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February 11, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign marked its one-year anniversary this week -- reason enough for one company to make a pop-culture lampoon of her anti-obesity message. Next Media Animation of Taiwan released an animated video with English subtitles -- Michelle Obama fights obesity in America -- that portrays the first lady as a healthy superhero taking on these fast-food villains: the Colonel, the King and the Clown. (We must say, Michelle doesn't quite look herself, and it's not just the green tights and cape.
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September 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
The fallout over Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics has begun. So to speak. A satirical French newspaper called Le Canard enchaine  has published cartoons that reference both the Games and radioactive leaks at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. One cartoon shows a pair of sumo wrestlers with extra arms and legs. They are wrestling in front of the plant while a commentator says: "Thanks to Fukushima, sumo wrestling is now an Olympic sport. " Another cartoon shows two people in protective gear inspecting an Olympic pool with their Geiger counter.
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HEALTH
July 14, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein
Pasadena-based fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett (www.traceymallett.com) has a two-part exercise that works lower-body muscles and then the muscles of the upper back. It's good for posture, which often gets compromised on long days sitting at a desk. Mallett is the founder of Booty Barre, a technique that combines elements of dance, yoga and Pilates to strengthen and stretch the body. No prior experience in any of those disciplines is necessary, but maintaining good form is. Make sure that the spine, neck and head are aligned and that the movements are slow and deliberate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2013
Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home, according to his sister Clarice Chew. Chew, who also appeared on television in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "The Corner," taught and mentored child and young-adult actors at Baltimore's Arena Players, a troupe he stayed with as his TV career blossomed through his work with "Wire" creator David Simon.
FOOD
February 17, 2011 | By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Dekopons, marketed as Sumo, will be available through March at the stores below. Also see updated listings on the Suntreat Sumo website . Assi Super . 3525 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, (213) 388-0900 Galleria Market . 3250 W. Olympic Blvd., No. 100, Los Angeles, (323) 733-3800 Greenland Market . 17643 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, (818) 708-7396; 18901 Colima Road, Rowland Heights, (626) 912-1012 Grow . 1830 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1996 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How do you make a 6-foot-2, 230-pound restaurant critic feel skinny? Stand him next to Japanese sumo champion Akebono, all 6 foot 9, 475 pounds of him, that's how. The 27-year-old Hawaiian-born wrestler was found dining, signing autographs and posing with families Monday evening at the Gyushintei restaurant on Meridian Drive here. His rare Orange County appearance was prompted by a request from his manager, Jesse (a.k.a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
After slowly but steadily working his way through a 26.2-mile course drenched by driving rain, mammoth distance runner Kelly Gneiting finished Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon in nine hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds, probably establishing a Guinness world record for someone his size. "I did it, but it was hell," Gneiting, 40, said, shortly after crossing the finish line in Santa Monica. "Pure hell. " Featured in a Times profile last week , Gneiting is a former national champion sumo wrestler with a 60-inch waist who weighed in just before the race at 400 pounds.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
The fallout over Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics has begun. So to speak. A satirical French newspaper called Le Canard enchaine  has published cartoons that reference both the Games and radioactive leaks at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. One cartoon shows a pair of sumo wrestlers with extra arms and legs. They are wrestling in front of the plant while a commentator says: "Thanks to Fukushima, sumo wrestling is now an Olympic sport. " Another cartoon shows two people in protective gear inspecting an Olympic pool with their Geiger counter.
SPORTS
May 11, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Bernie Lincicome of the Rocky Mountain News was annoyed (again) that the Kings extended the Colorado Avalanche to an NHL series-deciding game before the Avalanche finally prevailed, 5-1. "Here is all we need to know about the Avs. They should not be playing a Game 7 against the seventh seed. They should not be scratching and soul-searching to get out of the second round. "Nothing against the Los Angeles Kings, a gritty bunch of grunts whose skate blades might be made of old horseshoes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throngs of students gathered Wednesday on the main quad at Cal State Northridge, where they paired up and proceeded to beat each other about the head and body. It was all in good fun, however.
HEALTH
July 14, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein
Pasadena-based fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett (www.traceymallett.com) has a two-part exercise that works lower-body muscles and then the muscles of the upper back. It's good for posture, which often gets compromised on long days sitting at a desk. Mallett is the founder of Booty Barre, a technique that combines elements of dance, yoga and Pilates to strengthen and stretch the body. No prior experience in any of those disciplines is necessary, but maintaining good form is. Make sure that the spine, neck and head are aligned and that the movements are slow and deliberate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
After slowly but steadily working his way through a 26.2-mile course drenched by driving rain, mammoth distance runner Kelly Gneiting finished Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon in nine hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds, probably establishing a Guinness world record for someone his size. "I did it, but it was hell," Gneiting, 40, said, shortly after crossing the finish line in Santa Monica. "Pure hell. " Featured in a Times profile last week , Gneiting is a former national champion sumo wrestler with a 60-inch waist who weighed in just before the race at 400 pounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Fort Defiance, Ariz. ? Two miles down, four to go. Pain consumes him, but the Fat Man will not quit. His immense legs churn. His sweaty, barrel-size chest heaves, and the sound of his labored breathing fills the gathering dusk. He is jogging slowly ? very slowly ? up a hill on a two-lane road above Fort Defiance, where he lives on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona. Puddles along the roadway are turning icy. Trucks speed by, a few short feet from his wide shoulders.
FOOD
February 17, 2011 | By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Dekopons, marketed as Sumo, will be available through March at the stores below. Also see updated listings on the Suntreat Sumo website . Assi Super . 3525 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, (213) 388-0900 Galleria Market . 3250 W. Olympic Blvd., No. 100, Los Angeles, (323) 733-3800 Greenland Market . 17643 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, (818) 708-7396; 18901 Colima Road, Rowland Heights, (626) 912-1012 Grow . 1830 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310)
NEWS
February 11, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign marked its one-year anniversary this week -- reason enough for one company to make a pop-culture lampoon of her anti-obesity message. Next Media Animation of Taiwan released an animated video with English subtitles -- Michelle Obama fights obesity in America -- that portrays the first lady as a healthy superhero taking on these fast-food villains: the Colonel, the King and the Clown. (We must say, Michelle doesn't quite look herself, and it's not just the green tights and cape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Sumo wrestlers and samurai converged Saturday as the 69th annual Nisei Week Festival drew several thousand people to Little Tokyo. While the wrestlers groaned and charged at one another inside a ring, sword-wielding samurai visiting from Nagoya, Japan, hit the stage to perform a prewar ritual said to have been presented only once before outside Japan. In elaborate 15th and 16th century warrior armor topped with giant horns, the dozen men and women reenacted the moment when Japanese samurai pledged their lives, then marched to battle.
SPORTS
June 7, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE
Rain has plagued the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio in recent years. Jack Nicklaus designed the course that is near a 19th-Century cemetery. To appease spirits last Thursday, Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, picked out a grave site and placed a shot glass filled with gin next to it. Rain, however, interrupted play on Friday. "Instead of a bar call, he should have used a premium brand," Payne Stewart jokingly told Jaime Diaz of the New York Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995
Re "The Cost of Outmoded Security Ideas Is Trade Deficits Forever," by David Friedman, Opinion, May 21: I don't care if Friedman, a lawyer, engages in paranoid U.S. vs. Japan "crisis-simulation exercises" in his free time, but since attempts are made to mischaracterize the Japanese, I decided to respond. Contrary to his claim that "unlike the welcome afforded [Hideo] Nomo [a Japanese Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher] . . . Japan views hiring non-native athletes as a necessary evil," Japanese baseball fans and sumo fans cheer American players and wrestlers much more enthusiastically than American sports fans do foreigners in America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2009 | Teresa Watanabe
It was down to the wire for Team Smash Brothers and Lightning Kill. Their robots had survived shoves and claws to emerge as finalists over 22 others in a Pomona competition last week. Now, the championship was at stake. The teams of fifth- and sixth-graders shook hands. Then, action! The bots, assembled with Lego parts and propelled by a computer chip the students had programmed, wheeled forward on a tabletop ring. They whirred and spun.
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