May 13, 2005

ARTICLES / EVENTS: County students to premiere videos on substance abuse (Oregon, USA)

<DIV><SPAN class=name><SPAN class=headingstory><A href="">County students to premiere videos on substance abuse</A></SPAN></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=name><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=name>DANIELLE GILLESPIE - </SPAN><SPAN class=date>May 3, 2005</SPAN><BR><IMG height=10 src="" width=1 border=0><BR><IMG height=10 src="" width=1 border=0><BR><SPAN class=body2>They'll be treated like movie stars.<BR><BR>On Thursday, 100 Douglas County students will ride around in limousines, walk down a red carpet, mingle and munch on hors d'oeuvres. <BR><BR>It's for the local equivalent of Hollywood's Academy Awards -- students from 10 Douglas County high schools have spent months filming and editing 30 public service announcements for the second annual Truth, Lies and Videotapes youth media project. <BR><BR>Now it's their turn to celebrate. <BR><BR>The 30- to 60-second videos are about the consequences of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse. The students will premiere their videos to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.<BR><BR>"This is a night to honor the efforts of our young people," said Marlene Petersen, prevention coordinator with Roseburg School District.<BR><BR>The event will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres. Admission is free.<BR><BR>Eric Titus, a Roseburg High School senior, and Dick Baltus, Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce president, will act as hosts for the evening's festivities.<BR><BR>The students will be honored with "Oscars" and a certificate for their hard work. Their videos will later be aired on KPIC-TV.<BR><BR>Truth, Lies and Videotapes is put on by Oregon Partnership and Douglas County Communities Aligned to Prevent Substance Abuse, the Ford Family Foundation and Oregon Community Foundation.<BR><BR>The intent of the program is to increase awareness among teens. When students produce their own anti-drug message, they are more likely to take a stronger stance against drugs, alcohol and tobacco, Petersen said.<BR><BR>"Who better to know what kids need to know other than the students themselves?" Petersen said.<BR><BR>* You can reach reporter Danielle Gillespie at 957-4202 or by e-mail at <A href=""></A>.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=body2></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=body2><FONT face=Arial size=2>SOURCE: <A href=""></A></FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>_________________________________________</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Chris Schuepp<BR>Young People's Media Network - Coordinator<BR>c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)<BR>Bergstr. 8 / 10th floor<BR>D-45770 Marl - Germany</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Tel.: +49 2365 502480<BR>Mobile: +49 176 23107083<BR>Fax: +49 12126 23107083<BR>Email: <A href=""></A><BR>URL: <A href=""></A><BR>Mailing list: <A href=""></A></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The YPMN is supported by UNICEF and hosted by the ECMC.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The opinions and views expressed in this message and/or articles &amp; websites linked to from this message do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.<BR>_________________________________________</FONT></DIV>

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