September 22, 1990
Why don't you leave Pat Valenzuela alone? He is innocent until proven guilty. Or isn't he allowed to be sick now and then like the rest of us? I don't blame him for not talking to you people. You sound more like you are rooting for him to have a relapse than to stay clean, and I suppose some people would see a relapse as a "better" story. MAXINE POPE Paso Robles
August 29, 1987
I'm certain you will receive a barrage of letters condemning Charles White and his recent drug relapse, particularly with the announcement that he is returning to camp. Let me be among those who applaud the Rams' decision. Lest we forget, drug dependency, along with alcoholism, is a disease, not a moral weakness. Those in recovery must take life one day at a time due to the terrible possibility of relapse at any moment. So, let us not be too quick to judge. Rather, let us support White with our cheers and our prayers.
May 9, 1989 |
Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson, who was suspended for substance abuse before Super Bowl XXIII, has suffered another relapse and has entered a drug rehabilitation clinic in Phoenix, according to his attorney, Reggie Turner. Turner also said from Los Angeles on Monday that he is completing a deal with a magazine to publish Wilson's story of his drug relapse the night before the Super Bowl. Turner said he took Wilson to the unidentified clinic Thursday.
November 21, 2009
'Ruined' at the Geffen Lynn Nottage's "Ruined," which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama this year, will have its L.A. premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. A spokeswoman for the company said the drama was scheduled to open the Geffen's 2010-11 season. "Ruined" will be a co-production with Seattle's Intiman Theatre, where it is set to run July 2 to Aug. 8. The Geffen's season usually begins in August or September, but the company said no opening date had been set for the drama.
June 24, 1989
Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods, speaking about drugs at a juvenile home in his hometown of Fresno, denied reports that he was involved in teammate Stanley Wilson's cocaine relapse. "I was not with him. I was with three other guys watching the Super Bowl special," Woods said. "He's trying to insinuate that we were selling. It's put a lot of endorsements on hold. People don't know if I was with him." Woods sidestepped a question regarding whether he ever sold drugs as a youth.
June 30, 1989
Chris Washburn of the Atlanta Hawks became the sixth player to be banned for life by the National Basketball Assn. under the league's anti-drug agreement, after a relapse, the league said Thursday. Washburn was suspended without pay by the NBA on Sept. 26, 1988, after his third substance-abuse relapse and was returned to the league's rehabilitation center in Van Nuys. He did not play last season. Washburn, a 6-foot 11-inch center/forward, may appeal his suspension after two years.