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America-s deputy drug tsar says random drug testing in high schools could put the city of Fresno -on the map.- Mayor Alan Autry is a long-time advocate of a program promoted by President Bush in his most recent State of the Union message, but so far adopted by only three schools in California. Though the President calls the testing a -silver bullet,- the State Senate has adopted legislation that would ban it, if the bill passes the Assembly and Governor Schwarzenegger signs it. Warren Olney gets both sides of a battle over youth culture and adult priorities, from Mayor Autry and a legislative advocate for the California Parent Teacher Association.
  • Making News: Foothill Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations
    Thousands of people have been evacuated by fires raging near Santa Clarita. Fire officials say the blaze was started when a red-tailed hawk was electrocuted by power lines and fell into brush that hasn-t burned since 1962. In the hottest and windiest part of the day, about three o'clock, Lila Campuzano of The Signal updates the situation.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Trouble at Los Alamos
    Two weeks ago, computer disks with sensitive information on nuclear weapons turned up missing at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, it-s reported that secret information was transmitted on unclassified e-mail. As a result, all work has been suspended at the New Mexico-based lab, which is run by the University of California. Ian Hoffman, co-author of A Convient Spy: Wen Ho Lee and the Politics of Nuclear Espionage has more on the latest security flap.

President Bush's national drug-control strategy (Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Vasconcellos bill on drug and alcohol testing of pupils (SB 1386)

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Hoffman's article on fallout over lost discs at Los Alamos

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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