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30 September 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ban on stimulants is good

Re: NFL slaps a ban on stimulant ephedrine, leaves testing up in air (Sept. 28)

Gaining three yards in a cloud of dust, the NFL has taken a step forward with its ban on ephedrine and similar substances contained in strength-building food supplements.

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1 September 2001 - Lakeside Gazette
East County teens rally in protest

As high school and college students throughout East County go back to school, they will hit local stores in search of school supplies, the latest fashion trend and materials to give their room a new look. Posters are a popular item among teenagers and they can find those at their favorite stores. Posters such as “Child Hood,” depicting three small children smoking a marijuana joint.

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1 September 2001 - Lakeside Gazette
McAlister Institute moves ahead

A little more than one month into implementation of California’s Proposition 36, San Diego County’s McAlister Institute recently announced that it received a $5,000 donation from the PacifiCare Foundation to further its residential services.

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31 August 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Students take stand against drug promotion

EL CAJON – The poster showed little Johnny sitting between two young girls. One of them was handing him a joint, and he was reaching for it. "Johnny likes skinny girls, but he never turns down a fattie!" was the pro-marijuana message beneath the drawing.

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23 August 2001 - Alpine Sun
Alpine teens learn by doing…

ALPINE – Learn by doing! That’s what the young people who are the Youth Component of the Substance Abuse Prevention Team organized by the Alpine Community Center, are practicing. The 15 young middle school kids who attended a leadership training workshop at Casa in El Cajon this summer, have already put their training into action.

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10 August 2001 - El Latino
Reunión binacional sobre temas de salud

SAN DIEGO – Expertos en temas de salud de México y Estados Unidos se reunirán en San Diego para tratar asuntos sobre el abuso de substancias entre inmigrantes latinos en los Estados Unidos.

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7 August 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Substance abuse threatens Latinos, researchers say

Latinos drink more alcohol, drop out of high school more often, get arrested for driving under the influence more frequently and contract AIDS and HIV infection at a higher rate than blacks and whites, researchers say.

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2 August 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
'Ban the ban' largely funded by alcohol interests
Campaign turned back curb on drinking at beach


The campaign against a round-the-clock trial ban on drinking alcohol at two San Diego beaches was funded largely by alcohol-related businesses, financial documents show.

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24 July 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Battle over ban moves to ballot box
Council puts beach alcohol decision in hands of voters


The San Diego City Council has decided to leave to voters one of its most contentious decisions – whether to impose a round-the-clock ban on drinking alcohol at city beaches.

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23 July 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Try beach ban
Alcohol and parks don’t mix, public finds


Ask juvenile court judges about underage drinking, and they’ll tell you the beach is a favored spot for kids to abuse alcohol.

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22 July 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Drawing a line in the sand
Beach alcohol ban divide’s residents, U-T poll indicates


San Diego residents are almost evenly split on a round-the-clock ban on drinking alcohol in parts of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, a Union-Tribune poll shows.

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12 July 2001 - Alpine Sun
Law enforcement targets meth labs

ALPINE – If you’re anywhere near Interstate Eight in the summertime, you can see the steady stream of people driving into the mountains to camp, mountain-bike, hike, fish, and just relax in the local mountains. But a few people seek-out remote areas for other kinds of activities: making methamphetamine, and dumping the leftovers from their illegal drug labs.

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4 July 2001 - North County Times
Officials warn campers, hikers about meth sites

Campers, hikers and others who enjoy San Diego County's mountains and wildlands need to watch out for methamphetamine laboratories and chemical dump sites, officials warned Tuesday.

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4 July 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Park, forest visitors advised of meth labs

ALPINE – U.S. Forest Service officials, police and government leaders yesterday warned visitors to national parks and forests to be wary of meth-makers and discarded drug labs within the 716 million acres of public land.

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3 July 2001 - KGTV 10
County warns of rural meth labs
County rolls out 'What's Cookin' In The Woods' campaign

SAN DIEGO, 6:23 P.M. PDT July 3, 2001 – Methamphetamine labs are moving out of the city and into rural areas – creating dumping grounds of hazardous materials, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

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