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1 Youth (Janesville) Graphs on underage alcohol usage in Rock County, 1994 11 Aug 1996
2 Youth (Janesville) Kids' use of pot, inhalants continues to rise: committee takes hard look at drug testing for students 11 Mar 1997, 1A
3 Youth (Janesville) Teen center taking shape: former home of Boys and Girls Club will be a place teens can call their own 02 Sep 1999, 1A
4 Youth (Janesville) Recreational activities keep Janesville residents busy, fit: youth activities enjoy growth spurt 30 Jan 2002, 3F
5 Youth (Janesville) Youth wrestling program plants seeds for future: alumni from Janesville youth events give a boost to teams at Parker, Craig 30 Jan 2002, 7F
6 Youth (Janesville) Janesville Rotary Club buys 15 acres, including Spaulding's Pond, as a camp for Janesville Youth. In 1999, Camp Rotamer continued to operate. 26 Mar 1928, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 51
7 Youth (Janesville) Discussion of juvenile delinquency problems in Janesville in the 1950s. CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 108
8 Youth (Janesville) Teenage gangs terrorize skaters at Beloit ice-skating rinks, vandalize property, and beat up other teens. On 13 Jan 1956, police quell "near riots" at one of the rinks and disarm the delinquents. 09 Jan 1956, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 123
9 Youth (Janesville) Responding to the discovery of teens with switchblades, metal knuckles, and other weapons not covered by the city ordinances, the Janesville City Council outlaws many such weapons. 19 Mar 1956, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 123
10 Youth (Janesville) Perhaps influenced by "chicken driving" in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause," Janesville and Beloit youth start driving directly toward other vehicles in an effort to see who will chicken out first and swerve to avoid a crash.Police threaten to charge such drivers with attempted manslaughter and the drivers stop this behavior. May 1956, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 124

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