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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2013
In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services launched the new prevention program, Above the Influence Alcohol and Drug Education Program, in January. The Above the Influence Alcohol & Drug Education Program was attended by eight Harford County youth. The morning portion of the program focused on alcohol education and featured a victim impact speaker, a discussion on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the family, as well as some interactive activities.
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February 7, 2014
It is about time university presidents took an interest in college drinking ( "Grain alcohol target of ban," Feb. 6), but why target grain alcohol instead of college drinking? It has been allowed to go on for far too long and, as a '60s college graduate, I have always been appalled at the laxness on today's campuses. As I told my son when he was in college, you are an adult and get adult responsibilities and privileges when you can pay the bills and clean up the mistakes. And yes, as a parent I took responsibility for alcohol education, and at home he was allowed as a late teenager to "taste" the infrequent wine or beer when guests were there, and he was taught the dangers of irresponsible drinking.
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May 28, 2012
Regarding Maryvale Preparatory School's mandatory alcohol education program ("At Maryvale Prep, alcohol education comes before prom," May 24), anything that can help make sure these seniors are safe now that they are almost in college is a good thing. College parties will present them with increased peer pressure and risky activities, but knowing what choices are the right choices is powerful knowledge for a teen. That could make the difference in putting them in a situation where they or a friend gets injured or in trouble.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Maryland senators voted Wednesday to outlaw sales of the clear, potent booze that's been a staple at college parties. The move comes after a push from Maryland university presidents who say grain-alcohol, which is 95 percent pure, contributes to a dangerous culture of binge drinking. The 190-proof liquor is sold under several brands and sometimes is marketed as "moonshine," but is often known by the most popular brand name, Everclear.  "This is a small step we can do to improve to safety," said Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County, a Democrat who sponsored the bill at the request of college presidents.
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August 21, 1991
Despite tragedies like the death of Brian Ball after a teen-aged all-you-can-drink party, drinking among teen-agers seems to have actually dropped slightly in the past few years, according to surveys of Maryland's high school seniors. Nationally, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths for drivers 16 to 20 years old has fallen by 23 percent -- although that decrease may be due more to changing driving patterns and the use of designated drivers than to less drinking among young people.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Maryland senators voted Wednesday to outlaw sales of the clear, potent booze that's been a staple at college parties. The move comes after a push from Maryland university presidents who say grain-alcohol, which is 95 percent pure, contributes to a dangerous culture of binge drinking. The 190-proof liquor is sold under several brands and sometimes is marketed as "moonshine," but is often known by the most popular brand name, Everclear.  "This is a small step we can do to improve to safety," said Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County, a Democrat who sponsored the bill at the request of college presidents.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
G. Wayne Burgemeister, a retired Baltimore County public schools official and sailing enthusiast, died of cancer March 1 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Mercy Ridge resident was 81. The son of a Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft worker and a homemaker, Graber Wayne Burgemeister — he never used his first name — was born in Baltimore and raised in Middle River. After graduating from Kenwood High School in 1947, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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February 7, 2014
It is about time university presidents took an interest in college drinking ( "Grain alcohol target of ban," Feb. 6), but why target grain alcohol instead of college drinking? It has been allowed to go on for far too long and, as a '60s college graduate, I have always been appalled at the laxness on today's campuses. As I told my son when he was in college, you are an adult and get adult responsibilities and privileges when you can pay the bills and clean up the mistakes. And yes, as a parent I took responsibility for alcohol education, and at home he was allowed as a late teenager to "taste" the infrequent wine or beer when guests were there, and he was taught the dangers of irresponsible drinking.
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July 29, 1998
Alcohol education training for human resources professionals and counselors working with youths, high school and college students is being offered Monday through Aug. 6 at Western Maryland College.A few spaces are available for the intensive program co-sponsored by Junction Inc. and the Baltimore County Department of Health Bureau of Substance Abuse through a grant from the State Highway Administration.The workshop will feature four of the programs developed by Prevention Research Institute (PRI)
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March 30, 1997
An $18,000 grant from the Prevention Research Institute will enable Western Maryland College to include an in-depth alcohol awareness program in its New Student Orientation curriculum for at least the next four years.Selected staff members will be trained to teach the On Campus Talking About Alcohol (OCTAA) program this summer, according to Bonnie Bosley, medical services coordinator.The grant will cover training for about 35 people.OCTAA, which educates college students about making safe choices on alcohol, is one of PRI's nine educational programs targeted to a variety of audiences within a community.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2013
In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services launched the new prevention program, Above the Influence Alcohol and Drug Education Program, in January. The Above the Influence Alcohol & Drug Education Program was attended by eight Harford County youth. The morning portion of the program focused on alcohol education and featured a victim impact speaker, a discussion on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the family, as well as some interactive activities.
NEWS
May 28, 2012
Regarding Maryvale Preparatory School's mandatory alcohol education program ("At Maryvale Prep, alcohol education comes before prom," May 24), anything that can help make sure these seniors are safe now that they are almost in college is a good thing. College parties will present them with increased peer pressure and risky activities, but knowing what choices are the right choices is powerful knowledge for a teen. That could make the difference in putting them in a situation where they or a friend gets injured or in trouble.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
G. Wayne Burgemeister, a retired Baltimore County public schools official and sailing enthusiast, died of cancer March 1 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Mercy Ridge resident was 81. The son of a Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft worker and a homemaker, Graber Wayne Burgemeister — he never used his first name — was born in Baltimore and raised in Middle River. After graduating from Kenwood High School in 1947, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
NEWS
July 29, 1998
Alcohol education training for human resources professionals and counselors working with youths, high school and college students is being offered Monday through Aug. 6 at Western Maryland College.A few spaces are available for the intensive program co-sponsored by Junction Inc. and the Baltimore County Department of Health Bureau of Substance Abuse through a grant from the State Highway Administration.The workshop will feature four of the programs developed by Prevention Research Institute (PRI)
NEWS
March 30, 1997
An $18,000 grant from the Prevention Research Institute will enable Western Maryland College to include an in-depth alcohol awareness program in its New Student Orientation curriculum for at least the next four years.Selected staff members will be trained to teach the On Campus Talking About Alcohol (OCTAA) program this summer, according to Bonnie Bosley, medical services coordinator.The grant will cover training for about 35 people.OCTAA, which educates college students about making safe choices on alcohol, is one of PRI's nine educational programs targeted to a variety of audiences within a community.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
Despite tragedies like the death of Brian Ball after a teen-aged all-you-can-drink party, drinking among teen-agers seems to have actually dropped slightly in the past few years, according to surveys of Maryland's high school seniors. Nationally, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths for drivers 16 to 20 years old has fallen by 23 percent -- although that decrease may be due more to changing driving patterns and the use of designated drivers than to less drinking among young people.
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By David Nakamura, Steve Yanda and Daniel de Vise, Washington Post | May 23, 2010
On the day before he was charged with first-degree murder, George Huguely V walked the fairways and greens of Charlottesville's exclusive Farmington Country Club, the Blue Ridge Mountains at his back. The University of Virginia men's lacrosse team, ranked best in the nation, had just won the last regular-season game of Huguely's senior year. The 22-year-old and some teammates had gathered at the club with their fathers to celebrate the storybook ending and to look forward to the NCAA tournament.
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January 24, 2012
Editor: I attended that County Executive's budget hearing held at Havre de Grace High School last week during which several people spoke in favor of the Harford County Public Schools teaching a drug awareness program. At the end of the hearing, the County Executive and Mary Chance, a member of his budget committee, addressed the audience stating they have tried to bring drug and alcohol abuse education back into the public schools, but have met resistance from the school system.
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