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2009-05-08 09:42:23

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive and actually lead to a vicious spiral of drug use and reincarceration. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy reveals how legal punishment, withdrawal of services and social stigmatization encourage a return to drug use, increased criminal activity and ultimately re-incarceration.Juliana van Olphen from San...

2009-05-07 22:17:44

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive, U.S. researchers found. Study leader Juliana van Olphen of San Francisco State University and colleagues conducted focus groups and conducted semi-structured interviews with 17 women who had recently left jail. Our conclusion was that punitive drug and social policies related to employment, housing, education, welfare, and mental health and substance abuse treatment make it...

2009-04-24 07:05:00

Avelea Nixon Debuts with "OwlCat" WOODSTOCK, Ontario, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In her whimsical new children's book, "OwlCat" (published by AuthorHouse), Avelea Nixon uses delightful animal characters to convey important lessons about acceptance, racial issues, balance in nature and finding happiness after a tragedy. "OwlCat" tells the story of OwlCat, an orphaned cat who has been raised by owls and ventures out to find his long-lost sister in the mountains. Along the way, he meets many...

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2009-03-24 21:26:01

Stacy Keach, who suffered a mild stroke last week, is to resume his starring role in the play Frost/Nixon, California's Ahmanson Theatre said Tuesday. Ahmanson spokesman Ken Werther told the Los Angeles Times the 67-year-old actor is expected to rejoin the touring production of the stage drama Friday, following a six-day hospitalization. Keach plays former U.S. President Richard Nixon in the show, which is to wrap up its run at the Ahmanson Sunday. Bob Ari, Keach's understudy in the play,...

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2009-03-18 20:39:11

U.S. actor Stacy Keach has suffered a mild stroke, the Center Theatre Group said Wednesday in Los Angeles. Keach, 67, is starring as former President Richard Nixon in the national touring production of Peter Morgan's celebrated play Frost/Nixon. The Center Theatre Group is presenting the stage drama at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through March 29. Actor Stacy Keach has been diagnosed as having experienced a very mild stroke with no impairment whatsoever of his motor or speech...

2009-03-17 10:52:51

Claude S. Brinegar, the U.S. Transportation secretary who helped pass a national speed limit of 55 mph, has died of natural causes at age 82, his family said. Appointed to the Cabinet by U.S. President Richard Nixon at the start of his second term in 1972, Brinegar was the nation's third Transportation secretary. He earned a doctorate at Stanford University but had no government experience when he took the post. When asked about his qualifications, he once replied, I've flown a million miles...

2009-02-20 05:00:00

"RON HOWARD'S FINEST FILM YET...AND ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST." - ASSOCIATED PRESS FROM ACADEMY AWARD(R) WINNING DIRECTOR RON HOWARD COMES THE UNTOLD STORY THAT CHANGED THE FACE OF POLITICS FOREVER. FROST/NIXON APRIL 21, 2009 OWN IT ON DVD AND BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Oscar(R)-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen the electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the tarnished President with a...

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2009-01-27 09:45:15

The U.S. publication AARP The Magazine has declared Frost/Nixon 2008's Best Movie for Grownups. Based on the post-Watergate television interviews between British journalist David Frost and former U.S. president Richard Nixon, director Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon was selected by the editors of AARP The Magazine, a publication that describes itself as the definitive voice for Americans over the age of 50 and the world's largest-circulation magazine...

2009-01-04 12:15:08

U.S. presidents age two years for every one year they are in office, aging specialist Michael Roizen says. The stress of the Oval Office translates into gray hair, wrinkles and weight fluctuation, said Roizen, a doctor who has examined medical information on presidents dating back to Theodore Roosevelt. It doesn't matter if they're Democrats or Republicans, it doesn't matter if they've been athletes or not beforehand, it doesn't matter if they were smokers or not, said Roizen, chief wellness...

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2008-12-31 11:00:47

Hollywood film director Ron Howard says he enjoyed reading Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon so much, he immediately wanted to see it acted out on stage. I'd been very surprised by the play, which I'd read, which motivated me to get on an airplane and go and see the production, Howard, who eventually directed the film version of Morgan's play, told reporters in New York. When I walked out of the theater, I called (producer Brian Grazer) and I called my agent, and I said: 'I not only want to do...


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