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September 13, 2012 | By David Lazarus
The war on fat-making, sugar-rushing sodas has begun. New York City's Board of Health, acting on the wishes of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has adopted a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other venues. The regulation puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other such bad-for-you beverages. Those needing an intense glucose fix can still obtain big-gulp-size drinks at supermarkets and convenience stores.
July 19, 1994 | Bloomberg Business News
Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other major producers of diet sodas have asked a New York judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking compensation for drinkers of stale beverages sweetened with aspartame. The consumer suit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in April in Kings County (N.Y.) Supreme Court. It was first reported Monday in Beverage Digest, a trade publication. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman declined to comment and Pepsi officials could not be reached.
October 16, 1990
While housing may be expensive in the United States, food is relatively cheap compared to most countries of the world. Figures compiled from several sources by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate that only aout 10% of the American family budget goes for food, the lowesy percentage of any of 27 countries included and far below the 53.3% share that an Indian family spends to feed itself.
July 26, 1987
Congratulations to The Times and staff writer Bruce Keppel for spotlighting the intemperate pushing of booze upon a specially targeted, high-risk population. However, as early as 1975, Loran Archer, director of what was then California's Office of Alcohol Program Management, was blowing the whistle to state legislators about emerging, billboard life-style ads pushing booze not only in black ghettos but also in Latino barrios. Archer has long been a deputy director of the federal government's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
December 22, 1989 | ROBERT BARNETT, Robert Barnett is a writer for the American Health and Psychology Today news service
Why do human beings drink? To quench thirst, to be sure. But also to stay alert or get drunk, to cool off or warm up, to soothe a set of jangled nerves. Bodies need one primary thing from beverages: water. Every cell in our bodies contains water--an aqueous stock that should be replenished daily. Water is mainly what we get from beverages, from seltzer to soda pop. Even most alcoholic and caffeinated beverages are primarily water, but we don't necessarily drink them to quench thirst.
August 13, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
By mid-September, customers here might be unable to quench their thirst through the purchase of a single beer or wine cooler at local convenience stores or markets. Under a proposed ordinance, anyone who wants a beer or wine cooler will have to buy at least a six-pack of beer or a four-pack of wine coolers. City Council members--who gave tentative approval to the ordinance earlier this month--said their intention is to discourage people from drinking and driving .
August 23, 1987
I would like to comment on the letters by Patricia Taylor and Ray Chavira published July 26 under the headline, "Celebrities Should Warn Against Alcohol, Not Hype Drinking in Ads." The liquor industry is constantly being attacked by misguided individuals and groups that are determined to place the blame for the social consequences of alcohol abuse on the producers and representatives of these products. As a group, the alcoholic beverage industry is one of the most reliable, socially responsible groups in America.
October 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Pepsi-Cola Co. wants a spot on the breakfast table and a chance at those other moments in the morning when people generally reach for the coffee. Starting next month, the soft drink giant will begin test-marketing Pepsi A.M., a cola drink with about 28% more caffeine per ounce than regular Pepsi but 77% less than coffee or tea.
November 18, 2007
With holiday parties fast approaching, better brace yourself for the onslaught of liquor. Avoid one too many embarrassingly drunken outbursts with the new wave of luxe, nonalcoholic potables. -- Dry Soda Artificially colored kiddie sodas they're not. The chic beverages boast creative flavors such as lavender, lemongrass and rhubarb. They're even meant to be paired with foods, much like wine (for example, kumquat = white fish). www.drysoda.
January 2, 2000
Re "Infant Victim of Hit-and-Run Dies of Injuries" (Dec. 23): Enough! I recently attended Orange County's Mothers Against Drunk Driving awards luncheon, honoring police officers and district attorneys who actively arrest and prosecute drunk drivers. I was overwhelmed by the number of people whose lives have been impacted by other people who choose to drive a vehicle after drinking alcoholic beverages. The accidents that kill children, families and friends caused by drunk drivers are 100% preventable.
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