October 7, 1988 |
The much-ballyhooed battle against the bottle in the Soviet Union is in ignominious retreat. For the first time in more than three years, draft beer is once again being sold on the streets of Moscow. Hordes of Muscovites queued yesterday in Indian-summer weather with glass jugs and two-gallon plastic containers at stands that formerly sold kvass, a nonalcoholic Russian fermented drink made from bread. As is usual before any holiday, the lines to buy alcohol were long on the eve of Soviet Constitution Day. Revelers were toasting a report in one newspaper that the state had decided to sharply increase the production of wine, beer, brandy and champagne.
August 6, 2009
THE BUDWEISER Phillies. That should be their new name. After all, they promote it until you're drunk, puke, fight and murder. The alcoholic consumption in and out of the ballparks is ridiculous. Because of the tragedy recently there ought to be policy changes from the Phillies and the Eagles. There should be no-drinking sections, family days where there is no alcohol sold, and move last call up to the fifth inning. I can't take my 11-year-old son to a game without exposing him to a drunk, F-bomb cursing fan guzzling two beers at a time.
February 22, 2006 |
IN A STORY that will surprise no one but it's nice to see confirmed nonetheless, TMZ.com has video footage of underage Hollywood celebs getting into clubs - and drinking - while everybody not only turns a blind eye but helps facilitate the partying. Shown on the TMZ.com site is teen fave singer Jesse McCartney, 18, beer in hand, chatting up a woman at the ultra-trendy Hollywood club Mood. The problem is that in California, no one under 21 is permitted to enter a club like Mood, let alone be downing brewskis or vodka and Red Bull or Cognac and cough medicine or whatever the kids are drinking these days.
January 12, 2011 |
A Philadelphia police officer was charged Tuesday with drinking and driving while on duty, allegations that resulted in his being fired last month. William Haviland, 42, had been on the force for seven years and was assigned to the 26th District, which includes Fishtown and parts of Northern Liberties and Port Richmond. Police said Haviland had been working a night shift Sunday, Nov. 7, when he went to a bar in Northeast Philadelphia, in the 7100 block of Torresdale Avenue, in full uniform.
August 7, 2011 |
The hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 9-year-old Bucks County boy leaving a Phillies game in San Francisco last week had been drinking before the accident, his passenger said. Police arrested Andrew Vargas, 21, of Hayward, Calif., Thursday, within hours of the crash that hospitalized Ryan White of Yardley. Preliminary tests indicated Vargas' blood-alcohol level exceeded the 0.08 legal definition of drunken driving. He was charged with felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and driving with an open container.
November 5, 2010
NOBODY KNOWS who wrote the first drinking song, but it's a good bet that Zane Lamprey won't write the last. The booze hound/TV host is touring the country this fall in "Sing the Booze," a musical-comedy performance that showcases his decidedly dirty, inebriated songs. ("Beer, I Love You" imagines actual copulation with a cold glass of beer. "Baby, You're Beautiful When I'm Drunk" is a testament to the power of beer goggles.) Now, it's easy to write off Lamprey's show, stumbling into Philly tonight, as simple, dopey frat-boy humor.
June 7, 2011 |
State Rep. John Galloway this afternoon admitted he had been drinking and driving early Tuesday morning and apologized for making "a very serious mistake. " The Bucks County Democrat was arrested in Harrisburg early Tuesday morning on charges of driving under the influence after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. Galloway, 50, was stopped about 3:15 a.m. on Second Street near Washington Street, not far from his apartment after a police officer spotted Galloway's car run a stop sign, said Capt.
August 6, 2011 |
The hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 9-year-old Bucks County boy leaving a Phillies game in San Francisco last week had been drinking before the wreck, his passenger said. Police arrested Andrew Vargas, 21, of Hayward, Calif., Thursday, within hours of the collision that hospitalized Ryan White of Yardley. Preliminary tests indicated that man had a blood-alcohol level that exceeded the 0.08 legal definition of drunken driving, He was charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence and driving with an open container.
May 23, 2000 |
The halls of Upper Perkiomen High School seemed conspicuously lacking yesterday in gossip about drunken celebrations at Friday night's prom, students and teachers said. One week after an all-too-real mock accident and funeral brought an auditorium of students and teachers to tears, the teenagers said the blunt message of the "Every 30 Minutes" program was heard: Drinking and driving hurts an entire community - parents, teachers, emergency personnel and friends. Junior Michelle McCauley, 17, said that unlike two years ago, when seniors talked about drinking at the prom she attended as a freshman, she has not heard students this year talking about drinking at the prom or the traditional post-prom parties.
March 31, 1993 |
It was billed as good, wholesome entertainment. Volleyball. Competition. Lots of kids. And most definitely, no drinking. Sponsored by Students Against Drunk Driving, Spring Fling at West Chester East High School on March 19 was to make a statement: Teens don't need booze to have fun. The event ended up saying much more about drinking than anyone expected. Eight seniors, including the student council president, a teacher's daughter, an officer of the school's SADD chapter and a popular athlete, were caught drinking beer at the event and suspended.