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February 20, 2002 | By JUDY SHEPPS BATTLE
IT IS NO SECRET that President Bush thinks teens should abstain from having sex. He is submitting a budget to Congress that will award $135 million to "abstinence only" sex-education programs, an incentive for schools to bar discussion of birth control in health-education classes. It is also no secret that many high school students are sexually active. The numbers increase with each high school year (39 percent of ninth-graders have had intercourse, and that rises to 65 percent of 12th-graders)
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April 26, 1992 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
By the time he's a high school freshman, Brian Tomasette may have forgotten all the field trips he took as a student at Indian Mills Memorial School. All but two. "I was kind of of scared when I got off the bus because I couldn't get away from this kid who was yelling at me," he said. "This kid and his friends kept yelling at us because they wanted us to know what it was really like where they lived. They guaranteed we wouldn't smile all day, and they were right. " The place was the youth detention center in Jamesburg, where Tomasette and his classmates, sixth graders at the Shamong Middle School, had traveled last month for a visit that was the first of two field trips designed to make middle school students aware of the consequences of drug and alcohol use. They got an earful from some of the residents of the detention center.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has lifted a temporary ban on student consumption of alcohol on campus, after a vote by faculty members Monday night. Professors had imposed the ban last month in response to the death of freshman Steven C. Butterworth, 18, who suffered fatal head injuries when he fell from the third story of a campus fraternity house. It was later determined his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit for driving. Elizabeth Skewes, college spokeswoman, said faculty members voted to lift the campus-wide alcohol ban after an administration investigation.
SPORTS
May 1, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
A urine sample submitted by Irish swimmer Michelle Smith contained deadly levels of alcohol, the head of the International Olympic Committee medical commission said yesterday. "The alcohol level was so high that you could not survive with that concentration," said Prince Alexandre de Merode, chairman of the medical commission. "That is strange - that normally indicates manipulation. " Smith, who won three gold medals at the Atlanta Olympics but was dogged by suspicions that she had used performance-enhancing drugs, is under investigation by FINA, the world swimming governing body, over the alleged tampering.
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thirty percent of Delaware County 12th graders binged on alcohol within the last month, according to a youth survey by Holcomb Behavorial Health Systems to be released next week. More county teenagers drive under the influence of marijuana than alcohol, according to the county-funded survey, done as part of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey, a project of the state Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The county data will be presented at a town-hall meeting from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, 200 Yale Ave., Morton.
SPORTS
September 12, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Forward Vin Baker of the Boston Celtics says that he is a recovering alcoholic who used to binge in hotel rooms and at home after playing poorly. In an interview in yesterday's Boston Globe, Baker said Celtics coach Jim O'Brien smelled alcohol on his breath in practice and confronted him about it. The team suspended him Feb. 27, and he did not play again last season. He said that he has not had a drink for six months. Baker said that he began binge drinking during the 1998-99 NBA lockout.
NEWS
June 21, 1993 | By Bryon MacWilliams, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Observing that decades of familial alcoholism was a "co-conspirator" in the case, a Burlington County judge sentenced a Bordentown City man to seven years in prison for last year's stabbing death of his younger brother. Superior Court Judge Donald P. Gaydos gave defendant James "Bo" Foster, 32, his sympathy during Friday's sentencing, and said he did not believe that Foster meant to kill his brother, John Wayne Foster, 22, when he plunged a butcher knife into his back after the younger brother struck their mother in a dispute over coming home drunk.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PENN STATE is without punter Anthony Fera, who has not been practicing due to his second alcohol-related incident. Fera, 20, a redshirt sophomore from Cypress, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 4, to two summary offenses, according to court documents. He was charged with purchasing alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct/fighting. Fera paid more than $650 in fines for the June 7 incident. In 2010, he was cited for purchase/possession of alcohol by a minor. That charge was dismissed.
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | By Lisa Scheid, Special to The Inquirer
Drug and alcohol use among 11th graders in the Octorara Area School District has declined since 1986, but alcohol remains "the drug of choice" among students, according to a district survey released last week. The questionnaire of 160 high school juniors, given each year between 1986 and 1989, found that students drinking liquor monthly or more often had fallen from 45 percent to 32 percent. It also found similar decreases in the consumption of beer and wine. The survey also found that only 2 percent of the students used cocaine monthly or more often - down from 7 percent in 1986.
NEWS
November 27, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The state Superior Court has handed cops a sobering decision. Drunken driving convictions will be overturned if police continue to use a specialized eye test on suspects, the court said. Because the horizontal gaze nystagmus test has not been fully accepted in the scientific or medical communities, its use at the Chester County trial of Gary D. Moore last year was prejudicial, the ruling said. The test is designed to detect an involuntary jerking of the eyes. It is supposed to provide a rough approximation of blood alcohol content.
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February 5, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greek and Roman historians were fond of depicting northern Europeans as beer-swilling barbarians, incapable of appreciating the fruits of sun-splashed Mediterranean vineyards. Writing in the late first century B.C., Dionysius of Halicarnassus sniffed that northerners were known to drink a "foul-smelling liquor made from barley rotted in water. " Time to give the barbarians some credit, says University of Pennsylvania archaeologist Patrick E. McGovern. Chemical analysis of residues from ancient drinking vessels and strainers, found in what are now Denmark and Sweden, reveal traces of elaborate hybrid beverages made from berries, birch resin, honey, and herbs, McGovern said.
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January 10, 2014 | BY DEBORAH COHEN
AT THIS TIME of year, a lot of Americans have vowed to develop more healthful habits. Unfortunately, most of those who have made weight loss resolutions will fail. But it won't be entirely their fault. Americans today live in a food swamp. We are constantly exposed to marketing and advertising designed to keep food on our minds and treats at our fingertips. If you go out to dinner, you will probably be served more food than you need and eat more than you should. At the market, you'll be encouraged to buy unhealthful foods.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
BUZZ: Hey Marnie, how strong is wine compared to whiskey? Marnie: Distilled spirits like whiskey or vodka contain roughly three times as much alcohol per ounce as most wines. Buzz: Then why bother with wine if liquor is quicker? Marnie: Most people don't drink to get plastered, Buzz. Besides, many prefer the taste of wine because of its milder alcoholic strength. Alcohol content is the single most relevant factor in determining which wines will suit one's personal tastes.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writers
VILLANOVA The 18-year-old Villanova University student whose body was found in her dormitory room three days into the semester in August died of alcohol poisoning, according to the Delaware County medical examiner. Kinara Patel, a sophomore from Hackensack, N.J., was found Aug. 29 inside her Sullivan Hall dorm room after spending a night with friends in Bryn Mawr, according to police. Villanova spokesman Jonathan Gust would not say if university officials knew where Patel had been drinking.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JOHN PAUL Atkinson had a knack for always seeing the good in people. "He always put a very positive spin on things," said his son, John A. Atkinson. Which was all the more remarkable because John Paul Atkinson often dealt with people who were slipping to the bottom of existence through the ravages of alcoholism. "He always saw the better part of people, regardless of their situation, what they did, what they looked like," his son said. "He would find out what was special about a person.
SPORTS
August 8, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE ARE good drunks and there are bad drunks. There are people who drink and their personality doesn't change. Or they become quiet and withdrawn. And then there are people who drink and become loud and aggressive and belligerent. They develop beer muscles and say and do stupid things and want to fight anybody who looks at them the wrong way. Which brings us to Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper is a bad drunk. If we didn't know it before, we know it now, after his disgraceful behavior at that Kenny Chesney concert in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013
DEAR ABBY : It happened again today! I was buying several bottles of wine and a six-pack of beer along with my other groceries. While I was standing in the checkout line, someone behind me said the predictable, "I wish I was going home with you!" I'm married to an alcoholic, and it makes me so sad that people think a lot of alcohol is "fun. " It's a tragedy for our family to see a great husband, father and grandfather slip into a stupor each day. I'm asking those out and about to think before you comment, because alcohol is not something to celebrate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cory Monteith died of a toxic mix of alcohol and drugs, Canadian authorities announced Tuesday. An expedited autopsy carried out by the British Columbia Coroners Service showed that the 31-year-old Canadian thesp died from a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol. " The 31-year-old Glee star was found dead Saturday alone in a Vancouver hotel room. The findings suggest Monteith, who had waged a long, public battle with drug and alcohol addiction, eventually succumbed to his demons, despite his insistence that he had stayed clean and sober since completing a 30-day stint in rehab in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old girl who has been in a relationship for a year and a half with "Richard. " I love him but he is mentally and physically abusive. He is also addicted to cough medicine. He's no longer an alcoholic. While he was in jail for seven months, I thought he had changed and wouldn't hit me anymore, but he still does. Anyone in their right mind would get up and leave, but the one time I did, he pretended he didn't care and I attempted suicide. I don't know what to do. - Abused Teen in California DEAR TEEN: Cough medicines contain alcohol, which means Richard's still an alcoholic.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four people were taken to area hospitals after an SUV -- operated by a driver whose license was suspended for drunken driving -- crashed into another vehicle in Collingdale, Delaware County, this morning, police said. The incident occurred at 9:38 a.m. in the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard when a silver Chevy Tracker struck a Kia Sportage, with three occupants. The driver of the Tracker had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and an open container of alcohol was found in his car, police said.
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