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February 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Biogen Inc. won U.S. approval to sell a treatment for psoriasis that lacks side effects of older drugs and could bring it $500 million in annual sales. Amevive, an injected medicine, won Food and Drug Administration clearance for patients with a form of the skin disease called moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The drug is expected to face competition from Amgen Inc.'s arthritis drug Enbrel, which is being studied as a psoriasis treatment.
April 3, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Any uncertainty over the long-term home for Goldenvoice's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and its country cousin Stagecoach has come to an end. Indio on Wednesday granted approval of Goldenvoice's proposal to stage and expand its festival offerings in the desert city, clearing the way for an agreement that will keep Coachella and Stagecoach in Indio through at least 2030. Goldenvoice, a subsidary of AEG Live, has in turn agreed to increase the amount of per-ticket revenue it shares with the city begining in 2014.
March 12, 1993 | By Marlene Cimons
The House gave its stamp of approval Thursday to the controversial ban on AIDS-infected immigrants, and the White House indicated it is likely to agree despite President Clinton's oft-stated intention to remove the prohibition. "The President has to work with Congress," White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers said. "He can't act unilaterally on issues like this. " The House voted, 356 to 58, to direct members of a House-Senate conference committee to accept a Senate amendment keeping the ban. The amendment, part of a Senate bill reauthorizing programs of the National Institutes of Health, forbids AIDS-infected immigrants to enter the United States but changes current rules to enable tourists or other visitors to come into this country for up to 30 days without requiring them to be tested.
March 19, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
It is late Friday morning, and our hearts have started beating again. The dreaded words were right there in the morning paper: " Vin Scully hospitalized." It happened so close to deadline that the story could not satisfy the axioms of journalism and say what, why and how. Now we know. He fell at home and hit his head. But he is OK. The good news got out there quickly. It marks the first time we have been happy for the existence of the Internet. And then it hits us. Would any other member of the Dodgers — any other member of any sports franchise in Los Angeles — be deemed so important that a newspaper felt compelled, and correctly so, to print a man-enters-hospital story with no other details?
July 27, 1986
In answer to reader Janis David's question, "Where's the cat" in Letters June 22, in reference to my article on house swapping June 8, Bubbles, our Siamese, more perceptive than her family, moved next door to our neighbors' shortly after she met the exchangers. Numerous people have inquired about this; I should have put it in my article. JUDITH SPECHT Malibu
October 4, 1998
Good to see recognition of alternatives to San Francisco airport (Travel Insider, Sept. 13). Earning award mileage on United, and noting a good fare to the Bay Area, I found the lowest rate was to Oakland. Thus booked, I made my way to the United Shuttle gates at LAX, and found two planes to SFO both off schedule. But all was clear for my Oakland-bound flight to board, leave on time and arrive on time. At the Oakland terminal I caught a frequently running shuttle bus to the BART station, and a train to downtown San Francisco.
June 27, 1986
Members of Congress may try to deny the harsh truth of the matter, but they have finally given President Reagan carte blanche to wage his dirty little war against Nicaragua. Reagan wanted the House of Representatives to approve $100 million in military aid for the contra rebels in Nicaragua so that they could continue their war against the Sandinista government there.
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