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  • Teen girl paralyzed, 10 others wounded after shooting at party advertised as 'Drama free' online

    08/28/2011 9:47:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/28/2011
    A Queens party advertised on Facebook and Twitter as "Drama Free" turned into a shooting gallery early Saturday. Eleven young people were shot, including a teenage girl left paralyzed, when a gunman opened fire into the crowd. About 100 people were packed into the backyard of the single-family home on Inwood St. in South Jamaica shortly before 1 a.m., when the shooter sneaked up a back alleyway and opened fire into the yard through a chain link fence. Police said six males ages 15 to 23, and five women, ages 15 to 21, were shot, with bullets hitting them in...
  • NJ Teacher Defends "Future Criminals" Comment

    08/25/2011 5:56:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 39 replies ^ | 08/25/2011
    A New Jersey first grade teacher who wrote that she was a "warden for future criminals" on Facebook says she was speaking "out of frustration to their behavior." Jennifer O'Brien defended herself Wednesday at an administration hearing that will determine whether the tenured Paterson teacher should lose her job. O'Brien told an administrative law judge she wrote the post in exasperation because six or seven unruly first-graders kept disrupting her lessons. She said one boy had recently hit her. The teacher posted her remark to 333 friends on March 28. However, it was forwarded and led critics to call her...
  • The Sifting...

    08/05/2011 11:25:42 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies ^ | 08-04-11 | Bill Randles
    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.(Luke 22:31-32)Everywhere I turn lately I have been seeing brothers and sisters in faith undergoing intense trials in many areas of their lives. Of course we know that the christian life consists of manifold trials, for as the book of Acts tells us, “through many tribulations shall we enter into the Kingdom of heaven” .But recently it seems to me that for...
  • Three teens arrested for planned shooting at Lakeshore High in Mandeville

    08/05/2011 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 8/5/11 | staff
    MANDEVILLE, La. - St. Tammany Parish deputies have arrested three 15-year-olds on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism after they say they thwarted a plan for a possible attack on Lakeshore High school Monday. Deputies said the alleged attack was to include shootings that would have coincided with the start of classes on Monday. Deputies became aware of the plan on July 17th, when school officials notified the Sheriff’s Office of the existence of a group, called “Day Zero,” members of which were all students at the school. Sheriff Strain credited school officials for helping to avert a potentially deadly...
  • “Medical Marijuana” Sends Mixed-Messages To Teens

    08/01/2011 8:07:05 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 11 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | July 22, 2011 | -TWR-
    While Colorado’s soft on marijuana laws, were welcomed by adults-first libertarians, so-called unexpected costs are being felt. “The dark side of the issue, however, is the unintended consequences on Colorado’s young people,” reports Our Colorado News. “Since the state legalized marijuana for medical use, treatment centers are treating more teens for marijuana addiction, according to a report from Thomas Crowley, director of the Division of Substance Dependence at the University of Colorado.” The consequences are alarming: “Denver Health Medical Center reports that treatment referrals have tripled, with 83 percent of the teens that smoke marijuana daily saying they obtained it...
  • 35% Of California Teens Can't Find Work This Summer (The new face of unemployment)

    07/09/2011 6:28:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2011 | Gus Lubin
    It used to be you could get a job as a high school drop out. Or you could hold a job while staying in school. And you could definitely find work over the summer. Not anymore. 34.6 percent of California teens who are looking for work can't find it, according to the Employment Policy Institute. Teen unemployment is equally high in Georgia; followed by Nevada at 34.3 percent; Washington at 33.2 percent; North Carolina at 32.1 percent; Idaho at 31.8 percent; and West Virginia at 30.2%. The District of Columbia is even higher at 49% teen unemployment.
  • Minority Feelings and Violent Facts

    07/08/2011 11:20:24 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | John T. Bennett
    How did we reach the point where the only group whose feelings need to be consulted are minorities? Liberalism. Part of liberalism is the notion that minorities need special help, attention, and heightened sensitivity. Along with that, liberalism promotes white guilt and the peculiar desire to "help people" at any cost. The result is that the media gives credence and coverage to mere feelings when real people are being attacked. Of course, the worse the violence gets, the more sensitive we'll have to be. The flash mobs and mob attacks will require the utmost sensitivity from us, as they are...
  • United Way in Wisconsin Refers Raped Teens to Planned Parenthood

    06/28/2011 1:29:57 PM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    United Way in Wisconsin Refers Raped Teens to Planned Parenthood Madison, WI -- The United Way in Wisconsin is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for launching a new campaign to raise awareness about statutory rape that refers teens and young women to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
  • “Teens and SSA” Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Ph.D

    06/28/2011 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 23, 2011 | Dr. Joseph Nicolosi
    “Teens and SSA” Dr. Joseph Nicolosi
  • 2 teens charged with murdering their NM foster mom

    06/10/2011 7:24:36 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 6/10/11 | JERI CLAUSING
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two 15-year-old girls who went missing after their foster mother was killed have been apprehended and charged with murdering her, Lincoln County authorities said Thursday...
  • Facebook group started to help depressed teens

    06/05/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 6/03/11 | Kathy Hanks
    The suicide of a 17-year-old Hutchinson High School junior in April blindsided many people - from Chris Sullivan's grieving parents and siblings to his church family, wrestling teammates and coaches. The news caused a ripple effect, even jolting those who didn't personally know Chris. Brett Goetz was one of those people. "I didn't know Chris, but it affected my entire family," Goetz said. His younger brother Shane was one of Sullivan's best friends. A recent graduate of Kansas State University, with goals set to one day become a physician's assistant, Goetz decided to do something to help prevent such a...
  • 'Defiant' youths put brutal beating of teen in Palm Bay on Facebook

    06/03/2011 8:20:12 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 14 replies
    TC Palm ^ | June 3, 2011 | J.D. GALLOP
    In an example of the increasingly voyeuristic behavior people are exhibiting on social media web sites, a pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested because of a video one of them allegedly posted on Facebook showing his friend beating another teenager unconscious. The 15-year old victim of the beating did not tell his parents or go to the hospital, police say. Rather, police were alerted to the beating and ultimately made the arrests acting off a tip from a witness who saw the video on Facebook. Police arrested David Wayne Howard Jr. and Anthony Vincent Faiola, both 15. They appeared before...
  • Early marijuana use tied to long-term brain problems

    06/03/2011 6:33:47 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | June 1, 2011 | David W. Freeman
    Call it the pubescent pot problem. New research shows that adults who smoked marijuana before age 15 have significant problems with attention span, impulse control, and "executive function" - the ability to plan and carry out tasks. How about people who took up toking later in life? The same research showed they were much less likely to have such difficulties. For the research, scientists at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil used a stardard "card sorting" task to evaluate the cognitive ability of 104 long-term cannabis users, including 49 who had started using before age 15. On average,...
  • Teens Riot In Manhattan Businesses (another flash mob)

    05/24/2011 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 75 replies ^ | 5-24-11
    It's like a flash mob gone bad. Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts shows a group of youths climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers. It happened at the Dunkin' Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. A $2,000 hot chocolate machine was reportedly destroyed in the attack. Similar attacks have targeted other stores in the neighborhood in the previous weeks. The video shows one of the teens throwing a chair and then running up to grab a donut. A few of the attackers also grabbed drinks out of a refrigerator near...
  • Chelsea Handler: Had an Abortion, "Teen Moms Make me Want to Kill Someone"

    05/24/2011 1:59:22 PM PDT · by julieee · 58 replies ^ | May 24, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Chelsea Handler: Had an Abortion, "Teen Moms Make me Want to Kill Someone" Hollywood, CA -- Chelsea Handler, the host of the popular late-night television variety show Chelsea Lately, is making waves with recent comments about teen pregnancy, and she has admitted she had an abortion as a teen herself.
  • Teens Riot In Manhattan Businesses

    05/24/2011 5:14:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 91 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 05/24/2011
    MYFOXNY.COM - It's like a flash mob gone bad. Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts shows a group of youths climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers. It happened at the Dunkin' Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. A $2,000 hot chocolate machine was reportedly destroyed in the attack. Similar attacks have targeted other stores in the neighborhood in the previous weeks. The video shows one of the teens throwing a chair and then running up to grab a donut. A few of the attackers also grabbed drinks out of a...
  • Memphis teacher arrested for sex with teen

    05/12/2011 4:11:38 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 63 replies
    WMC News ^ | Posted: May 11, 2011 4:26 PM CDT | Nick Kenney
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis elementary teacher and associate pastor faces a statutory rape charge. Ruth Shrader, 50, is accused of having sex with a teenage boy repeatedly over the past two years. According to an affidavit of complaint, Shrader is a close family friend of the boy, and is the assistant pastor at their old church. Shrader is accused of giving him gifts, money, and trips in return for sex - a physical relationship that started when she gave him massages.
  • NASA Scientist (James Hansen) Helps Teens Sue Government over Climate Change

    05/09/2011 9:39:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 5/9/11 | Wynne Parry
    By failing to take action against global warming, the federal government has violated its legal obligation to protect the atmosphere as a resource that belongs to everyone, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court last week. Five of the plaintiffs are teenagers, who have a "profound interest in ensuring our climate remains stable enough to ensure their right to a livable future," according to the suit filed May 4, which names a number of federal officials — from Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to Robert Gates of the Defense Department — as defendants. The suit cites...
  • Search Engine Results Reveal: Teens Don’t Know Who OBL Is

    05/04/2011 7:09:34 AM PDT · by Cowman · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    According to a report posted by Yahoo, it appears that most teens do not know who Osama bin Laden is. Two thirds of people who searched “who is Osama bin Laden” on Sunday turned out to be teenagers: Teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for “who is osama bin laden?” More from the Yahoo report: According to Yahoo!, The Top Searched Questions on Osama bin Laden are (based on Sunday, 5/1): Is Osama bin Laden dead? How did Osama bin Laden die? Who killed Osama bin Laden? How old is Osama bin...
  • UW study: Teens don't need parents as 'drinking buddies'

    04/29/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | April 27, 2011 | VANESSA HO
    Parents who let their kids drink when supervised – because they think it's safer than an outright ban on underage drinking – may want to rethink their approach due to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Co-authored by University of Washington professor Richard Catalano, the study (PDF) found that teens who drank with adult supervision had more drinking-related problems than teens raised with a zero-tolerance attitude. "Kids need parents to be parents and not drinking buddies," Barbara McMorris, the study's lead researcher, said in a statement. McMorris is a senior research associate at the...
  • Pregnot: Toppenish High student fakes pregnancy as social test about stereotypes, rumors

    04/22/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 20, 2011 | Adriana Janovich
    Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn't because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge -- fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting -- didn't actually contain a baby. For the past 61/2 months -- the bulk of her senior year at Toppenish High School -- the 17-year-old A-student faked her own pregnancy. Only a handful of people -- her mother, boyfriend and principal among them -- knew Gaby was pretending to be pregnant for her senior project, a culminating assignment required for graduation. "At times, I just wanted...
  • What Kind Of Sicko Pays For Website Pushing Abortion For Underage Girls? MA Taxpayers!

    04/21/2011 6:08:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 21, 2011 | Michael Graham
    What kind of person pays for a Web site that makes abortion seem cool? Who would use the Internet to target teen girls with the message that abortions are “easy,” “common” and no big deal? What sicko would spend money showing underage girls how to secretly get an abortion behind their parents’ backs? That “sicko” would be you. As the Herald reported yesterday, the Patrick administration is using your money to promote abortion. Not merely to educate or inform, but to push the abortion “choice” itself — in particular, abortions without parental knowledge or consent. This taxpayer-funded Web site is...
  • Man accused of sharing medical marijuana with teen

    04/09/2011 3:20:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 19 replies
    NECN ^ | April 9, 2011 | Author Unknown
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 29-year-old medical marijuana patient accused of sharing his pot with a 15-year-old girl in Missoula has been charged with a felony. Benjamin Levi Bartlett appeared in Justice Court on Friday on a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $25,000, and Bartlett has been ordered to surrender his medical marijuana card. Police say an officer riding his bike along a river trail in July saw the girl hide something beneath a rock, and a search turned up a pipe and a baggie of marijuana. Court records say Bartlett told the officer...
  • What's a Job Good For?

    04/04/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Most people say that a job is good for making money. So, if you don't need money, what's the point? The fabled English aristocratic class of the late 19th and early 20th century apparently thought that way, if the caricatures painted by Jeeves and Wooster, Brideshead, and the like have any truth to them. Their main job was getting dressed and undressed. It seems like young Americans are thinking the same way. Doug French drew my attention to some statistics from the Wall Street Journal on teenage employment that knocked me out. In 2000, slightly more than a third of...
  • Mama Bachmann : The Possible 2012 Presidential Contender Talks About Her Years as a Foster Parent

    04/04/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    When most women are expecting their fourth child, they don’t decide to start taking in foster children. But that’s what Michele Bachmann did. For six years, from 1992 to 1998, she opened her home to a total of 23 teenage girls who needed a family. She juggled raising up to nine kids at a time, homeschooling her grade-school-age and younger biological children during the day and bonding with her high-school-age foster children at night. It was a demanding life — to get a taste of the workload, consider that Bachmann was often doing four loads of laundry daily – but...
  • Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker

    03/29/2011 5:09:57 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 3 replies
    The Coach is Right ^ | 3/29/11 | Bruce Karlson
    Children including teens (yes even your children and grandchildren) have almost certainly been exposed to pornography. A predator has already approached many. The lure, if not cash, is usually alcohol or some other drug, occasionally cigarettes for the very young. Statistics are spotty as most children, even older teens, whether they take the bait or not, do not tell anyone in authority. Do not help these pigs. There are clear statistics that the earlier a child is exposed to drugs, the higher the likelihood of trouble. The nonsense that it is somehow responsible to show a child how to drink...
  • Center City Store Brawl Caught On Tape (Philadelphia, PA)

    03/25/2011 6:28:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 24 MAR 11 | dcbryan1
    Center City Store Brawl Caught On Tape March 24, 2011 9:00 AM PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A brawl involving a number of young people, mostly girls, resulted in several arrests and charges being filed in Center City and the entire incident was caught on tape. Police took a number of unruly teens into custody around 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, when group of teenage girls started to fight inside the H&M clothing store at 16th and Chestnut Streets. Police and store security were nearby and quickly broke up the feuding teens while onlookers grabbed their cell phones and started recording. A...
  • New Orleans police: 5 teens shot in bar, 1 dead

    03/13/2011 9:56:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NEW ORLEANS – A gunman opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, killing an 18-year-old man and wounding four other teens, police said Sunday.
  • US teens, young adults 'doing it' less, study says

    03/04/2011 6:04:14 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 03, 2011 | MIKE STOBBE and CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, a government survey shows, and theories abound for why they're doing it less. Experts say this generation may be more cautious than their predecessors, more aware of sexually spread diseases. Or perhaps emphasis on abstinence in the past decade has had some influence. Or maybe they're just too busy. "It's not even on my radar," said 17-year-old Abbey King of Hinsdale, Ill., a competitive swimmer who starts her day at 5 a.m. and falls into bed at 10:30 p.m. after swimming, school, weight lifting, running, more swimming, homework and a volunteer gig...
  • Growing number of teens falling victim to cyberbullying

    02/26/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies
    Fox 8 Live ^ | 2/25/11 | Rob Masson
    It is the kind of torment that no parent would want their child to endure. Cyberbullying can and does lead to suicide. Special laws have now been passed to try and deal with this relatively new phenomenon, which affects an estimated 50 percent of all teenagers at one time or another. That's because the Internet is now part of our daily routine. But increasingly, online communications cause severe trauma. Take the case of Jessi Slaughter, a young girl whose You Tube video that has gone viral. It shows her crying hysterically, telling her peers to "stop hating." Young people with...
  • For teens, illegal guns easy to get on streets : Stolen weapons often come cheap

    02/15/2011 12:46:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Seatlle Post Intelligencer ^ | Casey McNerthney
    When 16-year-old Luis Cosgaya-Alvarez wanted to get a gun, police say, he didn't have to look far. Cosgaya-Alvarez bought a .40-caliber handgun on the street in downtown Kent from an illegal dealer, court documents say. Less than two weeks later, Cosgaya-Alvarez, a self-proclaimed gang member, fired a single shot from that gun to kill a man he argued with outside a Federal Way school, according to documents used to charge him with murder. The shooting underscored a persistent problem of juveniles using guns in crime: The weapons are simple to get and cheap. They are for sale not just on...
  • Bite marks story leads to trouble for teen 'Twilight' fan

    02/11/2011 8:33:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 11, 2011
    MARATHON — After a lengthy investigation, police say a teenage girl admitted that bite marks on her body came from engaging in "fantasy biting" and not an attack as she had previously claimed. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the 15-year-old girl is a fan of the vampire-based "Twilight" movies and books. After being with a 19-year-old boy at her Marathon home in August, she worried about her mother seeing bruising and bite marks on her neck, arms and back.
  • Study: 61 Percent of Teens Want to be Virgins until Marriage (Planned Parenthood hardest hit)

    02/10/2011 11:03:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/09/11 | Jennifer Riley
    Study: 61 Percent of Teens Want to be Virgins until MarriageBy Jennifer Riley | Christian Post Reporter Wed, Feb. 09 2011 07:40 AM EDT Contrary to popular opinion, a solid majority of U.S. teens would like to be virgins when they marry, a newly released study finds. Sixty one percent of America’s youth said they would like to not have sex until marriage, finds OneHope’s comprehensive study, “Spiritual State of the Children,” released Wednesday. And 63 percent of respondents said they would like to regain their virginity if possible. The 91-page study – which also includes data about teen’s belief,...
  • Bristol Palin to visit Arcadia's Our Savior Lutheran Church Saturday Feb. 12

    02/07/2011 5:12:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Pasadena Star News ^ | February 6, 2011
    Bristol Palin, Chad Eastham and Group 1 Crew are in the lineup for LoveFest 9, an annual Christian event that seeks to promote awareness in teens and young adults about the challenges they face in their daily lives. The event is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, and 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 512. W. Duarte Road. The cost is $20 per person and preregistration is required. To register go online at
  • New Report: Young Girls Increasingly Sexually Exploited on TV

    12/27/2010 8:49:41 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 12/27/2010 | Paul Cooper
    Most television shows have decided to portray girls as the sexual objects of men. A recent study of popular prime time television shows has revealed that young girls are being sexualized at alarming rates. Some of the most watched programs are regularly portraying young teen girls as nothing more than sexual play things. The trend is becoming more perverse and the effects on young girls watching are becoming more and more damaging. Parents tend to worry about their kids seeing what teens stars are doing in reality. We try to hide their eyes from the real life antics of Miley...
  • High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)

    12/21/2010 7:32:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12-20-2010 | Staff
    I think the ironic celebration of the holidays in the form of gaudy Christmas sweaters is kind of lame. But one Virginia high school’s punishment of a group that called themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” just seems ridiculous, even by oversensitive public school standards. Ten students at Battlefield High School in Manassas, Virginia faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club. One of the students involved told WUSA that the school said they were “maliciously wounding other kids.” The Club believes that the accusation stems from them throwing candy canes to other...
  • Teen Tyrants (Teens in Europe & America seem all too smug. What will their future be in the world? )

    12/13/2010 8:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies · 9+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/13/2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    During the eight years I lived in Japan, there occurred a rash of horrific murders committed by young men in their teens. Almost all of these crimes were the acts of lonely outcasts, teens with especially low self-esteem who had been victims of bullying and ostracism their whole lives. They lived uneventful lives until one day, they snapped. Then, all of the resentment they felt came to a head, and they lashed out at peers, parents, or complete strangers, often committing multiple murders with such weapons as kitchen knives, baseball bats, or samurai swords. It got so bad that walking...
  • Teens are getting pregnant to get on MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ show

    12/07/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Popeater ^ | December 7 2010 | Popeater
    If you’ve ever seen Teen Mom, you know that it in no way glorifies teen parenthood. Those young moms and dads are struggling, and despite the rumors that MTV pays them around $60,000 a season, (which MTV refuses to comment on) many of them are shown relying on government assistance to get by. The young women on the show, as much as their lives are put under the microscope, do get famous in their way.
  • Immigrant Workers Crowd Out U.S. Teens

    10/18/2010 7:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 10/18/2010 | Alfred Tella
    The employment-population rate of teenagers has declined from 50 percent to 25 percent in a little more than 30 years. The teen labor force participation rate has declined by 40 percent. The teenage unemployment rate has drifted upward in this period, and of the teenagers who are currently in the labor force, one in four is jobless. Among the factors explaining these trends is immigration, legal and illegal. Two recent studies provide convincing evidence that low-skilled immigrants cost U.S.-born teenagers jobs. Federal Reserve Board economist Christopher L. Smith used Census Bureau data going back to 1970 to develop a model...
  • Miami teens, lifelong friends, accused in killing each other's brother

    10/06/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 6, 2010 | Jennifer Lebovich
    MIAMI — As kids, Jamarco Stafford and James Adams shot hoops on the worn basketball courts of an Overtown housing project. Lifelong friends, they attended the same Head Start program, and helped win football games for the Overtown Rattlers — Stafford sporting number 88, Adams wearing 50. Some nights, Adams slept at Stafford's house. Now the teens, both 17, spend their nights in detention cells, facing murder charges for killing each other's brother.
  • Family of teen who died in 'choking game' hopes to raise awarenes

    09/22/2010 2:45:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 22, 2010 | Bill Lindelof
    Teh family of a boy who they say died in a "choking game" hopes to alert other parents to the dangers of the hidden practice.
  • Teens Self-embedding. Cutting, Self-mutilation on Rise?

    09/13/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 37 replies
    AssociatedContentbyYahoo ^ | Sept. 13th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Why do teens and adults self-mutilate? There doesn't seem to be clear cut answers. Some tie the self-mutilation to abuse and not just to physical abuse but also neglect. Some cutters have said that when they cut they can regain control of their anger. While no one appears to have pat answers to cutting, self-embedding and self-mutilation, no one denies that it is a troubling trend.
  • Three teens arrested in downtown beating death (Shhh...NOT a hate crime)

    09/11/2010 11:09:38 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 45 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 9-8-10 | Matt Busse and Chris Dumond
    An act of teenage male bravado on the part of at least one boy may have led to Sunday’s beating death of an 81-year-old man visiting Lynchburg for his granddaughter’s wedding, police said. Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old were arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of George Leroy Baker III, of Tempe, Ariz. {snip} Though police have said they are prohibited by law from naming juveniles, a search warrant filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Tuesday identified Kenneth Davis as the person who ran up to Baker “in an aggressive manner” before witnesses heard what sounded like a blow...
  • Author: teens are following a "mutant" Christianity

    08/28/2010 7:58:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 8/28/2010 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Here's some disturbing news about religious trends among teenagers -- what you might call Teenage Mutant Ninja Christianity. From CNN: If you're the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean has this warning: Your child is following a "mutant" form of Christianity, and you may be responsible. Dean says more American teenagers are embracing what she calls "moralistic therapeutic deism." Translation: It's a watered-down faith that portrays God as a "divine therapist" whose chief goal is to boost people's self-esteem. Dean is a minister, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of "Almost Christian," a new book...
  • Two men accused of befouling Renaissance Vinoy pool

    08/20/2010 12:11:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 20, 2010 | Andy Boyle
    ST. PETERSBURG — Police say it was shortly after midnight Thursday when the two men climbed over a security fence at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. Nearby was the pool. But Michael Cline, 19, and Andrew Harris, 18, weren't there to swim, police say. In fact, their actions forced the hotel to clean and bleach the pool. The two were watched by Vinoy security guards as they befouled the swimming pool with human feces. Guards called police, who found the men in the hot tub. Harris told police he wasn't a guest at the Vinoy and wasn't visiting anyone, but he...
  • Teen's suspected killer beaten in jail

    08/16/2010 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/16/10 | Paige Hewitt
    A Harris County jail inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge allegedly beat a young illegal immigrant accused of robbing and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back as she was walking home on Aug. 6. Melvin Alvarado, 22, one of two men charged with capital murder in the death of Shatavia Anderson, was beaten Thursday evening, sustaining serious enough injuries to be hospitalized and receive stitches, said Alan Bernstein, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Accused in Alvarado's beating is Robert Williams, 38, Bernstein said.
  • Prayer Request for Friend's Daughter

    08/11/2010 8:11:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    FReepmail ^ | 08-11-10 | big'ol_freeper
    I received this Prayer Request from big'ol_freeper a few minutes ago. I have a Facebook friend who’s daughter was ganged up on and beaten unconscious by another teen girl a couple of days ago. They are a really great family and it is an incredible tragedy. I would ask that through prayer she may heal both physically and emotionally. I would also ask prayers for her mother, who is a single mother putting herself through college to make a better life for herself and her family. I can only imagine the burdens her soul is carrying on behalf of her...
  • Many Teen Workers Are Going Jobless This Summer

    07/21/2010 7:11:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    CNBC ^ | 21 Jul 2010 | : Joseph Pisani
    Several factors have aligned to hurt what was once a vibrant and reliable labor market, experts say. In some cases, unemployed older Americans or illegal immigrants have taken the jobs, while an increase in the minimum wage has made it too expensive for some employers to hire teens. Small says that among a group of 25 friends, only one has found consistent work for the summer... In construction and landscaping, illegal immigrants have pushed teens out of jobs, “It’s too expensive for us to hire teens that don’t have experience,” said Karin Devencenzi... also blames the minimum wage. At $8.40...
  • Study showing most teens to be virgins undercuts sex ed advocates, group says

    07/13/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    EWTN News ^ | July 11, 2010
    ALL president Judy Brown. A U.S. government study has found that most teens are virgins, a finding which one pro-life group says has “huge significance” for sex education curricula which assume that teenagers are sexually active.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s June 2010 report is titled “Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing.”It shows that from 2006 to 2008, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse. The numbers were substantially unchanged since a...
  • Surefire Ways to Turn OFF Your Teen

    07/08/2010 10:47:52 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 27 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | Jul 6, 2010
    Talking with an adolescent can be like walking through a minefield. At any moment you could be asking what you thought was a simple, sincere question only to find it triggering an explosive response. You know that communication keeps you connected to your child, but it often seems to backfire because of the type of questions asked. Research proves our instincts: The number one antidote to risky-kid behavior is a strong relationship with a parent. Believe it or not our kids even like us and want us in their lives! (Really!!!!) A recent Girl Scout of America survey found that...