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Tag: Alcohol Abuse
May 17, 2010 | 2:11 pm
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
My Torah portion is the retelling and explanation of the Ten Commandments by Moses. A teacher of mine encouraged me to pick a commandment mentioned in my portion, and write about what it means to me. Five words instantly flew into my head: "Honor thy father and mother."
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October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm
After his 1996 arrest on drug-related charges, a handcuffed John Lehr sat in the back of a squad car, tripping on LSD. "This kid just stopped and stared at me, and suddenly I saw myself through his eyes," said the actor, who hosted the reality show, "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of...