June 29, 1986 |
Westside teen-agers who have been drinking and don't want to drive can call on their contemporaries for a ride home under a new program called Safe Ride. Any teen-ager can call (213) 451-9111 for door-to-door transportation. The callers are guaranteed anonymity, with no reports to their parents or others. The important thing is that they get home safely. Westside Safe Ride, which operates each Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
April 18, 1986 |
A 17-year-old boy drank cyanide-laced Kool-Aid on live, closed-circuit television and died on the floor of the Hampshire College studio while his brother and friends laughed and urged him to quit joking, students said Thursday. When Andrew L. Hermann refused to quit his "act" on the comedy show, students carried him into a hall. Security guards later found he was dead. "Everyone thought it was a joke.
May 6, 1985 |
A teen-ager committed suicide by swallowing a pint of gasoline, making him the 18th youngster in New York City's northern suburbs to take his own life since early 1984, authorities said today. Andrew Budow, 17, of Garnerville swallowed the gasoline at 4:43 p.m. Sunday while he was home alone, police said. He was found moments later by his parents and was pronounced dead at 6 p.m.
May 12, 2001 |
Advocates hoping to curb underage drinking called Friday for Congress to fund a media campaign comparable to one that tries to discourage teenage drug use. Millie Webb, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said alcohol kills 6.5 times more young people than all other illicit drugs combined. She said beer and wine makers spend more than $1 billion a year advertising and marketing their alcoholic drinks. A bill introduced Friday by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.
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April 24, 2012 |
Six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend. Some of the teenagers used salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, making a potent drink that is similar to a shot of hard liquor. "All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager," said Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the county public health department and a medical toxicology consultant for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
September 10, 2003 |
America needs to take drastic steps to control an epidemic of teenage drinking that is costing $53 billion a year, the National Academy of Sciences said, calling for curbs on references to alcohol in hip-hop music and movies, harsh penalties on stores that sell alcohol to teens, and steep increases in taxes on beer.
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December 13, 1988 |
Still struggling to cope with a number of deaths related to alcohol or drugs, officials at Palisades High School parked a wrecked car on campus last week and called in a battery of experts to remind students and parents of the dangers of mixing drinking and driving. The most dramatic moment came when James D.
July 10, 1986 |
La Canada Flintridge, noted for its affluence and good schools, has gained recognition for something else lately: adolescent drinking. Concern is at an all-time high because of the alcohol-related death May 31 of a 17-year-old resident who fell from a balcony after attending a large party and the arrest of another teen-ager for supplying liquor to minors at that party.
January 1, 1989 |
In response to a campaign to encourage Beverly Hills teen-agers to remain sober, 563 parents have signed pledges promising that they will not allow youngsters to use drugs or alcohol in their homes. The 563 signatures, representing about 350 families, were gathered by a task force run by the Beverly Hills Council of PTAs.