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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)
NEWS
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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April 7, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Temple University will crack down on underage drinking and partying in off-campus housing, partly in response to concerns from neighbors who have long complained about rowdy behavior affecting their North Philadelphia community. "This can't go on any longer," Temple president Neil D. Theobald said. The new campaign, announced by Theobald on Tuesday, includes steep fines for underage drinkers and others violating alcohol-related laws. For the first time, Temple will levy fines of up to $1,500 on those who host nuisance parties, provide the alcohol, or have their name on the lease of a house where a party is held.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating an alcoholic for three years. He recently entered a treatment program because after his last binge he tried to kill himself. He seems to be committed to his program and staying sober. He has requested that I stay sober with him for at least a year. While I'm fully committed to our relationship and support him, I don't feel that it's fair that I should have to completely forgo drinking because he has a problem. I'm not looking to go out and party every night - those days are over for me - but I'd like to enjoy an occasional beer with a friend or a glass of wine with my mom. When I approached him about my doing so, he became upset.
NEWS
March 23, 2016
A Drexel Hill couple are facing criminal charges after police busted a weekend house party brimming with several hundred teenagers and alcohol. Abdul Ahmaddiya, 54, and Nichelle Davis-Ahmaddiya, 45, were charged with corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol. Nearly 300 teenagers were partying Saturday night at their home on the 3900 block of Mary Street, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood said Monday. Police also cited a 17-year-old girl who lives in the house for alleged consumption and possession of alcohol.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
Alcohol-related traffic deaths have gone down in states that require everyone convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that blocks drunk driving. Such deaths were 15 percent less common in states that required ignition interlocks, which make drivers pass a Breathalyzer-like test before the engine will start, than in other states, according to a University of Pennsylvania study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health. The study estimated that universal ignition interlock requirements saved 915 lives in 18 states between 2007 and 2013.
NEWS
March 6, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
The lawyer knew something was wrong with her 61-year-old mother. She had begun showing up for appointments two hours early. Or two hours late. She was paying less attention to how she looked. She'd had two wrecks in quick succession on her way to work as a judge's administrative assistant. The lawyer, who works in a small town on the outskirts of Baltimore, knew her mother drank a fair amount at night, but she also knew her mother was still getting promotions. She suspected depression.
NEWS
March 1, 2016
Joe Maiellano, 31, of Hawthorne, and Jack Hubbard, 31, of Alexandria, Va., are co-owners of the Homemade Gin Kit. The six-piece kit, which retails for $50, allows users to craft bathtub gin at home. The business, which was started in 2012, has sold more than 65,000 kits. I spoke to Maiellano, who's also a fund-raiser for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: Jack and I were playing around and making gin in my kitchen. I was living in Arlington, Va., at the time, and we thought the gin was really good and began to discuss creating the same experience on a larger scale.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
ISSUE | ADDICTION Rehab takes time Based on my experience as a volunteer at a drug/alcohol rehabilitation facility, "sober homes" play a critical role for many patients in their recovery journey (" 'Sober house' can be an asset in a community," Jan. 27). Patients invested 30 (usually unpaid) days away from their jobs and families and thousands of dollars because their alcohol/drug use was past the point of "just say no. " They had lost power over their substance use, and it was destroying every important relationship in their lives.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
Millions of women could be putting their developing babies at risk because of their drinking habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. An estimated 3.3 million women who drink are sexually active but not on birth control, according to a CDC report released Tuesday. And three out of four women who want to get pregnant don't stop drinking alcohol when they stop using birth control. Drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, a range of behavioral, intellectual, and physical disabilities.
FOOD
January 1, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
It's a custom among some Philadelphians to spend New Year's Day covered in sequins, walking along Broad Street, drinking beer and dancing. Others adhere to an alternative tradition, best practiced in private, involving abundant groaning and clutching of the head and the toilet tank. That is, of course, the New Year's hangover. How best to treat this annual affliction is a matter of some debate. So we turned to the pros - local chefs, who tend to put in late hours and, perhaps, partake in the occasional, end-of-the-night-shift drink.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015
DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old daughter, "Rosie," recently came home in tears because a classmate, "Emily," told her I was a liar and she was an idiot for believing my lies. Then Rosie asked me if I had been the one putting money under her pillow and presents under the tree all along. Ultimately, I told her that, yes, I had. But I stressed how important it was that she not ruin other kids' belief in the tooth fairy, etc. The cat is out of the bag for my child, but do you think I should mention this to Emily's mother?
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