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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997
Re "Clinton Unveils Plan to Divert Youthful Users," Feb. 26: The plan to divert youthful drug users should include zero tolerance. The president and the public should be demanding that professional sports team owners and movie, television and other entertainment executives have a zero tolerance drug policy as a condition of employment. Some of these highly paid, high-profile individuals have more money than they ever had in their lives and are using drugs as a means of entertainment. Unfortunately, our young people often use these same individuals as role models.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1996
Re "Zero Tolerance for Child Molesters," by Shari P. Geller, and "Involuntary 'Treatment' Is Double Jeopardy," by Charles Krauthammer, Commentary, Dec. 16, about prison terms for child molesters: Geller is right when she calls for zero tolerance and life sentences for the monsters who prey on children. No plea bargains. No early releases. Life. Public safety demands nothing less. Why is this such a difficult concept for our lawmakers to comprehend? Krauthammer believes that in the abstract name of justice molesters should be turned loose, even when the molester freely acknowledges that he will continue to prey on children.
SPORTS
September 10, 1988
Is anyone getting the same message that I am? The drug scene in major league professional sports, which may or may not be a reflection of the rest of our society, is getting out of control. Isn't it time to consider zero tolerance for this kind of thing? Isn't it time to realize that the 30-day quick-fix program is terribly flawed? GIL M. WAYNE Newport Beach
OPINION
May 26, 2012
Re "HP to shed 27,000 workers," Business, May 24 Hewlett-PackardChief Executive Meg Whitman observes that layoffs "adversely affect people's lives, but in this case [are] absolutely critical for the long-term health of the company. " The goal of business is to make a profit. If you can make money by hiring people, you hire people. If you can't, you fire people. Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist is consistent with this reality. A businessman is not in business to be a "job creator," and it is dishonest to suggest otherwise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
School trustees have upheld the punishment of a student found with an alleged marijuana pipe in his car, even though the teen contends police discovered it during an illegal search. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board voted 7 to 0 Wednesday night to uphold the forced transfer of senior Ryan Huntsman from Corona del Mar High School to Newport Harbor. The district's zero-tolerance drug policy requires violators to transfer and also forgo school sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1988
It would seem to me that if the Supreme Court has determined that one's garbage sacks or cans--once set out at the curb--are no longer private, then the owners can no longer be held accountable for the contents. Just as a scavenger (or police) can pull something out, someone wandering by could toss something incriminating in. And if something incriminating is found, can the garbage cans be seized as a show of "zero tolerance"? GREG LETTS Playa Del Rey
NEWS
February 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An 8-year-old boy was suspended from school for three days after pointing a breaded chicken finger at a teacher and saying "Pow, pow, pow." The boy, who apparently violated the Jonesboro School District's zero-tolerance policy against weapons, was suspended last week. Kelli Kissinger, mother of first-grader Christopher, said: "It's just a piece of chicken. How could you play like it's a gun?"
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