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1184795 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2011-08-07 22:49:28.0 UTC 2011-08-07T18:49:28.000-04:00 we-must-instill-proper-body-image-in-young-girls Published 2011-08-07 22:49:29.0 UTC 2011-08-07T18:49:29.000-04:00 news/humaninterest DTI 79683498 My 9-year-old daughter fidgeted with sweets and played with toys while we waited in the checkout line, and I was thrilled. That's because she wasn't looking up at the airbrushed beauties gracing the magazine covers. Talk about sweet and sour. Before long, she will begin to take notice and I shudder at the impact it may have. As Vivian Diller noted in a recent column, an Allure magazine survey found that 85 percent of women wish their hips were narrower, and 93 percent said the pressure to look young today is greater than ever. When I spot that rare Time or Newsweek in the checkout line, I snap it up just to make a point. … Bayshore Boulevard exercise enthusiasts got an added visual last week: Gov. Rick Scott. The governor walked the trek while on a cellphone. His security detail trailed while looking less than conspicuous. … Seen on a bumper sticker: I Lost My Job Because You Drive A Foreign Car. … Radio talk show host and former Buccaneer Ian Beckles has launched his new clothing apparel: Orange 62. Beckles described it as workout gear for those who "go hard." Check it out at 3405 S Dale Mabry Highway. … Kudos to Hillsborough High graduates Ashira Pelt and Kevin Ramirez, and Jesuit High graduate Rafael Migoyo who took it upon themselves to raise awareness of hunger with their nonprofit, Florida Youth Against Hunger. On Saturday, the trio will launch a food drive in Tampa, Miami and Tallahassee. The Tampa event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. For more info: wix.com/youth2011/fyah. Let's celebrate youth's greatness more than we lament its mistakes. That's all I'm saying. By Ernest Hooper, Metro Columnist Human Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,Pinellas We must instill proper body image in young girls Ernest Hooper 4STB Main dhvrppmxttnp dhvrp We must instill proper body image in young girls HILLSBOROUGH, PINELLAS 1 hooper080811.4st We must instill proper body image in young girls 2011-08-08 04:00:00.0 UTC 2011-08-08T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2011/08/07/79683498-we-must-instill-proper-body-image-in-young-girls StaffArticle news,human interest_newsHuman Interest News ArticlesMy 9-year-old daughter fidgeted with sweets and played with toys while we waited in the checkout line, and I was thrilled.Human Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,PinellasHuman Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,PinellasErnest Hooper 380222 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:40:34.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:34.000-04:00 ernest-hooper published 2013-08-13 18:34:57.0 UTC 2013-08-13T14:34:57.000-04:00 Ernest Hooper <p>Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the <i>Tampa Bay Times. </i>Hooper joined the <i>Times</i> in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the <i>Times</i> as an emcee, judge or keynote speaker at hundreds of nonprofit events and civic functions. Hooper added the role of East Hillsborough Bureau chief in 2012. He oversees news content for the <i>Times</i>' regional edition east of Tampa, the <i>SouthShore </i><i>&amp; Brandon Times, </i>and writes two columns a week. His commentaries about family, community issues and political perspectives have helped Hooper connect with readers over the years, but he's probably best known for his signature tagline: That's all I'm saying.</p> Times Columnist/East Hillsborough Bureau Chief writers DTI 33746174 Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times. Hooper joined the Times in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the Times as an emcee, judge or keynote speaker at hundreds of nonprofit events and civic functions. Hooper added the role of East Hillsborough Bureau chief in 2012. He oversees news content for the Times' regional edition east of Tampa, the SouthShore & Brandon Times, and writes two columns a week. His commentaries about family, community issues and political perspectives have helped Hooper connect with readers over the years, but he's probably best known for his signature tagline: That's all I'm saying. <p>Phone: (813) 661-2440</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:ehooper@tampabay.com">ehooper@tampabay.com</a></p> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2013/Hooper_Ernest_wp_9982a.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746174-ernest-hooper AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:40:34.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:34.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ERNEST HOOPER</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Metro Columnist 2290496 2016-08-22 14:15:56.0 UTC 1 Week Ago keep-brain-body-strong news/health KEEP BRAIN, BODY STRONG StaffArticle 2290106 2016-08-18 21:30:20.0 UTC 1 Week Ago 9-to-5-you-must-be-kidding news/business/workinglife 9 to 5? You must be kidding StaffArticle 2290533 2016-08-22 23:02:00.0 UTC 1 Week Ago doc-gooden-i-am-doing-well-i-didnt-have-a-relapse news/humaninterest Romano to Dwight Gooden: Sorry Doc, we can't help but worry about you StaffArticle <p><b>My 9-year-old</b> daughter fidgeted with sweets and played with toys while we waited in the checkout line, and I was thrilled.</p> <p>That's because she wasn't looking up at the airbrushed beauties gracing the magazine covers.</p> <p>Talk about sweet and sour.</p> <p>Before long, she will begin to take notice and I shudder at the impact it may have. As Vivian Diller noted in a recent column, an <i>Allure</i> magazine survey found that 85 percent of women wish their hips were narrower, and 93 percent said the pressure to look young today is greater than ever.</p> <p>When I spot that rare <i>Time</i> or <i>Newsweek</i> in the checkout line, I snap it up just to make a point. …</p> <p><b>Bayshore Boulevard exercise </b>enthusiasts got an added visual last week: Gov. Rick Scott. The governor walked the trek while on a cellphone. His security detail trailed while looking less than conspicuous. …</p> <p><b>Seen on a</b> bumper sticker: I Lost My Job Because You Drive A Foreign Car. …</p> <p><b>Radio talk show host </b>and former Buccaneer Ian Beckles has launched his new clothing apparel: Orange 62. Beckles described it as workout gear for those who &quot;go hard.&quot; Check it out at 3405 S Dale Mabry Highway. …</p> <p>Kudos to Hillsborough High graduates Ashira Pelt and Kevin Ramirez, and Jesuit High graduate Rafael Migoyo who took it upon themselves to raise awareness of hunger with their nonprofit, Florida Youth Against Hunger. On Saturday, the trio will launch a food drive in Tampa, Miami and Tallahassee. The Tampa event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. For more info: wix.com/youth2011/fyah.</p> <p>Let's celebrate youth's greatness more than we lament its mistakes.</p> <p>That's all I'm saying.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:46:03