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By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society library | November 19, 1995
25 years ago (week of Nov. 8-14, 1970)It was reported that a "dye-like" substance was visible in the Patapsco River below the Simkins Industries plant. Simkins was already facing water pollution charges.Media Pennington, supervisor of counseling for county schools, and Lee Makowski, a county police officer, addressed the Howard County Women's Club about an alleged 60-80 percent level of drug usage in county schools. Mrs. Pennington declared that "only kindergarten through third grade are safe."
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May 30, 2014
In The Sun article "New views about crime" (May 25) the writers failed to mention the Libertarian approach to the failed war on drugs. As the Libertarian candidate for attorney general, my main campaign theme is to end the drug war. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We have more people in prison than Russia and China combined! At the same time we have the highest rate of drug usage in the world. A definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result.
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NEWS
May 30, 2014
In The Sun article "New views about crime" (May 25) the writers failed to mention the Libertarian approach to the failed war on drugs. As the Libertarian candidate for attorney general, my main campaign theme is to end the drug war. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We have more people in prison than Russia and China combined! At the same time we have the highest rate of drug usage in the world. A definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result.
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February 9, 2014
As Neill Franklin, the retired Maryland state trooper, has observed, drug use can often lead to crimes of all sorts ( "Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana," Feb. 3). But we need not legitimize its use. Alcohol, an addictive drug, is a depressant that can affect users in ways similar to marijuana. With marijuana, the perception of time is altered, and the drug, like alcohol, slows our reflexes and thought processes. Drug usage is on a continuum, so just because someone drinks alcohol, it doesn't make them an alcoholic even though it certainly can lead to it. It's like saying that if I use a little bit of arsenic, I won't be poisoned.
NEWS
September 29, 1993
The results of a statewide health survey show just how pervasive beer and wine use is among Howard County public school students.Not only did 65 percent of Howard's middle and high schoolers surveyed report that they have tried beer or wine, close to two-thirds of those students said they did so by age 14.This news seems not so much startling as mystifying, especially in light of the school system's on-going effort to warn students against drug usage as...
NEWS
July 16, 2013
The Sun's characterization of the recent wave of gun violence is inaccurate in referring it as having occurred "in Baltimore City" ("In face of violence, hope that city can come together," July 9). No one has been shot in Homeland, Guilford, Roland Park, Mount Washington, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Canton, Lower Fells Point or any of the other "better" neighborhoods that make up the city. According to the addresses published in The Sun, all the victims have been residents of two areas in the city, one on the east side, the other on the west, that are characterized by extreme poverty, high unemployment, mediocre schools, drug usage, gang activity and broken families.
NEWS
February 3, 1994
There are some useful lessons in the announcement this week that drug usage has taken an alarming upturn among young people during the past year, as measured by a respected, long-term study conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.The upward direction in drug use during the past two years indicates a reversal of an encouraging downward trend that began more than a decade ago. In 1979, for instance, 54 percent of 12th graders told the researchers they had used an illicit drug in the previous year.
NEWS
February 9, 2014
As Neill Franklin, the retired Maryland state trooper, has observed, drug use can often lead to crimes of all sorts ( "Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana," Feb. 3). But we need not legitimize its use. Alcohol, an addictive drug, is a depressant that can affect users in ways similar to marijuana. With marijuana, the perception of time is altered, and the drug, like alcohol, slows our reflexes and thought processes. Drug usage is on a continuum, so just because someone drinks alcohol, it doesn't make them an alcoholic even though it certainly can lead to it. It's like saying that if I use a little bit of arsenic, I won't be poisoned.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Staff Writer | November 18, 1993
This week, mega-superstar Michael Jackson admitted an addiction to painkillers.Last week, actor River Phoenix's autopsy revealed an overdose of cocaine and heroin caused his death.When celebrities are arrested, confess or worse -- die -- because of drugs, does all the media attention help the struggle to control the drug epidemic?"What it does is focus the general public's attention on the use of drugs by celebrities or middle-class people," says Richard Lane, director of Man Alive Research Inc., a Baltimore methadone treatment center.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2001
Carroll County's Sheriff's Department plans to begin round-the-clock operations May 1, Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning said yesterday, as his office tries to keep pace with an increase in local crime that often accompanies a growing population. Immediate plans include the addition of an administrator, five deputies and six correctional officers to staff the department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, said Tregoning, who took the elective office in December 1998. He discussed the change yesterday as he outlined his five-year plan for the department at the request of the Carroll commissioners.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
The Sun's characterization of the recent wave of gun violence is inaccurate in referring it as having occurred "in Baltimore City" ("In face of violence, hope that city can come together," July 9). No one has been shot in Homeland, Guilford, Roland Park, Mount Washington, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Canton, Lower Fells Point or any of the other "better" neighborhoods that make up the city. According to the addresses published in The Sun, all the victims have been residents of two areas in the city, one on the east side, the other on the west, that are characterized by extreme poverty, high unemployment, mediocre schools, drug usage, gang activity and broken families.
NEWS
By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society library | November 19, 1995
25 years ago (week of Nov. 8-14, 1970)It was reported that a "dye-like" substance was visible in the Patapsco River below the Simkins Industries plant. Simkins was already facing water pollution charges.Media Pennington, supervisor of counseling for county schools, and Lee Makowski, a county police officer, addressed the Howard County Women's Club about an alleged 60-80 percent level of drug usage in county schools. Mrs. Pennington declared that "only kindergarten through third grade are safe."
NEWS
February 3, 1994
There are some useful lessons in the announcement this week that drug usage has taken an alarming upturn among young people during the past year, as measured by a respected, long-term study conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.The upward direction in drug use during the past two years indicates a reversal of an encouraging downward trend that began more than a decade ago. In 1979, for instance, 54 percent of 12th graders told the researchers they had used an illicit drug in the previous year.
NEWS
September 29, 1993
The results of a statewide health survey show just how pervasive beer and wine use is among Howard County public school students.Not only did 65 percent of Howard's middle and high schoolers surveyed report that they have tried beer or wine, close to two-thirds of those students said they did so by age 14.This news seems not so much startling as mystifying, especially in light of the school system's on-going effort to warn students against drug usage as...
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2001
Carroll County's Sheriff's Department plans to begin round-the-clock operations May 1, Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning said yesterday, as his office tries to keep pace with an increase in local crime that often accompanies a growing population. Immediate plans include the addition of an administrator, five deputies and six correctional officers to staff the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week, said Tregoning, who took the elective office in December 1998. He discussed the change yesterday as he outlined his five-year plan for the department at the request of the Carroll commissioners.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 26, 2005
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever, once-a-month drug treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, a bone disease that affects 8 million women. Boniva, made by Roche of Nutley, N.J., and GlaxoSmithKline of Research Triangle Park, N.C., will be available at pharmacies in April in 150-mg tablets that should be taken 12 times a year. Competing products such as Merck's Fosamax and Actonel, by Aventis and Procter & Gamble, are taken once a week. The FDA approved Boniva late Thursday after a 10-month review, said Theresa Kehoe, the FDA medical officer who reviewed the drug.
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