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December 31, 2006
Re "Bush, advisors gather to review Iraq strategy as press aide rebukes Biden," Dec. 28 The latest slogan from the Bush administration in its long history of deceiving Americans reads like a charm: "the new way forward in Iraq." Other crafty zingers include "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "the terrorist surveillance program" and "mission accomplished." These slogans would make any advertising executive proud, as they have conned an unsuspecting public into buying a lot of bunk. But no amount of spin can continue to mask the deception that has put this great country in the trouble it now faces.
February 25, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Who knows what danger lurks in your plumbing? If you grew up in Southern California after 1965 and watched any of the major TV channels, it's likely you know the answer: "Adee do!" Those words were drilled into pop-culture posterity by a series of campy commercials that played day and night for decades thanks to Jack Stephan, a flamboyant entrepreneur with a flair for marketing who founded two of the region's most heavily advertised plumbing companies. "He was the Cal Worthington of plumbing," Jack Stephan Jr. said of his father, who died of natural causes Saturday at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
July 20, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen
Liberal political action groups and Common Cause continued their campaign against Fox News Monday with a filing at the Federal Trade Commission charging that the network's use of the slogan "fair and balanced" is deceptive. The petition follows on the groups' charges that Fox News has a Republican bias, leveled in the documentary "Outfoxed," partly funded by MoveOn. Fox News called the petition a "publicity stunt," and FTC Chairman Timothy J.
February 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The long-running "Got Milk?" slogan promoting milk consumption in the U.S. has been nixed. The  Milk Processor Education Program, funded by milk processors, has launched a  new ad campaign that aims to emphasize milk's protein content to get Americans to drink more milk. Rather than feature celebrities sporting milk mustaches, the new ad campaign -- "Milk Life" -- touts milk's nutritional qualities and urges Americans to drink more of it in the morning. In one ad, a young man is shown break dancing amid a swirl of milk, and the text reads: "What 8 grams of protein looks like when you're breaking the laws of physics.
January 27, 1998 | E. Scott Reckard
Twelve more food purveyors have been added to a federal lawsuit claiming that "Taco Tuesday" promotions damage Tortilla Flats, a Laguna Beach Mexican restaurant that trademarked the term in 1984, a lawyer said Monday. Tortilla Flats originally sued nine Orange County restaurants in July 1997 over the name it gave to discounted tacos on Tuesdays, a typically slow day. The restaurant alleges trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and other claims. Its lawyer, William E.
November 27, 1997 | Washington Post
Name the products that used this advertising slogan: "Cleans teeth and freshens breath naturally." Or this one: "Good to the last drop." Richard, Sheryl and Bettie Levy know the answers (Milk Bone dog biscuits and Maxwell House coffee). The Bethesda, Md., family members invented a new question-and-answer game, Ad Mania. So far about 100,000 copies of the Trivial Pursuit-style board game have been printed and more are expected to be produced before Christmas.
May 19, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS
The American Education League awarded more than $3,000 to area high school students this week for their winning entries in the 20th annual Patriotic Slogan Contest. John Leicht, a graduating senior at El Dorado High School in Placentia, won the $650 first prize for his slogan "America--Where Freedom Is Job 1." Andrea Higuera of El Toro High School won second place and $450 for her slogan, "Strong Defense--Forget Dollars, Think Sense."
September 11, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
They aren't the catchiest slogans in the world, even in the original Chinese. But China's leading newspapers gave top-of-page-one display Sunday to 40 of them--some new, some old--selected to be official slogans of the 40th anniversary Oct. 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
If the Orange County Tourism Council has its way, vacationers will soon refer to the home of Disneyland and Surf City by the new slogan, "The Perfect California." That phrase, along with an aqua logo featuring a wave, a palm tree and the sun, was unveiled last month as part of the council's latest campaign to lure more tourists.
November 11, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The City Council and the Chamber of Commerce last week unveiled a $30,000-a-year campaign to promote tourism. The slogan for the campaign, which is being financed by two development companies, will be "San Clemente . . . The Good Life Comes in Waves." "This is a one-of-a-kind business concept," said Mimi Collier, executive director of the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. "We all agree that San Clemente has some fine attributes that should be promoted to the general public."
July 1, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Score one for Mayor Bob Filner in his continuing fight with City Atty. Jan Goldsmith - this time concerning Goldsmith's prosecution of a man who chalked protest messages on the sidewalk outside branches of Bank of America. Filner, who came of age politically as a civil rights activist in the 1960s, had called the legal case "stupid" and a waste of taxpayer money. Goldsmith had defended the case as a simple, and legally justifiable, prosecution of graffiti vandalism.
June 19, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist, Los Angeles Times
Katey Zouck was excited to see a casting announcement on the website Actors Access for a role in the feature film "May the Best Man Win. " She dressed as directed in a business-casual skirt and blouse and drove to a South Central Los Angeles address, determined to get the part. But the 26-year-old Los Angeles actress and about 30 other young hopefuls who showed up for the audition found themselves the victims of a "Borat"-style prank. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Some of the women were asked to perform in blackface, others to impersonate Adolf Hitler and shout Nazi propaganda.
June 14, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant has adopted a slogan for his comeback from Achilles' surgery -- "The Last Chapter. " The Lakers guard invited his followers on Twitter to send ideas. "Want to win this #Mambacurial pack? Send me a comeback slogan and #koberecovery I'll pick a winner 6/10," Bryant tweeted with photo . Bryant, who was injured on April 12 and is expected to be out at least six to nine months dating to surgery on April 13, announced the slogan Friday. And the winner is...
April 20, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
BOSTON - The unofficial new slogan of this bomb-scarred city was everywhere Saturday. On highway signs along Interstate 90 and T-shirts in the storied Italian neighborhood of the North End. On placards held up by sticks in the Public Garden, and on race bibs worn by a pair of runners waiting for the T at the Haymarket stop. At Fenway Park, where the Red Sox played for the first time since two homemade bombs tore through the finish-line crowd at the Boston Marathon. At the Bruins-Penguins hockey game, where even the Pittsburgh team's goalie wore a Boston sticker on his helmet.
March 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
"Winning takes care of everything. " It's a phrase Tiger Woods has used often with reporters when asked about his or other golfers' rankings. So it's appropriate that Nike uses that as the slogan in a new ad congratulating Woods on returning to the top of the world golf rankings for the first time in more than two years. Or is it? Some people disapprove of the ad, which Nike posted on Facebook and Twitter, in light of the extramarital affairs that became public in late 2010.
February 8, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Radhouane Addala, Los Angeles Times
TUNIS, Tunisia - The slain Tunisian opposition leader's coffin was driven through rain-swept streets lined with soldiers and crammed with mourners who chanted against the Islamist-led government and marched with placards through the heart of this troubled capital. Chokri Belaid's funeral procession moved slowly through neighborhoods Friday while his compatriots clashed with police and demonstrated by the tens of thousands on the third day of unrest that has sharpened political divisions in the birthplace of the "Arab Spring.
July 19, 1986 | From Reuters
A young black who wore a T-shirt with an African National Congress slogan has been sentenced to three years in jail for furthering the aims of the outlawed guerrilla group. Andries Mkawanzi, 20, was arrested for wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogans "Viva ANC," "Cry for Our Beloved Country" and "Amandla" (Power) at a funeral in a black township. Half the three-year sentence was suspended by the Pretoria magistrate who imposed it Thursday.
Swastikas and skinhead-gang slogans were found spray-painted over portions of the Trabuco Hills High School campus Monday, prompting an Orange County Sheriff's Department hate crime investigation. The foot-high, blue and green "White Power" symbols were painted late Sunday on buildings, doors and windows in about 30 places on the campus, said school officials. Slogans proclaiming "Skins" and "Thank God I'm White" were mingled with the swastikas.
January 14, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia Council is calling on President Obama to put a "Taxation without Representation" license plate on the presidential limousine in the inaugural parade to draw attention to the city's long-standing desire to be represented by voting members of Congress. Displaying the slogan during the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue would highlight the "fundamentally unfair and undemocratic condition of district residents," according to a resolution unanimously approved by the council last week.  Council member Mary Cheh, the resolution's chief sponsor, and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson presented one of the standard plates issued by the district to residents, along with a copy of the resolution, to a senior administration official last week.
January 8, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
"Chevy Runs Deep" is running out. General Motors said Tuesday that it will replace the advertising slogan with “Find New Roads,” which can be used as Chevrolet's global advertising catch-phrase. GM is pushing the Chevrolet brand internationally, signing a major sponsorship agreement with the Manchester United soccer team of the English Premier League, which is among the most recognizable sports franchises globally.  The Chevrolet name will adorn Manchester United soccer jerseys starting with the new season this fall.
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