Archive for April, 2009

Apr 30 2009

KC Wolf Visits Students

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KC Wolf, from the Kansas City Chiefs, visited four grade schools in Jackson County today, Thursday, April 30th. KC presented an ABC message to 1000 students. A for a positive attitude, (think positively and you will act positively) B for Behavior (respect others) and C for Character, who you are even when no one else […]

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Apr 29 2009

Toll Free Reporting Number

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Statewide toll-free number to report underage drinking:  1-866-MUST-B-21 This season when parties abound and youth are getting out-of-school, it is a time to be vigilant about underage drinking taking place.  If you suspect or know of an incident of underage drinking, call the toll-free number at 1-866-MUST-B-21 or (1-866-687-8221.)  Once you call, it will prompt […]

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Apr 29 2009

Talk Alert!!

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Graduation Season Graduation season is fast approaching, and for many teens, this time of year offers a taste of new freedoms and the temptation to engage in risky behavior. April marked Alcohol Awareness Month – a good message for parents and teens during prom and graduation season – keep celebrations safe and healthy. Here are […]

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Apr 28 2009

Risky Behavior on Your Computer

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Researchers say that half of teen MySpace sites include references to sex, drug use, or other high-risk behavior, with 41 percent of sites studied featuring drug-related information. MySpace and Internet Safety Resources: These few resources from various organizations may help you learn how to keep your children safe while using MySpace and the internet: Digital […]

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Apr 28 2009

Governor signs bill to help reduce underage drinking

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The last paragraph of a press release from Governor Sebelius’ office on April 13, 2009 reads: Concerning crime and punishment; relating to unlawfully hosting minors HB 2165 expands the crime of unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol to include recklessly permitting a person’s land, building, structure or room owned, occupied or procured by such person to […]

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Apr 23 2009

Rethinking Drinking

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Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink. For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your […]

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Apr 20 2009

Free online Alcohol Screening

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One Million People Learn ‘How Much is Too Much?’ At AlcoholScreening.org over one million people have now taken a confidential, free online screening test to assess their drinking patterns — just in time for Alcohol Awareness Month.

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