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August 25, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Nightlife Writer
Yo Baby, Yo Baby, Yo Baby, Yo: It's a hot August night and only a tall, cool one can drown the summer doldrums. Try a Coke. Soft drinks are the only beverages sold tonight at Pulsations, the $8 million futuristic nightclub on Rt. 1 in Glen Mills. Tuesday nights are "Rated R" nights at the club, known for its Star Wars special effects and ear-boggling 25,000-watt sound system. The club is open tonight to all over 17 who can afford the $5 cover. "Rated R" night is from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Making an appearance tonight and every night is Pulsar, the talking, dancing robot.
NEWS
January 13, 2004
A new study has shown that America's teens are fatter than teens in 14 other nations. Meanwhile, the American Academy of Pediatrics has declared that sodas and sweetened drinks are contributing to childhood obesity, discouraging milk consumption, and causing cavities. Now, here's what may sound like a trick question: As a school district, what would you do? For an increasing number of districts nationwide, the answer is a no-brainer: Stock only milk, water and juice in cafeteria lines and vending machines.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2009 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finally, some good news. Free soft drinks will soon be back on US Airways flights. Philadelphia's dominant airline said today that it will no longer charge $2 for sodas, juices, bottled water and coffee. Starting March 1, the Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier, which shuttles two-thirds of Philadelphia air travelers, will again offer complimentary nonalcoholic beverages. US Airways became the first and only major carrier last June to charge for soft drinks to offset soaring fuel costs.
NEWS
December 19, 1995 | By Howard Goodman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University is turning to Pepsi to help quench its thirst for cash. That's a lot of Pepsi. For the next five years, the Pepsi-Cola line of soft drinks will be the only ones sold on Temple's five campuses. For exclusive rights, Pepsi will be giving Temple about $4 million in vending commissions and other payments. University officials said they would use the money to buy advanced academic technology equipment and fund student scholarships and endowments for educational and cultural activities.
NEWS
March 2, 1999 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What began as a scuffle among five girls at a teenage dance club Saturday night escalated into an all-out brawl involving 250 young people, and before it ended, police said, one officer had lost several teeth and six juveniles had been arrested. "It was just a sea of bodies. Everybody was swinging, and I don't mean to the music," said Police Officer Paul Runner, one of the first officers to respond to the call about a fight shortly before 11 p.m. at Club Fusion in the Levittown Shopping Center.
NEWS
March 4, 2006 | By David Goldstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
When small amounts of benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical, were found in some soft drinks 16 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration never told the public. That is because the beverage industry told the government it would handle the problem and the FDA thought the problem was solved. A decade and a half later, benzene has turned up again. The FDA has found levels in some soft drinks higher than what it found in 1990, and two to four times higher than what is considered safe for drinking water.
NEWS
July 18, 2005 | By Marian Uhlman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The size of our sodas may be weighing us down, but there is some good news for our waistlines: We're not drinking as many gallons a year as we used to. A report last week noted a historic reversal in soft-drink fortunes since 1998, when individual consumption averaged 56 gallons a year. In 2004, the figure fell 7 percent, to 52 gallons. "There is a ray of hope," said Michael Jacobson, executive director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, who wrote the report.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | By Gabriel Escobar, Daily News Staff Writer
The deal is sweet. Until April 30, every time an RC Cola is sold, the city's homeless in the city will share in the proceeds. Royal Crown Cola, the makers of RC Cola and other soft drinks, announced the program yesterday as part of a nationwide initiative to help the homeless in 14 U.S. cities. The recipient in Philadelphia will be the Committee for Dignity and Fairness to the Homeless, which was selected by the National Coalition for the Homeless. For every case of soft drinks sold from now until April 30, the committee will get 8 cents - or a third of a cent for each soda sold.
FOOD
July 19, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
While America marks the 20th anniversary of man's landing on the moon, the folks at General Foods are quietly celebrating another extraordinary technological achievement of the 20th century. It was in 1957 that General Foods scientists gave the world and outer space their first official powdered breakfast drink - Tang. Face facts, America. One of the most enduring benefits to come from outer space since the Russians sent up a satellite named Sputnik was Tang. For many years, it was the breakfast drink of the astronauts.
NEWS
June 8, 2004 | By Dan Hardy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The national debate over whether schools should sell sodas and other sugar-added drinks to an increasingly obese student population has come to the Downingtown Area School District. The school board is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a proposal to limit the percentage of soft drinks available at the high schools' soda fountains and in vending machines. Some district residents who have been campaigning for better school nutrition for the last two years want the board to eliminate the sale of soft drinks to students, although the faculty still would have machines in lounges.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. said Monday it had agreed to sell two soft drink brands to the Japanese company Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. for $2.1 billion so it can focus on its pharmaceutical products. Glaxo, which is based in London and operates in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, said in February that it would look for a buyer for the drink brands, Lucozade and Ribena. Those brands, which are well known in the United Kingdom but not the United States, generated about $785.5 million in sales in 2012.
TRAVEL
June 16, 2013 | By William Ecenbarger, For The Inquirer
HANA, Hawaii - About 3:30 every afternoon, the Hertzes, Avises, and Budgets - a veritable red and white wave of compacts, convertibles, SUVs, and generic four-doors - surge out of town carrying thousands of day-trippers back to their glittering resorts in central and western Maui. They have experienced one of the highlights of any Hawaiian vacation - the drive along the Hana Highway, a 55-mile serpent of a road that runs past mountains half-hidden by mist, lava rocks pummeled by surf, slopes of giant green ferns, gardens of tropical plants in vibrant colors, and waterfalls tumbling out of rain forests.
NEWS
August 24, 2012 | Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - Two men were accused Thursday of selling an alcoholic beverage to unlicensed retail stores throughout New Jersey. Investigators with the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control said they found Extracto de Malta in at least 15 supermarkets and bodegas, mainly in Hispanic neighborhoods. It was on shelves among soft drinks and placed next to Malta, a carbonated nonalcoholic beverage, they said. The ABC accused Condal Distributors of the Bronx, N.Y., of putting Extracto de Malta on the streets.
NEWS
June 15, 2012 | By David B. Caruso, Associated Press
NEW YORK - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support this week for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants. The proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg would prohibit licensed food-service establishments from using containers bigger than 16 ounces to serve high-calorie drinks like colas, lemonade, and punch. People would be free to buy another round, but restaurants couldn't serve the larger cups now so popular at fast-food eateries, movie theaters, and food courts.
NEWS
June 11, 2012
By William Saletan   Politicians are hypocrites. We know this from sex scandals: The lawmakers who preach loudest about chastity are often the ones who later get caught using hookers or cheating on their wives.   In recent years, the chastity movement has turned from sex to junk food. But the hypocrisy hasn't changed. Take the hero of the food temperance movement, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has banned trans fats, pressured companies to reduce salt, and mandated public calorie counts at restaurants.
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
Question: Do you think high fructose corn sweetener is bad? Answer: Despite the widespread use of high fructose corn sweetener, blamed by some for the obesity epidemic seen in adults and children, there have not been any studies showing that fructose is different from sucrose (table sugar). While we're probably consuming too much sugar overall, the teaching to date has been that sugar is sugar. That paradigm might shift a bit with a new study that seems to show a difference between the two. Researchers at the University of Florida evaluated the effect of 24 ounces of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
Children and teens get too much added sugar in their diets, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one in every six calories they eat and drink comes from some type of added sugar. That isn't exactly surprising, but the statistics underscore the magnitude of the problem. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of U.S. children and teens ages 2 to 19 found that: Boys consumed an average of 361 calories' worth of added sugar a day. For girls, the daily average was 282. Though the total amount of added sugar in the diet was higher for boys than for girls, the proportion of total calories from added sugar was similar - 16.3 percent for boys and 15.5 percent for girls.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Red Sox starters will have to wash down their fried chicken with soft drinks this season after new manager Bobby Valentine established dry ground rules for the clubhouse and road trips. The team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse and on the last plane flight of trips, Valentine announced at the team's training camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday. The move comes as a result of last season's September collapse, a tailspin that included reports of starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their off-days rather than joining their teammates in the dugout.
NEWS
February 19, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur G. Broll Jr., 79, of Radnor, an innovative businessman and former chairman of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington and South Jersey, died Thursday, Feb. 16, of Parkinson's disease at Bryn Mawr Terrace. In 1958, after serving in the Navy, Mr. Broll joined the bottling business his father, Arthur, had established in 1935. As president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Broll organized bottlers to lobby Congress to protect their franchise rights.
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