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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1993
I read your article ("S.F. Will Provide Drug Users With Clean Needles," March 16) with quite some interest because I was a psych nurse major. When I was living at UC Santa Cruz, some of the psych grads had a heated argument about this issue. I was adamant against the government giving clean needles. I will be looking at San Francisco like a hawk with my view that drug addiction (percentage wise) will rise and it won't put a dent in the AIDS disease numbers. I believe that if you give a "stoned" person anything legitimate to do their mind might say "yes, I want to do the correct thing," but their addicted bodies will not so easily listen to reason.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO--The Assembly approved a measure Thursday that would permanently extend a provision allowing pharmacists to sell syringes without a prescription. Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the bill's author, said expanding access to sterile needles is "the best way to stop the spread of some very deadly diseases. "   Public health experts say the use of shared needles among intravenous drug users contributes to the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Current state law that allows pharmacists to dispense up to 30 needles at a time without a prescription is set to expire at the end of this year.  The bill, AB 1743, would permanently allow pharmacists to sell syringes over the counter.
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OPINION
November 21, 2010 | By Thomas E. McNamara
More than nine years into our struggle against catastrophic terrorism, we still don't know how to find the needles in the civil aviation haystack. Aviation security has bedeviled us since 2001, in part because we have reacted to past incidents instead of planning strategically for the future. After 9/11 we banned box cutters, scissors and nail clippers; after Richard Reed we started X-raying shoes; after the 2006 London airliner plot we banned liquids over 3 ounces. And now, after a would-be bomber last Christmas hid explosives in his underwear, we are starting to peer beneath passengers' clothes with scanners.
NEWS
January 8, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Peter Pae
T-Mobile loves to pick on AT&T. T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere, who crashed and was kicked out of an AT&T party Monday, took the stage at the Venetian on Wednesday with some choice words for the rival carrier. In an appearance laced with language too colorful to print here, Legere explained his party-crashing by saying, "I just love Macklemore" -- AT&T's guest performer that night. He added that AT&T is "a continual source of amusement to me. " "These are fat cats that can't move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1991
In response to Paul Feldman's article "Trash Dumps May Intrude on Desert Serenity," Oct. 28: Feldman has captured the essence of our problems. Needles, situated on historic Route 66 (now I-40), is the entry way for Southern California; now this once-great highway has become what Feldman calls "trash alley," and we find ourselves becoming the final destination for garbage, toxins and other radioactive and hazardous waste. Needles has serious reservations regarding the proposed low-level radioactive waste facility in Ward Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Authorities are investigating how about 2,000 used hypodermic needles were scattered on a Bay Area roadway, prompting a hazardous-material team to respond. The needles were discovered early Tuesday morning on Santa Rita Road near Appian Way in the community of El Sobrante north of Richmond. Contra Costa County fire crews used brooms and shovels to pick up the needles and put them back in the container they appeared to have come out of, Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard  told CBS SF Bay Area.
NEWS
September 18, 1993 | Associated Press
A woman who reported finding sewing needles in a can of Coca-Cola at the height of a hoax over foreign objects in soft drink cans pleaded guilty Friday to tampering. Deborah Sue McGuire told police in June that she opened a can of Coke and found nine sewing needles. She pleaded guilty to a federal charge of making a false statement about product tampering.
NEWS
September 19, 1993 | Associated Press
A woman who reported finding sewing needles in a can of Coca-Cola at the height of a hoax over foreign objects in soft drink cans pleaded guilty Friday to tampering. Deborah Sue McGuire told police in June that she opened a can of Coke and found nine sewing needles. She pleaded guilty to a federal charge of making a false statement about product tampering and faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing was set for Dec. 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1999
More than 1,000 hypodermic needles washed ashore at Huntington Beach Thursday afternoon, forcing the closure of more than 2 miles of shoreline, authorities said. The first needles were discovered by a city lifeguard about 3:30 p.m. Soon they were surfacing hundreds at a time, prompting county health officials to close the beach.
NEWS
October 4, 2010 | Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant
Linda McMahon, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut, is airing a new TV ad that strikes at Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal for misstatements about his military service. The 30-second spot, which is to begin airing just hours before Monday night's debate between the two candidates, contains a new snippet of footage of Blumenthal talking about his military service at an event in Bridgeport in April 2003. "When we returned, we sought nothing of this gratitude," he states.
HEALTH
December 13, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Lush smells, comfy semi-dark rooms and a sense of self-indulgence make a spa treatment appealing. But here are three treatments that aim to do more than merely pamper. Hot oil and needles If acupuncture seems more doctor's office than salon, perhaps it might sound more appealing if combined with a hot oil treatment. That's what you get under the care of Elisa Angelone at the Exhale spa in Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel. I have had acupuncture treatments for headaches and other issues in various settings, including sitting on a doctor's stool in a brightly lighted office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
When the lights were flipped on, the 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island stood as another enormous sentry in the forest of arbors that sparkle to life during the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California. But the white fir, which cost roughly $1,000 a foot, still came up 25 feet short of being the tallest in the region. That's because the title of tallest tree comes at a premium and is covered by a contract so precise that the buyer is guaranteed a 15-foot height advantage over the next loftiest competitor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Authorities are investigating how about 2,000 used hypodermic needles were scattered on a Bay Area roadway, prompting a hazardous-material team to respond. The needles were discovered early Tuesday morning on Santa Rita Road near Appian Way in the community of El Sobrante north of Richmond. Contra Costa County fire crews used brooms and shovels to pick up the needles and put them back in the container they appeared to have come out of, Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard  told CBS SF Bay Area.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A beached whale that stranded itself off the coast near Tampa, Fla., early Thursday was euthanized later in the day, but not before attracting hundreds of onlookers. The 30-foot sperm whale was about 20 feet offshore and near death already,  the Associated Press reported. The whale, a deep-water species that has no business coming close to shore, was already skin and bones and didn't move significantly in the time it was observed, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman told the AP. In the early afternoon, a strong sedative was administered to the animal and then a six-foot needle was plunged into its chest cavity and a drug was injected to stop its heart, according to WTSP Channel 10 News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2013 | By Ashley Powers and Samantha Schaefer
Rain soaked the Southern California desert Sunday, stranding motorists on a water- and mud-choked section of highway near the Nevada border. There were no reports of any injuries. The California Highway Patrol shut down the Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 95 interchange near Needles Sunday afternoon, and a dispatcher said there was no indication when it would reopen. The area had been doused with heavy rain, which meteorologists described as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo. A flash-flood watch has been issued through 8 p.m. Monday for San Bernardino County and parts of Arizona and Nevada, according to the National Weather Service , meaning rain could fill normally dry washes and channels and make roads impassable.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013
The only people more hypocritical or dishonest than Alex Rodriguez are sportswriters, sports talk radio people, Bud Selig and anyone in Major League Baseball. They all keep saying they wish A-Rod would go just away, yet the writers dedicate a full column or page to writing about him, the talk-show hosts talk about him for an hour or more, and Selig and Major League Baseball ignore performance-enhancing drug users and even celebrated them when they resurrected baseball in the late 1990s.
NEWS
November 8, 1986 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Surrounded by reporters in a City Hall corridor, Mayor Edward I. Koch pledged support Friday for a state Health Department pilot project to give a small group of New York City drug addicts free disposable hypodermic needles to fight the spread of AIDS.
NEWS
November 6, 1993 | Associated Press
Nineteen employees at Time Inc.'s Washington bureau were given flu shots with needles used more than once and were told this week to be tested for the AIDS virus and other illnesses. Dan Goodgame, chief of Time's Washington bureau, was advising staffers to "err on the side of caution" in getting tests for HIV, hepatitis B and any other disease their doctors felt necessary, the Washington Post reported Friday.
SCIENCE
July 22, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Don't run with scissors, and don't inhale homemade blow-gun darts. Pediatric surgeons issued a warning about accidental inhalation of homemade blow-gun darts, after treating three teenage boys in three months at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. All three required bronchoscopic procedures under general anaesthesia to remove the darts, which can be an inch or more in length, according to Dr. Kris R. Jatana, a pediatric surgeon and otolaryngologist at the hospital, a teaching facility of Ohio State University.
NEWS
July 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Barry Klein wants you to knit something fantastic -- and see the world. The knitting expert, author and owner of Trendsetter Yarns in Van Nuys will lead cruises to the Caribbean and Europe next year for those who like to mix their passion for yarn and needles with travel. "There's a community of people who love this as an art form," says Klein, who learned to needlepoint and knit starting at age 5. During the cruises, Klein meets daily with knitters to discuss the latest yarns, current fashions and techniques, such as how to take measurements so your hand-made items fit. The top knitting nation?
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