July 6th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Prescription drugs increasingly popular among college students

Experts: Pills becoming the new marijuana on campus

  • Story Highlights
  • Prescription drugs easier to get, perceived by some as safer than street drugs
  • Experts: Prescription drugs increasingly popular among college students
  • ADHD medication also popular target for trade, sale among students
By Elizabeth Cohen
CNN

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The prescription drugs allegedly found in Al Gore III's possession this week are favorites among young people, according to drug abuse experts, who say prescription drugs may soon overtake street drugs in popularity.

"I wouldn't be surprised if right now at this point in time, there are more kids abusing prescription drugs than abusing marijuana," said Joseph A. Califano Jr., chairman and president of CASA, the National Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Gore was arrested on charges of possessing -- in addition to marijuana -- Vicodin, Xanax, Valium and Adderall.

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Chris Keeley

Possible "octosquid" discovered

Possible "octosquid" discovered

This creature, apparently a half-squid, half-octopus, was found off Hawaii's Big Island. Possibly a newly-discovered species, it was accidentally sucked up into a deep-sea water pipeline from a depth of 3,000 feet. Researchers at the Natural Energy Laboratoriy, where the pipeline leads, found the animal trapped in a filter. From the Honolulu Star Bulletin:
Octosquid (NELHA operations manager Jan) War, who termed the specimen "octosquid" for the way it looked, said it was about a foot long, with white suction cups, eight tentacles and an octopus head with a squidlike mantle...

Christopher Kelley, program biologist for the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, went to the natural energy lab Tuesday to pick up the preserved octosquid, rattail fish and jellyfish (also found in the filter), which had been stored in a freezer, and brought them back to UH-Manoa's oceanography department.

"It's a beautiful squid. It's a gorgeous ruby red color," Kelley said. "We really enjoy these little mysteries that come up."
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http://starbulletin.com/2007/07/05/news/story03.html

Chris Keeley

In building a case for why I. Lewis Libby Jr.’s sentence should be commuted, Michael Kinsley (“The L

In building a case for why I. Lewis Libby Jr.’s sentence should be commuted, Michael Kinsley (“The Lying Game,” Op-Ed, July 5) asks, “How is a perjury trap fair when it forces a leaker to choose between going to prison for the leak and going to prison for lying?”

The answer is in our Fifth Amendment. You need not answer the question, but you certainly may not commit perjury.

Michael Rosenthal
Oakland Gardens, Queens, July 5, 2007

To the Editor:

Bill Clinton was snared in a perjury trap trying to deflect an embarrassing personal question that should have never been asked by investigators. But I. Lewis Libby Jr. lied to investigators in response to questions that were the very subject of their investigation. He did so to protect his bosses. The scripts are just not that similar.

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Chris Keeley

Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, by Peter Henry Emerson and Thomas Frederick Goodall, 1886

Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, by Peter Henry Emerson and Thomas Frederick Goodall, 1886


The Old Order and the New (detail) / P.H. Emerson

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/emerson/

The Old Order and the New: P. H. Emerson and Photography, 1885-1895 at J. Paul Getty Museum. "...This exhibition explores British photographer Peter Henry Emerson's decade-long work to document the people and landscape of the Norfolk Broads, a network of freshwater rivers, lakes, and marshes in East Anglia, on England's eastern shore.