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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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September 11, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A teenage driver and one of his three passengers - none of whom was wearing a seatbelt - died in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in southern Chester County, state police said. Police said Arick T. Price, 18, of West Grove, was traveling at 10:12 p.m. on State Road, east of Meadow Woods Lane, in London Grove Township. As he was nearing a curve, Price drove to the left of the double yellow line to overtake and pass multiple vehicles traveling in the same direction. While on the wrong side of the road, Price's 1998 Plymouth Neon collided head-on with a 2000 GMC Yukon, which was "lawfully approaching from the opposite direction," police said.
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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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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.
NEWS
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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September 26, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
TWO LONG LINES of mourners waited patiently and quietly to enter the doors of the Philadelphia Masjid in West Philadelphia for the funeral services, or Salat al-Janazah, yesterday for Aisha Abdur Rahman, the 15-year-old killed by a stray bullet as she left school Monday. The women, most of them dressed in black outer garments and black head scarfs stood in a line that stretched from the front steps to the end of the block on Wyalusing Avenue to get inside the crowded mosque. Many greeted one another with silent hugs.
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August 27, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The FBI is searching for two Maryland teenagers who law enforcement officials say disappeared under suspicious circumstances this month. Authorities said Jesse Grant Veasey Jr., 16, and Ricardo Eugene Levenberry, 19, both of Elkton, may have been taken across state lines and are asking for the public's help in locating them. Veasey and Levenberry disappeared about a day apart, Veasey on Aug. 18 and Levenberry on Aug. 19. Both were last seen getting into a blue four-door Chevrolet in Elkton's Hollingsworth Manor neighborhood.
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August 12, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Eichen, 13, grew up watching his older brothers compete in JCC Maccabi Games soccer tournaments and is eager to play now that he's old enough. "I want to be a part of it," he said, eyes wide, as he and his parents, Lisa and Eduard of Voorhees waited in the cafeteria of Eastern Regional High School for three towering 16-year-old soccer players from California. The Eichens are a host family for the teens from Woodland Hills, Calif., who will be among 1,200 athletes participating in Cherry Hill, one of three host cities for the annual Olympic-style event for Jewish teens.
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