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Alcohol statistics for underage drinking are staggering, and only getting worse.

The death toll of Americans killed in the Iraq war hit 4,000 this week and was publicized in full force. But, Laurie Mullen, executive director of Western Area City County Cooperative, pointed out, in the last five years, 25,000 youth have died due to alcohol related accidents.

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"If we were talking about those numbers, there'd be a public outcry, something needs to be done," she said.

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