Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 9:11 pm PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. less Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and … [Read more...] about Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”
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The first time Kelmae Hemphill watched herself overdose, she sobbed. There she was in a shaky video filmed by her own heroin dealer, sprawled out on a New Jersey road while a stranger pounded on her chest. “Come on girl,” someone pleaded. Hemphill’s 11-year drug addiction, her criminal record, her struggles as a mother — they were now everybody’s business, splashed across the news and social media with a new genre of American horror film: the overdose video. As opioid deaths have soared in recent years, police departments and strangers with cameras have started posting raw, uncensored images of drug users passed out with needles in their arms and babies in the back seats of their cars. The videos rack up millions of views and unleash avalanches of outrage. Then some other viral moment comes along, and the country clicks away. But life is never the same for the people whose bleakest, most humiliating moments now live online forever. In interviews with The … [Read more...] about How do you recover after millions have watched you overdose?
BOULDER — Just the other day, the 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman quietly slipped on his Colorado basketball jersey for a photo shoot.Instant tears. A simple task he doesn't take for granted .Last December, Evan Battey was playing hoops with his buddies when his right leg went numb. Then, his right arm. He tried to speak but couldn't. Battey suffered a stroke that day along with two seizures.Nearly 11 months later, the 20-year-old forward from California will make his Buffaloes debut — with feeling back and his speech constantly improving."I'm thankful to be out here," said Battey, whose team opens the season next Tuesday against Drake. "I'm thankful just to be alive today." Sports Coverage McKinley Wright works out with Ex-Buffs standout Billups to improve game By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Looking back, there were signs for Battey, who redshirted last season due to NCAA eligibility requirements. Like how two months before his stroke he was unable to pronounce words … [Read more...] about Battey returns to court for Colorado after suffering stroke
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm Voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to pick who will represent them on the City Council. Ahead of the election, all candidates were invited to share information about themselves and answer questions about their priorities and local concerns for this voter guide. In each city, all were asked the same questions and given the same word count for their answers. In Costa Mesa, three are vying for the District 5 seat on the City Council. The candidates Allan Mansoor, 54, sitting councilmember, retired deputy sheriff (allanmansoor.com) Arlis Reynolds, 34, owner, AZR Consulting (arlis4costamesa.com) Rebecca Trahan, 44, finance executive/account manager for CalFirst National Bank (takebackcostamesa.com) Question 1: What are your top two priorities if elected? Allan Mansoor: My top two priorities are protecting public safety and preserving the Westside’s way of life. To protect Costa … [Read more...] about Election 2018: Costa Mesa City Council District 5 candidates share their priorities and thoughts on local issues
AMY Winehouse is remembered as the best singer-songwriter of her generation lost tragically too soon to drink and drugs. Tomorrow would have been her 35th birthday and to celebrate we look back at her journey to super-stardom. Amy won five Grammys, three Ivor Novellos and a Brit for Best Female by the time she was 26. But while the singer enjoyed the trappings of success and the pitfalls of fame at a young age – she started off in modest surroundings. Amy Jade Winehouse was born in 1983 and grew up in the north London suburb of Southgate in a family home buzzing with music. Her dad Mitch was a typically loud London taxi driver and her mum, softly-spoken Janis, worked as a pharmacist. Showing a talent for song at a young age her family enrolled in a number of theatre schools and she eventually landed a cameo role in TV’s The Fast Show. Amy would was a massive fan of the Rat Pack and would sing Sinatra and Dean Martin songs with her dad as he drove her to school. But it … [Read more...] about Amy Winehouse remembered on her birthday as icon who died aged 27 would have been 35 tomorrow