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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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September 16, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE FOLKS at Disney seem to be paying attention to those diversity memos. With featured roles this fall for a chess-playing Ugandan girl and almost her entire village ( Queen of Katwe ) and a Polynesian princess ( Moana ), with Black Panther soon to start shooting, the Mouse House is getting more colorful both in front of and behind the camera. Now word came yesterday from Deadline.com that the studio and director Ava DuVernay ( Selma ) have cast 13-year-old Storm Reid ( 12 Years A Slave )
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DEAR ABBY: When my husband was a teenager, he had an ongoing affair with his mother's 20-plus-years-older friend "Nicolle. " He would call her by a nickname to signal he wanted sex. Fast-forward three decades. His family, unaware of their illicit and illegal relationship, regularly invites Nicolle to our family functions. They even call her by that pet nickname, unaware of the connotations. Their affair ended years before I met my husband. But whenever she is around, she follows him like a lost puppy.
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August 22, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Over eight weeks this summer, 17 students from Camden have worked a criminal case as though they were detectives, peered through microscopes to see the markings on shell casings, learned about crime-scene investigation techniques, and visited the FBI's Philadelphia offices. Before joining the Camden County Police Department's Blue Knights program for students, 16-year-old Nyiasha Torres wanted to be a police officer. "After going to the FBI, now I want to be a bomb technician," she said.
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August 8, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
In the fall of 2008, filmmaker Daniel Meirom turned a group of Camden teenagers loose on the streets with handheld cameras they used to interview friends, neighbors, parents, local historians, and people they met along the way. The goal was for the students to use their burgeoning filmmaking skills to learn about their city's past, present, and future. But over the years the project morphed into a full-fledged documentary in which they were both stars and collaborators. The final product, a 75-minute film called Camden Love Hate , was completed earlier this year by Meirom and Ron Lipsky, who codirected and coproduced.
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August 5, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for a group of teenagers who assaulted an 11-year-old boy at an Olney playground at gunpoint. Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance footage of one of the suspects in the July 12 attack near A and Champlost Streets. The boy was playing basketball at a playground there about 4:50 p.m. when a group of four male teenagers began chasing him, police said. The assailants caught the 11-year-old in a nearby alley, pulled a handgun, forced him to take off his clothes, and punched him in the stomach, authorities said.
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June 20, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Classes were not yet underway at Camden High School when the two teenagers slipped out of the building unnoticed. Half a mile from school they came across an unlocked silver Cadillac DeVille, police said, and they began cruising through the city's streets. They were driving north on the cobblestone-paved Seventh Street in the city's Lanning Square section just before 10 a.m. on April 25 when they passed a police cruiser. By then the owner of the Cadillac had reported it stolen, and the officer made a U-turn behind them.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
A woman and four teenagers face burglary charges stemming from a Camden rowhouse fire that sent six people to the hospital and damaged neighboring homes, displacing 26 residents. Asia Williams, 35, of Camden, a former tenant at the home at 828 Haddon Avenue, had planned to burglarize the property with the teenagers before the fire, which happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Authorities are still investigating who set the blaze. Williams was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, terroristic threats, and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime.
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April 4, 2016
American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers By Nancy Jo Sales Knopf. 416 pp. $26.95. Reviewed by Hillary Rea Selfie. Thot. Yik Yak. Savage. Aesthetic. Slut pages. Emoji. Kik. Tinder. Tumblr. Snapchat. Such jargon pops up on page after page in Nancy Jo Sales' engrossing exposé, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers . Sales, 51, is the author of The Bling Ring , which inspired the movie of the same name.
NEWS
March 16, 2016
A teenager was struck by a police cruiser Monday evening while he was walking in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. An unidentified officer was responding to what was described as a priority call shortly after 6 p.m. when his cruiser hit the teen, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman. Additional details surrounding how the accident happened or how fast the cruiser was traveling were not available Monday night. The accident occurred in the 1700 block of 56th Street, Gripp said.
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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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