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EDUCATION Eighth-grader Vanuhi Khdryan heard the warning tone Monday outside Toll Middle School, but stuck around a few minutes waiting for her friends on their first day back from summer break. Glenwood Road — which, according to the state...
An editorial by the Los Angeles TimesLast month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reignited a heated debate when he called for a civilized discussion on the merits of marijuana legalization. Indeed, the governor was responding to new public opinion polls showing greater interest in the policy idea...
Los Angeles TimesUnused medications create a dilemma—what to do with the things? They obviously shouldn't be left lying around accessible to bored teenagers or curious kids. Nor should they be flushed; medication traces are already showing up in the water supply....
Web ReporterThis week's All-Star Officers are very special team of crime-fighters: Clark County's award-winning K-9 Units, including Deputy Brian Ellithorpe and his four legged partner "Saver", and Deputy Rick Osborne, with his K-9, "Kane" Commander Chuck Atkins...
Tags: Health, Drugs and Medicines
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOnce a year or so, Roy Tialavea is summoned from his classes at Oceanside High School to report to the athletic director's office bathroom. He receives a urine specimen cup and heads for a stall. The 17-year-old is unruffled. Random drug testing has been...
Tags: Addiction, Sports, Teen-agers, OxyContin (drug), Health
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday that as national drug czar, he would take a balanced, science-based approach to the job. He also told the Senate Judiciary Committee he will help develop a strategy to help address...
Solving problems in education Re "Rewriting the Locke story," May 20 This article does not explain how Green Dot, or any charter school operator, will make such drastic changes immediately. Please do not give false hope that Green Dot will go into Locke...
The United States' war on drugs has failed and will continue to do so as long as it emphasizes law enforcement and neglects the problem of consumption, a Washington think tank says in a report co-chaired by a former president of Mexico. The former...
Testing resources For more information on school-based drug testing, as well as arguments for and against testing, go to: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy — the Bush administration's case for testing, how it works and how to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was on a routine patrol that the Colombian coast guard stumbled upon an eerie outpost amid the mangroves: a mini-shipyard where suspected drug traffickers were building submarines. Perched on a makeshift wooden dry dock late last month were two 55-...
Tags: Colombia, Armed Forces, Health, J Dennis Hastert, Terrorism
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPrescriptions for painkillers -- left over from surgeries, orthopedic injuries or dental work -- frequently languish, unfinished, in family medicine chests. Supplies of anti-anxiety medications, including the benzodiazepines known by their commercial...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA large and respected association of physicians is calling on the federal government to ease its strict ban on marijuana as medicine and hasten research into the drug's therapeutic uses. The American College of Physicians, the nation's largest...
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