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BUSINESS
January 18, 1994 | Complied by Susan Christian, Times staff writer
Employee drug abuse costs companies billions of dollars a year in decreased productivity, workplace accidents and absenteeism, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That issue--the effect of drug abuse on a company's profit margin--will be addressed Feb. 2 at a seminar sponsored by Drug Use is Life Abuse, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Ana. More than 400 business owners and executives are expected to attend the forum, set for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
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NEWS
November 27, 1986
The first of a series of public forums on drug abuse has been scheduled for Dec. 4 by Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, who has asked five cities to provide panelists and testimony. The forum will be held from 7 to p.m. in the Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., and will include participants from Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Burbank and Glendale. The forums are designed to provide information on drug abuse problems and to produce a report on plans to combat them.
NEWS
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
President Bush signed legislation Friday that revamps programs dealing with mental health and alcohol and drug abuse and continues a ban on using federal money for free needles for drug users. "Distributing free needles to drug users only encourages more drug use," Bush said in a statement at the start of a three-day holiday in Maine. The legislation reorganizes the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1987
Jerold Weinger, chief executive of Brooks, Weinger, Robbins & Leeds Inc., said that the firm was not aware of the use of illegal drugs in any of its business offices. He also denied that cocaine was exchanged for stock tips. His Wall Street brokerage firm was hit last week by a raid that resulted in drug charges against a senior partner and eight employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
Independent television producer Keith Wintermute set out last year to document the extent and cost to taxpayers of alcohol and drug abuse in Ventura County. At 7 p.m. today, KEYT-TV Channel 3 will air "Addictions . . . Solutions, One County's Story," an hourlong documentary that chronicles the human, social and financial cost of alcohol and drug addiction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1989
The city's new mayor, Eileen Krause, said improved citizen communication and heightened awareness about drug abuse will be her two key civic interests during her one-year term. "I want to start some sort of open-forum, town-hall-type meeting, where public concerns could be presented, but not in such a formal format as they are at council meetings," Krause said.
NEWS
May 23, 1985 | BETTY CUNIBERTI, Times Staff Writer
Enlisting in the war against drugs, a colorful cross-section of entertainment stars, athletes and politicians will throw on their tennis togs and go to battle on the White House tennis court Saturday in an effort to raise $450,000 for the Nancy Reagan Drug Abuse Fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Standing in the hot sun outside Capistrano Valley High School, the white makeup on Joann Villanueva's face had already begun to melt and Eddie Snyder sweltered underneath his grim reaper costume. But the reason for these disguises wasn't Halloween; it was the dangers of drug abuse that are being publicized throughout Orange County and the nation as part of Red Ribbon Week. Schools and communities are holding various events this week to discourage drug use, from pep rallies to parades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1997 | LIZ SEYMOUR
Steve Dicterow, a lawyer who has been a member of the City Council for three years, was elected mayor this week. Dicterow, 42, pledged to continue his efforts, which began this fall, to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in the city. He wants to establish a teen-mentoring program and provide alternatives for youngsters who might be lured into substance abuse. Dicterow also sponsored a measure passed by the council in September declaring the city a "drug-free zone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The public part was noisy and fun. There were speeches, free food, balloons, mariachis and even a modest theatrical production--all designed to draw attention to the programs of the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the opening of a substance-abuse center at the Aliso Village housing project in Boyle Heights. The private part was quiet and grim.
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