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September 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
Duplicate tests have confirmed that five Jamaican athletes -- including marquee sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson -- were caught with banned substances in their systems. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said the athletes' second samples were tested at a Montreal lab accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Associated Press reported. The test results made headlines in August when Powell and Simpson withdrew from the world track and field championships in Moscow.
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April 16, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has been crusading for more lenient treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, making it a top priority before he is expected to leave office this year. Recently, however, he has been forced to confront an epidemic of deaths from heroin and prescription drug abuse, one that his opponents have cited as a reason for not loosening drug sentences. In prepared remarks for a speech Wednesday, Holder cited the "stunning rise in heroin and prescription opiate overdose deaths" and vowed the Justice Department was committed to "rigorous enforcement" of the drug laws and "robust treatment" of drug addicts.
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SPORTS
November 7, 1998
I am canceling my subscription to the L.A. Times effective immediately. As the wife of an NFL quarterback, I am used to reading mean-spirited, ugly and senseless barbs and comments about my husband. I have developed a thick skin over the years because, as they say, it goes with the territory. But I cannot stomach the way The Times and its sportswriters treated the tragic death of the incomparable, beautiful and legendary Florence Griffith Joyner. I was particularly disgusted at the Randy Harvey column of Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up hazardous substances dumped nationwide - including radioactive uranium waste across the Navajo Nation - in the largest settlement ever for environmental contamination. The operations of Kerr-McGee Corp. - which was acquired by Anadarko in 2006 - also left behind radioactive thorium in Chicago and West Chicago, Ill.; creosote waste in the Northeast, the Midwest and the South; and perchlorate waste in Nevada, according to U.S. Deputy Atty.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1988
Any individual claiming to believe that addictive substances are acceptable in our society is a liar. PAUL CONOVER Tujunga
NEWS
December 13, 2005
Ship pollution -- An article in Friday's California section about state efforts to reduce air pollution from ship engines misidentified one of the targeted substances. It is oxides of nitrogen, not nitrous oxide.
SPORTS
July 16, 2002
"My main objective is to have that system changed. That's a rotten-to-the-core system." Dr. Wade Exum, former director of the USOC's Drug Control Administration, claiming the organization evaded its responsibility to discipline athletes for using banned substances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 45-year-old woman accused of advertising that she conducted procedures including "Vampire Facelifts" and "butt augmentation" was arrested in connection with a suspicious death at a Long Beach beauty salon, police said Thursday evening. Sandra Perez Gonzalez rented a treatment room at Areli's Beauty Salon, where she also provided massages, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers responded to the salon Wednesday and found firefighters performing CPR on Hamilet Suarez, 36, a Long Beach resident who police said was in cardiac arrest "under suspicious circumstances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1986
President Reagan is fooling himself with his newly proclaimed "war against drugs" or whatever he calls it. We as a race have always embraced substances altering consciousness. It is a part of our character, whether it be alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, etc. Spending millions of dollars on eradicating the supply of some of these substances is not going to alter this trait of ours. A much more cost-effective solution for us is to recognize that drugs that alter consciousness and our desire for them are facts that we cannot change.
WORLD
September 21, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A doctor leading a group therapy session gave participants drugs and other substances that killed two and left 10 hospitalized, Berlin police said. One person was comatose and in critical condition. The doctor who led the session Saturday has acknowledged giving the participants various substances and drugs during the meeting, said Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office. It was not clear whether illegal drugs were given and whether the substances were injected or taken orally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | Sandy Banks
It's a story whose elements are all too familiar. It's easy to deem it another indictment of our failing child welfare system: A drug addict who has already lost six children to the foster care system is jailed after her two little boys wander into a liquor store alone, hungry and looking for food. The toddlers - 2 and 3 years old - are wearing soiled diapers and dirty clothes. It takes police two days to track down their mother whose rap sheet includes arrests for prostitution and theft.
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | Sam Farmer
INDIANAPOLIS - Every year at the NFL scouting combine, at least one high-profile prospect - often a quarterback - stands in a spotlight that is closer to a blinding interrogation lamp. The questions are prying and relentless. The answers are unknowable - at least in the short term. Was Matt Leinart too Hollywood? Was Cam Newton sufficiently focused on football? Was Russell Wilson too short? Was the partying of Ryan Mallett a liability? Was Tim Tebow's style a fit for the pros?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 45-year-old woman accused of advertising that she conducted procedures including "Vampire Facelifts" and "butt augmentation" was arrested in connection with a suspicious death at a Long Beach beauty salon, police said Thursday evening. Sandra Perez Gonzalez rented a treatment room at Areli's Beauty Salon, where she also provided massages, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers responded to the salon Wednesday and found firefighters performing CPR on Hamilet Suarez, 36, a Long Beach resident who police said was in cardiac arrest "under suspicious circumstances.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez spent about two weeks in rehab in January, though the "Come & Get It" singer wasn't there to be treated for substance abuse, her rep said Wednesday. "Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse," her rep told The Times, declining to comment on why specifically Gomez had entered the facility. The rehab news was  first reported by RadarOnline , which said Wednesday that Gomez had voluntarily checked into rehab Jan. 5 at Dawn at the Meadows , a facility in Arizona that specializes in patients ages 18 through 26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction and other problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By KTLA
A former substance abuse counselor was found guilty Tuesday of murder and other charges after driving for two miles with a 31-year-old man stuck in her windshield, authorities said. Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 52, was charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol level in connection with the  November 2012 collision that killed Phillip Moreno A downtown Los Angeles jury reached the guilty verdict, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office  said on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
SPORTS
January 13, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Baseball was drained of its charm and innocence long ago, when it went from being a kids' game to the multibillion-dollar enterprise we know as Baseball Inc. Now the sad spectacle involving Alex Rodriguez and his former drug dealer, Tony Bosch, is robbing the sport of what remains of its heart and soul. Actually "sport" may no longer be the right word, since it implies there is a winner and a loser. Clearly there are no winners in a process that involves liars, drug cheats, death threats, clandestine payments, blood drawn in the bathroom stall of a South Florida nightclub and more shady characters than an episode of "The Sopranos.
NEWS
June 19, 1987 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Agreeing that testing of chemicals in experimental animals is a valid way of showing the risk of cancer or birth defects in humans, Gov. George Deukmejian's panel of scientific advisers Thursday added 27 chemicals to the list of substances covered by Proposition 65, the anti-toxics initiative approved by voters last November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992
The current discussion relative to the "legalizing" of drugs is healthy and the Commentary by Edward Kaufman ("Judge's Plan Would Cause More Agony Than It Would Heal," April 19) serves its purpose in the debate that is centered around Judge (James P.) Gray's proposal. We have to recognize that it is a vagary of our language that we have to say legalize when we really mean to decriminalize drugs. The most beneficial thing we could do would be to acknowledge the overriding fact: We are not now able to control distribution.
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January 7, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday. The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address concerns about the agency's permitting of hazardous waste operations, its enforcement record and its tracking of 1.7 million tons of hazardous waste shipped for disposal each year. A Los Angeles Times investigation published last year found that the agency's tracking system, required by state law, was so flawed that officials could not account for 174,000 tons of hazardous material shipped for disposal in the last five years.
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