Gore Says He's Glad Son's Getting Treatment After Arrest

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore says he's glad his son is safe and getting treatment.

Yesterday, 24-year-old Al Gore the Third was arrested in California on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs.

His father said in interviews today that the family is going to leave it as a private matter.

The elder Gore said the arrest would not affect this weekend's Live Earth concerts in which he is heavily involved.

He has been planning the worldwide event to raise awareness about the environment and funding for Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization he leads.

The younger Gore now lives in Los Angeles where he is an associate publisher of GOOD, a philanthropy magazine aimed at young people.

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