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Confronting teen drinking in Lodi: What are options?

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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 10:00 pm

In recent months, several Lodi teens have been found intoxicated Downtown. Not only have the teenagers been drinking, but a few were so drunk they had put their lives in danger. News-Sentinel reporters Amanda Dyer and Layla Bohm asked parents, police, educators and others about how to address the issue. Here are their answers:

Tracy Stoltman

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  • posted at 5:00 am on Wed, Jun 27, 2007.


    To: "Continued". Get your own column.

  • posted at 10:20 am on Fri, Jun 22, 2007.


    So true, may I borrow the quote " when a teens lips are moving they are lying!" YES

  • posted at 5:39 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2007.


    If a person chooses to use their own name when blogging, is that not their choice? As long as nobody is using their real name to disguise their identity there is no crime. Besides, these blogs are not run that way anyway.

  • posted at 5:14 am on Wed, Jun 20, 2007.


    If you are so worried about whats good for these kids or whats going to help these kids get off the computer and go do your job. Your kids pay for every bad decision you make in their lives.

  • posted at 4:58 am on Wed, Jun 20, 2007.


    We won't be allowed to say "I told ya so?" People are concerned about these kids. These parents need to wake up. You people need to stop obsessing on the fact that people are calling your kids brats. You are all missing the point here. We have an issue. As long as we obsess on something as stupid as kids being called brats it takes the focus off the real issue here. It gives these crappy parents something to be all up in arms about and its once again, not the safety or well being of their kids.

  • posted at 11:43 am on Tue, Jun 19, 2007.


    Yep, bitter and jealous of other parents that are doing a better job raising their kids than you are... no matter how hard you try! Listen up dear, a teenager that goes to watch a movie is NOT the problem. If a teen is a problem it came along long before the 7pm showing at Lodi Stadium 12. GET IT? Get a clue, man!

  • posted at 6:24 pm on Mon, Jun 18, 2007.


    they need to learn, they need to get enough rope to hang themselves and once they do, it is over...because that is how we all learned. We need to talk and trust, but always be on guard. We need to say no to drinking because NOT ALL KIDS DRINK and NOT ALL KIDS DO DRUGS.

  • posted at 5:49 pm on Mon, Jun 18, 2007.


    Seriously & Lodian... "Like mother, like father, like brother like sis", You have to believe someone in that likable group could stop the cycle.So Lodian you spoke some months back about having the village help raise the children. Well here we stand with our foot in our mouth with no faith in ourselves to change. You are right to a point about the village helping, but .... what about the idiots?

  • posted at 3:18 pm on Mon, Jun 18, 2007.


    So, you only want adults to be able to go to the downtown movie theater alone? Are you insane? But you think it's okay for people under 18 to go off to the lake or the river alone?? What a dork you are. In other words... you don't really care what these kids are doing as long as you don't have to see them. Sure, that's a plan.

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