February 3, 2014 |
MAYBE I SHOULD'VE known better, even though I had never attended Wing Bowl before yesterday's annual bacchanal at the Wells Fargo Center. After all, the debauchery of Wing Bowl long ago trumped its wholesome origins, in 1993, as a funny publicity stunt birthed by sports-radio jocks frustrated by Philly's lack of a Super Bowl win. The debauchery has been chronicled ad nauseum (yes, it's a pun) in this paper, on TV news and websites, via YouTube. So you could argue that there was no need for me to see firsthand what I was missing.
September 30, 2009 |
A 20-year-old University of Pennsylvania student alleged that she was raped at a fraternity party on campus over the weekend, police said yesterday. The assault allegedly occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday inside a house on the 3500 block of Locust Walk, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. The woman had some prior interaction with the alleged assailant or may have learned of his identity after the alleged assault. "It's not a stranger type of situation," he said. The woman went to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania later that day, and the hospital contacted police, Vanore said.
December 17, 2008
From: Gonzalez, John To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: Party animals Well now. Just when you thought Sean Avery was the NHL's lone bad boy, along come your Philadelphia Flyers. There's a story on the Internet, along with a number of pictures, about the Flyers crashing a Temple University fraternity date party in Old City last week. ( http://tinyurl.com/flyersfrat ) Mike Richards and Jeff Carter soaked up free booze and mugged for the cameras with a crew of coeds.
May 20, 2016
Curb your enthusiasm With the gridlock in Washington and Harrisburg, I find it ironic what politicians consider important ("Liquor laws may relax for convention," Tuesday). Are we hosting the Democratic National Convention to pick a candidate for president of the United States, or are we hosting a glorified frat party for the well-connected? Do they really need to have the bars open past 2 a.m.? Do they need to bring in truckloads of Texas liquor? If that is important, our priorities are in the wrong place.
February 19, 2007 |
Every once in a while during Friday's sold-out show at Johnny Brenda's, Dr. Dog revealed serious musicianship. Guitarists Scott McMicken and Frank McElroy would lock, in unison, into an intricate, swift melody line, sometimes mirrored by Zach Miller on organ. Or at times, the rhythm section of drummer Juston Stens and bassist Toby Leaman would shift mid-song from a Motown-influenced thump to a stuttering rat-a-tat tumble. But the Philly band, which grew out of West Chester's Raccoon, is less interested in showing off chops than in sharing a joyful, sometimes silly, good humor.
June 5, 2003 |
In Bloomsburg it is known as "the Crag," a 70-foot cliff notorious for a succession of deadly and near-fatal falls. This week, it claimed a young Bucks County man who plummeted to his death early Tuesday. Kevin White, 21, of Churchville, might have lost his way and fallen while walking back to his dormitory at nearby Bloomsburg University, police said. "He just fell off a cliff. There is nothing at this point that makes this suspicious," Bloomsburg Police Lt. Joseph Wondoloski said.
July 28, 2011 |
IT APPEARS THAT Villanova forward JayVaughn Pinkston's legal situation might finally be nearing a resolution. Pinkston missed his freshman season after being suspended by the university for his part in a fight at a frat party last November. He could find out by as early as Monday if his application for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program has been approved by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, according to his lawyer, James D. Famiglio. Pinkston, who was reinstated by the university June 1, is facing one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor.
March 5, 1992 |
Grooving to the music of Small Frye, the Alpha Beta Fords held their first annual Frat Party in the Haverford School gym Saturday. The informal event was a first for the Fords, better known as the Haverford School Parents' Association, with about 250 guests showing up in casual collegiate attire - fraternity sweaters, sweat shirts, jackets and pins. Guests of honor were Kathleen and Joseph P. Healey. Joseph Healey is the newly named headmaster of Haverford School. He will take over this fall.
April 28, 1992 |
Eddie Blake, the Miami Dolphins' second-round draft pick, says it wasn't his fault he tested positive for cocaine in February. Blake, the 6-3, 315-pound Auburn lineman who is projected as a nose tackle by the Dolphins, failed the drug test at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He referred all questions about it Sunday to agent Lamont Smith. According to Smith, coach Don Shula and Dolphin director of scouting Tom Heckert, here's what happened: Blake went to a fraternity party on the Auburn campus Feb. 3, before the scouting combine.
March 5, 1994 |
AT A LOW, LOW $29.95, HOW COULD IT MISS? For every guy who needs help with his aim-and-shoot in the dark, here's Bryan J. Patrie to the rescue. The invention by the Stanford engineering student: a gadget to detect whether your toilet seat is up or down. If down, the seat emits an inviting green glow. If up, it sends a bull's eye pattern - in red - to the bottom of the bowl. "Red serves as a warning to women, but to men, it's a guiding light," explained Patrie, 30. Patrie calls the device "His & Her WaterColor Intelligent NightLight.