MURPHYSBORO -- Sometimes it's the small successes.
Jackson County's drug court has been up and running for three months,
and the program's lone participant is meeting all his requirements.
"So far, he is clean as a whistle, and not only has he tested clean
and done all the things that are required through drug court and to
probation office, he has become employed and has so far been very
successful. It's a wonderful a thing," said Judge Charles Grace, the
man who oversees the program.
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The Sun's editorial on the Baltimore Police Department's Eastern District
redeployment has taught me one of two things: either I have to do a better
job of communicating what we are doing or The Sun's editorial writers have
to do a better job of reading what is contained in the paper's own news
pages ("Norris raises stakes with east-side strike," Aug. 23).
Let me set the record straight. We are moving more than 100 officers into
the Eastern District to spearhead a highly synchronized effort against the
city's worst murder problem.
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