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2008-06-26 15:03:07

The alleged teen pregnancy pact in Gloucester, Mass., created a media storm this month. The shock waves from the first report on Time magazine's Web site were global. Reporters from all over the world descended on Gloucester to learn more about the 17 girls, all 16 years old or younger, who became pregnant this past school year. Gloucester officials now say there was no pact. But the cluster of pregnant students still puzzles them. Whether some of the pregnancies were planned or not, the...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

So all we know for sure is that something happened in Gloucester, Mass. What that something was depends on whom you believe. Last week on its Web site, Time magazine quoted Gloucester High principal Dr. Joseph Sullivan as saying that, of 17 girls who became pregnant during the school year, nearly half did so as part of a "pact" to have and raise their babies together. Sue Todd, president of a group that runs a day care at the school, told Time she had heard a similar story from a social...

2008-06-25 03:02:31

One of the slickest, most innovative forms of birth control may be a new reality TV series. In "The Baby Borrowers," premiering tonight at 9 EDT on NBC, five young couples, ages 16 to 19, provide round-the-clock care to kids of various ages, a challenge that forces them to face real-life fear factors like dirty diapers, sleep-deprived nights and temper tantrums. Before you speed-dial Child Protective Services, keep in mind that the real mothers and fathers monitored the taped experiment...

2008-06-24 02:30:27

By MARGERY EAGAN Mothers Against Drunk Driving has managed to completely reverse a nation's attitude about drinking and driving, which used to be a joke, something to brag about, even cool. Today? We think it's horrible, shameful, cruel, a selfish who-gives-a-damn. What we need around here is a MADD-style reversal in attitude about unwed mothers and the who-gives-a-damn boys/men who bear zero responsibility for the life they made. Here are some possibilities: Mothers Against Deadbeat...

2008-06-22 12:00:34

By Melissa Trujillo Associated Press GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- The girls showed up repeatedly at the high school health clinic, asking for pregnancy tests. But their reactions to the test results were puzzling: high-fives if they were expecting, long faces if they weren't. School officials in this hard-luck New England fishing town say an alarming 17 girls -- four times the usual number -- became pregnant this year. And even more disturbing: Some of the girls may have made a pact to have...

2008-06-22 06:00:25

By Margery Eagan, Boston Herald Jun. 22--Mothers Against Drunk Driving has managed to completely reverse a nation's attitude about drinking and driving, which used to be a joke, something to brag about, even cool. Today? We think it's horrible, shameful, cruel, a selfish who-gives-a-damn. What we need around here is a MADD-style reversal in attitude about unwed mothers and the who-gives-a-damn boys/men who bear zero responsibility for the life they made. Here are some possibilities:...

2008-06-20 09:00:56

By David Usborne It has hardly gone unnoticed in the fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, that girls at its North Shore High School have been getting pregnant in alarming numbers. No fewer than 17 have turned up with child this year, four times the number seen last year. Stumped for an explanation, officials pointed to the popularity of this year's Oscar-winning film Juno, a heart-warming story about a schoolgirl who finds herself expecting and decides against the quick fix of an...

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2008-03-10 09:20:00

Radio waves accelerate electrons within Jupiter's magnetic field in the same way as they do on EarthRadio waves accelerate electrons within Jupiter's magnetic field in the same way as they do on Earth, according to new research published in Nature Physics this week. The discovery overturns a theory that has held sway for more than a generation and has important implications for protecting Earth-orbiting satellites.Using data collected at Jupiter by the Galileo spacecraft, Dr Richard Horne of...

2008-02-06 16:55:00

Juno MacGuff and Britney Spears' 16-year-old pregnant sister are just two signs that teen pregnancy is "in," Maclean's magazine suggests. But some experts disagree, citing statistics that show long-term teen pregnancy is not on the rise. Jamie Lynn Spears, star of the Nickelodeon television series "Zoey 101," is getting a lot of tabloid attention for her pregnancy. MacGuff is the 16-year-old pregnant protagonist in the new movie "Juno." In the film, Juno decides to give the baby up for...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.