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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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November 29, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sobriety checkpoints popped up throughout Pennsylvania the day before Thanksgiving to crack down on impaired drivers during the holiday, one of the biggest travel periods of the year. During last year's Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays, 1,072 of the crashes in the state involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Thirty-five people died. West Chester is working to make sure servers and sellers of alcohol know their responsibilities under the law during the holidays and throughout the year.
NEWS
November 15, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Agents raided a Chester County golf club Wednesday morning and seized a large stock of alcoholic beverages that allegedly was being sold illegally, state police reported Thursday. Officers of the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement executed a search warrant at the French Creek Golf Club in Elverson Borough following an undercover operation prompted by a complaint about illegal sales. State police officers reported confiscating 575 bottles of wine, 610 bottles of liquor, 2,687 cans and bottles of beer, seven kegs, and records believed to be related to the alleged illegal sales of alcohol.
NEWS
October 11, 2014
A headline Thursday with a story on the suspension of the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino for allowing two underage women access to the casino floor could have been read as indicating that the women were served alcoholic beverages. The women did not gamble or drink alcohol while there.
NEWS
September 26, 2014
  B   UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I need your help. Is cider a wine or a beer, or just juice? It keeps showing up on tap at the pub, and my pals and I are stumped. Marnie: Cider terminology is a little confusing, Buzz. Almost everywhere else in the world, a cider is a fermented alcoholic drink made from apples or pears. However, in the U.S., "apple cider" is simply apple juice that has not been filtered or pasteurized. That's the cloudy juice you see at the grocery store.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
TODAY WE LEAD with perhaps the greatest movie star of all-time, John Wayne , and his estate's ongoing battle with a prestigious ACC basketball power. Duke University was founded in 1838, but didn't actually become Duke until 1924, when James B. Duke gave the school a pile of money. Wayne was born in 1907 and was nicknamed "Duke" as a boy. Now, the Hollywood Reporter says John Wayne Enterprises is tired of Duke (the school) getting in the way of products profiting Duke (the nickname)
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER A YEAR of uncertainty, the family of MOVE survivor Michael Moses Ward now has a definitive answer to the question of how he died. The Brevard County (Fla.) Medical Examiner's Office has ruled that Ward, 41, died of an accidental drowning caused by "acute alcohol intoxication," according to his autopsy report. Ward - who was known as "Birdie Africa" when he was one of two survivors pulled from the burning wreckage of the MOVE compound bombing in West Philly in 1985 - died in a hot tub aboard a Carnival Dream cruise ship last September.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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