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April 12, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Imagine chowing down on pizza and washing it down with a Slurpee, followed by a deep-fried Snickers and some funnel cake covered in crispy bacon and maple cream. Now imagine finishing up the day by jumping on more than a dozen high-speed roller coasters. For teenagers, this may sound like the makings of a great day. For most adults, it's a recipe for extreme nausea. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia is launching into this year's peak spring and summer seasons with several new menu items for guests, including Slurpees, the blended ice drinks that -- until now -- were sold exclusively at 7-Eleven convenient stores.
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HOME & GARDEN
November 10, 2012 | Chris Erskine
I wrestle with my demons just like everybody else, addicted as I am to Mariel Hemingway movies and those little "fun-sized" Snickers bars, of which several trillion are floating around in these weeks after Halloween. Airlift them to Cuba. Put them in warheads and fire them at Charlie Sheen's skull. Whatever it takes, because I am one fun-sized Snickers bar away from setting my garage afire just because. See? Demons. Oh, I'm not done. If I go to one more dinner party where someone raves about the mileage they're getting with their Prius or Leaf, my head might explode.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
Not all the news from the summer pic front is so upbeat: Reports put "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"--due June 9 from Paramount--back in the editing room following recent test screenings. A Paramount rep said the film that was screen-tested "was really a work in progress," and promised "a blockbuster." A test-viewer we talked with reported "a lot of laughter and snickers" throughout a recent screening at the Paramount lot, attended by a recruited audience of more than 200--along with star/director William Shatner, star Leonard Nimoy and producer Harve Bennett.
HEALTH
October 27, 2012 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
These days Halloween candy crowds the aisles of store shelves within minutes of the final back-to-school sale. And while it might seem like a good idea to stock up during the early-bird sales, too often "the candy is gone by the time it's actually Halloween, so you have to go for a second batch," says Melinda Johnson, a dietitian and director of the didactic program in dietetics at Arizona State University in Tempe. Not only do you end up spending more, there's a good chance you end up sampling more.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Those king-size Mars and Snickers bars in vending machines are about to shrink to a more princely size. By the end of 2013, confectionery giant Mars Inc. will sell only chocolate bars that are 250 calories or less, according to NPR . A full king-size Snickers bar contains more than 500 calories, according to Mars' website . But many of Mars' other chocolate confections, including king-size 3 Musketeers and Milky Way bars already clock...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Too often when police are called about a lawbreaker, the miscreant has disappeared by the time they arrive. Not so in the case of the jaywalker that Joe Teixeira of Laguna Beach read about in the police log of the city's News-Post: "Cajon Terrace, 300 block, stray in custody. A resident called police after she saw a turtle about 5 to 6 inches in size crossing the street. Animal Control was sent out and picked up the turtle." I guess that was one chase that the local news helicopters didn't cover.
HOME & GARDEN
November 10, 2012 | Chris Erskine
I wrestle with my demons just like everybody else, addicted as I am to Mariel Hemingway movies and those little "fun-sized" Snickers bars, of which several trillion are floating around in these weeks after Halloween. Airlift them to Cuba. Put them in warheads and fire them at Charlie Sheen's skull. Whatever it takes, because I am one fun-sized Snickers bar away from setting my garage afire just because. See? Demons. Oh, I'm not done. If I go to one more dinner party where someone raves about the mileage they're getting with their Prius or Leaf, my head might explode.
NEWS
April 19, 1998 | IRENE LACHER
We are driving to Junior's on a crisp Easter morning, and Monica's dad is telling Linda Tripp jokes. There's this guy, see, and he's overdosed on Viagra, the new drug that fights sexual impotence. Only one thing can help him return to his pre-Viagra state. "They pull out a picture of Linda Tripp," he says and hoots. Dr. Bernard Lewinsky heard that one on TV. Lately, he's been hearing a lot of jokes on TV that have a familiar ring. Strange, one day you're John Q.
HEALTH
October 27, 2012 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
These days Halloween candy crowds the aisles of store shelves within minutes of the final back-to-school sale. And while it might seem like a good idea to stock up during the early-bird sales, too often "the candy is gone by the time it's actually Halloween, so you have to go for a second batch," says Melinda Johnson, a dietitian and director of the didactic program in dietetics at Arizona State University in Tempe. Not only do you end up spending more, there's a good chance you end up sampling more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
Paul Saltman, Ph.D., respected biochemist, revered professor, author of a new book billed as the latest word from California on nutrition, was moving quickly about the kitchen of his La Jolla home preparing lunch one recent afternoon. Out came a bag of ruffled potato chips. Then came slices of Italian sausage on rye toast, topped with glistening pools of melted cheese. There was beer, miniature yellow tomatoes and sweet nectarines. Topping it off, a frozen Snickers candy bar.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Imagine chowing down on pizza and washing it down with a Slurpee, followed by a deep-fried Snickers and some funnel cake covered in crispy bacon and maple cream. Now imagine finishing up the day by jumping on more than a dozen high-speed roller coasters. For teenagers, this may sound like the makings of a great day. For most adults, it's a recipe for extreme nausea. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia is launching into this year's peak spring and summer seasons with several new menu items for guests, including Slurpees, the blended ice drinks that -- until now -- were sold exclusively at 7-Eleven convenient stores.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Those king-size Mars and Snickers bars in vending machines are about to shrink to a more princely size. By the end of 2013, confectionery giant Mars Inc. will sell only chocolate bars that are 250 calories or less, according to NPR . A full king-size Snickers bar contains more than 500 calories, according to Mars' website . But many of Mars' other chocolate confections, including king-size 3 Musketeers and Milky Way bars already clock...
TRAVEL
July 6, 2008 | Jay Jones, Special to The Times
THe good people of Sioux City, Iowa, just don't get any respect. For more than a century, the city was best known for an omnipresent smell, an unpleasant byproduct of the massive stockyards that drove the local economy. Meat packers would tell their children, "That's the smell of money." David Letterman used to joke about the town, back in the days when the local CBS television station was not carrying "The Late Show."
NATIONAL
April 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Snickers is only 8 months old. But the cocker spaniel already has spent three months adrift on a 48-foot boat and survived four months on a tiny Pacific atoll where his owners had to leave him behind when they were rescued by a cargo vessel that wouldn't allow the pup on board. Now Snickers is in Honolulu, rescued by cruise ship workers, the Humane Society, an airline, and others who have united to find him a home.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"EVERYONE wants to be Cary Grant," Cary Grant is supposed to have said. "Even I want to be Cary Grant." But who wants to be Hugh Grant? Not him. He finds this "Hugh Grant creation" that has supplanted him in the world bewildering. And he's not crazy about the pressure, the tabloid hostility, the "stalky" fans or the possibility he'll drag the whole business out too long and end up a parody of himself, either.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2006 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Metalocalypse," premiering Sunday as part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim franchise, is a new animated series about an American-Scandinavian heavy metal band called Dethklok that in addition to being the most popular musical group in the world is also one of its major economies and a cultural force powerful enough to make the leaders of ordinary nations quail and quiver.
OPINION
September 23, 2003
Pity Bob Hope wasn't around last week. The late master of the withering one-liner would have found lots of material watching the Los Angeles City Council bumble from tiny topic to parochial concern. Take the council vote banning lap dancing. Goaded mostly by one neighborhood, council members thundered about nearly nude women gyrating over customers within moaning distance of homes and about X-rated activity spilling onto sidewalks.
OPINION
December 25, 2005 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Nothing says holiday jeer like an editorial cartoon. I suppose since Jesus was tortured, Tom Toles' yuletide electric display is not only festive, but historically appropriate. (Personally, I don't think prisoner abuse is complete without tinsel and angels.) Signe Wilkinson wonders if modern Christmas has been made over, all glitter and gloss, no foundation. Armed with weapons of mass communication and spewing faulty intel-evision, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and the rest of the Fox squad have been ginning up their "war" on Christmas.
HOME & GARDEN
July 6, 2006 | Joe Robinson, Special to The Times
HOMEOWNERS know that in one field of life, nothing less than perfection is acceptable. The rules of the lawn are very clear: no bare patches, Fido-induced brownouts, weeds, anemic blades or lusterless shades of green. The quest for perfect grass is grueling enough that some might sell their souls to get it. Deberoh Gruver did, and she couldn't be more delighted. The Riverside teacher's lawn is perfect 365 days a year.
FOOD
March 29, 2006 | Leslie Brenner, Times Staff Writer
COULD it be a culinary case of the seven-year itch? New York City's love affair with Mario Batali began in 1998 when Batali opened his flagship restaurant off Washington Square, Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. The bond strengthened and deepened as the chef opened a string of six other Manhattan hotspots and an Italian wine shop. But now this romance has hit a bit of a snag.
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