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April 24, 1999
I was surprised to see that Greg Braxton devoted so much ink to a self-proclaimed moron ("Robert Smigel's 'Toons: 'SNL's' Secret Weapon," March 27). The fact that "Saturday Night Live" is going with Smigel's "blood, urine and vomit" brand of humor only attests to the desperation of those who now run the show. JIM RYAN Van Nuys
April 29, 1989
Team USA center Corey Millen, who was suspended from international play for 18 months after flunking a drug test for banned substances a week ago, has voluntarily delivered two more urine samples in an effort to prove his innocence. Both tests are being examined by experts in a Stockholm hospital lab, one of some 20 labs worldwide recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
April 14, 1990
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday refused a Canoga Park doctor's request to reinstate his medical license, which was revoked because he treated allergy patients by injecting them with their own urine. Judge John Zebrowski denied an appeal by Dr. George R. Borrell to overturn a Dec. 4 decision by the Medical Board of California to cancel his license. Borrell was ordered by another judge on Dec.
April 11, 1987
Boo on CBS' crummy coverage of the great Syracuse-Indiana final. At halftime we got this year's one-millionth cliche-ridden media bashing of college sports as if CBS just discovered the tired topics of urine testing and recruitment scandals. And maybe Brent Musburger himself should be urine-tested following his second-half comment about "flesh-peddling agents" who prematurely peel college players into the pros. Brent should recall that even John Wooden advised Bill Walton to skip his senior year in favor of the ridiculous dollars offered.
April 9, 1986 | Associated Press
A chemist who testifies frequently in court cases on drug abuse said Tuesday that pigments in dark-skinned people break down into chemical fragments similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, leading to wrongful accusations of marijuana use based on inaccurate urine tests.
September 18, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
A clerk who lost her job after a drug test indicated--wrongly, she says--that she was using marijuana sued San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Wednesday, seeking reinstatement and the elimination of the utility's mandatory drug testing policy.
September 2, 2010
Aggressively lowering blood pressure does not prevent further kidney damage in African Americans unless they already have protein in their urine, a sign of more advanced kidney disease. In that case, aggressive treatment reduces end-stage kidney disease and death by about 25%, researchers said Wednesday. Data from the same study had earlier shown that the aggressive treatment does not prevent kidney-disease progression over a four-year period, but the new results reported in the New England Journal of Medicine extend the findings out to 12 years.
October 11, 1994
The sidewalks on Ventura's Main Street near the bus-provided benches and public telephones are like open sewers. The walks reflect the nightly episodes of conflict, leaving their stains of blood and urine. There are suggestions about beautifying old Ventura. Why spend the money where there is so little civic pride? The kids on skateboards whiz and whirl upon pedestrians, frightening timid old people like me. When I talked to a local merchant, he said that he feared reporting them.
State medical authorities have moved to revoke the license of a Canoga Park doctor who treated as many as 6,000 allergy patients--including about 2,000 at a clinic in Anaheim--by injecting them with their own urine. The practice represents an "extreme departure from the standard of care in California," authorities said. But Dr. Jorge R. Borrell has appealed the revocation order, and a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last month temporarily blocked it.
December 11, 1988
The director of drug-testing at the Olympic Games in Seoul said he was angered when he learned that International Olympic Committee officials planted drug-filled urine samples in his lab to see if he was doing his job. "I was mad," Park Jong Sei told the Washington Post. "When you are tested, you are not too happy." Park said he learned he had been monitored when he asked IOC officials why no action had been taken against the athletes the samples supposedly had come from.
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