The best story I've ever heard about preventing underage drinking has to do with a cigarette. It was told to me by a Portland area woman wanting to prove a point with her teenage son and a couple of his buddies.
While having lunch at a restaurant, the conversation turned to alcohol with the guys griping that it should be legal for them to be able to have a beer or two. In Europe, they argued, teens can drink.
Just then, mom lit up a cigarette.
Friends of Oregon Partnership stepped up bigtime Saturday night at OP's annual dinner and auction by generating more than $250,000 toward alcohol and drug prevention programs.
The Oregon Convention Center ballroom was packed with OP supporters who bid with abandon on silent and oral auction items, proceeding to put a stamp on the evening's theme of "Over the Rainbow - Where Hope is Alive."
The program included appeals from Oregon's U.S.