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  • Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents

    Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents
    No parent wants to imagine his or her child engaging in recreational drug use, but suburban areas are experiencing a noticeable uptick in heroin usage among teenagers. Once deemed a "city drug," heroin is now infiltrating suburban hamlets, where more and more children are experimenting with this potentially deadly drug.
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...

    George Sluizer, Director of 'The Vanishing,' Dies at 82

    Dutch director George Sluizer died Saturday in Amsterdam after a long battle with an illness, Dutch media reported on Monday. He was 82. "Sluizer had been ill for a long time," Dutch public broadcaster the NOS said, quoting relatives. "In 2007, he barely...

    Famous Allentown couple remember Joan Rivers as 'special'

    Famous Allentown couple remember Joan Rivers as 'special'
    When one-time Allentown pizza shop owner Tony Toto and his wife, Frances, were making the TV talk-show circuit in 1990, they faced tough questions and unpleasant treatment from many of the celebrity interviewers. That was to be expected. After all,...

    Cannes: Lionsgate Picks Up River Phoenix Pic 'Dark Blood'

    Lionsgate has bought the North American rights to "Dark Blood," River Phoenix's last film. Drama will go out via VOD. Production of the pic was halted in 1993 following the death of Phoenix. Director and writer George Sluizer was able to obtain an...