Pasadena Congresswoman Decries Synthetic Drugs, Calls for New Congressional Approach

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Congresswoman Decries Synthetic Drugs, Calls for New Congressional Approach Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 2:56 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Congresswoman Judy Chu (extreme right) seen during testimony about synthetic drugs on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Synthetic Drugs, Real Danger” to examine the growing problem of the manufacture and use of synthetic drugs and law enforcement responses.Pasadena’s Congresswoman, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), participated as one of the lead Democrats of the subcommittee.“Cheap, dangerous, and often marketed to youth, designer synthetic drugs are becoming increasingly popular among teens and young adults – to lethal effect,” Chu said after the hearing. “The stories I heard today were incredibly moving and helped to open all of our eyes to the pernicious impact these new drugs are having on our communities. Produced in a laboratory to mimic or enhance natural drugs, synthetic drugs do not receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or any oversight. Instead, they are sold readily in stores and online.”Chu cited the testimony of Devin Eckhardt, whose son slipped into a coma and died from synthetic drugs.“Even one use can be life-ending. It’s clear that Congress must take increased steps to strengthen our tools for stopping these drugs,” Chu said.She called for a new proactive approach that will streamline the process of identifying and scheduling these synthetic drugs, combat the manufacture and importation of synthetic drugs, and work with local business and law enforcement to keep them off the streets and out of our children’s hands.”Witnesses at the hearing included Louis Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Officer William Smith Jr., a member of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Dr. David Nichols, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, and Devin Eckhardt, the father of Connor Eckhardt who died after his first experience with the synthetic drug known as “spice”.Further details on this hearing are accessible through the House Judiciary Committee, found here. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Scott Shafer: Eric Dungey and Ervin Philips are ‘ready to go’ against USF

first_img Published on October 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Quarterback Eric Dungey and hybrid Ervin Philips both practiced on Sunday and are ready to go against South Florida on Saturday, head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly interview with Cuse TV.“They’re ready. They’ve been running with the team all last week and practicing,” Shafer said. “They looked good…There was really no hesitation.”Dungey missed the Louisiana State game on Sept. 26 and part of the second half against Central Michigan the weekend before after taking a hit to the head on a targeting penalty against CMU defensive lineman Mitch Stanitzek. Philips had knee surgery following SU’s season-opening win against Rhode Island. He had two touchdowns in that game.Syracuse plays USF on Saturday at 3:30 in Tampa, Florida. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fern Miller Stamper, 78, Wellington: June 24, 1934 – June 7, 2013

first_imgFern Miller Stamper, 78, of Wellington, died, Friday, June 7, 2013 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday June 10, 2013 at Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.A memorial has been established with the Sumner County Care Center and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.Fern was born the daughter of Homer and Virgie (Ragsdale) Miller on June 24, 1934 in Blanchard, Okla. She attended Dibble country school until the 6th grade.  From then on she had to help on the family farm.Fern was united in marriage to Virgle Stamper on May 22, 1961 in Winfield.  In her early years, she enjoyed long walks and gardening.  Pansies were her favorite flowers. Later on in life, she enjoyed listening to gospel radio stations, but the Christian music pleased her the most.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and listening to them. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington.She is survived by her children; Joanne Watson and her husband Bob of Salina; Rene Johnson and her husband John of Dunedin, Fla.; Sony Roensch and her husband Tad of Holts Summit, Mo.; Cynthia Woods and her husband Sherman of Medicine Lodge; and Eugene Parrish and his wife Tammy of Wellington; 4 sisters: Marie Miller of Lindsay, Okla.; Wynona Redd of Newcastle, Okla.; Jo Beam and her husband Dan of Alex, Okla.; Lola Williams and her husband Elton of Newcastle, Okla.;  2 brothers: Homer Jr. “Jenks” Miller and Harold Miller of Lindsay, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren.Fern is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Faye Miller, and her husband Virgle Stamper on April 3, 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Others have already done it and Lord knows the Penn State jokes are all over the Internet. But for me there’s nothing funny about children being molested. So I’ll pass on the funny stuff. But I will tell you this …“What goes around…comes around.” :09 Tiger Woods finished 3rd in the Australian Open Nov. 6. That can only mean one thing…that’s right the ladies are back! :08 There’s something going on at my alma mater Penn Hills High School and it’s not looking good. Stay tuned and stay in touch with your New Pittsburgh Courier. This is gonna be big, I mean really really big!!!:07 I think it’s safe to say the Pitt football team is turning the corner towards a winning season. The defense has stepped up big time and Tino Sunseri is giving you all he’s got. It’s just too bad they lost Ray Graham to the knee injury. It’s not high octane but at least they’re out of the driveway.:06 The Pitt hoop season has started and the squad is loaded. Coach Dixon’s biggest problem is going to be getting playing time for all that talent. Ashton Gibbs aka “The Rifleman” is back and looking better than ever. Be mindful however he’s not just a shooter he has total game. I expect to see him at the next level.:05 Speaking of the next level…that being the NBA…and I was. A bunch of billionaires fighting a bunch of millionaires for 2 percent profit…C’mon Man!:04 Oh let’s go back to Pitt for a minute. The next time you go to a Pitt basketball game look up in the rafters and tell me what’s missing. (I’ll tell you what’s missing because you ex-South Vo-Tech grads are too slow to get it on your own). There are four “hall of fame” “number retired” legend’s names hanging there. Billy Knight, Don Hennon…Who…!, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now I am not mad at any of those guys because they earned their place in history. But for the love of God and all that is holy and right can somebody…anybody please tell me how Sam Clancy’s not among that cast. Simply put “Sam Bam” Clancy changed Pitt basketball from what it was to what it is today; top level, physical, get it done, win at all costs basketball. At 6’6” he remains one of the Big East’s greatest centers and clearly rivals Charles Smith for the No. 1 spot for the Panthers. And as a athlete he was second to none. He only went on to have a great fifteen year pro football career. C’mon Pitt, do the right thing. I am just saying!!! And while we’re at it, how is Larry Harris not among the chosen few? He’s only Pitt’s 3rd all time leading scorer, not to mention a true superstar out of high school in basketball, football, and track…I am just saying again!!! And what about Clyde Vaughn, Pitt’s 2nd all time leading scorer behind Charles Smith. And I mean instant and non-stop offense. Were any of you at East Hills Park at the Connie Hawkins League when Clyde scored 48 for the Don’s…only to have it wiped out two days later by David “Dr. Death” Trent who lit it up for 51.Yea boy back-in-the-day! You people need to speak up. Let’s get these guys in the elite class they belong in.:03 If you’re reading this article, put the paper down right now and get over to The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. The Rayco “War” Saunders pro fight card is on and you’re missing it, here’s the info. The weigh in for the fighters is tonight at 6 p.m., food and drinks available. Fight night is Thursday, Nov. 17 starting at 7 p.m. Food, drinks, VIP room. Get your tickets now.:02 I am going to tell all of you the same thing I told Kevin Cameron (who by the way is now in The Locker Room, he’s reading Overtime and can’t get enough of it…it’s knowledge for his Aliquippa brain) if you think you’ve got a better list than mine send it in. Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete of all time; bar none…well shut me up then.:01 Tickets are going fast for the 36th Annual Willie Pop’s Stargell Memorial Pittsburgh/Allegheny County MVP Awards Banquet, Monday Dec. 5, LeMont Restaurant Mt Washington, 6:30 Cocktail Reception, 7:30 Dinner, 8:30 Awards Presentation—Honoring The Great Sam Clancy, J.R. Holden, Reggie Mitchell, Ashley Battles, Evan Frazier, Clarence Hopson and many others. Chuck Sanders will be the keynote speaker and newly elected Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be the guest speaker. Tickets are only $65, Proceeds to Benefit Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Give Away. Call The Champions at 412-628-4856 while there are still tickets available.“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 The next First Friday Old School Par-Tay is right around the corner so get ready to get ready. But this one is special. It’s the Champions Christmas Par-Tay and The Red Par-Tay together. It’s the first big holiday par-tay of the season and everybody’s wearing red—prizes for best red outfits—and it’s the Cheyney Alumni Pittsburgh Chapter Par-Tay as well. You don’t want to miss all this mmmaaannn and wwwooommmaaann. Yes, the Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club will be there. Now what?…And bring your money and credit cards because there’s going to be plenty of Christmas stuff to buy.~ Game Over ~last_img read more