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BUSINESS
May 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Thirty years after federal regulators ordered broadcasters to air ads countering cigarette commercials, they were asked Wednesday to use the same strategy against advertising for beer, wine and liquor. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and 22 other groups filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's TV and radio stations.
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BUSINESS
November 8, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hired guns who orchestrated the defeat of several key ballot initiatives shared in the glory Wednesday as California's business community won major victories in Tuesday's elections. The main winner was Woodward & McDowell, a political consulting firm in Burlingame that engineered the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 128, the "Big Green" initiative that sought to cleanse the environment of cancer-causing chemicals and pesticides.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Telemundo television network plans to continue running hard-liquor advertisements despite a letter sent out this week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urging an end to the practice. In sending its letter, the Board of Supervisors joined more than 50 health organizations and Latino groups that have banded together against the Spanish-language network (seen locally on KVEA-TV Channel 52).
NEWS
November 10, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With no force of law at his disposal to stop them, President Clinton used the White House bully pulpit Saturday to denounce the distilled-spirits industry for its plan to begin running liquor ads on the nation's television and radio stations. By abandoning a voluntary ban on broadcast advertising that dates back to the 1930s, the industry will be "exposing our children to such ads before they know how to handle alcohol or are legally allowed to do so," the president said.
NEWS
September 16, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An internal rebellion spearheaded by emergency room physicians has prompted the California Medical Assn. to overrule its leadership and take a neutral stand on an initiative that would increase taxes on beer, wine and liquor to pay for an array of alcohol and drug treatment programs.
NEWS
December 27, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Christmas parties go, the bash the other night by one of this town's biggest public relations firms was among the most elaborate. The rock band, loud and tight, was shoehorned next to a tiny forest of flocked trees. Hired dancers in fishnet stockings gyrated in unison while the sparkling ice sculpture, surrounded by food-laden tables, slowly dripped into oblivion. And, of course, there was an open bar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the help of sports stars and T-shirts, the liquor industry Wednesday launched a Spanish-language video program to discourage underage drinking in the Latino community, earning the endorsement of local officials and the skepticism of public interest groups. "Sin Rodeos," a Spanish version of a 3-year-old English-language program called "Ready or Not," is aimed at the parents of 10- to 14-year-olds.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1999 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government regulators say the alcoholic beverage industry needs to adopt tougher standards to prevent marketing beer, wine and liquor to people under 21. In a report to Congress late Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission said alcohol companies have used television shows and films popular with youth to promote their beverages--despite voluntary rules against marketing to underage drinkers.
NEWS
April 23, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Alcoholic beverages can cause cancer in chronic abusers, Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisory panel concluded Friday, a move that could lead to health warnings for consumers. The panel members, appointed by the governor to help implement Proposition 65, agreed unanimously to place alcoholic beverages on the list of chemicals known by the state to cause cancer, thereby subjecting beer, wine and liquor to the requirements of the anti-toxics initiative.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The White House on Friday urged liquor companies to continue abiding by a half-century voluntary ban on broadcast ads for hard liquor, as one distiller began airing commercials in Texas. "The president feels the . . . ban on advertising by hard-liquor manufacturers is a good thing and has helped protect children," presidential spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters.
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