturday Night Live." If you've somehow missed the hoopla, an introduction is in order. The Shake Weight is a 2.5 pound dumbbell-shaped device with spring-loaded weights on each end. Instead of simply lifting the Shake Weight, users are instructed to grip it with two hands and shake it up and down as if priming a bottle of soda to explode.
September 28, 1992
Richie Collins of Newport Beach, a World Tour veteran, captured the $22,000 Body Glove Fall Classic surfing contest Sunday at Seaside Reef in Cardiff. Collins, currently ranked fourth on the Bud Surf Tour, earned $4,000 as he outclassed the rest of the field on 5- to 6-foot waves. Shane Beschen, the current points leader with two contests remaining on the 1992 tour, was eliminated in his quarterfinal heat, while No. 2 Rob Machado of Cardiff pulled closer in points.
July 10, 2000 |
The list below shows the number of minutes it takes to get about 100 calories' worth of extra exercise. The figures are drawn from Kristine Clark, director of sports nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, and from Melvyn H. Williams, of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., author of "Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport" (WCB McGraw Hill, 1999). Williams' estimates are based on men and women of average height (5-foot-9 and 5-foot-4, respectively), each with a body mass index of 27.
September 4, 1993 |
Last year, former President George Bush probably made the equivalent of a speech a day and received $200,000 in salary for his efforts. Today, Bush is to receive half that amount--$100,000--for a single speech to a convention of Amway distributors in Atlanta, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
January 11, 1985 |
It's hard to figure out what's so special about the Field House at Old Dominion University, and why the Lady Monarchs are practically unbeatable at home. The place seems no different from any decent-sized, high school gym. Its bleachers seat only about 4,800. The gym's entrance is adorned with framed, retired jerseys of former Old Dominion All-Americans Nancy Lieberman, Inge Nissen and Anne Donovan, but how intimidating are a few uniforms? Then, the fans start filing in.
May 17, 1985 |
Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Eagle syndicate has added still another 1984 Olympic name to its roster with the selection of Peter Ueberroth, former president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and now commissioner of major league baseball, as chairman of the newly organized board of trustees. The Eagle syndicate is one of several groups hoping to challenge for the America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia, in 1987.