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May 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A federal jury on Wednesday cleared Jim Beam Brands Co. of negligence for not stating on its whiskey labels that alcohol consumption by pregnant women could cause birth defects in their children. Harold and Candance Thorp of Seattle were seeking about $4 million in damages for lifetime assistance for their son, Michael, 4, whose retardation, physical deformities and other problems were blamed on fetal alcohol syndrome. Mrs. Thorp, 39, testified that she was an alcoholic who drank as much as half a fifth of Jim Beam a day, but she and her husband insisted that she would have stopped drinking had the bottle labels carried a warning for pregnant women.
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May 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A federal jury on Wednesday cleared Jim Beam Brands Co. of negligence for not stating on its whiskey labels that alcohol consumption by pregnant women could cause birth defects in their children. Harold and Candance Thorp of Seattle were seeking about $4 million in damages for lifetime assistance for their son, Michael, 4, whose retardation, physical deformities and other problems were blamed on fetal alcohol syndrome. Mrs. Thorp, 39, testified that she was an alcoholic who drank as much as half a fifth of Jim Beam a day, but she and her husband insisted that she would have stopped drinking had the bottle labels carried a warning for pregnant women.
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SPORTS
September 7, 1986 | Associated Press
The Jim Beam Stakes, a preparatory event for the Kentucky Derby, will have a 1987 purse of $500,000, which is $150,000 greater than last year's prize money for the race. The event will continue at Turfway Park, which formerly was known as Latonia Race Course. The sixth annual Jim Beam Stakes for 3-year-old thoroughbreds, with a maximum field of 12 horses, will be run next March 29, the track said as it opened its fall racing season. Officials of the northern Kentucky track and the James B.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Some big names at the corner bar--Old Grand Dad, DeKuyper cordials, Vat 69 Scotch, Sauza Tequila, and Gilbey's gin and vodka--are being sold to the maker of Jim Beam bourbon for $545 million. The sale agreement announced Wednesday comes as National Distillers and Chemical Corp. continues to shed the liquor business that gave the company its start 64 years ago and concentrate on the chemical and propane-marketing businesses.
FOOD
May 16, 1985 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
The convergence of more than 23,000 people from the food and supermarket industries ultimately focuses attention on new and potentially hot-selling products. And such was the case last week in Chicago as the Food Marketing Institute, a grocers' trade organization, held its annual conference featuring several hundred exhibits of food and household items.
NEWS
October 17, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Long before the nation enlisted the entire month of October to honor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Clintons spent a late night celebrating FDR by roaming the second floor of the White House. No, this wasn't the famous seance in the solarium written up by Bob Woodward--where amid popcorn, pretzels and a spiritualist, Hillary Rodham Clinton chatted up Eleanor Roosevelt and exorcised a few first lady frustrations. This was much more fun.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Freeze-drying tequila didn't work. Running wine through a fish tank filter wasn't any better. But United Spirits Co. persevered and the Newport Beach company has finally come up with a way to use cheap, white wine as a base for lower-alcohol drinks that the company says taste like schnapps, vodka, rum and tequila. Because the creation is wine based, United Spirits expects its biggest market to be convenience stores and beer-and-wine bars that otherwise cannot sell cocktails.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Freeze-drying tequila didn't work. Running wine through a fish-tank filter wasn't any better. But United Spirits Co. persevered, and the Newport Beach company has finally come up with a way to use cheap white wine as a base for lower-alcohol drinks that the company says taste like schnapps, vodka, rum and tequila. Because the creation is wine-based, United Spirits expects its biggest market to be convenience stores and beer-and-wine bars that cannot sell cocktails.
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