May 24, 1990 |
A lot is being made these days of the ascent of Australian rock. But aside from the occasional group that concentrates on Australian subject matter in its lyrics--notably Midnight Oil--there isn't much that is distinctively Australian about the bands Down Under. For the most part, Aussie rockers might as well be a bunch of Brits with suntans. The Little River Band is different. These Aussies might as well be Californians with accents.
September 12, 1989 |
You tellin' me there's a short, middle-aged Jewish guy who talks with a thick Yiddish accent like this ? And he lives with his mother ? And he's havin' a relationship with the 6-foot Catholic woman next door ? But his mother doesn't know and he's afraid to tell her because she wants him to marry a Jewish goil? And this is supposed to be funny ? It will be to die-hard Jackie Mason fans, perhaps.
October 5, 1986 |
When tenor saxophonist Steven Moss joined Saccharine Trust nine months ago, he had no idea that the band was on the verge of breaking up. "I remember my first day of rehearsal," he says with a grin. "I didn't know if I could play with them but I was really happy to be there. And they were arguing! I couldn't believe it. I had just gotten with these guys and they were going to break up! 'No! You can't quit! Wait a while!'
May 26, 1985 |
President Reagan signed legislation Saturday allowing consumer sales of saccharin to continue for two more years. The bill extends through May 1, 1987, the special exemption allowing saccharin to be used despite evidence linking it to bladder cancer. The Food and Drug Administration found in 1977 that saccharin caused cancer in animals.
May 15, 1985 |
The House sent to President Reagan on Tuesday a bill to let consumer sales of saccharin continue for two more years despite evidence linking it to bladder cancer. By voice vote after little discussion, the House approved the bill extending the special exemption that keeps the sugar substitute from being banned as unsafe. The legislation was approved by the Senate last week.
May 8, 1985
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension of the law allowing the use of saccharin, which has been linked to cancer in laboratory rats, pending further study of the artificial sweetener's possible harmful side effects. The vote was 94 to 1 to extend the law preventing the government from banning saccharin, which was imposed in 1978, until May 1, 1987. Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) cast the only opposing vote.