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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1993
The event of the incoming Administration of William Jefferson Clinton provides America with a considerable opportunity to rethink its national and local narcotics-control policies. We very much hope America makes the best of this rare chance. Current U.S. drug policy is a conspicuous national and international failure. American drug policy relies on law enforcement to reduce the drug problem. Between 70 and 80 cents of every drug-control dollar goes to enforcement.
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SPORTS
March 6, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
As the cloud of illegal steroid use continued to hover over the game, Commissioner Bud Selig said Friday he would like baseball to institute a "zero-tolerance" drug policy similar to the program currently used in the minor leagues.
NEWS
January 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
The longtime rallying cry of a "war on drugs" to describe the effort to curtail illegal drug use in the United States has become "misleading," the White House drug policy director says. A more accurate comparison is to the fight against cancer--"Prevention coupled with treatment accompanied by research," Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey said in his final report on America's drug problem.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
The nation's top drug policy official said Wednesday that it would not cost that much for states to impose drug testing programs in their criminal justice systems, as the Administration wants to force them to do. "While every state already performs drug testing at some stage, these new requirements would ensure a more reliable and accurate testing program," said Bob Martinez, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
NEWS
February 25, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black leaders and public health advocates on Wednesday joined to protest several hard-line aspects of the federal government's anti-drug strategy, accusing the White House of spreading misinformation. In a letter to Gen. Barry R.
SPORTS
June 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
A second link to the New York Mets 1986 World Series champions has been sidelined because of a violation of major league baseball's drug policy. Dwight Gooden, the last member of that club still with the Mets, was suspended by major league baseball for 60 days Tuesday for violating his drug aftercare program. Drug problems also took former teammate Darryl Strawberry out of the game and away from the Dodgers, who suspended him on opening day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1990
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Board of Education will be sending a strong message to students this fall when it implements its tough "nearly zero-tolerance" drug policy: Get caught on campus using drugs or alcohol and you're out--at least out of the school you're attending. Under the policy, expected to be finally adopted Aug. 21, students who are found with or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be transferred to another school in the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, Times Staff Writer
A discharged San Diego fire captain, whose home was allegedly used as a methamphetamine laboratory, appeared at an administrative hearing Friday in an attempt to win his job back. His lawyer charged that the Fire Department is inconsistent in applying its drug policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Donal Bishop and Jack Heicklen won't be spending Christmas in San Diego. In fact, the two young men wouldn't mind if they never saw San Diego again. Bishop, from a small town in Mississippi, and Heicklen, from Miami, were among the very first travelers to gain personal experience with a new get-tough drug policy established last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
NEWS
January 18, 1990
All applicants for city jobs will be required to submit to drug tests as part of Pasadena's new drug policy, which takes effect Saturday. The policy was implemented by City Manager Don McIntyre after drug abuse problems surfaced in March in the city's Public Works Department. The new policy gives the city unlimited authority to search desks, file cabinets and city vehicles used by employees.
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