JULY 28, 1997
Sen. Jesse Helms opposes President Clinton's nomination of Gov. William
Weld (R MA) as next ambassador to Mexico. Have bipartisan gestures been
thwarted by internal divison? After a backgrounder by Kwame Holman, Jim
Lehrer discusses Weld's chances of becoming ambassador with two political
JIM LEHRER: Mike Barnicle is a columnist of the Boston Globe and a
NewsHour regular. Ralph Hallow is senior national correspondent for the
Washington Times. Mike Barnicle, does Weld think he can overcome Jesse
Helms, or is something else at work here?
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Most of the plants were being grown under artificial lights in
side the home, detectives said.
At least one man was being questioned in connection with the
seizure, officials said.
Detectives said the search culminated a lengthy investigation.
Mismanagement in Methadone Clinics
"State, DEA Probe Mismanagement in Methadone Clinics,"
I am a former addict and up until 1993 was on methadone.
I experienced the different policies in regard to protocol and
treatment both here in California and in London, where I worked as
an assistant at a clinic specializing in the treatment of addiction. I
believe that California has the most archaic, impractical and
conflicting rules and regulations regarding dispensing and treatment
for opiatedependent addicts.
The whole approach to addiction treatment is failing. Under the
current law a person on methadone has to attend his/her clinic every
day. As a jobseeking individual, I quickly found that just getting to
the clinic every day between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. (clinics can be over
an hour away) became a job. In the event of being late, doses are
I suggest a more individualistic approach. If addicts can prove
themselves accountable and sincere about getting help, more options
should be available to them in the dispensing of methadone. It would
help to let physicians practice as they are licensed to do, and
accordingly make choices based on their expert opinions. To let the
DEA dictate what is or is not acceptable is to let crane operators do
Methadone treatment should be one of many options. The current
"one size fits all" approach does not work.
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Millionaire George Soros perhaps best known for his extensive
philanthropic work in former Soviet bloc nationsis also globally
remembered for speculative attacks that forced the British pound out of the
European Monetary System in 1992. His purchases and sales of currencies are
closely followed in the foreign exchange market.
Soros has been criticized for using his wealth to punish ASEAN for
admitting Burma to its ranks despite that country's human rights record.
Soros denied that his Open Society Foundation, which promotes democracy in
Burma, has any connection with or influence on his financial dealings.
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The typical male prostitute gets involved for the money. "The
guys I was hanging around with were working the Park . . .
one day I was broke . . . it didn't mean anything except cash"
is representative of comments from 27 males prostitutes
surveyed. Another response was: "When homeless, there is
no other way on the street."
Four (15 per cent) of the boys surveyed were introduced to
prostitution when aged 13, but most were in the 14to19
Many young boys who have been sexually abused as children
"drift easily into being paid for sexual favours", while
there are very few opportunities for gay teenagers to explore
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Parents warned as ecstasy named after group and containing 'date
rape' chemical found circulating JENNY BOOTH Home Affairs
TEENAGE girls are being targeted by drug dealers seeking to exploit the
success of the Spice Girls by naming a new form of ecstasy after the hit
Last night, GPs were being alerted over the danger presented by the "Spice
Girls" drug which is selling in Edinburgh, Fife and Dumfries. The drugs
harm reduction group Crew 2000 was handing out leaflets at rave clubs in
the Capital warning of the pills, which are being sold at around £10 each.
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