The Buzz: On a diet

On a diet

What works, what doesn’t: Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored highest for effectiveness in a scientific review of research on commercial diet programs.

While researchers noted that many other diet programs haven’t been studied closely enough to determine their effectiveness, The Buzz Labs has tested the Munching-Peanut-Butter-Cookies-While-Watching-TV diet, and can state that it is highly ineffective at weight control.

A hunk, a hunk of burning love: Priscilla Presley will soon open a marriage chapel in Las Vegas, but couples hoping The King will preside at their wedding may be dissapointed to learn that Ms. Presley will be banning Elvis impersonators from the premises.

And who can fault her for that, because what businesswoman wants her ex-husband lurking around the office?

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1927, television was successfully demonstrated for the first time when the image and voice of Herbert Hoover was transmitted from Washington to New York.

Binge-watchers can find the broadcast on the Herbert Hoover Channel, which is Channel 1087 on the Dish network.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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