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BUSINESS
October 11, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television ads have recently popped up in Los Angeles and San Francisco asking government regulators to keep their hands off the Internet. Behind the ads is a Washington-based group--fittingly called Hands Off the Internet--that describes itself as "a coalition of Net users united in the belief that the Internet's phenomenal growth stems from the ability of entrepreneurs to expand consumer choices and opportunities without worrying about government regulation."
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BUSINESS
September 18, 1999 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newspaper advertisements in which a California research institute supported Microsoft Corp.'s position in its antitrust trial were actually paid for by the software giant, the company and the institute acknowledged Friday. The full-page ads, which appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post in June, were presented as the unbiased conclusions of the Independent Institute, an Oakland-based think tank, even though Microsoft paid the bulk of the advertising cost.
NEWS
August 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
President Clinton introduced three public service announcements Tuesday that urged parents to talk with their children about violence. "Our children need our help to deal with tough issues like violence. Please talk with your kids," Clinton says in one of the spots. Clinton used an event announcing the ads to renew his call for new gun control laws. No law can stop every madman with a gun, he said, but sensible gun control will save lives and make children safer at school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the MTA on Thursday in a dispute over the placement of "full-wrap" bus ads warning the public about the hazards of diesel bus fumes. In a Los Angeles federal court lawsuit, the council accused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its advertising agency of trying to exercise unconstitutional control over the content of the proposed ad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999
New billboards publicizing a hotline for elderly and dependent adults who are victims of abuse have gone up around the county, officials announced Thursday. The billboards, funded by the county, are part of a campaign led by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to raise awareness of the problem and of the county's 24-hour hotline number, (800) 992-1660, to deal with such cases. Accompanied by the faces of young and old from diverse backgrounds, the signs read, "Elder abuse hurts . . . everyone.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A billboard that on Friday will replace the famous Marlboro Man advertisement that has stood high above the Sunset Strip for 17 years is a sign of the times. The larger-than-life cowboy still wears the familiar white hat and blue denim jacket. But the ever-present cigarette is limp, and the eight-letter word in the familiar red typeface reads "impotent," a reference to medical research linking tobacco use and male impotency.
NEWS
March 20, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as state lawmakers squabble about funding for Florida's innovative program to cut teen smoking, a survey of 20,000 middle school and high school students suggests the edgy, guerrilla-style advertising campaign has worked. Smoking rates among teenagers have declined by more than 2% in the last year, the state health department survey found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a moment of catharsis for someone who has struggled for years to overcome the pain of rape. But the tearful woman could barely watch Thursday when her face flashed on the screen as part of a television campaign aimed at erasing the stigma felt by victims of sexual assault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1999 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It does not get much tougher than this, letting the whole world know something so personal, so painful that you may not have shared it with friends, even family. But on Saturday morning, two dozen rape and molestation survivors assembled on a sound stage in Hollywood for an event that they hope will strip away the notion that they--and millions of others nationwide--are just victims.
NEWS
February 10, 1999 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state advisory board urged Tuesday that Gov. Gray Davis unleash tough new television ads aimed at the tobacco industry--including some the Pete Wilson administration refused to air. The Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, made up primarily of appointees of the state Legislature and former Gov. Wilson, is also calling on Davis to give swift approval to a new batch of anti-tobacco billboards to replace what now are tobacco ads.
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