December 18, 1989 |
The war on drugs is turning into a battle of credibility for the promoters of a do-it-yourself eye test that some of the nation's leading medical experts say is useless in helping parents ferret out drug abuse on the home front. Since its introduction more than a year ago, the Winners Program kit, marketed by Athletes for a Strong America, has become the center of a debate over whether it is an effective tool or a gimmick to make a buck off the country's alarm about drugs.
January 26, 1990 |
This is a story about a story that probably isn't a story. At least it isn't yet, and may never be. It is also a story about Super Bowl journalism, which is a contradiction in terms. The Super Bowl and journalism are diametrically opposed to one another. All of which makes this story much ado about much ado.
September 9, 1989 |
David Derdeyn is a carpenter living in Hollywood, but perhaps someday he will be considered one of the architects of an acceptable drug-testing program in intercollegiate athletics. Derdeyn, a one-time distance runner at Colorado, is the latest to challenge the constitutionality of a university's drug program. In August, a district judge in Boulder, Colo., declared Colorado's program a violation of rights of privacy as well as an unlawful form of search and seizure.
July 20, 1988
The National Football League announced Tuesday that players caught using anabolic steroids a second time could be subject to discipline by Commissioner Pete Rozelle. However, neither Rozelle's 15-page annual drug memo nor an NFL spokesman could say what the discipline would be. In addition, under current rules, players are only tested once a season, in training camp.
March 1, 1986 |
Fred Claire, the Dodgers' executive vice president, expressed support Friday for Peter Ueberroth's proposal to implement a drug-testing program under the direction of the commissioner's office. Roughly half of the Dodger players currently under contract have drug-testing provisions, Claire said. "Where we want to get is to have testing accepted by all players, and the players' association," Claire said, "but I'm not going to say we'll not sign contracts that don't have them."