Educators disagree on minimum legal drinking age

More than 100 college presidents signed a petition last month calling for a debate on whether the minimum legal drinking age should be lowered from 21 to 18.
Thursday, September 11, 2008 | 7:18 p.m. CDT

Gordie Bailey Jr. had been in college only one month before he overdosed on alcohol. Urged on by members of a fraternity he was intent on joining, the 18-year-old drank until he passed out, was dumped onto a couch and was found dead the next morning.