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Kirstie Alley past weight loss goal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Former "Fat Actress" Kirstie Alley has hit the 75-pound mark on her Jenny Craig weight loss program.

Kirstie Alley inspires major weight loss

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- "Cheers" actress Kirstie Alley has lost so much weight on the diet formulated by Jenny Craig of Carslbad, Calif., that she inspired others to lose even more.

Jenny Craig draws hefty price from Nestle

VEVEY, Switzerland, June 19 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Nestle SA said Monday it and its partners will pay about $600 million to buy weight-loss company Jenny Craig.

Rescued sailors return home

SYDNEY, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Two men rescued after clinging to a life raft for 11 days have finally reached Australia.

Inventor finds PurrFect opening

CHICAGO, March 21 (UPI) -- For Robert Mazur life is just about PurrFect these days.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, UPI Senior Editor

Little evidence to support diet success

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers Tuesday said a review of popular diets finds that except for Weight Watchers, there little evidence to support claims they work.

Diets fail to prove pounds stay off

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The most popular diets in America fall short when it comes to proving that people keep off the pounds they lose, a study concludes.

Kirstie Alley spoofs herself on new show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Kirstie Alley, star of the comedy "Fat Actress," is also the new star client for Jenny Craig -- something scriptwriters have turned into a running joke.

Low-carb craze trims diet industry

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Low-carb diets are threatening the traditional U.S. diet industry, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A British publisher has created a new "laddie" magazine tailored for soldiers deployed in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, as well those stationed in the United States.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

'Candy' is dandy in this author's hands

Sometimes a book drops into your lap the way a friend unexpectedly offers you a bite of Snickers. That's the way it felt when I read the first few chapters of H
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

It may be time to start paying attention to those Triple Crown horses again as preparations are finalized for next month's $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Diets evaluated

CHICAGO, June 30 (UPI) -- Among weight-loss programs, Weight Watchers is the best and the Atkins diet is the worst, registered dietitians said in a Chicago Sun-Times survey.

A Blast from the Past

The war crimes trial of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic began at the Hague in the Netherlands on this date in 2002. The prosecutor accused him of "calculated cruelty" motivated by a lust for power. Milosevic, acting as his own counsel, accused th
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Feb. 10-16.
By United Press International

Culture Vulture: Samoans ban Jesus?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The backlash of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon have affected many people of Middle East origin in a number of different ways
CLAUDE SALHANI

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 12. ?Monica-gate? ended, more or less, on this date in 1999 when the U.S. Senate acquitted President Clinton of impeachment charges.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 11. A young French girl, Bernadette Sourbirous, claimed on this date in 1858 that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her at Lourdes.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at Monday's top business stories:
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