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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999
While I certainly applaud The Times' decision to ban tobacco ads (Sept. 26), it is the height of inconsistency--many would say hypocrisy--that The Times does not ban advertising for a substance far more lethal than tobacco and guns combined: alcohol. Please consider taking your noble bans on advertising one step further by rejecting alcohol ads--now, that would be a courageous step forward for humankind. RUSSELL GOUGH Professor of Ethics Pepperdine University, Malibu
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HEALTH
August 23, 2013 | By Elise Oberliesen
What do you drink when you're trying to shed pounds? Iced tea? Diet soda? What about alcohol? One cardinal rule of losing weight is limiting alcohol consumption, but can "careful" dieters spike their punch with a little booze and still stand on the bathroom scale with confidence? Can they "outsmart" calories by "trading" them - skipping lunch to enjoy a few beers at the Dodgers game? The short answer is no. All calories are not created equal. And drinkers who skip meals are quicker to become inebriated, with all the assorted consequences.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1996
KLSX-FM management may feel running spots for Jagermeister Liqueur is "in good taste," but its maverick action in being the first English-language broadcaster in the Los Angeles area to blatantly disregard a decades-old voluntary ban on TV and radio broadcasters is clearly not a wise use of the public's airwaves ("KLSX Airs Ads for Liqueur Over Objections of Some," Calendar, Dec. 12). The article quotes the "Real Radio" general manager as asking why radio should be left out, presumably from the profits of pushing hard liquor, now that the Distilled Spirits Council has abandoned the high ground.
WORLD
September 26, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
] It was meant to be a celebration of high art and the bohemian spirit of a city that has been designated by the European Union as a European Cultural Capital of 2010. Instead, a controversial art exhibit last week turned into a violent neighborhood melee that made national news. As art lovers drank sangria out of plastic cups and contemplated iconoclastic pieces of art that deconstructed Turkey's 20th century history, a group of local toughs in the central Istanbul neighborhood of Tophane attacked them with pepper gas and frozen oranges.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1990 | From United Press International
The French government announced Wednesday that it will propose a total ban on cigarette advertising and impose new restrictions on publicizing alcoholic beverages. The proposal, which political observers believe is certain to be approved by the National Assembly this year, is a radical departure for France, where drinking wine, cognac or beer with breakfast is not uncommon and smoke-filled cafes dot the landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2004 | Hope Yen, Associated Press
The alcohol industry poured money into TV advertising in 2002, with many of the ads reaching people not old enough to drink, a university study says. The report by Georgetown University's Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, released Wednesday, said the overall number of ads on network, local and cable television increased to 289,381 in 2002 -- a 39% jump from the previous year. Industry spending on ads grew by 22% to more than $990 million.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2009 | Alana Semuels
The airwaves are getting more grown-up, and it's not just the shows. The Absolut Vodka commercials that aired in Los Angeles and 14 other cities during Sunday night's Grammy Awards marked the first time in years that liquor ads ran in prime time on network-owned stations. Also crowding the airwaves during heavy viewing hours are infomercials once reserved for the middle of the night and ads touting extramarital affairs and the intimate uses of K-Y Jelly.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989
Paul Grein's July 30 article, "Suds 'n' Bucks 'n' Rock 'n' Roll," cogently illustrates the beer makers' voracious appetite for profit and the "futures" market as they target the young by sponsoring rock concerts. And kudos to retiring U.S. Surgeon Gen. C. Everett Koop, quoted in the article, for his efforts to: (1) eliminate alcohol sponsorship of concerts and athletic contests where much of the audience is likely to be under the drinking age; (2) eliminate the use in alcohol ads of celebrities who appeal to youths, and (3)
BUSINESS
February 22, 1990 | From Times wire services
The Chicago Board of Health has proposed a ban on cigarette advertising on outdoor billboards, buses, trains and taxicabs, the Chicago Sun-Times reported today. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to draft an ordinance that could be presented to the City Council as early as next month. The proposal came on the heels of a new federal anti-smoking proposal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1985
I wish to praise the article entitled "Broadcaster's Sober Duty Is to Public on Alcohol Ads" highly. I am greatly in favor of a complete ban on liquor not only on television and radio but hopefully also from the pages of periodicals. The problem of alcohol is a tumor in the welfare of society within the United States. Although the Constitution guarantees free speech to all, such a ban would be for the good of people as a whole. Informative public service messages are still necessary to deter adolescents from the temptations of alcohol.
SPORTS
October 9, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Some of the highs and lows of watching Angels-Red Sox Game 1: Say hey: Welcome to Angels Stadium. The high-definition blimp shot of all the traffic lights? Almost pretty enough to send a person to a car and onto the 5 Freeway. Or maybe not. Say what? Someone needs to change this now. TBS ran an ad for Captain Morgan liquor touting the benefits of the big bottle that offers drinkers 40 shots. Immediately followed by a Fox/TBS ad for its postseason baseball coverage that begins: "Every game the Angels honor their teammate Nick Adenhart."
WORLD
September 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
British doctors called for a ban on alcohol advertisements, saying the move was necessary to challenge the nation's dangerous drinking culture. The British Medical Assn. argued in a report that a rapid increase in alcohol consumption among young Britons in recent years was being underpinned by "clever alcohol advertising" and that a prohibition on alcohol-related publicity was needed to help turn the situation around. The group, which represents more than two-thirds of Britain's practicing doctors, has lobbied for higher taxes and stricter regulation.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2009 | Alana Semuels
The airwaves are getting more grown-up, and it's not just the shows. The Absolut Vodka commercials that aired in Los Angeles and 14 other cities during Sunday night's Grammy Awards marked the first time in years that liquor ads ran in prime time on network-owned stations. Also crowding the airwaves during heavy viewing hours are infomercials once reserved for the middle of the night and ads touting extramarital affairs and the intimate uses of K-Y Jelly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2004 | Hope Yen, Associated Press
The alcohol industry poured money into TV advertising in 2002, with many of the ads reaching people not old enough to drink, a university study says. The report by Georgetown University's Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, released Wednesday, said the overall number of ads on network, local and cable television increased to 289,381 in 2002 -- a 39% jump from the previous year. Industry spending on ads grew by 22% to more than $990 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council moved Tuesday to repeal a ban on alcohol advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds, citing new questions about its constitutionality. Council members said City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo urged them to scuttle the 3-year-old law because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar ordinance in Massachusetts. "The city attorney basically indicated we had no other option" but to repeal it, said Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999
While I certainly applaud The Times' decision to ban tobacco ads (Sept. 26), it is the height of inconsistency--many would say hypocrisy--that The Times does not ban advertising for a substance far more lethal than tobacco and guns combined: alcohol. Please consider taking your noble bans on advertising one step further by rejecting alcohol ads--now, that would be a courageous step forward for humankind. RUSSELL GOUGH Professor of Ethics Pepperdine University, Malibu
BUSINESS
May 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Thirty years after federal regulators ordered broadcasters to air ads countering cigarette commercials, they were asked Wednesday to use the same strategy against advertising for beer, wine and liquor. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and 22 other groups filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's TV and radio stations.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1999 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government regulators say the alcoholic beverage industry needs to adopt tougher standards to prevent marketing beer, wine and liquor to people under 21. In a report to Congress late Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission said alcohol companies have used television shows and films popular with youth to promote their beverages--despite voluntary rules against marketing to underage drinkers.
NEWS
May 13, 1999 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS REPORTER
The alcohol industry has launched a vigorous counteroffensive to a move afoot in Congress to include anti-alcohol messages as part of the federal government's five-year, $1-billion youth anti-drug advertising blitz. Efforts to include more ads against underage drinking began when Rep.
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