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February 7, 1997
Two Arnold organizations that created their own substance abuse prevention programs were awarded grants by Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Prevention Services.The Parent-Teen Network, which plans activities for teen-agers and promotes community group and school networks to help prevent drug problems, received $2,500.Since October, the organization has sponsored six workshops in conjunction with the Adult Dare Education Program at Severna Park Elementary School.Camp Blaze was awarded a $5,000 grant for instituting a parent training program that provides sessions on leadership, nurturing and substance abuse prevention through seminars, parent/child interactions and role-playing.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
There's little question that George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia student on trial for murder, had a problem with alcohol. He had been arrested twice for drinking-related infractions, one of them violent, in his early 20s. And he admits to consuming at least 15 drinks - and likely had more, witnesses said - the day he confronted Yeardley Love at her off-campus apartment in 2010, assaulting her so severely she later died, according to...
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NEWS
May 26, 1991
United Way provided region-wide substance abuse prevention and treatment services to a record 38,271 people in 1990 -- a 19.5 percent increase over similar services provided the previous year.The services, which were made available through eight United Way agencies, werefunded at $568,000. They ranged from individual counseling and substance abuse-related delinquency prevention services to comprehensive, family focused services targeted at suicide prevention.United Way's substance abuse prevention and treatment services were provided in the county by Annapolis Bywater Boys and Girls Club.
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By Aegis staff report | May 27, 2011
Harford County's Office of Drug Control Policy, based on the most recent state figures is successfully serving more clients than any similar local office in Maryland, the county government announced last week. As a result, Harford County Executive David R. Craig recently congratulated the staff of the Office of Drug Control Policy for its statewide recognition in substance abuse prevention programs. According to the county government, the State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration published its annual report for fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009-June 30, 3010)
NEWS
May 19, 1991
The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has given a green light to a Howard County developer who plans to build a 75-unit retirement home apartment complex in Eldersburg.The board last week granted azoning exception, or conditional use approval, to Richard C. Colandrea of Columbia to build the complex on a 6.8-acre tract off Liberty Road in South Carroll, zoned for half-acre residential lots."The retirement home apartment complex is an appropriate use of the property that will not adversely affect the adjoining properties,"the decision says.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | April 17, 1992
County Executive Robert R. Neall yesterday approved a second infusion of emergency money to keep a residential drug treatment center for men in business until July 1.The county, which gave Samaritan House $15,000 after a round of state budget cuts last fall, is providinganother $9,000 to cover unexpected expenses. The money will be transferred from unused portions of the Health Department's budget.The Annapolis halfway house is operated by a non-profit organization and provides treatment for about 15 men.After state funding for Samaritan House and four other county treatment centers was cut inNovember, the county came up with $150,000 to keep them running until June 30, the end of the fiscal year.
NEWS
August 20, 1991
The Pasadena Chargers will sponsor a baseball card show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road.Dealer tables are available for $45 each or two for $80. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under age 8.Proceeds benefit the Pasadena Chargers football organization.For more information, call Bill Rothenbecker at 544-2077 or Debbie Way at 647-3422.ABUSE HELP HITS RECORDUnited Way of Central Maryland provided regionwide substance abuse prevention and treatment services to a record 38,271 people in 1990, a 19.5 percent increase over similar services provided the previous year.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | March 5, 1993
About 60 Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents will participate in a four-day conference next week in Annapolis aimed at having the area's minority community take charge of its future.The Annapolis conference of the Institute for African-American Mobilization is a pilot program sponsored by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, whose contractor will fine-tune and take it to other communities around the country."The quality of life we desire is our responsibility," said Emily Green, Annapolis' director of community services and substance abuse.
NEWS
December 16, 1990
Books depicting alcoholic parents and lessons teaching elementary pupils assertiveness will be part of the substance abuse prevention program, the Board of Education decided.On a 3-2 vote, the board approved two curriculum guides that were pulled from consideration last month after board member Cheryl A. McFalls raised concerns about the appropriateness of the materials.McFalls said she objected to the use of two books, "I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much" and "Sometimes My Mom Drinks Too Much," because they didn't portray parents as positive role models.
NEWS
December 11, 2000
Carroll zoning board to meet Wednesday to review Jan. cases Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Wednesday in Room 113 of Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center St. The board will review the files of cases that are scheduled for public hearing Jan. 4, and visit those respective sites. This meeting was rescheduled from Dec. 6. Information: Nancy David, 410-386-2061. Substance abuse group to unveil strategic plan Carroll County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee will unveil the Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan for the county at a news conference at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 in the public hearing room of the County Office Building.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
HC DrugFree, library enter partnership The Howard County Library and HC DrugFree, a Howard County nonprofit organization focused on helping teenagers avoid alcohol and other drugs, have announced a partnership to increase awareness of substance abuse prevention in the county. The partnership's mission is to provide increased access to resources about substance abuse prevention to parents, adolescents and the community through family programs, newsletters, books and Internet sites. The library and HC DrugFree will designate staff to coordinate the partnership and create links to each other's Web sites.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2004
You would have thought there was a rock star entering when Trooper Caitlin McElhenny came into the lunchroom at West Middle School in Westminster. "Trooper Cate, are you gonna sit with us?" yelled one boy from a crowded bench. "I'll be there in a second," said McElhenny, who high-fived another boy. Sixth-graders soon surrounded her, while others begged for her to sit with them. "I ate one nugget at each table yesterday," she said. Another girl tugged at her. "Trooper Caitlin, when are you gonna show us what's on your gun belt?"
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2004
You would have thought there was a rock star entering when Trooper Caitlin McElhenny came into the lunchroom at West Middle School in Westminster. "Trooper Cate, are you gonna sit with us?" yelled one boy from a crowded bench. "I'll be there in a second," said McElhenny, who high-fived another boy. Sixth-graders soon surrounded her, while others begged for her to sit with them. "I ate one nugget at each table yesterday," she said. Another girl tugged at her. "Trooper Caitlin, when are you gonna show us what's on your gun belt?"
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2004
You would have thought there was a rock star entering when Trooper Caitlin McElhenny came into the lunchroom at West Middle School in Westminster. "Trooper Cate, are you gonna sit with us?" yelled one boy from a crowded bench. "I'll be there in a second," said McElhenny, who high-fived another boy. Sixth-graders soon surrounded her, while others begged for her to sit with them. "I ate one nugget at each table yesterday," she said. Another girl tugged at her. "Trooper Caitlin, when are you gonna show us what's on your gun belt?"
NEWS
May 6, 2004
Barbara Graybeal says her son John is on his feet again. The 13-year-old Mount View Middle School student was injured in a caving accident a year ago, on a trip to Laurel Caverns in Pennsylvania with his Scout troop. "It was a seven-hour cave rescue, and they airlifted him to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh," she said. "Just this past weekend, he was showing his sheep at the fair." John showed a yearling ewe at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds. The Graybeals live on a small farm of about 10 acres and keep about 20 sheep.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2004
After services Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg will invite neighbors into its parish center but not for a social hour. Guests will be given hard lessons on prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. In response to a parish survey last year that showed widespread concern about drug-abuse and drug-related crime in South Carroll, the parish organized the area's first drug awareness and prevention program outside the public schools. "We know the schools are doing drug prevention, and we thought we could add to that," said the Rev. Pat Tonry, pastor at St. Joseph.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | December 12, 1990
Books depicting alcoholic parents and lessons encouraging children to "assertively stand up to their parents and tell them no" should not be used in Carroll's elementary classrooms, says school board member Cheryl A.McFalls.Her objections prompted the Board of Education to pull two curriculum guides containing those materials from consideration last month. The board, though, is expected to take action on the items today after educators provide an overview of the materials."I've read the curriculum guides.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
Memorial Day, celebrated by most as the beginning of summer, is enjoyed as a weekend of recreation and fun by Americans of many different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and traditions.Whether you plan to celebrate at home around a backyard barbecue, or out with friends at a park, lake or beach, you can do some simple things to prevent alcohol-related problems from ruining your fun.The U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention offers the following tips for adults attending or having Memorial Day activities where alcohol may be served:* Do not make drinking the main purpose of a Memorial Daygathering.
NEWS
December 14, 2003
Residents needed to develop programs to stop drug abuse The Carroll County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee welcomes interested Carroll residents who want to help develop substance abuse prevention programs. The meetings address quality of life issues that put children, families and neighborhoods at risk for substance abuse. The next meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the public hearing room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-6100.
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