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September 29, 1992 | BETTYANN KEVLES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stephen Joseph is one angry doctor. "Dragon Within the Gates" is the story of his experiences as New York City's health commissioner between 1986 and 1990. On his watch, the dragon--AIDS--overwhelmed his city. Recalling the way politics obstructed efforts to stem the tide in New York, Joseph (now dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota) pleads for more aggressive actions as a new wave of AIDS moves into the ghettos and barrios of smaller communities.
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September 25, 2005 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
Some see Stephen Joseph -- the man behind much-ridiculed lawsuits against McDonald's and Oreo cookies -- as just another lawyer hustling for a buck. To many consumer advocates, however, he is a crusader who has done as much to publicize the health dangers in some popular foods as the federal government. In any case, no one can deny that Joseph has achieved results. Two years ago, the Tiburon, Calif., attorney sued Kraft Foods Inc. over the shortening it used in Oreos.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 2005 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
Some see Stephen Joseph -- the man behind much-ridiculed lawsuits against McDonald's and Oreo cookies -- as just another lawyer hustling for a buck. To many consumer advocates, however, he is a crusader who has done as much to publicize the health dangers in some popular foods as the federal government. In any case, no one can deny that Joseph has achieved results. Two years ago, the Tiburon, Calif., attorney sued Kraft Foods Inc. over the shortening it used in Oreos.
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September 29, 1992 | BETTYANN KEVLES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stephen Joseph is one angry doctor. "Dragon Within the Gates" is the story of his experiences as New York City's health commissioner between 1986 and 1990. On his watch, the dragon--AIDS--overwhelmed his city. Recalling the way politics obstructed efforts to stem the tide in New York, Joseph (now dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota) pleads for more aggressive actions as a new wave of AIDS moves into the ghettos and barrios of smaller communities.
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April 23, 1992
Rio Hondo College students have threatened a recall drive against the Board of Trustees over cuts in the geology program. Students recently presented trustees with a petition containing 1,353 signatures protesting the cuts. Administration officials say the reductions in the geology department are comparable to those in other programs on campus. "It would be odd if we didn't cut geology by 20%," said Lance Carlson, dean of arts and sciences.
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April 12, 1996 | From Associated Press
Facing a legal challenge to collecting DNA samples, the Pentagon says military personnel who fear "genetic discrimination" may have their specimens destroyed once they complete their service. The decision, outlined in a memo released Thursday, comes as two Marines face court-martial Monday for refusing to submit to DNA testing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1999 | From Times wire services
A Santa Barbara city firefighter died over the weekend while battling a blaze in Los Padres National Forest, authorities said. The body of Stephen Joseph Masto, 28, was found in the steep terrain of north Santa Barbara County on Saturday after he failed to return to camp. Officials said it wasn't clear how he died and there was no evidence of burns. "This may have been his first wildfire," said Michael Kotowski, a battalion chief with the Santa Barbara Fire Department.
NEWS
August 12, 1988
New York health officials said they would begin a long-debated experiment to distribute free, clean needles to 200 drug addicts in an effort to slow the spread of AIDS, according to a published report. In an interview published in today's editions of the New York Times, city Health Commissioner Dr. Stephen C. Joseph said officials hope the project will be operating in about 10 weeks.
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February 19, 1987 | United Press International
The city will distribute at least 1 million free condoms a year in an aggressive public anti-AIDS campaign designed to make every New Yorker a "condom expert," the city health commissioner said today. "The latex condom is currently our most effective front-line weapon against increases in sexually transmitted diseases and especially the relentless epidemic of AIDS--which is surely our city's most urgent health problem," Commissioner Stephen Joseph said.
NEWS
July 20, 1988
New York City officials have halved their estimate of the number of residents infected with the AIDS virus to 200,000. However, city Health Commissioner Dr. Stephen Joseph said the lower figure does not mean there will be fewer than the 43,000 AIDS cases predicted in New York by 1991. Joseph said he informed the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta of the revision. If "they accept our methodology it will make some changes in their estimates," he said.
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