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    Teenage Runaways A news bulletin flashed across the television.  Interrupting my favorite program, a news reporter announced, "Missing teenagers." The reporter went on to state that a group of young teenagers had been reported missing for the last twenty-four hours. It was later reported that the teenagers had run away, and they had left a note demanding more independence. The teenagers were from wealthier homes; therefore, the parents of the missing children could not understand the reason

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    Teenage Runaways "How does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home, like a rolling stone?" -Bob Dylan Lois Stavsky quotes, "It can't feel good. Especially when you're only a teenager, barely past the years where life should be a comforting cocoon, and just before the age when you are ready to take on the world." (Stavsky xiii) In most states, a runaway is a young person under 18 who leaves home or a place of residence without permission of parent or legal guardian (Connors 18)

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    three year survey of four hundred fifty five runaway teens were leaded by sociologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The survey showed that runaway teens are highly more likely than average teens to surfer from mental disorders such as conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and severe depression. Kurt Johnson who is one the sociologists said “seventy four percent of male runaways and fifty seven percent of female runaways in the study have conduct disorder, compared

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    complexity and enormity of the problems faced by adolescent runaways it is almost impossible to overstate the myriad of negative forces that place pressure upon the youth. Sexual and physical abuse is prevalent among runaway youth, as well as substance abuse, victimization, mental health problems and problems with the juvenile justice system (Rohr, 1996). These problems are frequently seen in many facets of the youth population; however, the runaway population is often forced to face these issues without

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    often. These people are incapable of handling the stress of living on their own. These people get kicked out of their homes and are to ashamed to go to their families because of their illness, so we see them on the streets struggling to stay warm. Teenage mothers are also forced to live on the streets because their families will not help them. The fathers are not there and that forces them to live on the streets. So they must resort to prostitution to pay for the food that their young ones need to

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    again. He catches a few waves, and then catches one all the way back to shore, where he showers, gets dressed and then goes off to work. He has one of the most stressful jobs I can think of. He is a counselor at one of the local shelters for teenage runaways. He deals with teen depression, suicidal tendencies, and coordinates bringing these kids back together with their families. And even though these tasks aren’t what most people would want to have to put up with in their lives, he does it every

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    where demand for their services is high. Others work in so-called massage parlors, a newer version of the old-time brothel. The majority are “streetwalkers”, soliciting, or being solicited by, customers on city streets. Increasing numbers are young runaways to the city who turn to the streets for survival. Because the statues are enforced in such a way as to punish overtness and visibility rather than any specific act, almost all of the prostitutes arrested each year are streetwalkers. Customers, although

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    Neon Angel

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    The dramatic recreation of the life of a 70's teenage rock star, Cherie Currie. Known as the other twin when she was younger, Cherie often felt “like the ugly stepsister,” (pg. 7) being overshadowed by her identical twin Marie. Being a victim of a rocky childhood after her alcoholic father and her over dramatic, actress of a mother divorced, Cherie often felt as if she were an outcast. In school Cherie was teased and called a freak because of her outlandish style of clothing and her obsession with

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    Palomino Club History

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    particular type of punk rock and country music described as “Cowpunk” along with a wild stage show that earned them a widespread and notorious reputation. Uniquely for the time, the sirens were not under the control of a male authority figure like the Runaways were with their manager Kim Fowley. This Screaming Sirens masterminded every raucous lyric, guitar riff, and punk stage antic attached to their legend, refusing to compromise their sound or DIY ethos. Despite a major label recording, a Hollywood

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    In William Faulkner's 1930 short story "A Rose for Emily," the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson is a desperately lonely woman. Miss Emily finds herself completely isolated from other people her entire life, yet somehow manages to continue on with her head held high. French philosopher and writer Voltaire said "We are rarely proud when we are alone," but Miss Emily's case is quite the opposite. The strength that Miss Emily gains from pride is what helps her through the loneliest of times. Miss

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