Youth: Running Wild

At Seaside, Ore., some 2,000 teen-agers rioted over the Labor Day weekend. At Hampton Beach, N.H., police estimated that there were as many as 10,000 disorderly young people. At Grand Bend, Ont., there were 600, and resorts all over the country experienced some degree of vacation-end violence at the hands of the young. But even more disturbing were some crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which indicate that teen-agers were up to a lot more than throwing bricks and beer cans. Items:

» Teen-agers account for 63% of all U.S....

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