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April 12, 1991 | By VIVIAN CENTER SELTZER
A recent Gallup poll tells us that 6 percent of American teenagers have tried to commit suicide, and 15 percent came close to trying. Among the reasons the children gave were problems at home, with peers and disillusionment about self. How can ordinary people venture to offer simple solutions? If solutions are not forthcoming, we do the natural thing - we assign the problem to experts, just as we delegate the evening meal to McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Sadly, the experts are not making progress.
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November 12, 1991 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
It just took something out of him the morning Steven Carter, 17, awoke to find that somebody had stolen his clothes right off the line in his back yard in North Philadelphia. Not that he did not already have enough to worry about. Drugs in his neighborhood. A friend critically injured by a bullet. Students mugged on their way to school. A little sister who had to endure a hot summer with no neighborhood swimming pool. And now, a new worry: laundry security. "After growing up in that kind of neighborhood, it makes you callous about life," says Carter.
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May 2, 1990 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
Picture a mall. What do you see? A food court. A fountain. Some fancy boutiques. A department store. Teenagers hanging around, seemingly with little to do. The Echelon Mall has something new to add to this tried and true formula, something aimed directly at the teenage market. And it won't cost the teenagers a dime. The mall is calling it Junction 14 - as in for teen. It's not a store or restaurant, but a place to socialize and go for answers to those ever- difficult teenage questions.
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July 13, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Debbie Carr slipped a hot dog into a warm bun and topped it with a dollop of sauerkraut. "This is a great job," said Carr, 20, who works at Speizemeister's Restaurant & Deli in the Deptford Mall, dishing up dogs and waiting tables. The hours are flexible, she said, the pay is good and the mall is air- conditioned. There are drawbacks, of course. Carr and her fellow waitresses have to wear Pennsylvania Dutch outfits - white blouses with short puffy sleeves, pinafores and lace-trimmed aprons.
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February 5, 1989 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
A man and a woman were beaten by about eight teenagers in a parking garage in West Chester at 3 a.m. last Sunday, borough police said. Police gave this account: Michael Carey, 32, of the 900 block of Thistle Lane, East Goshen Township, and his passenger, Trisha Cassidy, 23, of the first block of South Church Street, West Chester, pulled alongside the youths' Honda in the 100 block of East Gay Street in an attempt to alert them that their...
LIVING
January 25, 1987 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer
Family guidance is becoming a video genre in its own right. While the field is still a long way from offering the cradle-to-grave advice for living that can be found in a well-stocked bookstore, video already has outgrown baby care and is now dwelling on the troubles that can beset youngsters. Child molestation and drug abuse were two popular topics last year for cassette producers, with titles such as Too Smart for Strangers; Strong Kids, Safe Kids, Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, and It's OK to Say No to Drugs.
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July 13, 1991 | By Raoul V. Mowatt, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Cambodian youths, one 11 and the other 19, were badly wounded yesterday morning by a group of Vietnamese teenagers in a shooting incident that police said was sparked by the older Cambodian's dating a Vietnamese girl. The gunfire rang out shortly before 5:35 a.m. in the 500 block of West Olney Avenue in the Olney section. Sam Nang Ross, 19, and Van Than Var, 11, who live at the same address on the block, were sitting on their front steps when six Vietnamese youths approached them and at least three opened fire, witnesses told police.
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February 11, 2011 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five teenagers admitted to misdemeanor charges Thursday in the bullying of an Upper Darby teenager caught on video. Meanwhile, a 16-year-old said he had been falsely accused and will face felony charges at trial in Delaware County Court, and a seventh suspect was released after his charges were dropped Thursday. The bullying of Nadin Khoury, a 13-year-old Upper Darby student, captured national media attention because one of the seven teenagers took a cell-phone video of the attack.
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April 11, 2005 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An argument that started inside a Northeast Philadelphia skating rink Saturday night ended on the street outside when someone opened fire on a group of teenagers walking near Roosevelt Boulevard, injuring two of them. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks, while the left thigh of a 15-year-old was pierced by a bullet, Philadelphia police said yesterday. Both boys remained hospitalized at Frankford Hospital - Torresdale Campus yesterday. Their conditions were not available.
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July 18, 1996 | By Matthew Dolan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 17-year-old Westampton boy is safe after four teenagers kidnapped him in Mount Holly Monday night and drove him and his car to Atlantic City, police said. Burlington County police have charged four youths with carjacking and kidnapping in the case. Police Lt. Arthur Liston said the teen got out of his car at 10:45 p.m. at High and Garden Streets to clean the car's back window. He said a male pulled a knife on him and forced him back into his car with the help of three others, including a girl.
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November 15, 2015 | BY PAIGE GROSS, Daily News Staff Writer grossp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FOR THE 12 days since 16-year-old Saleem West was gunned down on a bike in North Philly, his mom has been unable to speak publicly. It hurt too much. But yesterday, the day police arrested Saleem's alleged killers, his mom, Acquanetta Sutton, could finally speak of her only child. "My son is at peace now," Sutton told reporters yesterday at police headquarters near a police lieutenant who announced that two teenagers were in custody. "I'm just glad that he's where he needs to be," she said.
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October 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Mangan Pitocchelli, 87, of Rosemont, a teenage tennis champion who later made her mark as a respected player, umpire, and coach, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, of a digestive ailment at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Pitocchelli's life revolved around tennis and family. Born in Washington, she moved to Villanova in 1942. She attended the Shipley School, where she played varsity tennis all four years. At age 17, she reached the Merion Cricket Club singles championship final, and she captured the title in 1973.
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September 11, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
WHEN A MONSTER snatched her beautiful teenage daughter off the street, raped, beat and strangled her and then left her like trash in a vacant Kensington house, a homicide investigator warned 17-year-old Anjeanette Maldonado's mourning family that bringing her killer to justice could take time. "The first detective told me: 'You're going to have to wait. You have to be patient.' I thought he meant next week," Anjeanette's mother Paulette Smith, 59, said yesterday. Now, nearly 19 years after Anjeanette was murdered on her walk to school, Smith's long wait for justice has ended.
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August 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in North Philadelphia late last month, police said. The teen was positively identified by the girl and was facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, and related offenses, police said. The girl was taken from inside her home in the 2600 block of North Hutchinson Street late July 27 or early July 28. She told police that she got up during the night and was walking in a hallway when the suspect appeared from behind a closet door.
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June 8, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For Christina Williams, 19, rebellion against type 1 diabetes set in during her middle school years. "I would refuse to test, refuse to give myself my insulin doses," the Pennsburg teen said. "I wanted to have a normal life and live just like my friends without diabetes. " The result was consistently elevated blood glucose, which translated into constant tiredness for Williams, a competitive swimmer. What finally turned the Lock Haven University sophomore around was her diabetes educator telling her during her freshman year of high school that if she wanted to think about driving a car, she had to lower her A1C, the test that shows the average of blood glucose readings spanning three months.
SPORTS
May 31, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY, N.J. - The debut of 17-year-old Brooke Henderson at the ShopRite LPGA Classic was a roller-coaster ride of birdies and bogeys, and ended with her within only 2 shots of Morgan Pressel's first-round lead. Playing on a sponsor's exemption, Henderson carded eight birdies, five bogeys and five pars in her round of 68 that left her in a group of nine players at that number. Henderson, who started on the back nine, was 2-over for her first six holes before six birdies on her next eight.
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May 11, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It didn't take long for Walter Mitchell, 16, to draw a connection between teenagers without jobs in Philadelphia and the recent looting and vandalism in Baltimore. "If those kids would have been at work," they would not have been out on the streets, said Mitchell, of North Philadelphia, a high school student with ambitions to study mechanical engineering in college. "They wouldn't have risked losing their jobs. Mitchell stopped to talk last week outside the Philadelphia School District's central administration building.
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May 10, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The private police contractors driving Hasheem Singletary down Osage Avenue on Wednesday night had traveled with him from Jacksonville, Fla., to West Philadelphia. They had been tasked with bringing Singletary, who this week turned 17, to the city to face charges in three gunpoint robberies. And by all accounts, the journey had gone smoothly - until the contractors were within a block of the police station where he was to be booked. That's when, police say, their charge, still in handcuffs, slipped out a backseat door of their rental car and disappeared down an alleyway.
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April 2, 2015 | By Vinny Vella, Daily News Staff Writer
A teenage boy is recovering after getting shot in his left buttocks during an argument on a South Philly corner, police said. Just before 1 p.m., the victim, 14, was at the intersection of Christian and 13th streets when he got into an altercation with three other teens, a police source said. It's unclear what the fight was about, but it escalated into gunfire. Ultimately, the teen was struck in his left buttocks and was taken by police to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the source said.
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March 1, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal. Funck swore from the beginning that she would tell Hannah the whole truth about her diagnosis. Over the next year, Hannah confronted her mortality, sometimes tearfully. She also scored a winning soccer goal in double overtime two weeks after her biopsy. She laughed and celebrated.
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