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November 28, 2005
Re "Skid Row Strategy Hits First at Drugs," Nov. 23 It never ceases to amaze me what extreme lengths alcohol users will go to to keep the public's attention focused on illegal drugs and away from alcohol. So the police are going after drug dealers on skid row. Big deal. Anyone who has ever worked with homeless people knows their worst affliction is alcohol. Are we going to close all the bars and liquor stores downtown? Of course not, because that would inconvenience the yuppies who want homeless people to stop ruining their scenery.
February 15, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
SALT LAKE CITY - The art of bartending, Matthew Pfohl says, is all about the performance, the subtle dance of bottle and glass. Over his career this virtuoso of the high-end pour has dazzled customers, effortlessly grabbing a top-shelf gin, say Bombay Sapphire, and making a delicate decant to create another liquid masterpiece. But in Utah, his act takes place backstage. He mixes drinks out of view in the kitchen, one result of strict regulations governing alcohol and backed by the politically powerful Mormon Church.
April 26, 1987 | Associated Press
A policeman and the leader of a gang of bootleggers were killed in a desert shoot-out this week, police reported Thursday. Police intercepted the bootleggers as they attempted to smuggle alcohol across the desert, an official statement said. Alcohol is strictly regulated in Oman, an Islamic sultanate at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, which in recent years started emerging from centuries of isolation. Oman is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and South Yemen. The U.A.E.
March 20, 1993
Thank you for your excellent coverage and accompanying editorial of the National Traffic Safety Board's recommendations regarding alcohol-impaired driving among minors. Your article serves as a wake-up call--for parents especially--to realize that every 57 seconds a teen-ager dies in an alcohol-related crash. The policies offered in your editorial represent a significant message to minors about not drinking. Zero tolerance in particular is a strong message, hitting young people where it matters most: transportation!
January 15, 2014 | By Jasmine Elist
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” he referred to alcohol as “the rose colored glasses of life.” When taking a close look at the lives of America's greatest authors, it may come as no surprise that often there has been a strong link between creativity and alcohol. The relationship between a writer and liquor is typically a love-hate relationship: beginning with love and following up with dependence, denial, anxiety and resentment. It was this complicated interaction of creativity and alcoholism that inspired author Olivia Laing to write “The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking” (Picador, $26)
April 3, 1988
Although you did, in the body of the article, present quotations from experts in the field, as rebuttal to Fingarette's theories, the slant of the article seemed to be in favor of an attempt at controlled social drinking by the chronic heavy drinker. By definition, a chronic heavy drinker is no longer able to practice moderation. In view of the medical evidence of the effects of alcohol on the body and the brain, it is difficult to understand why anyone can state that it is safe for such a drinker to continue to try. Although there are those who claim expertise in the field of alcohol abuse treatment who may not be anymore qualified than Fingarette to address the subject, it is throwing the baby out with the bath water to categorically assume that all treatment programs are ineffective.
September 30, 1996
Robert Scheer is informed by Health and Human Services that no deaths can be directly attributed to marijuana use in 1994 (Column Left, Sept. 24). Ho! That's good for a wink and a chuckle. Perhaps Scheer should review the front-page articles of this newspaper the past few weeks. Mexican officials gunned down by Mafias involved in the marijuana trade (Sept. 23). Maybe Scheer should ponder the fate of a college student kidnapped near the Texas-Mexican border in 1989. That young man, and several others, captured and murdered by a cult which believed human sacrifice protected its marijuana smuggling operation.
November 14, 1999
It is hard to think where my generation is going to end up. It's so scary for me to go out to a party with my friends and not know what is going to happen. It seems like nowadays a party is not a real party unless there is alcohol or other drugs. This is not only scary but also sad. I often wonder what I can do to make people my age, especially those I most care about, understand that this is no joke, that the consequences of a little fun or pleasure combined with drugs and alcohol could be dramatic and sometimes irremediable.
August 17, 2008
Alcohol manufacturers have arrogantly embraced a severe lapse of social ethics with their new "shots in a pack" alcoholic drinks. ("Critics take shots at alcohol pouches," Aug. 12). Just as tobacco companies claimed for decades their products were not harmful, these distillers are just as despicable. Despite their rhetoric that they are "filling a niche," they are also making alcoholic beverages easier to conceal, allowing them into places they should not be -- like schools. In addition to cheating businesses by allowing customers to smuggle them into a bar, they are encouraging people to embody unethical practices.
October 6, 1996
In the Sept. 20 article, "Judge Upholds Newport-Mesa Alcohol Policy," it was stated that Superior Court Judge Ronald C. Kline upheld the policy of transferring students to another campus for 90 days if they were found guilty of breaking the "zero tolerance" policy now in place. The young woman involved was well aware of the district rules concerning alcohol but, nevertheless, chose to break them. It seems no one in today's society will take the responsibility for his actions. Don't put the blame on the zero tolerance policy.
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