Justice Professionals, Community Leaders, and Celebrities Call Upon AllAmericans to End Substance Abuse-Related Crime by Taking Drug Courts to Scale
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals will issue achallenge to every American citizen and elected officials to make a publiccommitment now to take Drug Courts to scale at its 2008 Annual TrainingConference, May 28-31. N-A-D-C-P will also be urging the U.S. Presidentialcandidates, Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain, to vowthat if elected President they will work to drastically increase federalfunding for Drug Courts to reach an estimated one-point-five millionnonviolent offenders in the American criminal justice system in need of thisproven antidote to substance abuse and associated crime.
Hurricane Resistant Green Home Sets Standard for the Next Generation ofHome Building
Deltec Homes recently announced the completion of a L-E-E-D Platinum Home,achieving the highest possible certification from the Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design Green Building Rating System administered by the US GreenBuilding Council. The home was constructed from foundation to finish in 106hours for the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. One of only 25Platinum certified homes nationwide, the home also achieved the Gold levelawarded by the National Home Builder's Association Green Building Program.
Americans Trust but Don't Listen to Political Polls, Says New FindLaw.comSurvey
A FindLaw.com survey says four out of 10 American adults say they paylittle or no attention to the political opinion polls that tell them whichpresidential candidate is the most popular, and more than eight in 10 saypolls do not influence their vote. As the Nov. 4 election day draws closer,Americans are bombarded with media results on a daily basis from opinion pollsthat purport to show how the candidates are faring within their party,upcoming primary or caucus states, or the national electorate.
Walking Across America For Autism: Two Men Begin Journey From Californiato DC This Tuesday
On Tuesday, two men from Massachusetts will begin The Elias Tembenis Walkfor Autism, a year-long journey across America to raise autism awareness andfunds to assist children with the diagnosis. Leaving their families, home, andwork behind, Robert Williams and Bobby Genese will walk approximately 3000miles in honor of Elias Tembenis, a seven-year-old boy with autism who passedaway last November following a seizure.
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