Wednesday, November 23, 2011

quotes for today

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

 Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
- Cathy Allen

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
- Robert Allen

Dream big dreams, then put on your overalls and go out and make the dreams come true.
- Fred Van Amburgh

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
- Greg Anderson

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

weekly review

the week's news of substance abuse

Court Orders Lindsay Lohan's Father to Treatment
Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay Lohan, has been sentenced to two years of probation, the first four months of which will be spent in a residential treatment center in Florida. The sentence came after he entered a no contest plea to domestic violence charges.

Missouri Coach Suspended After DWI Arrest
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel has been suspended for the final game of the season and his salary has been frozen for a year after his arrest for drunken driving. The disciplinary steps taken by the university could end up costing Pinkel $300,000, more if the Tigers go to a bowl game.

Driver Was Drunk in Wrong-Way Crash
Driving under the influence proved deadly for a 39-year-old Georgia man after he drove the wrong way on Interstate-20 in DeKalb County near Atlanta. Gene Jones faces multiple charges in connection with a crash that killed Doraville police Detective Robert Wilson.

Woman Drove Drunk With 3 Kids in Car
A Connecticut woman driving with three children in the car is facing three counts of risk of injury to a child, driving while under the influence and running a traffic light. Police said Cynthia Aragon, 49, was so drunk she couldn't get her license out of her wallet.

DUI Suspect Accidentally Sets Car on Fire
It was a bad day for 20-year-old Becca Voss of Louisville, Kentucky. Not only was she arrested for driving under the influence, after being stopped for speeding, she dropped a lit cigarette in the door of the car setting the vehicle on fire.

Foreclosures Offer Opportunity for Pot Growers
The large increase of home foreclosures in the Las Vegas is providing opportunities for marijuana growers. Authorities have busted 153 indoor marijuana grow operations and have seized more than 13,000 plants last year, compared to 18 busts and 1,000 plants in 2005.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

monday quotes

Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it.
- James T. O'Brien

Where I was born and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
- Georgia O'Keefe

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
- Charles Osgood

Intelligence lies within a creative mind, Not extensive memory.
- Christopher Acedillo

Thoroughly to teach another is the best way to learn for yourself.
- Tryon Adams

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments.
- Joseph Addison

Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
- Aesop
I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

this weeks celebrity antics

news of celebs and substance abuse

Lindsay Lohan's 30-Day Sentence Lasts Five Hours
Here's a great lesson for the youth of America: If you get in trouble with the law and don't follow the terms of your probation repeatedly over a period of four years, you may have to spend five hours in jail. That's about how long Lindsay Lohan was there for her latest "30-day" sentence.

Lindsay Lohan Poses for Playboy
Youth lesson No. 2: If you behave outrageously enough to become famous then you can take your clothes off for Playboy and make a million dollars. Lindsay Lohan rushed to get her Playboy shoot done just in case her jail term was extended for more than a few hours.

Lindsay Lohan's Father Appears in Court
And finally a tip for parents: The best way to prevent your kids from becoming involved in drugs and alcohol is to be a good example. Tell that to Michael Lohan, Lindsay's dad, as he agreed to a permanent injunction to stay 500 feet away from his girlfriend, Kate Major.

Ryan Merriman Taken to Jail on DUI Charge
Final Destination 3 star Ryan Merriman has been arrested for drunken driving. Police said he failed a field sobriety test after they observed him rolling past the limit line at a red light in Newport Beach, CA.

Rodney King Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
Rodney King has entered not guilty pleas to charges stemming from his DUI arrest in Moreno Valley, CA, in July. King was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit. Police said he was also under the influence of marijuana at the time.

Spurs General Manager Blames DWI on Diabetes
R.C. Buford, general manager of the San Antonio Spurs, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and having an open container in his vehicle. Buford was arrested after a single-car crash. In a statement, the Spurs said the crash "was precipitated by a severe low blood sugar reaction." Buford is diabetic.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

monday quotes

Each relationship you have with another person reflects the relationship you have with yourself.
- Alice Denille

We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
- Max Depree

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
- Wayne Dyer

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
- Epictetus

You know you're getting old when everything hurts. And what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
- Hy Gardner

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
- Shirley Maclaine

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

weekly roundup

more celebrity news from;

Back to Jail For Lindsay Lohan Again
The probation sentence for a 2007 DUI conviction that should have ended years ago, has been extended until next March for Lindsay Lohan because she can't stay out of trouble. The 25-year-old actress has until Nov. 9 to report to jail for yet another probation violation.

Jeremy Mayfield Arrested For Meth Possession
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been arrested at his North Carolina home and charged with possession of 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Mayfield was suspended indefinitely in 2009 by NASCAR for violating the substance abuse policy.

Singer-Songwriter Twinkle Accused of DUI
The singer-songwriter Twinkle, whose real name is Schascle Yochim, has been arrest for DUI after police thought she was asleep behind the wheel. Yochim told police that she was returning from an A.A. meeting and had not been drinking, but failed a field sobriety test.

Detroit's Wallace Gets Drunk-Driving Plea Deal
Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace has pleaded guilty to driving and possessing a firearm under the influence of alcohol, agreeing to a plea deal that dropped felony firearm charges against him. Wallace had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 when he was stopped in September.

DUI Charges Against Ryan Rottman Dropped
Nickelodeon's Gigantic star Ryan Rottman has dodges DUI charges by pleading to a lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving, a misdemeanor. He was given three years probation, a $390 fine and ordered to take a three-month alcohol education class.

'Pill Mill' Crackdown Leads to 22 Arrests
A federal crackdown on Florida "pill mills" that illegal distribute prescription drugs continued with the arrest of 22 people. Those arrested included five doctors and two pharmacists. More than 100 people have been arrested in the crackdown.

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