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August 31, 1988 | By KITTY CAPARELLA, Daily News Staff Writer
The city Prisons Board of Trustees last night rubber-stamped Mayor Goode's order to distribute condoms in the city prisons as part of a comprehensive policy to prevent the spread of AIDS. After voting down the controversial condom policy a week ago, the board reversed itself and voted 6-1 in favor of distributing condoms. Last Wednesday, the mayor, reacting to the trustees' first decision, had threatened to remove board members who opposed his executive order directing the city health commissioner to distribute condoms on Sept.
NEWS
March 5, 1991 | By Denise-Marie Santiago, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city school district should provide condoms to its students. Or not. That was the "consensus" of a 43-member task force formed in November to study teenage sexuality and the role of schools in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. In delivering its report to the Philadelphia Board of Education yesterday, the task force made no recommendations, but only offered options for district officials to consider. Among them, the task force suggested that the board could make condoms available to students in grades eight and above, provide condoms to high school students through vending machines, phase in the availability of condoms, or, prohibit the dispensing of condoms in schools.
NEWS
August 24, 1995
Condoms and counseling have not turned 10 Philadelphia high schools into red light districts. Or nunneries, either. Four years ago, the school board decided to allow health resource centers, staffed by professionals from outside the schools, to give out condoms - but only after teens were counseled about the benefits of abstinence. Studies show that, in high schools with centers that give out condoms, students are having sex at exactly the same rate as those in high schools without access to condoms.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | by Debbie Stone, Daily News Staff Writer
Only 17, Miranda Mastellone says she already has had three abortions and numerous sexually transmitted diseases - and now she's about to deliver her first baby. Groaning with the weight of her child, who is eight days overdue, Mastellone explained she got pregnant because she had taken no measures to prevent it. "Actually, I was too afraid to tell my boyfriend to use a condom," she said. "We weren't talking about it. " Mastellone and more than 100 others came to School District headquarters at 21st Street and the Parkway yesterday to talk about condoms - and sex - at the first of four public hearings on recommendations to revamp the district's sex education curriculum and, possibly, to distribute condoms in the public schools.
NEWS
December 29, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
The country's Roman Catholic bishops will reconsider a paper that gave approval to church-sponsored teaching about condoms as a way to prevent the spread of AIDS. The 380-member United States Catholic Conference will discuss the policy paper when members meet in June, according to a statement issued yesterday by Cardinal John O'Connor, who has called the paper "a very grave mistake. " Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia and his successor, Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua of Pittsburgh, also have assailed the report, stating that the local archdiocese would continue to bar any instruction about condoms.
NEWS
January 2, 1988 | By Garry Wills
Some of the wonderful music we have been hearing during this season was first performed in Catholic churches. The church to which I belong has left the world many masterpieces; and, more important, many acts of saintly care for the poor, the stricken, the outcast. This church of mystics and great theologians has done heroic service in times of plague, war and suffering on all the continents of the earth. Its missionaries have cared for the bodies while trying to save the souls of despised or forgotten people.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | By Allen M. Hornblum
Rarely does an issue come before prison policymakers that so graphically pits life and death against two centuries of standard prison practice. That's what has happened over the question of whether to distribute condoms to inmates of the Philadelphia prisons. People on both sides of the issue acknowledge that it is fraught with serious moral, medical, philosophical and administrative ramifications. For all these reasons, it is now being passionately debated by the Philadelphia Prison Board of Trustees.
NEWS
February 1, 2012 | By Michelle Faul, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Some condoms burst. Others leaked like sieves. South Africa's leading anti-AIDS group said Tuesday that the allegedly faulty condoms were among more than 1.35 million handed out at the African National Congress' 100th birthday party. Health officials confirmed that all of those condoms have been ordered to be recalled. But the Treatment Action Campaign said no warning had been issued to people that they may have carried away defective condoms that could now cause them to unsuspectingly spread or contract HIV. South Africa has the world's highest number of AIDS patients, about 5.6 million.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | By Kathy Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
To get condoms, all a Philadelphia inmate has to do is ask. But, so far, none has done so. About 40 have been distributed since the program started Sept. 1, but the condoms were part of a package of educational materials given to each prisoner who was sent to AIDS-prevention workshops, said David Fair, director of the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office. The workshops are not voluntary, he said. Despite media reports, the condom-distribution program did get under way last Thursday as scheduled, Fair said.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
It used to be an object of ridicule and scorn, an unmistakable sign of nerdiness and zero machismo. Now it's looked on as stylish, popular and smart. The lowly condom has, if you will, become sexy. Sex without condoms "is not a consideration anymore," said Barry Heckard, a college sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa. "It is an assumption that if you're going to have sex, one of the two people is going to have a condom. " Michael Kantor, a 25-year-old graduate student from Queens, N.Y., goes even further: "Most of the guys that I know, they all say, 'No condom, no sex.' " Other satisfied customers include Darnel "Nellie Nell" and Ice-T, a couple of aspiring rappers, both 19, from West Philadelphia.
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NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I MET this guy on a dating site six months ago, and we've been seeing each other ever since. Last week, I was helping him tidy up his place when I found a used condom in the cushion of his couch. Since I'm on birth control, we haven't been using protection, so it's definitely not ours. I can't tell how old it is. When I asked him about it, he just brushed it off. He says it's from before he met me. I'm not so sure. This is keeping me up at night. Mia: Silly girl, why aren't you protecting yourself?
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
You wouldn't think there's much love or sex in a graveyard, but it turns out that Laurel Hill Cemetery has plenty of both. Like the Philadelphia banker's son who married one of America's most beautiful actresses. She dumped him. And the devoted wife who had her heart - her real heart, not a paper cutout - buried next to her first husband. And the Union general who sent the Civil War equivalent of nude selfies to a lover who, after being spurned, published his private yearnings in a book.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT DO Lady Gaga and Alex Rodriguez have in common? Both are planning their return from hip surgery. Gaga's is more likely to happen. The "Poker Face" singer will make her comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25. It will be one of her first appearances since going under the knife in February. She will sing her new single at the show, which will air live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, home of the new-and-improved NBA Nets. Her new album, "ARTPOP," will drop Nov. 11. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the VMA Awards with six nominations each.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
DOLLAR DETAILS were unannounced, but it looks as if Marvel/Disney backed the Brink's truck up to Robert Downey Jr. 's house and started unloading. The man who turned Iron Man into Spider-Man's rival for Marvel movie supremacy, has signed up for two more "Avengers" films. Marvel announced yesterday that the actor will reprise his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark for "The Avengers 2" and "The Avengers 3," although there was no mention of "Iron Man 4. " Production on "Avengers 2" is to begin in March, with a theatrical release in May 2015.
NEWS
March 13, 2013
A 15-year-old girl and a woman from Montgomery County were arrested on prostitution charges at a Philadelphia motel last week, police said Monday. Alexis Scott, 20, of Norristown, and the Philadelphia teen were arrested Thursday at the North American Motor Inns at 4444 City Ave. The City Wide Vice Enforcement Unit confiscated $650 in cash, 2.2 grams of marijuana, four mobile phones, wrapped condoms, an empty condom box, a container of pepper spray, and other items, police said.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coming over the holiday break to about a third of Philadelphia high schools: clear plastic dispensers chock-full of free condoms. The dispensers will be placed in the 22 high schools whose students had the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases, and condoms will be available to any student - so long as their parents did not sign a form opting them out of the program. It's a pilot designed to address "an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease in adolescents in Philadelphia," said Donald F. Schwarz, the deputy mayor for health and opportunity.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012
I'VE BEEN in arenas where I've had to pour a drink into a cup bearing the logo of a league's official sponsor. Corporations pay big money to be the "exclusive" whatever for an event like the Olympics and they expect brand protection. So organizers of the London Games are warning athletes in the Olympic Village that if they are going to "get busy," they better use the official condom of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Following a tradition that began at the 1992 Barcelona Games and supported by the IOC, the London committee placed 150,000 free Durex condoms in dispensers for the more than 10,000 athletes.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Nearly half of high school students say they've had sex, yet progress has stalled in getting them to use condoms to protect against the AIDS virus, government researchers reported at the International AIDS Conference Tuesday. Today, four of every 10 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and the teen years, just as many youths become sexually active, are key for getting across the safe-sex message.
NEWS
February 1, 2012 | By Michelle Faul, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Some condoms burst. Others leaked like sieves. South Africa's leading anti-AIDS group said Tuesday that the allegedly faulty condoms were among more than 1.35 million handed out at the African National Congress' 100th birthday party. Health officials confirmed that all of those condoms have been ordered to be recalled. But the Treatment Action Campaign said no warning had been issued to people that they may have carried away defective condoms that could now cause them to unsuspectingly spread or contract HIV. South Africa has the world's highest number of AIDS patients, about 5.6 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots. The 11-1 vote yesterday still requires a second vote next week to make the requirement law and avoid the need for a ballot measure. Several members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation urged council members to approve the ordinance. The group last month said it gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the June ballot.
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