This is going out to Nordstrom chief re flask flip-flops!
October 30, 2007
Mr. Erik B. Nordstrom
President of Stores
1617 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
Upon shopping at the downtown Portland Nordstrom recently, I noticed an item in your men’s shoe department that we believe at Oregon Partnership is not worthy of your company: Flip-flops with a built in polyurethane flask in each heel. The flip-flops, manufactured by Reef, also come with a tiny funnel for filling the flask and a plastic key to open the three-ounce flasks.
CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING WORK IN REDUCING THE USE OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS AMONG YOUTH
Champions in the field of preventing underage alcohol and other drug abuse were honored this week by Oregon Partnership, a statewide non-profit providing drug prevention education.
Three Oregonians and two community organizations received the 2007 Oregon Prevention Awards as part of Red Ribbon Week, which was established following the kidnapping and murder of Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent Kiki Camarena at the hands of the Mexican drug cartel.
What a night!
We're talking this past Tuesday night, when more than 300-thousand homes in the Portland area were tuned into Crystal Darkness, the half-hour documentary focusing on the dangers of meth and the importance of prevention. Twenty-five TV stations around the state aired the program simultaneously at 7:30 p.m.
Oregon Partnership organized the phone bank brigade - some 75 trained volunteers taking calls from viewers. OP's crisis lines operate 24-7, so we know what we're doing when it comes to assistance and treatment referral via the phone.
During the program, some 300 calls