Out of the Line of Fire

Alarmed by teenage violence, cities campaign to keep kids off the streets

Trina Leas, 13, knows the rap against summer camp. "Fool, forget that," friends tell her. "That's stupid." They would rather have her hang out with them on the streets of Peoria, Illinois. But Trina's experience last summer at Peoria's Camp Neighborhood House opened up another side to her life. She hiked and made candles and found time to reflect on a slain classmate. In a letter she wrote, "The shot went off and hit DeWayne in the side and he fell to the ground and his guts were hanging out and he was trying to put them back in with his...

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