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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 8, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to jump-start a grass-roots campaign against youth violence, President Clinton announced the formation yesterday of a nonprofit organization to safeguard children, and he unveiled a guest list for Monday's White House youth summit that is top-heavy with powerful Washington lobbyists.Since the school massacre April 20 in Littleton, Colo., White House aides have sought to focus on youth violence through a steady stream of events and proposals, hoping that the tragedy will mark a turning point for a nation beset by school violence.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | January 11, 1995
A network is premiering tonight, but that's using "network" in the loosest possible terms. The Warner Bros. TV network, called WB, launches with three Wednesday-night shows, and Wednesday is the only night up and running right now for the entire network. Not that it's running everywhere -- in Baltimore, for example, WB is found only on Towson State Television, a low-power station broadcast from the college campus. But before you feel you're being denied access to some major on-ramp on the information superhighway, let me reassure you: I've seen all three series premiering tonight on WB and wish I hadn't.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Baltimore's police commissioner used the ornate setting of the White House yesterday to promote his youth crime programs and to describe to a national audience how his department helps troubled children.Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier showcased the Goodnow Police Athletic League Center in Northeast Baltimore with a five-minute tape showing officers helping children who otherwise might be out on dangerous streets."Mature police officers understand that we cannot arrest our way out of this dilemma of youth crime," Frazier told Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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By Tom Teepen | May 7, 1999
THERE is much not to like in American popular culture: rock groups that celebrate the morbid and gruesome, the virtual gore of video games, vicious and misogynist rap, Internet sites that incite hate in the name of everything from abortion opposition to White Revolution. And more, probably worse.In the understandable urge to discover what probably will elude us, we search in the media mishmash for incitements that will explain why two youths armed like guerrillas came to murder 13 in their Colorado school and kill themselves as if that were just about the neatest way you could end such a swell party.
NEWS
By Newsday | January 7, 1994
WASHINGTON -- It didn't go well for New York City's first black police commissioner when he publicly broached the subject of black-on-black crime more than six years ago."I was called an 'Uncle Tom' then," said former Commissioner Benjamin Ward, who termed the escalating rate of crimes against blacks by blacks one of the community's "dirty little secrets.""There's a kind of realization that has come around now that this violence will do us in if we don't do something about it," he said.Today and tomorrow, some of the nation's most influential black politicians, entertainers and civic leaders will meet in Washington for what they say will be a frank summit on what the black community can do to quell the devastating tide of black-on-black crime and youth violence.
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By Martin P. Welch | March 19, 2000
Last year's rampage at Columbine High School, the nation's worst schoolhouse shooting spree, left America numb and hoping such senseless killings would end. They haven't. Recently, a 6-year-old Michigan boy took a handgun to school and killed a classmate; a 7-year-old Alabama boy fatally shot a 5-year-old neighbor with an air gun loaded with pellets or BB shot; a man shot and killed three victims near Pittsburgh in an apparent hate crime; a Memphis gunman reportedly killed four people at a fire scene; and recently in Baltimore County, a mentally disturbed man allegedly shot and killed four people.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1996
Howard County schools need to increase spending, staffing and training to fight the county's alarming rise in youth violence, says a new study on disruptive young people in the county.The school system also should work more closely with other agencies in the community and consider starting an alternative program to educate expelled students and other youths who aren't in school, the report concludes."Our biggest concern is not the fact that we have a violent school system but trends we see in the school system and the community," said Donald McBrien, the schools' director of pupil services and chairman of the committee.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2005
Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Baltimore's high-profile and innovative health commissioner for more than a decade, will tell his staff today that he is resigning his post at the end of next week to run for Maryland's 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Beilenson - known for bringing to the city an array of initiatives ranging from needle exchange to interventions to combat youth violence - said last night that he will officially announce June 22 that he is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin.
NEWS
March 31, 2004
Commissioners OK bonds to help company expand The Carroll County commissioners authorized yesterday $10 million in industrial revenue bonds to help Shelter Systems Limited acquire land and expand its company. The bonds will help Shelter Systems, a manufacturer of floor and roof trusses, buy 25 acres at Meadow Branch Industrial Park in Westminster. The company plans to construct a 130,000-square-foot building on the property. Federal revenue bonds provide the funding, and the county serves as a conduit for the funds.
NEWS
By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2000
Like so many Baltimore teen-agers, Atlantis Alston knows a peer who has been killed. Her friend, Tiesha Kelly, knows kids who belong to gangs or sell drugs. Now they want to know what adults plan to do about it. Their search for solutions to the violent climate troubling Baltimore led them to an "Urban Adolescent Violence" workshop yesterday at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center. It was run by David Miller, a former Calverton Middle School teacher who tries to steer kids away from trouble.
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