Yearly Archives: 1997

December 15, 1997

Problem Students Strain System

by Ruth Teichroeb of The Register-Guard The wiry boy slams his basketball into the concrete classroom wall again and again, narrowly missing windows and lights. When the teacher’s aide offers to buy him lunch at a fast-food restaurant, the 11-year-old finally relinquishes the ball and slumps into a chair. “Shut up,” the boy says when […]

June 23, 1997

Camp Focuses on Hyperactive Children

by Ghislaine Cobb of The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is more commonly identified, is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood, affecting between 3 and 5 percent of children in the United States. In Cheyenne, a new pilot program is helping the children and their families work […]

June 1, 1997

A Celebration for Josh

by Suzanne Hurt of The Register-Guard While adults grazed on taco dip, submarine sandwiches and potato salad at a long folding table, 12-year-old Josh Ortega sat with the kids and munched on cookies. His best friend, Matt, was perched by his side. It all appeared so ordinary. But that was the beauty of it. Two […]

May 13, 1997

Can a Child be Changed?

by Eric Gran, PBS Frontline The Oregon Social Learning Center. At this nationally-recognized treatment center for some of the most troubled children, there are lessons in parenting for all of us… When Gerry Patterson and John Reid founded the Oregon Social Learning Center in 1977, they hoped that by studying parents’ interaction with their troubled […]

February 19, 1997

Violent Crime by Juveniles Takes Big Jump in County

by Bill Bishop of The Register-Guard Violent juvenile crime in Lane County jumped 10.1 percent last year over 1995, while property crimes by juveniles fell 2.4 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Lane County Department of Youth Services. The data, based on young offenders who were referred to the department, shows that 2,930 […]

January 17, 1997

Should Kids Compete in Beauty Contests?

by Jeff Wright of The Register-Guard Michelle Girard had just turned 5 when she attended her first beauty pageant for young girls. Watching intently as each contestant was presented a crown, Michelle turned to her mother and announced, “I want to get one of those.” Three years later, Michelle’s wish has come true. She has […]