With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair
I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
- Flower A. Newhouse
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
- Earl Nightingale
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
- Charles C. Noble
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
- Henri Nouwen
Monday, April 22, 2013
Posted by Fireman John at 5:59 PM
this weeks news of celebrity substance abuse
Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI
Comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after his car almost collided with a tanker truck on the 101 Freeway in Southern California. Police said Hart appeared drunk and failed a field sobriety test. He was charged with misdemeanor DUI.
Brewers' Yovani Gallardo Arrested for DUI
Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo has been arrested after a caller reported his erratic driving. Deputies said the pitcher's blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit when he was pulled over for swerving and driving 40 MPH in a 55-MPH zone.
'Honey Badger' Failed 10 LSU Drug Tests
Tyrann Mathieu, known as "Honey Badger" while he was playing football for LSU, said he failed more than 10 drug tests at the university before finally being kicked off the team. Mathieu is coming clean about his previous drug use as he is now trying to get into the National Football League.
Court Rejects Warrantless Blood Tests
The short amount of time that alcohol remains in the system is not emergency enough for police to demand a blood alcohol test without a warrant. That was the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in a Missouri DUI case this week. If a suspected drunk driving refuses a breath test, police will have to get a warrant to test his blood.
Crowds to Test New Pot Laws on 4/20
Authorities in Washington and Colorado are bracing for the annual pot-smoking "holiday" this Saturday, April 20. The 420 celebration will be the first after voters in the two states approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Woman Gets 4 Years for Fatal DUI Crash
A Florida woman originally sentenced to 30 months for DUI manslaughter has been re-sentenced to a mandatory four years in prison, after prosecutors appealed the earlier sentence. Franziska Schroff will spend four years in prison, two under house arrest and nine months on probation for crashing her vehicle into a utility pole and killing a passenger in her car.
Posted by Fireman John at 5:51 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013
latest celebrity news in substance abuse
D.A. Fights Kennedy DUI Dismissal
New York prosecutors are not buying Kerry Kennedy's story that she accidently took a sleeping pill that caused her to be charged with drugged driving. In response to a motion filed by Kennedy's attorney, prosecutors argued that her case should not be dismissed and should proceed like any other first offense.
'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Checks Into Rehab
'Glee' case member Cory Monteith has received the support of friends and fellow cast members after deciding to get help for his addiction. His publicist said the 30-year-old "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction."
John Clark Gable Denies Driving Drunk
John Clark Gable, son of actor Clark Gable, insists that he "absolutely was not drinking," when he crashed his vehicle into six other parked cars. Gable claims he is seeking medical help to determine why he suddenly passed out before the incident. He was charged with DUI and hit-and-run.
DJ Clue Arrested on Drug Charges
Rap disc jockey and radio personality DJ Clue has been charged with possession of illegal substances and driving on a suspended license. Clue, whose license has been suspended eight times, was arrested after police found drugs in his Range Rover at a 2 a.m. checkpoint.
Alameda Ta'amu Gets Probation For DUI
Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu has been sentenced in connection with a drunk driving incident last year. He will serve four days in a "DUI hotel" and 18 months on probation on charges of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk, and three counts of aggravated assault, along with 10 misdemeanors including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunk driving, and failure to obey traffic laws.
Posted by Fireman John at 2:56 PM