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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993 | TOMMY LI
A popular Latina singer accused of being under the influence of cocaine will be allowed to enroll in a drug education program in lieu of prosecution, officials said Friday. Marisela Hernandez of Encino, a singer known by some as the Mexican Madonna, did not appear in Glendale Municipal Court on Friday because she was sick, her attorney, Donald E. Levinson, told the court.
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NEWS
March 7, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Decrying "touchy-feely exercises designed to enhance self-esteem," federal drug czar William J. Bennett on Tuesday called for more stringent anti-drug policies inside schools and drug education that stresses resistance to peer pressure. The former education secretary, in a speech at George Mason University that his aides billed as "a major address on drug education," said efforts "that never manage to curtail drug use ultimately contribute to public cynicism about drug prevention."
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The restless teen-ager, displaying an ugly knife scar on his leg as evidence of his experiences, told of life on the fringes of an underworld gang. "At first they treat you very well," he said. "They gave me money and things to eat and drink. But then they used me." They also hooked him on "Prince Amphetamine." In America, the drug is a white crystalline substance known as "ice," a nearly pure synthetic narcotic that is chemically identical to the powdered form of methamphetamine called "speed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The Anaheim City School District has been awarded state grant money to continue an anti-drug program in district schools. The Police Department will receive about $75,000 from the district for an officer who will be assigned exclusively to the city's elementary school district as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program. Currently, the grant money pays for one full-time officer, and the city pays for a second officer.
NEWS
January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
President Clinton's drug policy advisor warned of an "explosive increase" in the use of the drug Ecstasy by young people who are poorly educated about new substances they use to get high or build muscles. Briefing reporters on his final report about America's drug problem, Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey noted that drug education and prevention efforts have not kept up with the onslaught of new drugs such as Ecstasy, known chemically as methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
Individuals and corporations wishing to support the D.A.R.E. program in Anaheim elementary schools can now make donations to the city earmarked for that program. Since its inception, the anti-drug education program has relied mostly on state and federal grants. The police department hopes that the donations will ensure the survival of the D.A.R.E. program.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | United Press International
Education Secretary William Bennett today defended his decision to cut in half drug education funding, telling a House Appropriations subcommittee that "most of what works does not cost money." Bennett, appearing before a House subcommittee, said the recommendation to reduce from $200 million to $100 million the fiscal 1988 appropriation for drug education is in line with the entire Administration's efforts to reduce the deficit. "I acknowledge that this is a tough, lean budget. But it is also .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1990
Everyone knows that education can change behavior. Consider the recent experience with tobacco. The public health campaign about the dangers of smoking coupled with new prohibitions against smoking in public facilities have led to dramatic drops in cigarette consumption. In a report released Monday, the American Cancer Society projected the first decline in the number of deaths from lung cancer among men since the group began keeping statistics.
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