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October 21, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some of the counterfeits were obvious--like the Power Ranger action figures with blurry insignias. Other looked real. The two bottles of Head & Shoulders shampoo were nearly identical except, of course, for the bacteria in the fake. That might make you sick. The brake shoes made with wood chips could kill you. Those were some of the lessons at the biannual meeting Tuesday of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition.
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NEWS
May 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Anxious British parents deluged doctors and advice groups with calls for information as a scare over formula baby milk posed another food safety crisis for a government already struggling with "mad cow" disease. The government and food manufacturers refused to name the nine brands of baby milk found in newly released test results to contain tiny traces of a chemical that could impair fertility. The Health and Agriculture ministries insisted that there is no cause for concern.
NEWS
February 8, 1996 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Keepers at the Oakland Zoo were surprised to find a newborn male lying among the African elephants one cool morning last November. The animal's mother was even more clueless--when the new arrival could stand on its wobbly legs, she swatted him with her trunk. By the end of the day, zookeepers had whisked the 190-pound infant away to embark upon a rare, controversial and largely uncharted journey--they would hand-rear the baby elephant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1995
Two Lynwood residents were arrested Saturday after allegedly shoplifting $600 worth of baby formula from a grocery store then pulling a gun on employees in the parking lot and fleeing, police said. La Palma police officers arrested Oscar Bell, 42, and Laura Barnette, 33, after stopping the couple on the Artesia Freeway near Bellflower, said Fullerton Sgt. Bonnie Wolf. Smith's Food & Drug Center employees followed Bell and Barnette to the store parking lot at 914 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Baby Rachael Catherine Rother's death from starvation earlier this year is her mother's fault, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele took no time in convicting Pamela Rother, 32, of felony child neglect after attorneys wrapped up the three-day trial with brief closing arguments. Rother burst into tears after Steele announced his decision seconds after Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Frawley concluded his argument. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced Sept. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Pamela Rother trial starting this morning could put more than the mother accused of starving her baby to death on trial, with her defense attorney planning to call about a dozen county officials to the stand. But prosecutors will ask a judge to limit the defense's evidence and keep the testimony focused on the Ojai Valley woman's alleged negligence--not the government's response to her case.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
Abbott Laboratories this week won an antitrust case brought by Nestle Food Co. when a federal jury concluded that Abbott did not conspire to block competitors from the U.S. market for baby formula. The verdict marks Abbott's second victory during the past year in its battle to fend off a variety of charges related to its dominance of the U.S. baby-formula market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
A Mission Viejo man was arrested Friday in an investigation of counterfeit Similac baby formula that turned up on Northern California store shelves last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Ivy K. Ong, 52, was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in counterfeit goods, and a warrant was out for a second person, the FDA said in a news release. The counterfeit manufacturing operation was also seized, the FDA said.
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