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Drug Use

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  • In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing

    In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All. Upstairs,...
  • FAU accepts Pelini's withdrawal of resignation, then fires coach

    BOCA RATON — Former FAU football coach Carl Pelini wanted his job back after resigning amid accusations of drug use on Oct. 30. FAU obliged his request Tuesday, rescinding his resignation and subsequently firing him with cause. Pelini was...
  • YMCA hosts walk and life skills fair

    YMCA hosts walk and life skills fair
    About 100 students and their siblings or parents participated Saturday in the first Walk for Life, hosted by the YMCA of the Foothills. Starting at 10 a.m., two groups started out, one from the Verdugo Hills YMCA and the other from La Cañada...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows. Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
  • Carl Pelini's contract expressly forbade drug use

    Carl Pelini's contract expressly forbade drug use
    When FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun presented what he said was evidence of Carl Pelini's drug use to the now disgraced head coach, Pelini had no other choice but to resign.  Chun said he was prepared to fire Pelini with cause, and he had the legal...
  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
    Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
  • Michael Hastings wrestled with demons, but legacy remains intact

    Michael Hastings wrestled with demons, but legacy remains intact
    As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller. As my colleagues Andrew...
  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in...
  • California marijuana opponents blast Obama administration's stand

    California marijuana opponents blast Obama administration's stand
    Opponents of marijuana legalization in California criticized the Obama administration's announcement Thursday not to interfere with state laws permitting recreational use of cannabis. "Decades from now, the Obama administration will be remembered for...