August 1, 2011 |
In a move hailed by planned-parenting groups and opposed by some religious organizations, health insurance companies will be required to provide women free birth control, in keeping with new Obama administration guidelines. The rules, called "historic" by the Department of Health and Human Services, also say that insurance companies must provide women with other preventive services free of charge. Monday's new quidelines follow the recent advice from an independent panel of doctors and health experts at the Institute of Medicine, which recommended last month that all approved contraception methods -- including the "morning-after pill" -- be provided without requiring co-pays.
March 23, 1989 |
There's been plenty of discussion about whether you can--or cannot--microwave souffles successfully. We say you can, and we've got the recipe to prove it. Microwave souffles may not rise as high as those made the old time way, but they will puff about three-fourths of an inch above the rim of the souffle dish and won't collapse the instant they come from the oven. Microwaved souffles don't brown, it's true.
February 20, 2013 |
The commissioner's office has provided the Oakland Athletics with tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose, according to three people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. The existence of the guidelines does not necessarily mean the A's will move to San Jose soon, or at all. However, if the A's can satisfy the concerns of the league office, Commissioner Bud Selig could let club owners decide whether to approve the...
March 25, 2011 |
Many of Mexico's top media companies agreed Thursday on first-ever guidelines for covering a drug war that has drastically increased risks for journalists. The 10-point accord, covering more than 700 outlets across the country, calls on news-gathering organizations to find ways to protect their journalists and avoid glorifying crime bosses. The guidelines also urge news organizations to unite against threats to journalists, such as by jointly publishing stories. Under the agreement, the companies should draw up standards for showing violent images, such as decapitated bodies, and provide more context when reporting on drug violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2011 |
I know a guy who's an actor on a cable TV show. Our kids attend the same school and sometimes our paths cross at track meets and other events. He can slip by unbothered in public for a long while — until someone steps forward and violates an unwritten code of L.A. life by shouting out the name of the character he plays. Suddenly a kind of feeding frenzy begins. The poor man is surrounded by autograph seekers, and cameras are pointed in his direction. Seeing this, I shake my head and think: A real Angeleno would never do that.
July 15, 2011 |
Some of the nation's largest food and beverage companies proposed new self-imposed regulations Thursday to drastically restrict the kinds of products they advertise and market toward children. The uniform nutrition criteria comes after a handful of federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, were directed by Congress to establish guidelines for such advertising. The industry plan targets a number of food types, including juices, dairy products, grains, soups and meals.
July 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at children. She denounced ads that use cartoon characters to push junk food. She bluntly told executives "to step it up" to improve the foods they market to children. And she promoted a White House "action plan" on obesity that praised a federal effort to come up with voluntary marketing guidelines - the most significant attempt in decades to limit ads targeting children.
June 25, 1987
The New Jersey Supreme Court broadly expanded the right-to-die guidelines it first laid down in the Karen Quinlan case, ruling that the wishes of a comatose or terminally ill person to refuse artificial life-support must be respected.
July 19, 1987
Guidelines for choosing fixed- and adjustable-rate loans, and information about loans guaranteed by the Veterans Administration and Federal Housing Administration, will be provided at the California Assn. of Real Estate Investors' monthly meeting July 28 at the Grand Hotel in Anaheim. Guest speakers at the 7 p.m. meeting are Frank Walent of Great Western Savings & Loan, and Mary Distenfano of Long Beach Savings & Loan. Admission for non-members of the association is $10.
September 17, 1986 |
The state Board of Education is considering new guidelines on sex education that encourage local school districts to stress sexual abstinence as "the best birth control method." The proposed changes also urge districts to take a non-judgmental approach to teaching about homosexuality, as well as to address other sensitive topics, including birth control and abortion.