Schell, A_J_ 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 CN BC: Youth To Survey Youth About Drug ProblemsFri, 15 Mar 2002
Source:Maple Ridge Times (CN BC) Author:Schell, Maija Area:British Columbia Lines:69 Added:03/16/2002

A survey which will be conducted by youth in the community may confirm that hard drug useage is a problem for kids in the area.

Melita Caissie, an alcohol and drug counselor from the Nisha Family and Children's Services Society Astra program, is conducting the assessment with four local youth.

Youth will be helping with the survey over their spring break, asking kids to fill out questionnaires at popular youth hang-outs in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

"I think that youth will be more inclined to answer to youth," she said. "There is the idea that there is no problem with youth using heroine, cocaine and ecstasy, but preliminary results from the research show this is not the case." Caissie said she works with youth on a regular basis and the groups tell her the problem exists.

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2 CN BC: Neighbours And Directors Continue DisputeTue, 19 Feb 2002
Source:Maple Ridge News (CN BC) Author:Schell, Maija Area:British Columbia Lines:83 Added:02/19/2002

An elderly man living across the street from the Hannah House, a centre for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, was lining up cement boulders along his property line on Friday afternoon as supporters of the house piled in through the front door.

The Innervisions rehabilitation house on Dunbar Street celebrated its official opening at the beginning of February, but neighbours are presuming the house is a problem starter and not solver.

Walter Sagorski, who lives across the street from the house, said he is concerned about the property value of his home and pointed to the torn-up grass on the lawn across the street. Parking and increased traffic on the residential street are among the many concerns for the Maple Ridge homeowner.

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3 US NY: PUB LTE: Test For Impairment, Not For Drug UseFri, 22 Jun 2001
Source:Daily Gazette (NY) Author:Schell, A.J. Area:New York Lines:62 Added:06/22/2001

Schenectady International Inc. recently imposed a random drug testing requirement for all workers.

The Fourth Amendment guarantees us that we have a right to privacy, unless there is probable cause. Drug tests violate our constitutional right to privacy and presumption of innocence.

The worker is forced to defend himself against a charge without any evidence or suspicion. Workers are now treated as guilty until proven innocent. While lower courts have established random drug tests as unconstitutional for many state and federal agencies, unfortunately the Constitution only protects citizens of the government and not of private companies.

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