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2011-08-16 19:53:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads from Public Property (NoAlcoholAds.org) rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall this morning in support of Councilman Richard Alarcon's introduction of a motion at today's City Council meeting to ban alcohol ads on all City-owned property. The Councilman is also supporting approval of a new 10-year bus bench contract that includes a provision to prohibit alcohol ads on bus benches. (Logo:...

2011-06-28 04:00:00

New Report Asks, Are Alcohol Companies Making Illegal Health Claims? SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marin Institute, the alcohol industry watchdog, released a new study today: Questionable Health Claims by Alcohol Companies: From Protein Vodka to Weight-Loss Beer. The report analyzes Big Alcohol's latest marketing scheme to jump on the healthy product bandwagon made popular by the food industry. But, the report concludes, when it comes to alcoholic beverages,...

2011-06-09 07:00:00

Grassroots Rally at Los Angeles City Hall Join the Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads from Public Property LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rally to Protect Youth and Oppose Alcohol Ads on City-Owned What: Bus Benches Where: Los Angeles City Hall Plaza When: Friday June 10, 2011, 8:30 am Who: AWARE Coalition Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight Community Leadership Coalition...

2011-03-27 13:26:00

NEW YORK, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages. This strategy came as result of recent undercover police stings in New York City, as well as a survey of hospitals and colleges across New York State....

2011-02-05 08:23:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five young people ages 10 to 20 were awarded prizes this past Thursday night for their entertaining counter-beer ads at Free The Bowl(TM) World Premiere 2011 in San Rafael, California. The national competition drew 63 entries from 10 different states and all shared the same core message: seductive alcohol ads shown during TV sporting events, and especially during the Super Bowl, are inappropriate for millions of vulnerable young...

2011-02-04 04:00:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five young people ages 10 to 20 were awarded prizes last night for their entertaining counter-beer ads at Free The Bowl(TM) World Premiere 2011 in San Rafael, California. The national competition drew 63 entries from 10 different states and all shared the same core message: seductive alcohol ads shown during TV sporting events, and especially during the Super Bowl, are inappropriate for millions of vulnerable young viewers who...

2011-01-21 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midnight, January 27, 2011 is the new deadline to enter Marin Institute's 3rd annual Free The Bowl(TM) Video Contest. Youth 10-20 years old are encouraged to submit 30-60 second original music, dance, rap or spoken word performance counter-beer-ads. The top prize is $1,000. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101117/DC03320LOGO ) "We heard from young people across the country that this winter's nasty weather interfered...

2011-01-19 05:00:00

New Research Shows Privatization of Alcohol Sales Results in More Alcohol-Related Death SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol industry watchdog Marin Institute joined with Canadian and American researchers today to call attention to disturbing findings in a new study that should put the debate over privatizing alcohol sales in U.S. control states to rest once and for all. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100329/DC77689LOGO ) The study, published...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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