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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | August 26, 1994
A West Baltimore youth surrendered to police yesterday morning, hours after he was identified as the suspect in the shootings of a 21-year-old man and a 4-year-old girl who was hit by an apparent stray bullet.Varion Romeo Simms, 15, of the 2200 block of Roslyn Ave. was charged as an adult with two counts of attempted murder and handgun violations. He was awaiting a bail hearing in front of a District Court commissioner last night.The youth is charged with shooting Jacquette Bianca Dennis, who was wounded in the left side of her head as she played in front of a social club in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. late Tuesday.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Dealing with police can involve a delicate balance between knowing your rights and being respectful to officers. Both are crucial, seven lawyers told a church full of Baltimore's black youths and their parents. But when in doubt, attorney Douglas B. Evans said, "you have the right to shut up. " The panel of black attorneys answered questions about police brutality and racial profiling, amid other concerns during the seminar, Conscious Operations during Police Stops, or "C.O.P.S.," at the Empowerment Temple Church on Tuesday night.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1998
Baltimore Youth Television celebrates its fifth year tonight with a showing of 10 short video productions by its middle- and high-school-age filmmakers.Organized by the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1994, the program originally put 33 students from city middle schools through a four-month video production course held on Saturdays.Since then, it has expanded to include Northern High School students attending a summer program at the Johns Hopkins University, as well as groups of alumni of the BYTV program who attend courses at MICA to continue producing videos.
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May 31, 2014
We are Baltimore youth with experiences of homelessness. We are trying to better ourselves and find somewhere to live and prosper. The mayor and City Council say they want to expand curfew hours to save kids and reduce crime ( "Council approves tough new curfew for city youths," May 12). Instead of a curfew, what about helping homeless youth and other young people? A lot of kids who will be affected by an expanded curfew live in low-income areas. They don't have a yard to play in or a porch to sit on. What are they supposed to do?
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By ALLISON KLEIN | August 8, 1993
When British travelers Sharon Whitehead and Katharine Wrathall were approached on Charles Street by a disheveled man claiming he had psychic powers, they were startled. When he correctly identified one of them as having an Aquarius birthday, they became uncomfortable and quickly moved on. After walking a few steps, they began to laugh and told each other they had to remember to tell this funny story to their new friends at the Youth Hostel where they were staying.They are 22-year-old students who made Baltimore a stop on their tour of the United States.
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By Henry Scarupa | December 20, 1990
"Everyone is a star," says Ricardo, an 18-year-old vocalist, dancer, illusionist and entertainer from Baltimore, "but you have to turn your lights on."In the past year, the Walbrook High School graduate has turned his lights on. High beam.Last spring, Richard Burton -- as he's known offstage -- completed a 12-inch single, "Girl, I Want To Give It Up," released in September on Muhammad Ali's Millionaire Records label.Next he did a music video, partly shot in Baltimore, due for airing this month on cable TV's "Video Jukebox."
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2003
A 15-year-old Baltimore youth accused of first-degree murder had his request to be tried as a juvenile turned down by a city Circuit Court judge yesterday. Judge Lynn K. Stewart denied the motion by Eric Brown to transfer his adult murder charges to juvenile court, saying the youth was accused of too serious a crime, was a threat to public safety and had turned his back on other efforts to help turn his life around. "This is the worst of the worst," Stewart said of the accusations against Brown.
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By Alice Steinbach | April 16, 2000
Editor's note: In this excerpt from her new book, "Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman," Baltimore Alice Steinbach describes her first visit to Milan, Italy. As is her custom while traveling, she wrote postcards to herself and sent them home as reminders of her expereinces abroad. Dear Alice, Milan seems like home to me. It's one of the big surprises of my trip. Today, sitting in the sun in the Piazza la Scala, an elderly man asked if he could sit next to me. I nodded.
NEWS
April 22, 2002
Baltimore Youth Congress, an organization formed for youth to voice opinions on policy issues, is seeking 30 young people to serve as delegates. Delegates are chosen for a one-year term, and represent young people in Baltimore County and the city, help govern the organization and serve on one of its three committees. Applications are due April 29, and those applying must be between ages 12 and 25. Community Law in Action, an advocacy-oriented youth leadership development organization at the University of Maryland School of Law, sponsors the Baltimore Youth Congress.
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By NICOLE FULLER | June 4, 2006
Chantel Clea Occupation Chairwoman of the Baltimore Youth Commission and assistant to the director for events planning at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In the news As chairwoman of the Baltimore Youth Commission, Clea presided last week over the Youth Commission Comprehensive Summit on Juvenile Homicide in Baltimore, where professionals from the law enforcement, social services and medical fields offered suggestions on how to decrease the number of youth homicides in the city.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Betting on dice on the streets of Baltimore or wagering on favorite sports teams may seem innocuous behavior for city teenagers, but it can serve as a gateway to heavier gambling and other risky behavior, impairing lives for years to come. These are the findings of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University who repeatedly surveyed a group of up to 798 disadvantaged teenagers beginning in 2004. The latest results culled from the surveys linked gambling among the youth to early sex, sometimes resulting in pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
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March 20, 2014
The sixth season of the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League begins March 29 at Carroll Park, and its continued success over the years is a great reminder of Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Doug Gansler's passionate commitment to Baltimore City youth. In 2009, Mr. Gansler founded the league to provide a mix of mentoring, lacrosse skills training and league play to underserved Baltimore City youth at no cost. The league promotes positive social interaction, builds leadership skills and enables participants to forge relationships with leaders from the Baltimore business and civic communities, who speak at league practices.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Preregistration ends today for YouthWorks, Baltimore's summer jobs program for young people. YouthWorks places teens and young adults between ages 14 and 21 in a six-week summer work experience throughout the city. So far, more than 11,000 young people are have submitted registrations this year, a spokeswoman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Those interested can preregister at youthworks.oedworks.com . lbroadwater@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lukebroadwater
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Frances M. Finney, who overcame poverty, earned a college degree and became a city school teacher, died April 19 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Guilford resident was 82. Frances Mae Hopkins was born in Baltimore and was raised in her maternal grandmother's Etting Street rowhouse. "Like many African-American families in the 1930s and 1940s, she grew up poor and remembered being taunted by others because of the neighborhood where she lived," said a daughter, Joyce E. Stewart, who is director of implementation and compliance for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
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L'Oreal Thompson | February 11, 2013
From the outside, Camp St. Vincent looks like many other summer camps. There are crafts and reading along with plenty of time to play outside, and campers beat the heat with a dip in the pool. But the reality of these kids' everyday lives is anything but carefree. Camp St. Vincent, a free summer day camp at Patterson Park, has been serving homeless children ages 5 through 12 from Baltimore City and Baltimore County for more than 100 years. The eight-week camp, which is a program of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore in partnership with Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks, is specifically designed for children living in shelters and transitional housing.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
The O'Malley administration's decision to scrap its plans to build a $70 million youth jail in Baltimore is a major win for the city and its youth. It is made possible both by the significant successes of recent years in reducing violent crime and by a renewed effort on the part of the Department of Juvenile Services to place troubled youth in more appropriate settings, and it will end the deplorable practice of housing juveniles charges as adults in an adult jail. It is a credit to the advocates who have been fighting against the plan, and it deserves the legislature's support.
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By S. Mitra Kalita and S. Mitra Kalita,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1996
A 16-year-old Northeast Baltimore youth, Jeffery Harper, was fatally shot yesterday in the kitchen of his home in the 2900 block of Hillen Road, Baltimore police said.Friends found his body about 1 a.m. yesterday, according to police, who said he was shot once in the head. There was no sign of forced entry, police said, and they are investigating the death as a homicide.Police yesterday also identified two other people slain last week, including one of two men found shot to death in Leakin Park on Thursday morning.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2002
Spurred by the motto "Hear us, don't fear us," dozens of Baltimore's young people gathered at the War Memorial Plaza building yesterday to speak their minds to a panel that included a federal judge, a city delegate and a police spokeswoman. They wanted to know why $64 million was spent on a new juvenile detention facility when some schools don't have enough textbooks. They wanted to know why there weren't more police outreach programs on the city's meaner streets. They wanted to know why African-American kids are the most frequently suspended, arrested and incarcerated.
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Lionel Foster | November 1, 2012
I wanted to put myself in their shoes. Last week, I was informed that the Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign will rally against the youth jail slated for construction near the Baltimore City Detention Center, not far from my old neighborhood in East Baltimore. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services commissioned the new jail specifically for children charged as adults, dozens of whom are being housed in an annex of the Detention Center across the street.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Dozens of Baltimore teens and young adults packed a state Senate hearing Wednesday, urging lawmakers not to build a new Baltimore jail for juvenile offenders charged as adults and instead shift efforts to keeping youths from being locked up in the first place. The comments came as the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee met to take testimony on the $70 million, 120-bed proposal being pushed by the state as a way to improve conditions for youthful prisoners in the city. Opponents, such as 21-year-old activist Nicole Cheatom, told senators that the state should repurpose a women's prerelease unit closed three years ago instead of building a new facility.
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