July 14, 2001 |
When five teenage girls take their places to play bells aboard the parade floats in the Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan, next week, they will be the first to do so in 300 years. Since the 18th century, the upper deck of the floats, considered a sacred stage for court musicians, has been off limits to women. "Times have changed," said Shigeru Fukami, head of the organizing association. "We can no longer find a convincing reason to keep rejecting women from participating."
January 10, 2002 |
A man who stalked teenage girls was put to death in Huntsville for killing one of the girls' mothers during a burglary in 1994. Michael Moore, 38, appeared to choke back tears as he expressed love for his family and sought forgiveness for the slaying. "I'm sorry. I can't take back what I have done," he said, looking at the victim's relatives, who watched through a window. The nine-year Navy veteran was arrested the morning of the slaying about 50 miles southwest of Waco.
June 24, 2008 |
The mayor of Gloucester denied a Time magazine report that a group of girls entered a pact to become pregnant. "Any planned blood-oath bond to become pregnant, there is absolutely no evidence of," Carolyn Kirk said after meeting with school and health officials. At least 17 high school girls are expecting babies in the seaport 30 miles north of Boston. The 1,200-student high school has four times as many teenage girls expecting babies as it did last year. Kirk attributed the sharp rise in pregnancies to a lack of health education funding and the media's "glamorization of pregnancy."
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January 15, 2014 |
A Lynwood man pleaded guilty this week to recruiting teenage girls from local schools in the Inland Empire and forcing them into prostitution in Los Angeles. Paul Edward Bell, 29, an alleged member of the Rolling 60s Crips gang, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that will send him to prison for 30 years. His trial was expected to begin Monday. Bell was one of eight people indicted in 2012 by a grand jury investigating reports of sex trafficking in Riverside County.
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July 17, 2013 |
In 2011, the birthrate for teenage girls in California dropped to its lowest level since 1991, a state report released Wednesday announced. Twenty-eight children were born in the state for every 1,000 teenage girls, a sharp decline from 1991 when the rate peaked at 70.9 births for every 1,000 teenage girls. Public health experts say state laws are responsible for the decline because they require public schools that offer sex education classes to provide scientifically reliable instructions on how contraceptives work along with information about abstinence.
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November 12, 2003 |
Police are searching for three teenage girls who allegedly tied up a counselor from their group home at knifepoint Tuesday and fled in one of the home's vans with another resident who may have been kidnapped, authorities said. "They brandished a knife at the counselor," said Gina Tepoorten, a San Jose police spokeswoman. "They threw her down to the ground, grabbed her, tied her up, and got the keys to the van."
November 5, 2009 |
London Mayor Boris Johnson, on an evening bicycle ride, rescued a woman who was being threatened by a group of girls wielding a metal bar, the mayor's office said. Documentary filmmaker Franny Armstrong was confronted by the teenage girls, who pushed her against a car Monday night as she was walking in North London, news reports said. She said she saw Johnson on his bicycle and shouted to him. Johnson picked up the metal bar, which was more than a yard long, and cycled after the girls, Armstrong said.
March 19, 2009 |
The rate at which teenage girls in the United States are having babies has risen for a second year in a row, government statistics show, putting one of the nation's most successful social and public health campaigns in jeopardy. Nationally, the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds rose 1.4% from 2006 to 2007, continuing a climb that began a year earlier. The rate jumped 3.4% in 2006, reversing what had been a 14-year decline. The reasons for the increase remain unclear, although experts speculated that it could be due to growing complacency about AIDS and teen pregnancy, among other factors.
March 30, 1998 |
This paperback novel is from the author of the novel and subsequent film "The Best Little Girl in the World" and is similar in its fictionalized treatment of a psychiatric disorder found primarily among teenage girls and young women. "The Best Little Girl" was about anorexia nervosa. Steven Levenkron's new book is centered on self-mutilation. The central character is a teenage figure-skating champion with an abusive mother. To deal with the pressures of her life, she begins cutting herself.
January 24, 2002
Re "Stalking the Web Predator," Jan. 17: Reading about Julie Posey's fight against Web predators, I ask: What is the matter with our humanity that it produces specimens looking for unnatural satisfactions that by our post-Victorian society are classified as sick? When my computer says "you have mail" and I discover that my privacy was again invaded by messages of what teenage girls are doing--or other kinky exploitations--my blood starts to boil. I am familiar with the birds and the bees, but those messages are molestations of the mind and body.