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ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While KCET Channel 28 was very publicly wrestling with the Catholic Church over the Sept. 6 airing of a film critical of church policy, the public-television station was quietly locking horns with the dairy and beef industries over tonight's scheduled broadcast of a program that urges people to cut down their consumption of animal products.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While KCET Channel 28 was very publicly wrestling with the Catholic Church over the Sept. 6 airing of a film critical of church policy, the public-television station was quietly locking horns with the dairy and beef industries over tonight's scheduled broadcast of a program that urges people to cut down their consumption of animal products.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1990
In "Diet for a New America," author John Robbins points out that fast-food hamburger chains are the principal offenders in the rape of the rain forests. A football field of atmosphere-nourishing trees are razed daily, primarily to provide pasture land for beef (despite clown-faced Ronald McDonald's reassurance that hamburgers grow in hamburger patches). Robbins, who points out that any ecological turnabout must begin on our own plates, suggests that every American who forgoes one quarter-pounder per week effectively saves an acre of rain forest per year.
NEWS
January 11, 1990
I read with interest your editorial. What is overlooked in all the talk of rationing and conservation is the role of food choice in overall water usage. It takes an average of 2,500 gallons of water to produce a 1-pound serving of meat, according to a report to the American Assn. of Science in 1981. This is equivalent to an average family's entire monthly usage. Without government supplied (and taxpayer funded) water subsidies to livestock producers, hamburger would cost well over $30 per pound.
NEWS
April 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Attorneys for a former Ku Klux Klansman accused of murder in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls say they will begin their defense in Birmingham today by arguing that prosecutors have not proven their case. "Is that all they've got?" defense attorney John Robbins asked. Robbins said that before he calls his first witness, he will ask Circuit Judge James Garrett to dismiss the case on the grounds that the prosecution did not offer enough evidence to convict Thomas Blanton Jr.
NEWS
January 11, 1989
Arthur Robbins, a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on AIDS and a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, died Jan. 3 at his Los Angeles home. He was 39. Since he was diagnosed in 1986 as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Robbins had worked actively for a hospice program for victims of the fatal disease. On the commission, Robbins was a leading spokesman for the establishment of an AIDS unit at County-USC Medical Center. He also was a board member of the Los Angeles Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
County officials released a plan that calls for more managerial oversight and a streamlined way to handle troubled youths at MacLaren Children's Center in El Monte. The report released Friday came amid allegations that children have been injured by staff members at the center for abused and emotionally troubled youths. The report will be presented to the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2002
John Robbins ("Activists Decry 'Happy Cows' Ads," Dec. 13) really needs to get a life. This is an advertisement. Most people realize that cows don't talk and most have seen the conditions they live in as we drive past the various yards. We really must thank him for helping all the dumb people to understand advertising, and, as an added bonus, keeping another poor attorney employed. Michael Sandford Thousand Oaks I would like to join PETA's [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals]
HEALTH
September 17, 2001
HARDCOVER 1 "BODY FOR LIFE: 12 WEEKS TO MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRENGTH," by Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25) 2 "SUGAR BUSTERS! CUT SUGAR TO TRIM FAT," by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison Bethea, Sam Andrews, Ralph Brennan and Luis Balart (Ballantine, $22) 3 "PRIME TIME: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HEALTH AND WELLNESS," by Marilyn Hughes Gaston and Gayle K. Porter (Ballantine, $25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nonprofit group dedicated to vegetarianism will hold a food and music festival Sunday in Woodley Park. The event sponsored by Towards Freedom will include celebrity appearances, speakers, vegan food booths, live music, pet adoptions and children's performers. The Jazz Crusaders will headline. The celebrity lineup includes Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Nealon and Linda Blair.
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