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September 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Miley likes molly, Miley likes weed, Miley doesn't like cocaine. That's pretty much what you need to know if you're in the mood to procure drugs for Miss Miley Cyrus. The 20-year-old wild child shared this info with Rolling Stone for its current issue, and her opinions on marijuana might spark a few memories of her sparking up a bong hit of "salvia" back in 2010. "I think weed is the best drug on earth," she told the mag. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.
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March 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said Tuesday he'll attempt to drive in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day May 25. If Busch qualifies for the Indy 500, he would become only the fourth driver to do "the double" on the same day and try to drive 1,100 miles in the combined events. "It's literally a dream come true," said Busch, 35, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, a team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart did the double twice, in 1999 and 2001.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2003
Re: "Coke Pulls 'Mafia' Film From Theaters," Dec. 6: Oh, so the Coca-Cola Co. has admitted to offending Italian Americans by running a short film (read "advertisement") showing Mafia toughs intimidating patrons and will no longer screen the film. Take the next logical step, Coke, and admit insulting all American moviegoers with your inane, annoying, interminable commercials that buzz around the brain like a pre-waking nightmare you can't shake. Pull them all. Carol Provisor Los Angeles
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
Just sitting at my desk here Monday, sipping a Coke and humming “America the Beautiful.” Am I an un-American subversive commie/pinko or what? It turns out that the ads were the only things worth watching during Sunday's Super Bowl. (Unless you were a Seahawks fan, and seriously, how many of those can there really be?) So of course the water-cooler chat Monday wasn't over a blown call or a thrilling finish but over a Coca-Cola commercial. Coke apparently thought a spot featuring a multilingual rendition of  “America the Beautiful” would be, well, beautiful.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
Just sitting at my desk here Monday, sipping a Coke and humming “America the Beautiful.” Am I an un-American subversive commie/pinko or what? It turns out that the ads were the only things worth watching during Sunday's Super Bowl. (Unless you were a Seahawks fan, and seriously, how many of those can there really be?) So of course the water-cooler chat Monday wasn't over a blown call or a thrilling finish but over a Coca-Cola commercial. Coke apparently thought a spot featuring a multilingual rendition of  “America the Beautiful” would be, well, beautiful.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said Tuesday he'll attempt to drive in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day May 25. If Busch qualifies for the Indy 500, he would become only the fourth driver to do "the double" on the same day and try to drive 1,100 miles in the combined events. "It's literally a dream come true," said Busch, 35, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, a team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart did the double twice, in 1999 and 2001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster couple were arrested and their baby was placed in protective custody after deputies found rock cocaine and cash while serving a search warrant at a home, authorities said Thursday. The search warrant was served at the home in the 4800 block of West Avenue L-14 as part of a followup investigation to a burglary in the area two weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department said deputies found about two ounces of cocaine wrapped in small plastic bags.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1985 | United Press International
Coca-Cola soon will be competing with Pepsi Cola for sales in the Soviet Union, officials said Wednesday. Coke initially will be sold only in Beriozka's, special hard-currency stores for foreigners, and will be limited to the capital, said a spokeswoman for the Soviet import agency Soyuz Plodimport. President Donald R.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2006
I am aghast at the actions of the New York University and the University of Michigan related to Coke ("University of Michigan Bans Coke Products," Dec. 31). Shouldn't institutions of higher learning allow their students and staff the opportunity to express their own opinions relative to Coke's foreign practices through their individual choices of beverage consumption? It is inappropriate for these universities to make this choice on their behalf. Couldn't this controlling action be tantamount to a constitutional freedom-of-speech violation?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1985 | TOM SHALES, The Washington Post
Gay Mullins would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Unfortunately for the Coca-Cola company, what Mullins would like to teach the world to sing is that it hates the new taste of Coke. From his Seattle headquarters, Mullins has launched a grass-roots media blitz designed to force Coke to return to its old formula.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster couple were arrested and their baby was placed in protective custody after deputies found rock cocaine and cash while serving a search warrant at a home, authorities said Thursday. The search warrant was served at the home in the 4800 block of West Avenue L-14 as part of a followup investigation to a burglary in the area two weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department said deputies found about two ounces of cocaine wrapped in small plastic bags.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Fans of Mexican Coke have been dismayed , saddened and angered  at recent reports that their beloved soda's key ingredient -- cane sugar -- will be replaced with old-fashioned corn syrup.  But fear not, the Mexican bottler that exports Coke to the U.S. assures consumers the soda's recipe won't be tinkered with, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The outcry began when news outlets such as Quartz reported that executives from Arca Continental, the Mexican bottler, suggested in an earnings call that it would move to use cheaper sweeteners after the Mexican government imposed a new tax on soda.  Other news sites followed suit and soon enough, social media was awash with consumers who said they would soon begin hoarding cases of Mexican Coke.
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Soft-drink maker Coca-Cola has tapped L.A.-based designer/collaboration king Darren Romanelli , a.k.a. Dr. Romanelli, a.k.a. DRx  (big "r" little "x" -- like a doctor's Rx) to create a capsule collection of pieced-together retro Coke clothing found at flea markets and in vintage stores around the world. While news of the Coca-Cola by DRx collection has been out for a few days now (we mentioned it in Monday's Fashion News report ), the official reveal of the collection -- and launch party -- took place Tuesday night at New York City's New Museum, and we've finally had a chance to see some of the pieces in the collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Miley likes molly, Miley likes weed, Miley doesn't like cocaine. That's pretty much what you need to know if you're in the mood to procure drugs for Miss Miley Cyrus. The 20-year-old wild child shared this info with Rolling Stone for its current issue, and her opinions on marijuana might spark a few memories of her sparking up a bong hit of "salvia" back in 2010. "I think weed is the best drug on earth," she told the mag. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - The high-risk sex offender named as a person of interest in the killing of federal defense investigator Sandra Coke had been ordered to stay away from her as a condition of his parole, a judge said Friday. The revelation in Alameda County Superior Court came as prosecutors were petitioning to revoke parole for Randy Alana. The 56-year-old, with prior convictions for rape, kidnapping and voluntary manslaughter, had briefly dated Coke two decades ago. Outside the courtroom, Assistant Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Paige St. John
OAKLAND - Police on Tuesday confirmed that the body found outside a park near Vacaville was that of missing federal investigator Sandra Coke. In a brief news conference, Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the Alameda County coroner had positively identified the body found Friday. She said parolee Randy Alana remained a "person of interest" in the case, but he was not a suspect. "We are extremely limited in the information we can share about this investigation," Watson said.
NEWS
October 14, 1986 | Associated Press
The bottles being carried by the four young women through customs at Heathrow Airport said "champagne" on the labels but were stuffed with $4.3 million worth of cocaine, government officials said. The 33 pounds of cocaine, one of the biggest hauls in British history, were seized Sunday by customs officials when the women were stopped as they walked through the "nothing to declare" route, the Customs Department said.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1986
Coca-Cola has entered into an agreement in principle to sell the assets and certain liabilities of Embassy Home Entertainment to a new company to be controlled by Andre Blay, chairman and chief executive of Embassy Home Entertainment, for undisclosed terms. The agreement in principle is subject to the execution of a definitive-purchase agreement, the approval of Coca-Cola's board of directors and completion of financing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Emily Foxhall
SAN FRANCISCO - Three days after a "person of interest" in the disappearance of an Oakland woman was taken into custody, searchers located a body in tall brush about 45 miles northeast of her home. While the female remains discovered outside Lagoon Valley Regional Park near Vacaville had not been identified by Friday evening, the development suggested a tragic conclusion to the search for Sandra Coke. The 50-year-old capital case investigator for the federal public defender's office in Sacramento disappeared Sunday after leaving her home to pick up a prescription for her 15-year-old daughter.
SPORTS
July 6, 2013 | Wire reports
Jimmie Johnson is the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The Daytona 500 winner became the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona. The five-time NASCAR champion was the leader on the restart for a two-lap sprint to the finish in overtime Saturday night. He held off Kevin Harvick on the restart, and then pulled out front to a sizeable lead. Tony Stewart moved into second and may have been timing his attempt to make a pass for the lead when a caution in the middle of the pack froze the field.
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