Pubdate: Tue, 07 Jan 1997
Source: Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
Author: Gerald M. Sutliff

Robert Baize's letter, while sincere and heartfelt, was based on the
misconception that an effective drug and alcohol prevention program
begins with drug testing of students active in sports.

Before starting a testing program and violating the privacy of students
who grew up expecting personal respect, legal issues be damned, there
should be a [way to] show that the testing will effectively prevent
substance abuse.

Gerald M. Sutliff
Walnut Creek, CA