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2012-12-10 16:20:22

Congressional Stop DUI Caucus in Attendance as Traffic Safety Professionals Received First Annual Kevin E. Quinlan Awards for Excellence in Traffic Safety WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Century Council announced its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing the following Members of Congress for their strong leadership on drunk driving and underage drinking: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) Rep. Emanuel...

2012-12-10 12:22:54

Ask, Listen, Learn encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three-time Olympic medalist and U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Captain Aly Raisman and her parents, Lynn and Rick Raisman, joined The Century Council and its Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program to encourage parents and kids to have active discussions about the dangers of underage drinking. In addition to promoting an...

2012-12-01 12:20:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of North Carolina's most notable legislative efforts this year will go into effect December 1, essentially expanding sanctions and monitoring requirements for repeat drunk drivers. Laura's Law, named after teenager Laura Fortenberry, who was killed by a three-time convicted drunk driver, originally was signed in to law in 2011. In July 2012 state lawmakers tackled some administrative items in the language of the law that streamlined the...

2012-11-19 08:32:12

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New data on repeat, high-risk drunk drivers ordered to be monitored continuously for drinking shows that violations increase an average of 54% on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday, now considered one of the deadliest for alcohol-related fatalities by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is second only to New Year's Eve/Day, when violations jump 62%. The numbers are consistent with data from a number of organizations, including the National...

2012-11-17 08:20:37

DENVER, Nov. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New data on repeat, high-risk drunk drivers ordered to be monitored continuously for drinking shows that violations increase an average of 54% on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday, now considered one of the deadliest for alcohol-related fatalities by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is second only to New Year's Eve/Day, when violations jump 62%. The numbers are consistent with data from a number of organizations, including the...

2012-10-26 15:22:03

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research from Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratey shows that for a person's brain to function at its peak; the body needs to move. Dr. Ratey is not alone, as a growing pool of research has also shown a correlation between exercise and academics, including better performance on standardized test scores and higher GPAs. Today, World Champion...

2012-10-03 06:20:33

9 out of 10 Teens are Not Drunk Driving WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Century Council: Educating students about the dangerous consequences of drunk driving and underage drinking is paying off. A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 1991 to 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) revealed that drinking and driving among high school students has declined 54% over the past two decades,...

2012-09-25 06:27:45

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay encouraged students at Abigail Vare School to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking." As an ambassador for The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Gay reminded students of the importance of making healthy decisions to reach their goals. Abigail...

2012-09-24 10:24:31

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni encouraged students at Paul Public Charter School to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking." As an ambassador for The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Soni reminded students of the importance of making healthy decisions to reach...

2012-09-14 06:24:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, Ed.D. joined The Century Council on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their top staffers. Dr. O'Neal spoke about The Century Council's effort to address college binge drinking across the country and highlighted new research completed by Morgan State University on binge drinking among Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. Morgan State University, funded by a...