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1 US NY: Editorial: Playing a Deadly Game With AIDSWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:New York Times (NY)          Area:New York Lines:64 Added:08/06/2009

Nearly 600,000 Americans with AIDS have died since the beginning of the epidemic. Nearly a third of those cases can be traced to intravenous drug users who became infected with the virus that causes AIDS by sharing contaminated needles and who sometimes infect wives, lovers and unborn children. Many of the dead would never have been infected if Congress had allowed federal financing for programs that have been shown the world over to slow the spread of disease, without increasing drug use, by making clean needles available to addicts.

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2 US DC: Column: Helping America's Least WantedWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Gerson, Michael Area:District of Columbia Lines:96 Added:08/06/2009

The RV arrived at a corner near D.C.'s Marvin Gaye Park, also known to locals as "Needle Park." A steady procession of addicts came to the door, mounted a few steps and sat down. One by one, they dropped used needles into a container and received new needles in return, along with alcohol wipes and the small, bottle-cap-like "cookers" in which heroin is heated.

Reggie Jackson, Teefari Mallory and Hazel Smith -- staff members at PreventionWorks, Washington's largest needle-exchange program -- are at the park twice a week, offering clean needles to prevent disease transmission, condoms, drug treatment referrals, HIV/AIDS testing and a few kind words. "You still play the guitar?" "You'll have a swollen hand if you keep going there." "Love you, baby."

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3 US DC: D.C. Report Card On AIDS Shows Some ImprovementWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Fears, Darryl Area:District of Columbia Lines:91 Added:08/06/2009

The District has made strides in combating AIDS by increasing the number of tests, funding needle exchange programs and producing detailed data on the number of people who have the disease, a new report says.

Despite those steps, the District still has the worst HIV and AIDS rate in the nation, according to the report released Wednesday by the D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

In its fifth "Report Card" on the city's response to the virus, D.C. Appleseed gave the District high marks for being one of three cities that administer the most HIV tests, for coordinating government agencies responding to the epidemic and for strengthening the team in the HIV/AIDS Administration (HAA), which gathers data on the illness.

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4 US: Leahy Blocks Positive Report on Mexico's Rights RecordWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Booth, William Area:United States Lines:202 Added:08/06/2009

Skepticism About Conclusions Delays U.S. Anti-Drug Aid

MEXICO CITY -- A key senator rejected a State Department plan to issue a report this week affirming that Mexico is respecting human rights in its war against drug traffickers, delaying the release of millions of dollars in U.S. anti-narcotics assistance, according to U.S. officials and congressional sources.

The State Department intended to send the favorable report on Mexico's human rights record to Congress in advance of President Obama's visit to Guadalajara for a summit of North American leaders this weekend, U.S. officials familiar with the report said.

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5 CN AB: OPED: Needle Exchange Gives Addicts Time To ChangeWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Calgary Herald (CN AB) Author:Gerson, Michael Area:Alberta Lines:92 Added:08/06/2009

The RV arrived at a corner near Washington's Marvin Gaye Park, known locally as "Needle Park." A steady procession of addicts came to the door, mounted a few steps and sat down. One by one, they dropped used needles into a container and received new needles in return, along with alcohol wipes and the small, bottle cap-like "cookers" in which heroin is heated.

Reggie Jackson, Teefari Mallory and Hazel Smith --staff members at PreventionWorks!, Washington's largest needle exchange program--are at the park twice a week, offering clean needles to prevent disease transmission, condoms, drug treatment referrals, AIDS testing and a few kind words: "You still play the guitar?" "You'll have a swollen hand if you keep going there." "Love you baby."

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6 US CA: PUB LTE: Legalization Will Cut ConsumptionWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Desert Sun, The (Palm Springs, CA) Author:Gore, Christopher Area:California Lines:41 Added:08/06/2009

Lee Weigel, you might as well just come out and say that you don't believe marijuana users are seeking permission to use it as a medicine, and they just want to get high.

Well, that is the problem. I guess you feel that cigarettes and alcohol are already bad enough, and we don't need kids smoking pot legally to add to the problem. But, you are ignoring that pot is significantly less dangerous than either alcohol or tobacco, and that legalizing it will not make it any easier to acquire than popping in to visit the local drug dealer is right now.

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7 CN BC: Helicopter School Looks At Criminal Record ChecksWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Author:Bolan, Kim Area:British Columbia Lines:113 Added:08/06/2009

Several Pilots Have Used Their Skills To Smuggle Drugs Across The Border

A Kelowna helicopter school is considering criminal record checks on potential students after a recent trainee pleaded guilty in the U.S. to using his new skill for cross-border drug smuggling.

Johannes Vates, chief flight instructor at Okanagan Mountain Helicopters, said the school already does in-person interviews before accepting new students.

He said there was nothing amiss about Jeremy Snow, a quiet, polite student who completed about 80 hours of training before disappearing in March without completing the program.

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8 CN ON: PUB LTE: Freedom Of Religion Should Always ApplyWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Almaguin News (CN ON) Author:Barth, Russell Area:Ontario Lines:36 Added:08/06/2009

No matter which way you worship the Invisible Giant that lives in the sky, but is also everywhere around and in us (God, Jehovah, Allah), your rights are protected.

Whether you bow five times a day to a black box on the other side of the world, light fires in bowls and wave daggers around like the Wiccans do, or participate in the ritualized cannibalism of wine drinking in the Catholic church - your rights are protected. No matter which way you choose to commune with The Big Mind, Canadian law protects you.

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9 US TX: Don't Smoke ItWed, 05 Aug 2009
Source:Fort Worth Weekly (TX) Author:Gorman, Peter Area:Texas Lines:448 Added:08/06/2009

Quick: What single plant can you use to build, insulate, and heat a house; help build and run cars; turn into the finest textiles; use to make tortillas, cheese, veggie burgers, perfumes, skin creams, and suntan lotions - and also to get stoned?

Gotcha. The answer is none. But if you leave out the stoned part, you're talking about hemp, the non-smokable variety of cannabis sativa, botanical cousin of the cannabis that gets you high. It's currently grown legally in 30 industrial nations, has a history that dates back to the earliest days of man, was touted by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, was probably used to make the first American flag, and - if given the chance - might help bring Texas farmers out of troubled times.

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