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1 US NJ: Some South Students To Face Random Drug TestingWed, 29 Aug 2007
Source:Beacon, The (NJ) Author:Rhine, Mae Area:New Jersey Lines:101 Added:08/29/2007

The new policy applies only to those students driving to school or involved in extracurricular activities.

WEST AMWELL -- Besides having a new superintendent, many of the 350 students who walk into South Hunterdon Regional High School on Tuesday, Sept. 11, will face random drug testing.

The school is opening later than other districts because of delays in its construction project.

South's new superintendent is Nancy Gartenberg, who replaced Lisa Brady on July 1.

It was under Ms. Brady's leadership, however, when the controversial drug new policy was approved by the Board of Education.

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2 US NJ: PUB LTE: Don't Allow Random Student Drug TestingThu, 29 Mar 2007
Source:Beacon, The (NJ) Author:Hall, Kathryn Area:New Jersey Lines:145 Added:03/28/2007

To the editor:

We agree drug use and abuse is a serious issue and whether or not to use drugs is among the most important decisions a young person will make.

That said, we are also strongly opposed to the policy of random, mandatory and suspicion-less drug testing being considered by the South Hunterdon Regional High School Board of Education.

This policy would require all students in grades seven through 12 who participate in extracurricular activities or who have parking permits at South Hunterdon High School to submit to random drug testing, involving the collection and testing of their urine.

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3 US NJ: Drug Testing Considered At SouthTue, 05 Dec 2006
Source:Beacon, The (NJ) Author:Seida, Linda Area:New Jersey Lines:116 Added:12/06/2006

Officials Are Holding Discussions With the Public About Random Drug Testing of Student Athletes, Those Who Drive to School, Park on Campus or Leave the Campus for Senior Privileges.

WEST AMWELL -- Not all parents want to begin random drug testing of students at South Hunterdon Regional High School, but many of the approximately 30 who attended a discussion last week expressed interest.

"Our concerns here are related to alcohol and marijuana," Superintendent Lisa Brady said. "Here and nationally, they are the most prevalent in terms of use."

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4 US NJ: Column: Kids And Community: Recent Death Brings Out The Difficulties Of AFri, 23 Jul 2004
Source:Beacon, The (NJ) Author:Battle, Judy Shepps Area:New Jersey Lines:122 Added:07/27/2004

Many People Would Be Surprised By The Many Faces Of Addiction.

Eric Douglas had it all. The youngest son of Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas and half-brother of equally famous Michael Douglas, he was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth but spent a significant portion of his 46 years in and out of drug rehabs. At one point he was in a coma for eight days because of a drug overdose.

On July 7 of this year, Eric Douglas died. I understand he had a small part in "Delta Force III: The Killing Game." I never saw the movie, but I have seen many people like Eric Douglas in my lifetime. Addicts who go in and out of recovery, maintaining sobriety for months and then back on the bottle or on the drugs or on the food or whatever substance temporarily numbs their emotional, physical and/or spiritual pain. I have seen people coexist with their addiction well into the senior years and others who die while still in their prime. Eric Douglas was most definitely still in his prime.

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