Islands of care in a sea of woe
11:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Islands of care in a sea of woe

"You begin saving the world one man at a time.

All else is grandiose romanticism or politics…”

--Charles Bukowski

Two similar but unrelated events in St. Louis recently garnered national headlines. On Friday, May 30, actress Melanie Griffith and drug czar Barry McCaffrey traveled here to address the National Conference of Drug Court Administrators. Their celebrity presence was intended to promote the concept of drug courts as an alternative strategy for dealing with nonviolent narcotics offenders.

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