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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'

    Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'
    Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?" "Absolutely nothing," she replied. The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
  • Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate

    Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate
    SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
  • Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'

    Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'
    In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...
  • Mothers share their anguish at losses to Mexico's violence

    Mothers share their anguish at losses to Mexico's violence
    Araceli Magdalena Rodriguez remembers precisely when her son first said he wanted to be a policeman. She went to the market one day in their community near Puebla, Mexico, when he was 4 years old and returned home empty-handed after a pickpocket stole her...
  • Terri McDonald: Jailer in chief

    Terri McDonald: Jailer in chief
    The Los Angeles County jail system is, in a way, two systems. There's the one Sheriff Lee Baca says he yearns for, a place where you do your time but also get help, a place enriched with educational and mental health programs. And there's the one under...
  • Fred Willard on lewd-conduct arrest: 'I did nothing wrong'

     
    Appearing on a late-night talk show, Fred Willard called his recent lewd conduct arrest in a Hollywood adult movie theater “an embarassment” but said he did "nothing wrong."...
  • California voters support reduced drug possession penalties, survey says

     
    Backers of a measure that would reduce possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine from a felony to a misdemeanor released a survey that indicated up to 70% of likely voters statewide support the change....
  • Teen newspaper raises enough money to keep publishing

     
    L.A. Youth teen newspaper, which nearly had to close its doors because of dwindling financial support, has raised more than $150,000 in recent weeks, averting closure for at least the next few months....
  • After drug complaints, Insomniac moves rave out of San Bernardino

     
    After complaints about drug use and noise, Insomniac Inc., a Los Angeles rave company, is moving its Beyond Wonderland rave out from its longtime home in San Bernardino, but some neighbors of the new venue were angry about the change....
  • Promising new treatment for cocaine addiction adds stimulant drugs

    Promising new treatment for cocaine addiction adds stimulant drugs
    Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...