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By Tamar Lewin and Tamar Lewin,New York Times News Service | May 18, 1994
High school girls are less comfortable with their sexual experiences than their male counterparts, according to a new nationwide survey of high school students.In a random telephone survey of 503 teen-agers in grades nine through 12 by Roper Starch Worldwide Inc., 36 percent said they had had sexual intercourse, and an additional 5 percent reported having engaged in sex other than vaginal intercourse.But while 81 percent of the sexually active boys said that "sex is a pleasurable experience," 59 percent of the girls said they felt that way.Only 46 percent of the sexually active girls said they "really feel good about their sexual experiences so far," compared with 65 percent of the sexually active boys.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School accused of engaging in sexual activity with a student was charged Friday with sexual abuse of a minor. Lynette Nicole Trotta, 33, is being held in jail on a $100,000 bail; her initial bail had been $250,000 but was reduced by a judge. She has also been suspended from work. School officials learned about the allegations from a librarian on Tuesday and worked with police to investigate, according to a statement released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | January 5, 1994
Two victims of Ronald W. Price have sued the former Northeast High School teacher's lawyers for $12 million for claiming on national television that they weren't virgins when Price began affairs with them.Timothy F. Umbreit, one of Price's lawyers, paused before answering a question from the studio audience on "Geraldo!" April 28, 1993. "Before you get to that question, we want to correct something here," he said, according to the suit. "None of them were virgins."He also referred to the victims as "sexually active."
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Catherine Holmes' route home in Davidsonville takes her on a quarter-mile walk in the woods, over a fallen tree, through a shallow stream and along a swaying cable bridge to reach her log-sided cabin. Then she climbs through a window to get in. Holmes locks both doors from the inside when she leaves because she's worried about what might happen in her absence. And she seldom leaves. The 54-year-old nudist is in a legal dispute with her landlord, a nudist club called the Maryland Health Society Inc., which has ordered her off the property.
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By John P. Hale | December 26, 1990
The following is adapted from a letter to Joseph A. Fernandez, chancellor of New York City public schools. The author, a lawyer and former member of the New York State Board of Social Welfare who frequently does legal work for the New York Archdiocese, questions the chancellor's proposal to distribute condoms in the high schools and junior high schools. The Board of Education, which debated the proposal on Dec. 6, has yet to vote on the plan.DEAR Dr. Fernandez:Your records show that during the 1988-1989 school year you had 184,989 students in the junior high schools and 261,097 in the senior high schools, for a total of 446,086.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | May 9, 2006
If you never have sex, you won't get pregnant. All it takes is once. It is a warning profound in its simplicity, and it is what parents often say to their teenagers. But what if our teenagers do have sex? According to research released last week by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, almost a third of teen girls (ages 15-19) who have had sex at least once have become pregnant. And more than one out of every eight teen boys who have had sex at least once have caused a pregnancy.
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April 5, 1991
Frightened by AIDS, drugs, street crime and other realities of teenage life today, some parents apparently are allowing their teen-age children to have sex at home. If teen-agers are sexually active, the parents reason, they are better off at home than in a place that might not be safe. Also, parents say, the home allows them to know who their children's sexual partners are.The Evening Sun wants to know what you think about this issue.To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 25, 1990
At City Hall this week, those responsible for the enlightened laws of this community are looking at Baltimore's teen-age birth rate and its venereal disease rate, and they are declaring bravely and without fear of contradiction:"Oops."Everywhere you look, sexually active teen-agers are being encouraged to use birth control. There are condom posters in schools and on buses, and there are hospitals and health clinics urging the purchase of contraceptives. Seven middle schools and high schools are giving out condoms to teens.
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June 16, 2005
BEFORE A Baltimore judge last week sentenced Dwayne Cedric Raysor to prison for rape, the 31-year-old tearfully explained that he didn't know sex with a willing 12-year-old was against the law. If you find his excuse shocking, you might be more disturbed to find that sexual relations between underage girls and older men are not isolated occurrences in Baltimore. Young boys can be equally vulnerable. These relationships can have devastating consequences for both partners. Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy says her office has prosecuted more than 30 cases of second-degree rape involving girls age 14 and younger who had sex with a man at least four years older - often referred to as statutory rape.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Staff Writer | May 10, 1992
Sixteen-year-old Alicia Younger wasn't interested in hearing her friend boast about his sexual exploits; she just wanted him to answer one essential question: Did he use a condom?"
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
Annapolis police arrested seven people last week in a special operation to target suspects soliciting prostitutes, police said Monday. Police had received numerous complaints about prostitution activity in the area of the 200 block of West St. Nearby residents told police they often see suspects solicit prostitutes on West Street near Southgate and Monticello avenues and drive to nearby residential streets to park and conduct sexual activity, Det....
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By SUSAN REIMER | November 5, 2006
During my children's religious education, the Sunday morning medicine of Mass or catechism was almost always followed by a spoonful of sugar - lunch with our friends at Fuddruckers. All these years later, it turns out I was right when I suspected that I was simply providing my kids with something - organized religion - they could conveniently reject as young adults. But they've kept the good memories, I think, of those giant hamburgers and bottomless soft drinks and of time spent with friends and family.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | May 9, 2006
If you never have sex, you won't get pregnant. All it takes is once. It is a warning profound in its simplicity, and it is what parents often say to their teenagers. But what if our teenagers do have sex? According to research released last week by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, almost a third of teen girls (ages 15-19) who have had sex at least once have become pregnant. And more than one out of every eight teen boys who have had sex at least once have caused a pregnancy.
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June 16, 2005
BEFORE A Baltimore judge last week sentenced Dwayne Cedric Raysor to prison for rape, the 31-year-old tearfully explained that he didn't know sex with a willing 12-year-old was against the law. If you find his excuse shocking, you might be more disturbed to find that sexual relations between underage girls and older men are not isolated occurrences in Baltimore. Young boys can be equally vulnerable. These relationships can have devastating consequences for both partners. Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy says her office has prosecuted more than 30 cases of second-degree rape involving girls age 14 and younger who had sex with a man at least four years older - often referred to as statutory rape.
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By SUSAN REIMER | October 3, 2004
JUST WHEN you think the human race has turned sex into some kind of carnal Match Game, with hook-ups, buddy sex and "friends with benefits," there is Dr. Ruth to cheer you up. As tiny as a sparkplug and with just as much energy, the gently aging sex therapist is still talking as if sex is an act of love, humor, patience and communication between two people who are committed to each other. "I am a grandmother, and I am still talking about sex," Westheimer told a packed auditorium of Johns Hopkins University students recently.
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By Cynthia Tucker | September 20, 2004
ATLANTA -- The nation's leading abortion-rights activists have an eye on the U.S. Supreme Court. They believe that if President Bush is re-elected, he will swamp the court with enough right-wing justices to overturn Roe vs. Wade and do more damage to the country than Ivan, Frances and Charley combined. They're probably right. A second Bush term could easily lead to the most reactionary court since the one that ruled that Dred Scott had no rights. Still, the tenor of the abortion-rights crusade seems passM-i, outdated, even crude.
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June 16, 1994
President Clinton's welfare proposal has drawn fire from left and right alike. Liberals don't like many of its punitive aspects and especially resent the fact that the administration is funding much of the cost of the reforms by squeezing other social programs, shifting the burden of misery. Conservatives dismiss the plan by saying it fails to fulfill the president's promise "to end welfare as we know it."The program is complex and ambitious, and unless the economy grows briskly, enough private sector jobs for welfare recipients will simply not exist.
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July 19, 1992
How should we recycle?Editor's note: The county commissioners have ordered private trash haulers to pick up recyclable material from residential customers starting July 1. Apart from some towns, residents are encouraged but not required to sort out recyclables. The immediate aim is to begin complying with state law, which requires counties to recycle a percentage of their solid waste. The commissioners also want to reduce the amount of trash going to county landfills. We have asked our readers if they think recycling is a good idea, if they recycle, if recycling should be mandatory and if the commissioners should contract for countywide trash pickup.
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By Jia Lynn Yang and Jia Lynn Yang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 20, 2004
Teens who have sexually active friends face a significantly higher risk of smoking, drinking and using drugs than do other youths, according to an annual Columbia University teen substance-abuse survey released yesterday. The survey found that youths 12 to 17 years old who said half or more of their friends were sexually active were found to be 31 times as likely to get drunk, 22 times as likely to try marijuana and more than five times as likely to smoke cigarettes. Advocates for liberalizing U.S. drug laws accused the writers of the report - which showed no causal connection between sexual activity and drug or alcohol use - of sensationalizing typical teenage behavior to make a stronger case against the use of marijuana and other drugs.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1999
Jamie Roberts knows the price her mother and older sister paid for getting pregnant as teen-agers. And at age 16, she doesn't intend to follow in their footsteps. "I told myself I would never have to worry about that," said Roberts, who will be a junior at Kenwood High School in Essex and is president of an unusual club at the school that focuses on teen-age sexual abstinence. This spring, Roberts teamed with Michele Hax Fite, a social worker with the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.
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