Did you hear?... Elliott Boston on Dr. Phil

If you were flipping through the channels on October 16, you may have caught a familiar face on Dr. Phil, a new daytime talk show.

If you were flipping through the channels on October 16, you may have caught a familiar face on Dr. Phil, a new daytime talk show. Elliott Boston, a member of the African-American team trying to climb the Seven Summits, and his sister, Telisa, were on the show dealing with sibling rivalry. After airing their childhood squabbles in front of millions of TV viewers, they resolved their differences and sealed it with a nationally seen hug.


Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Despite rumors to the contrary, Outdoor Retailer show management confirmed with SNEWS that Winter Market remains a four-day show. Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Director Peter Devin told SNEWS that, "while there is strong interest in exploring a three-day show, there is by no ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq: JOUT) has received a nonbinding proposal to acquire outstanding shares of the company for a cash price of $18 per share. The proposal from Samuel C. Johnson (majority shareholder and director of Johnson Outdoors) and Helen Johnson-Leipold ...read more

Did you hear?... Bobbie Parisi joins Dr. Martens

Former Nike ACG global marketing manager Bobbie Parisi has joined Dr. Martens as global group marketing director.She will begin April 1. Parisi will also be on the board of directors of the Dr. Martens holding company, R. Griggs Group Ltd. She will be responsible for developing ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The Body Bar is sweet 16. It's somehow amazing that the simplest of exercise products hasn't had to add bells and whistles since it was also just right. It just keeps selling and selling. To celebrate Body Bar Systems is offering its customers a complimentary "Master Your ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

Mammut and the outdoor world lost a dynamic and charming man last week -- Rudi Ehret, who only a few weeks ago returned to Europe to take over as the Mammut brand manager at Mammut headquarters in Seon, Switzerland. Ehret collapsed in his office the afternoon of Oct. 6 and passed ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The latest Consumer Reports magazine (June 2003) has an analysis of athletic energy bars, taking a look at ingredients (calling some “iffy”), while also pointing out how confusing it is to consumers since the formulations are different despite being lumped under one label of ...read more

Outdoor: Did You Hear?...

>> The Avalanche Fund, formerly the American Avalanche Advisory Fund, has reorganized to best ensure access to winter backcountry avalanche forecast information. The first meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City. Peter Metcalf, CEO of ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?.

For the week of Dec. 14-20 >> John Agoglia is no longer the editor for Club Industry's magazine, recently renamed and reformatted under his direction to Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro. Club Industry-parent Primedia has been cutting back staff at many of its publications ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Jan. 4-10 >> Axis Outdoor has signed on as the exclusive North American distributor of Orikaso kitchenware -- foldable plastic cups, bowls and dishes. Orikaso is the creation of Jay Cousins who coined the term Orikaso -- Ori means fold in Japanese and Kaso means ...read more