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May 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The National Assn. of Realtors today agreed to support a federal program using "testers" to visit home sales and rental agents to ensure they are not discriminating against minorities. As recently as May 2, the 700,000-member group testified against the proposal on Capitol Hill. Clark E. Wallace, the association president, said the change in stance was brought about by an agreement on guidelines with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.
May 5, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
For the first 10 years that Beatrice Snider practiced family law in San Diego County--the late 1970s and early 1980s, when both divorce and inflation rates skyrocketed--it seemed that child support orders were among the few constants. At $100 or $125 or $150 per child, regardless of either parent's income or the true costs of raising children, court-ordered support payments were consistently low, Snider said recently.
July 20, 2013 | By Matea Gold and Kathleen Hennessey
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.
December 26, 1992
So after spending years bullying the networks into accepting guidelines for the depiction of violence, Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) now bemoans that the guidelines "lack teeth" because they can't be enforced by law. Damn right! Maybe he's forgotten, but there's a thing called the First Amendment that prevents government from proscribing what its citizens may see and say. Ultimately, there's only one solution--abolish the FCC (at least as far as it has power to control content). After over half a century of operating by leave of the government, let broadcasters take their rightful place alongside book, magazine and newspaper publishers and let the public truly decide what it wants.
May 31, 1992 | From Associated Press
Christian fundamentalists failed in their attempt to change new sex education guidelines they claim would promote gay lifestyles, but they said they will regroup for another try this summer. The state Curriculum Commission, which advises the state Board of Education, approved health education guidelines Thursday without deleting sex education sections attacked by conservative groups.
March 30, 1994 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
The Glendale Unified School District has developed new sex education guidelines in the wake of controversy over the cancellation of an AIDS awareness play last month. The guidelines, which were formally accepted by the school board Tuesday, are a clarification of current district policy, officials said, and will become part of a districtwide Family Life Education program now in place.
October 4, 1987
In response to Leonel Magana's letter (Sept. 13) to the editor, I thought you should be made aware of facts that were not included in his letter: The Traffic Safety Commission has addressed Magana's request for a stop sign at La Jolla Street and Arnold Road on several occasions with the same result each time. The intersection does not meet the state guidelines outlined by the California Department of Transportation that we use as our policy guidelines and would not resolve the problem stated by Magana.
October 17, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be reliably diagnosed and treated in children as young as age 4, the nation's pediatricians say. New guidelines for managing ADHD were released Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics at the group's annual meeting in Boston. The group's previous guidelines covered children ages 6 to 12. But newer evidence supports diagnosing and treating even younger and older children, the report said. ADHD affects about 8% of children and teens.
May 31, 1989 | GARY LIBMAN, Times Staff Writer
Tina Shubin stepped onto the patio of her Fullerton home at dusk on a warm spring night a year ago and saw her son Matthew, 3, on the back-yard swing set. "I called his name. I said, 'C'mon, sweetie,' " she recalled. "He looked like he could be holding on to the bar on top. He did not come. As I got closer, I realized he was suspended by his sweater. I screamed." Her husband, Bill Shubin, dropped the kitchen phone and ran to the yard. When he arrived, he could see his son was not moving.
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