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Apr 23, 2010 Jury verdict hits Boy Scouts with $18.5 million in punitive damages

QUOTE: An Oregon jury on Friday found the Boy Scouts of America liable for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy more than 25 years ago, returning a verdict of $18.5 million in punitive damages....alleged that though the scout leader was removed, he was allowed to stay on as a volunteer and the abuse continued.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 28, 2007 To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

QUOTE: Scattered Muslim communities across the United States are forming Girl Scout troops as a sort of assimilation tool to help girls who often feel alienated from the mainstream culture, and to give Muslims a neighborly aura. Boy Scout troops are organized with the same inspiration, but often the leap for girls is greater because many come from conservative cultures that frown upon their participating in public physical activity.

New York Times
Aug 26, 2006 Colleges still trying to strike balance on student drinking

QUOTE: the debate over alcohol's place on campus: How much can — and should — a school do to monitor students' drinking habits? And how much responsibility lies with students, many of them away from home for the first time?

May 18, 2006 On the Web, College Athletes Acting Badly

QUOTE: plucked and collated the often disturbing photos from, a site where students post and share thousands of pictures covering a variety of persuade universities to enforce their antihazing policies.

New York Times
Jun 07, 2005 In County Made Rich by Golf, Some Enclaves Are Left Behind

QUOTE: Golf has made Moore County [North Carolina--Ed.] rich....But as developers rush to provide "resort quality" amenities in the newest subdivisions, some neighborhoods have been left behind - without sewers, police service, garbage pickup or even, in some cases, piped water.

New York Times
Jan 29, 2005 Boy Scouts Suspected of Inflating Rolls

QUOTE: The uproar in Alabama, the latest in a string of at least five bogus-membership scandals in Boy Scout councils around the country since the 1990s, has exposed an undercurrent of tension between unpaid volunteers and the professionals who are paid -- sometimes handsomely -- to run Boy Scout programs.

Washington Post