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Meth film will get TV time

Twenty-five television stations in Oregon will show the documentary 'Crystal Dark-ness' on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in a roadblock format - where each station plays the same program at the same time.

The 30-minute documentary on methamphetamine abuse - and filmed by two Stafford-area men - will run commercial-free and on airtime donated by the television stations.

'Crystal Darkness' contains interviews with young, former meth addicts and their families, and was first aired in Reno, Nev., in January and then in Las Vegas in May in the same way it will be in Portland. Both of those campaigns were highly successful, organizers said.

The program in Portland will publicize drug treatment help lines operated by the nonprofit Oregon Partnership. Oregon Partnership is working on having at least 50 phone help lines available when the documentary airs in Portland.

For more information about the documentary, visit the Web site www.crystaldarkness.com.

Randy Glanz and Jim White are still accepting donations for the project, payable to Crystal Darkness-Oregon Partnership, c/o Jim White at 4500 S.W. Kruse Way, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, Ore., 97035.