Winter in Colorado is no time to be sporting a swimsuit, but that didn't stop the intrepid folks at Sports Illustrated from their quest to show almost-naked women in the most exotic spots around the globe -- Vietnam, Barbados, Kenya, Meeker. Meeker? For this year's swimsuit edition, SI headed out to Seven Lakes Lodge, an exclusive (rooms go for $1,230 a night, double occupancy), eleven-room lodge outside the town of Meeker. In a spread titled "Hunting, Fishing and Wishing in Colorado," Old Navy model Molly Sims was shown fly-fishing -- topless, of course -- in hip waders, and also straddling a log fence wearing nothing more than a black bikini and rubber boots. Ah, the great outdoors! She looked silly, but the place looked gorgeous.
Winter in Colorado is no time to be sporting a swimsuit, but that didn't stop the intrepid folks at Sports Illustrated from their quest to show almost-naked women in the most exotic spots around the globe -- Vietnam, Barbados, Kenya, Meeker. Meeker? For this year's swimsuit edition, SI headed out to Seven Lakes Lodge, an exclusive (rooms go for $1,230 a night, double occupancy), eleven-room lodge outside the town of Meeker. In a spread titled "Hunting, Fishing and Wishing in Colorado," Old Navy model Molly Sims was shown fly-fishing -- topless, of course -- in hip waders, and also straddling a log fence wearing nothing more than a black bikini and rubber boots. Ah, the great outdoors! She looked silly, but the place looked gorgeous.
For years, the Aurora Sentinel has published photos of men convicted of soliciting ladies, and gents, of the night. But this past July, Denver and its television station, Channel 8, upped the ante on anti-prostitution efforts with the launch of Johns TV, a televised marathon of mug shots that aired six nights a week; "As Seen on Johns TV," a Web version of the program, could also be accessed at www.denvergov.org/johnstv/. The show quickly became a huge success, talked about nationally and aped by Detroit -- but with its success came the seeds of its own destruction: Johns TV had to go on winter hiatus because it was running out of johns. (Some reports credit the show with a 40 percent decrease in soliciting in Denver.) Whatever its social value, Johns TV has opened up a whole new world of entertainment in local cable access, without the hassle of confusing plot lines, scripted dialogue -- or actors going on a Tony Soprano-like strike for more pay. We got your reality TV right here.
For years, the Aurora Sentinel has published photos of men convicted of soliciting ladies, and gents, of the night. But this past July, Denver and its television station, Channel 8, upped the ante on anti-prostitution efforts with the launch of Johns TV, a televised marathon of mug shots that aired six nights a week; "As Seen on Johns TV," a Web version of the program, could also be accessed at www.denvergov.org/johnstv/. The show quickly became a huge success, talked about nationally and aped by Detroit -- but with its success came the seeds of its own destruction: Johns TV had to go on winter hiatus because it was running out of johns. (Some reports credit the show with a 40 percent decrease in soliciting in Denver.) Whatever its social value, Johns TV has opened up a whole new world of entertainment in local cable access, without the hassle of confusing plot lines, scripted dialogue -- or actors going on a Tony Soprano-like strike for more pay. We got your reality TV right here.
Most television news types would do anything to avoid making spectacles of themselves, including having their eyes lasered so that they don't have to wear glasses. But Stacey Donaldson, a second-string weather forecaster on the local Fox affiliate, rejects this theory, opting to wear a pair of dark-framed, oval-rimmed glasses that make her stand out from local news's look-alike pack. People with impaired vision, unite! You have nothing to lose but your squint.
Most television news types would do anything to avoid making spectacles of themselves, including having their eyes lasered so that they don't have to wear glasses. But Stacey Donaldson, a second-string weather forecaster on the local Fox affiliate, rejects this theory, opting to wear a pair of dark-framed, oval-rimmed glasses that make her stand out from local news's look-alike pack. People with impaired vision, unite! You have nothing to lose but your squint.


Best Official Biography of a TV Personality

Dan Daru
Channel 2

TV station Web sites regularly feature biographical material about their featured personalities, and the vast majority of it is about as spicy as a brick of Velveeta. But the bio of Dan Daru, Channel 2's wild card, is a notably cheesy exception. His tale, accessible at WB2.trb.com, claims that he was born with "an extra pair of lips on his left cheek"; insists that he won a be-a-reporter-for-a-day contest several years ago but still keeps showing up; and states that he's "imbalanced," "very dangerous" and "thinks he is a goat." His turn-ons include "dog toys, milk, blue toilet water and the smell of paint," and his turn-offs are "Fig Newtons, luggage and the letter Q." There's such a thing as too much information, Dan.

Best Official Biography of a TV Personality

Dan Daru
Channel 2

TV station Web sites regularly feature biographical material about their featured personalities, and the vast majority of it is about as spicy as a brick of Velveeta. But the bio of Dan Daru, Channel 2's wild card, is a notably cheesy exception. His tale, accessible at WB2.trb.com, claims that he was born with "an extra pair of lips on his left cheek"; insists that he won a be-a-reporter-for-a-day contest several years ago but still keeps showing up; and states that he's "imbalanced," "very dangerous" and "thinks he is a goat." His turn-ons include "dog toys, milk, blue toilet water and the smell of paint," and his turn-offs are "Fig Newtons, luggage and the letter Q." There's such a thing as too much information, Dan.


An entire generation of Denver television viewers grew up admiring the coiffure of onetime Channel 9 icon Mike Landess, and why not? His 'do was so perfectly geometrical during his '70s and '80s heyday that it seemed to have been fashioned in a Mattel factory. As seen today on Channel 7, the distinctive helmet is grayer, but just as flawless. Making sure every follicle was in place would be a full-time job for most of us, so Landess is to be applauded for also having time to deliver the news.
An entire generation of Denver television viewers grew up admiring the coiffure of onetime Channel 9 icon Mike Landess, and why not? His 'do was so perfectly geometrical during his '70s and '80s heyday that it seemed to have been fashioned in a Mattel factory. As seen today on Channel 7, the distinctive helmet is grayer, but just as flawless. Making sure every follicle was in place would be a full-time job for most of us, so Landess is to be applauded for also having time to deliver the news.

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