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THE DAILY CITIZEN Prison ministry visits Phoenix High SUBMITTED BY PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL On Sept. 26, Gretrell Watkins, man- ager of Prison Prevention Ministries of Chattanooga, and Melissa Gustafson, counselor for Prison Prevention Ministries of Chattanooga, visited Phoenix High School (PHS) students to talk about how to make the right choic- es in life and the consequences of mak- ing wrong choices. Prison Prevention Ministries serves more than 80 schools in six districts in Tennessee and Georgia. The first speaker was Kerry Harpster, formerly of Omaha, Neb., and now of Chattanooga. Students heard Harpster speak about how her life had been a four-generation cycle of neglect, sub- stance abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. She shared how she was finally able to break away from this cycle of abuse and become a responsible parent to her son. only way out of poverty is education and making the right choices. She said, "You are wonderful. You can be anything, no matter how bad it is right now. There is always hope." Harpster stated, "God saved my life. I was a drug abuser, an alcoholic, and filled with shame about what I had done, but by the grace of God my life was saved." The second speaker was James Harpster told the students that the CONTRIBUTED PHOTO James Hough talks to Phoenix High School students about prison life. Hough, who currently works as a counselor at Prison Prevention Ministries. Hough served 14 years in Rahway State Prison in New Jersey. He explained to the students how he started on his life of crime with one bad choice — the gateway drug mari- juana. From that one step he was soon dealing drugs, stealing money and doing whatever it took to keep the drugs rolling. valuable. Each young person is valu- able. Make something of yourself because no one can take it from you." He stated repeatedly to stay away from anyone doing drugs or anything illegal: "You do not want to get caught up in the prison system." Additionally, he explained how easi- ly girls are talked into drug use and encouraged them to resist peer pressure. He finished up by saying, "Stay away from any loser who just wants to pull you down. Instead, reach for your dreams and make a life that you can look back on with good memories, not regrets." Students, experts recoil at alcohol enema case BY ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press exploits of a fraternity at the University of Tennessee, the bizarreway of getting drunk is giving parents, administrators and health care workers a new fear. an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospital- ized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most peo- ple had probably never heard of alcohol enemas. Thanks to the drunken When Alexander "Xander" Broughton, 20, was delivered to the hospital after midnight on Sept. 22, his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.448 percent — nearly six times the intoxication that defines drunken driving in the state. Injuries to his rectum led hos- pital officials to fear he had been sodomized. Police documents show KNOXVILLE — Before bers of the fraternity were uti- lizing rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol," according to a police report. police he remembered partici- pating in a drinking game with fellow members of the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter, he denied having an alcohol enema. Police concluded oth- erwise from evidence they found at the frat house, includ- ing boxes of Franzia Sunset Blush wine. While Broughton told tion of losing control of his bowels and defecating on him- self," according to a university police report that includes photos of the mess left behind in the fraternity house after the party. "He also had no recollec- Broughton did not respond to a cellphone message seek- ing comment on Friday. The university responded that when an officer inter- viewed a fellow fraternity member about what hap- pened, the student said the injuries had been caused by an alcohol enema. "It is believed that mem- the punch lines of YouTube videos, a stunt in a "Jackass" movie and a song by the punk band NOFX called "Party Enema." But Corey Slovis, chairman of department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said actually going through with the deed can have severe consequences. "It's something that offers with swift investigation and a decision Friday to shutter the fraternity until at least 2015. The national Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity organization also accepted the withdrawal of the campus charter. Alcohol enemas have been TODAY'S CITIZEN NAME: Catlin Barton AGE: 26 HOME: Dalton FAMILY: Father, David Barton; mother, Dianne Barton WORK: FSG Bank PLAY: "Any spare time I have I love to spend it with my friends. My friends mean the world to me." SHE SAID: "Laugh as much as you breathe, love as long as you live." no advantages, while at the same time risking someone's life," he said. The procedure bypasses the stomach, accelerating the absorption rate, Slovis said. Pouring the alcohol through a funnel can increase the amount of alcohol consumed because it's hard to gauge how much is going in. "When you're dumping it into your rectum, often via a funnel, one or two ounces seems like such a minuscule amount," he said. Ingesting more can create unconscious- ness quite quickly, he explained. The effects have been fatal in at least one case. An autop- sy performed after the death of a 58-year-old Texas man in 2004 showed he had been given an enema with enough sherry to have a blood alcohol level of 0.47 percent. Negligent homicide charges were later dropped against his wife, who said she gave him the enema. Students walking across campus this week generally responded with sighs and eye rolls when asked about the allegations. "It's like a big joke," said Erica Davis, a freshman from Hendersonville. Morristown, said the details of the case caught him off guard, but not the fact that fraternity members would be overdoing it with alcohol. "It is definitely over the who does that?" Gordon Ray, a senior from "Because done to the university's national reputation was on the mind of several students. "If someone wants to be stupid, then they should do it where it won't affect anyone else," said Marlon Alessandra, freshman from Independence, Va. dinates alcohol and drug abuse prevention strategies at San Diego State University, said alcohol enemas aren't a com- mon occurrence on campuses, though normal consumption still contributes to hundreds of student deaths annually. And many of those can be attrib- uted to reckless attitudes about the consequences of heavy drinking, he said. James E. Lange, who coor- LOTTERYWINNING NUMBERS – FOR SEPT. 29 Georgia: Cash 3 Midday: 1-9-9; Cash 4 Midday: 4-1- 3-9; Georgia Five Midday: 4-6-1-6-7; Cash 3 Evening: 6-4-2; Georgia Five Evening: 9-8-6-9-1 Powerball: 14-18-28-29-57 (8) Tennessee: Cash 3 Midday: 4-2-6, Lucky Sum: 12 Cash 4 Midday: 8-6-6-5, Lucky Sum: 25 Cash 3 Evening: 7-2-1, Lucky Sum: 10 Cash 4 Evening: 1-1-3-2, Lucky Sum: 7 The Daily Citizen Call (706)217-NEWS Subscribe to Open & Ready for Fall Fun! 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Hough told the students, "You are Hough said he had good parents and Sunday, September 30, 2012 3A AREA ARRESTS 37, 6953 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth, was placed on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Friday at the Whitfield County jail. • Mark Ernest Drost, 35, 1806 Shadow Lane 7, Dalton, was charged Friday by the Dalton Police Department with felony theft by deception and criminal attempt to commit a felony. • Jeni Lee Hedge, 30, 967 • Juan Cerano-Montez, Smyrna Spring Place Road, Chatsworth, was charged Friday by the Murray County Sheriff's Office with theft by receiving stolen property. • Katherine Wanetta Hiller, 40, 353 E. Third Ave., Chatsworth, was charged Friday by the Eton Police Department with possession of drug-related objects. • Sergio Lizaola, 25, 505 109 Stonehenge Drive, Chatsworth, was charged Friday by the Murray County Sheriff's Office with posses- sion of methamphetamine, burglary, criminal trespass, entering an automobile and parole violation. • Toni Whaley, 46, 3989 Standing Road, Dalton, was charged Friday by the Georgia State Patrol with drugs not in original contain- er, DUI, and two counts of failure to maintain lane. • John Doug Groves Jr., was charged Friday by the Dalton Police Department with possession and use of drug-related objects. • Lisa Ann Walters, 40, Buddy Drive, Dalton, was charged Friday by the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office with aggravated assault and driving with a suspended or revoked license. • Angela Dawn Loughridge, 38, 109 Stonehenge Drive, Chatsworth, was charged Friday by the Chatsworth Police Department with bur- glary, criminal trespass and entering an automobile. • Jennifer Laura Pierce, 29, 1210 Ludie St., Dalton, 54, 159 Ledford Road, Crandall, was charged Saturday by the Eton Police Department with DUI and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. • Tommie Lee McCully Jr., 40, 4111 W. Parliament Drive, Cohutta, was charged Saturday by the Dalton Police Department with DUI. • Joseph Charles Mingle, 25, 288 Holcomb Road, Dalton, was charged Saturday by the Georgia State Patrol with aggravated assault, DUI, DUI-endanger- ing a child, driving with a suspended or revoked license, obstruction of dri- ver's view and failure to maintain lane. Read The Daily Citizen online www.daltonnow.com top," said Ray. "But it doesn't surprise me, I don't guess." The harm the news has Boutique & Tanning Tobi & Jackie Weaver, Owners 50% OFF All Jeans All Summer Merchandise 50% OFF CELLO u BUCKLE New Fall Merchandise In Stock New Bulbs in All Beds Buy 1 Month Get 1 Week FREE Spray on Tan Package Deals Store Hours: M-Th 9-8, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5 (706) 529-4548 1405 Cleveland Hwy. (Formally Dazzle) Pumpkins Birthday Parties Cornmaze Hay Rides Upcoming Events Glitz &Glamour 131661

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