Cook, Sam 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2024
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1US FL: Column: Parents Resist School Intrusion On Kid's LifeSat, 08 Nov 2008
Source:News-Press (Fort Myers, FL) Author:Cook, Sam Area:Florida Lines:Excerpt Added:11/09/2008

Dustin Worth admits to having a libertarian lean.

"I'm only registered Republican because the third party is not an electable option," says Dustin, 38.

The less government intrusion, the better for him.

Dustin and wife, Sandra, who live in Lehigh Acres, maintain the same philosophy about the Lee County School District.

Educate our children, but refrain from asking unnecessary and personal questions that are none of the district's business.

"We are fed up with government schools dictating to parents as to how they decide what's best for our children," says Sandra Worth, 42.

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2US FL: Column: Family Blames Center For Addicted Son's DeathWed, 28 Feb 2007
Source:News-Press (Fort Myers, FL) Author:Cook, Sam Area:Florida Lines:Excerpt Added:02/28/2007

Christopher Cambra's demons were drug addiction and mental-health issues.

Cambra, 35, went berserk three months ago in his parents' Bonita Springs home.

"My son came over for supper and was running around with this big, butcher knife in his hand," says Travers Cambra, 64. "He was looking out the windows and yelling 'Cops are coming for me.' "

Travers took him to North Collier Hospital on Nov. 21.

He says hospital staffers subdued his son and sent him to the David Lawrence Center & Foundation in Naples, a mental-health and substance-abuse services center.

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3US FL: Column: Bits, Pieces Add Up To One Thing - Chief GibbsSun, 14 Oct 2001
Source:News-Press (FL) Author:Cook, Sam Area:Florida Lines:Excerpt Added:10/14/2001

The question confronting Arnold Gibbs and confounding the rest of us is whether he acted as a concerned father or a police chief when he went to a Cape Coral motel where his daughter was involved in a drug bust.

Gibbs, 53, didn't like his daughter Monique dating Brandon Graham a former Mariner High football star.

Did Gibbs try to remove Graham, 20, from his daughter's life by arresting him for selling drugs as Graham's lawyer Michael Hornung thinks?

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