Tuesday, September 28, 2010

quotes for tuesday

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
- Charles M. Schulz

Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.
- David J. Schwartz

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully

You cannot find yourself, only create yourself.
- Anne B. Sekel

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
- Maurice Setter

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
- R. E. Shay

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Friday, September 24, 2010

weekly roundup

this weeks news from;

Lindsay Lohan Fails Drug Test
Actress Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the court again after she reportedly failed a court-mandated drug test. Judge Elden Fox issued a bench warrant requiring Lohan's appearance in court after she admitted on Twitter that she failed the test. She was scheduled to make a court appearance today.

Paris, We'll Always Have Japan?
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton managed to avoid jail time in Las Vegas on drug possession charges, getting a one-year suspended sentence for cocaine possession and obstruction of a police officer. But authorities in Japan were not so hospitable, barring the celebrity from entering the country to promote her cosmetics line because of her plea on the drug charge.

Bruno Mars Arrested for Drug Possession
Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has been arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of drug possession. Police originally arrested Mars for possession of 2.6 grams of a "white powdery substance," which was later found to be cocaine.

Jets Receiver Braylon Edwards Arrested for DUI
Braylon Edwards, wide receiver for the New York Jets, has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence. "We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning. The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment," the Jets said in a statement.

Family Sues College Over Teen's Alcohol Death
The parents of a freshman student at Wabash College in Indiana have filed a lawsuit placing some of the blame for their son's death on the college because of its lack of enforcement of underage drinking laws. Johnny Smith died in October 2008 at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house with a blood-alcohol level of almost 0.40.

Cop's Daughter Died of Overdose?
A man accused in the death of a 23-year-old daughter of a North Carolina police chief told reporters that no murder took place. According to Michael Harvey, Valerie Hamilton died from an overdose of heroin in her sleep after a night of partying. "There is no murder at all," Harvey said.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday quotes

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.

Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains.

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Experience is simply the name we give our
mistakes.-Oscar Wilde

Don't go through life, grow through life.-Eric Butterworth

There are two lasting bequests we can give our
children : one is roots. The other is wings.
-Hodding Carter, J.R.

The truth is like ice water, it shocks you when it hits you, but no one's ever died from it.

Some succeed because they are destined to. But most succeed because they are determined to.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

weekly roundup

stories of substance abuse in the news

George Michael Jailed for Eight Weeks
British singer George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in jail for having a auto crash while under the influence of marijuana. In July, the 47-year-old singer was arrested in north London after he drove his Range Rover into a storefront. It was his second appearance in court for drug-related offenses within the last month.

Miami Baseball Player Charged With Selling Pot
Frank Ratcliff, a baseball player for the University of Miami, has been suspended from the team after he was arrested for trying to sell marijuana to an undercover detective. When his apartment was searched after his arrest, police found three more bags of pot, weighing 101 grams, and 19 vials of steroids.

Canada's 'Prince of Pot' Sentenced to 5 Years
A 52-year-old man known in Canada as the "Prince of Pot" has been sentenced to five years in U.S. federal prison. Marc Emery admitted in court that he "arrogantly violated U.S. law" by selling millions of marijuana seeds in the United States. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

Frat Hazer Agrees to Pay $500,000 in Death
A former member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the parents of freshman who died after an alcohol-related hazing at the frat house. Haithem Ibrahim previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing charges in connection with the death of Carson Starkey, 18. Ibrahim was Starkey's "big brother" at the fraternity.

Man Jailed After 8th Alcohol-Related Offense
After eight drunk driving convictions dating back to 1990, a 51-year-old Maryland man is headed to jail. Rodney Lynn Williams was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence and hitting a pickup truck.

Mom Accused of Giving 2-Year-Old Marijuana
An Ohio woman has been indicted on child endangerment charges after she gave her 2-year-old daughter marijuana and used her cell phone camera to record the child puffing on the marijuana cigarette. Jessica Gamble, 21, was arrested after an informant turned a copy of the video over the child protective services.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday quotes

"Work to become, not to acquire."
-- Confucius

"If you want a place in the sun, you've got to expect a few blisters."
-- Abigail Van Buren

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.

If you think the parade of life is passing you by, perhaps you're not listening to the music.

It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. --Mark Twain

Anyone can enjoy good days; those who find ways to enjoy bad days have something going for them!

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

weekly collection

headlines from;

Paris Hilton Arrested for Cocaine Possession
After the driver of the Cadillac Escalade in which she was riding was arrested for driving under the influence, Paris Hilton was arrested for felony cocaine possession after a vial of white powder fell out of her purse in front of the arresting officers. Hilton claimed the purse was not hers, although it contained her identification, her money and cosmetics.
Michael Douglas Blames Cancer on Alcohol, Cigs
Actor Michael Douglas blames his current battle with stage 4 throat cancer on years of drinking and smoking. He also conceded that the stress of the last year may have played a part. His son Cameron was sentenced to prison for selling drugs in April.

Rapper T.I., Wife Arrested on Meth Possession
Five months after getting out of prison on a weapons charge, Grammy-winning rapper T.I. and his wife have been arrested for possession of methamphetamine. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., may be in violation of his federal probation if he is convicted of the drug charge. He was pulled over in West Hollywood after police smelled marijuana coming out of his vehicle.

Former Colts' Quarterback Arrested on DUI Charges
Blair Kiel, former quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, has been arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after police saw him crossing the center line in Noblesville. Kiel failed several roadside sobriety tests and later recorded a 0.17 blood alcohol concentration.

Woman Drove Five Times the Legal Limit
Police first thought that 22-year-old Kelly Cybulski was impaired by drugs when they encountered her at a safety checkpoint. They smelled no alcohol on her but she could not respond to simple instructions or stand up without help. It turned out she had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.394.

Driver Had BAC More Than Six Times Legal Limit
Indiana police figured something was wrong when they saw a pickup truck stopped in the middle of an intersection while the traffic light was green. The driver, 30-year-old Travis Hornback of Evansville, was passed out behind the wheel. When they woke him up, Hornback's blood-alcohol level tested at 0.54. He was taken to the hospital and treated.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday quotes

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps and the common cold, is highly contagious.
- Emory Ward

Years ago fairy tales began with "Once upon a time...". Now it's "If I am elected..."
- Carolyn Warner

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
- Joe Weinstein

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
- John Wesley

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
- Mae West

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
- Benjamin Whichcote

There are thousands of reasons why you cannot do what you want to. All you need is one reason why you can.
- Willis R. Whitney
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Saturday, September 4, 2010


seasons change
yet things remain the same
life goes on

still the old urges exist
when will it ever stop?

euphoric recall keeps the
memories alive

so easily the misery is forgotten

so confounding and surreal
more questions than answers

my direction unclear
I hope for guidance
and a clear path

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

weekly roundup

this week's antics of substance abuse

RFK Jr's Wife Gets Another DUI
Mary Richardson Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has been arrested again for driving under the influence one month after her license was suspended for driving while impaired by alcohol. After she was stopped for driving 82 MPH, state police determined she was under the influence of prescription drugs.

Faith Evans Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge
Grammy-winning singer and widow of rapper Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, has been charged with driving under the influence. She was arrested and her car impounded after she was stopped at a drunk driving checkpoint in Los Angeles.

Phillies Prospect Gillies Arrested for Cocaine
Tyson Gillies, a Philadelphia Phillies' prospect, has been charged with cocaine possession. The charges stem from a June incident in which a deputy found Gillies beside the highway acting as if he were intoxicated. The deputy gave Gillies a ride to his hotel and later found a small bag of cocaine where Gillies had been sitting in the car.

Man's Blood-Alcohol Level 4 Times Legal Limit
A 54-year-old Wisconsin man was obviously a danger to himself and others when he was stopped by police driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.37. Although it is his third drunken driving offense, under Wisconsin law, the maximum sentence Daniel J. Hecker can face is one year in jail.

Man Gets 4 DUIs With Stolen I.D.
Earl Robert Hood, a Illinois truck driver, knew there was a problem when his commercial driver's license was suspended because he had four DUI convictions. Hood had never been arrested for DUI, much less convicted. It turns out 47-year-old Danny Arnold Rodgers of Wyoming stole Hood's identity and was stopped four times for drunk driving.

DEA Ax for Ebonics Help
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently contacted several companies that provide translation services to help the agency find nine Ebonics translators to help in drug investigations in the Southeast. The translators would help agents interpret wiretapped conversations. Ebonics is also known as African-American Vernacular English.

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