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NEWS
November 25, 2006
It stands to reason: If you're feeling no pain while standing in front of a slot machine, you'll be less likely to sweat the small stuff. Like whether you're gambling away the rent money. No wonder casinos across the land have sought permission from authorities to hand out free drinks. Pennsylvania lawmakers just last week bent to those wishes, giving late-night approval to a policy matter that should have been the subject of extensive public debate. Both House and Senate agreed to allow slot-machine casinos to serve gamblers unlimited free drinks from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week.
NEWS
December 1, 2006
YESTERDAY, Gov. Rendell unwittingly undermined one of his own laws, and possibly every school child in the city. That's because yesterday he signed a bill that would allow casinos to serve unlimited free drinks to patrons. The law of his that he undermined was the city's 1994 liquor-by-the-drink tax, a then-hotly contested solution for finding money for the schools that nonetheless passed and got then-Mayor Rendell's quick signature. In fiscal year 2006, that tax generated $37.5 million for city schools What do you think that tax will generate if two casinos in the city start pouring their customers free drinks?
NEWS
April 11, 2011 | Associated Press
GENEVA - Free beer will reportedly be verboten soon in Switzerland. Swiss weekly Sonntag says that the Cabinet has drafted a plan to ban restaurateurs from offering any free drinks to customers, extending a ban on other alcoholic beverages to beer. Bar owners would still be allowed to offer "spontaneous" rounds to regulars. The proposal has drawn strong opposition from the hospitality industry as free beer promotions are common in bars, restaurants and at public events in Switzerland.
NEWS
February 21, 1989
WHO SAYS WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING? Terry Gross: Did people give you free drinks when you were winning? Walt Frazier: There was a period in New York for five years when I could not spend any money. I'd go to a restaurant, and when the meal was over I'd attempt to pay, and the waiter would say, "That's okay, somebody paid for it. " People were constantly sending champagne over to my table. Even today, now that the Knicks are coming back into prominence, it still happens.
NEWS
November 12, 2004
DAVID R. Gillespie, what were you thinking? Why, oh why, did you file a complaint in 1998 with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights claiming a bar's "Ladies Night" promotion - free admission and discounted drinks for women - discriminated against men? Did you get rejected at the Coastline Bar, Dave? Did some awful woman hurt your feelings so much that you lashed out at having to pay a $5 cover charge and full price for drinks? The civil rights division agreed with Gillespie, and deemed "Ladies Night" unlawful.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2012
Family The ART/GAGE: Celebrate the Philly Creativity summer festival at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, bringing together music and dance performances, art installations, and more. The fun begins at noon Saturday with a free street fair, until 6 p.m. at the 1000 block of South Street. - Jonathan Lai From 4:30 to 10, music performances bring the sound. Admission to the daytime festival is free; tickets to the evening music performances are $12 general admission, $15 with souvenir cups and free drinks.
NEWS
June 15, 2008 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in West Philadelphia plan to ticket youths starting tomorrow - but instead of a fine, the recipients may get free drinks, water ice or food. Community officers in the 19th District are starting an initiative called "Positive Ticketing. " Officers on daily patrol who see a child doing a good deed, such as sweeping stairs or the sidewalk or helping an elderly person, may issue a "positive ticket" that can be redeemed at participating businesses, said Officer Christina Linder, who saw a similar Canadian program on the Internet and introduced the idea here.
NEWS
June 19, 2010
The arrest of a Philadelphia man who left his 15-month-old son in a car while he gambled inside Parx Casino underscores the powerful pull of gambling. This incident should be cause for alarm, but state regulators and casino operators may instead respond by offering services to cater to addicted gamblers with children. In the interest of making gaming, ah, safer for kids, here are a few suggestions. How about a tot lot with toy slot machines for the little rollers, while dad gambles away the rent money?
NEWS
June 3, 2004 | By Troy Graham and Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The marquee that had advertised ladies' night every Wednesday for 26 years at the Coastline Bar & Restaurant in Cherry Hill was conspicuously empty yesterday. After New Jersey's top civil-rights official declared Tuesday that free admission for the gals discriminated against the guys, Coastline owner Christos Mourtos took down the sign. But in response to the state's legal contention, Mourtos makes a more basic point. The male customers are upset "because they're wondering, 'Are the girls going to show up?
NEWS
February 27, 1993 | By David Lee Preston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In June 1989, when a federal judge in Camden ruled that casinos could be held liable for money lost by intoxicated gamblers, observers predicted that casinos would stop serving free drinks and would forbid drunken patrons from gambling for fear of lawsuits. Those predictions never came true. On Thursday, in the trial of former Eagles owner Leonard H. Tose's lawsuit, another federal judge, in Camden, ruled that the casinos are strictly liable for a gambler's betting losses when the patron is visibly drunk.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
DAVIN SCHULSON'S CITRUSADE 2 lemons juiced 2 limes juiced 2 oranges juiced 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon agave 2 quarts water Mix all together and serve over ice. SMOOTHIE 1 pint raspberries 1 pint strawberries, hulled 1 cup chopped watermelon Freeze all the ingredients overnight. Remove from freezer, place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Drink right away, or pour into an ice-pop mold and freeze again overnight.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
ON A HOT and sweaty afternoon, when everyone would have killed for personal water fountains, Joe Kinee emerged as a hero. Quite fitting. Away from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, Kinee, a Maine signee, is known for his multidimensional baseball skills. Ah, but in the building, he's still famous for the successful campaign he mounted last spring to become senior class president. "Lots of kids were putting up these huge signs all over school," he said. "It was like everybody was doing the same thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2012
Family The ART/GAGE: Celebrate the Philly Creativity summer festival at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, bringing together music and dance performances, art installations, and more. The fun begins at noon Saturday with a free street fair, until 6 p.m. at the 1000 block of South Street. - Jonathan Lai From 4:30 to 10, music performances bring the sound. Admission to the daytime festival is free; tickets to the evening music performances are $12 general admission, $15 with souvenir cups and free drinks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012
Saturday Sharing secrets    Join Philadelphia artist Matthew Ross Smith in his "Spaces Between Your Fingers" art project. Trace your handprint on a postcard, write down a memory or message, and digitally archive your card. Then, using an iPad, trace your handprint and see what people with similar handprints have written. Read the story at www.secretofthespaces.com , and then come out to the Central Library at 2 p.m. Saturday. Presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia, the event is free and no tickets or reservations are required.
NEWS
July 14, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
You might expect an agency supposedly on the brink of elimination to tread quietly for a while. But even amid the legislature's latest failed attempt to make them part of the history from whence they came, Pennsylvania's favorite Prohibition reenactors were still rampaging across the commonwealth, doing their best to keep a lid on the 21st Amendment.   The Carrie Nation appreciation society that is the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has trained its ax on the region's eminently likable Iron Hill chain of brew pubs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2011
HOLIDAY A VICTORIAN LAP There's still time to see the beautifully illuminated Victorian homes of Cape May. Board a trolley at Washington Mall for a 30-minute ride through the town's historic district Monday through Thursday. Guides talk about Victorian holiday traditions and lead Christmas sing-alongs. Visit today or next Friday and take a two-hour trolley ride that includes a living history program and refreshments. Holiday lights tour, Monday through Thursday, leaving from the Washington Mall, $10; Spirit of Christmas Tour, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, today and Dec. 30, $18 adults, $13 children.
NEWS
April 11, 2011 | Associated Press
GENEVA - Free beer will reportedly be verboten soon in Switzerland. Swiss weekly Sonntag says that the Cabinet has drafted a plan to ban restaurateurs from offering any free drinks to customers, extending a ban on other alcoholic beverages to beer. Bar owners would still be allowed to offer "spontaneous" rounds to regulars. The proposal has drawn strong opposition from the hospitality industry as free beer promotions are common in bars, restaurants and at public events in Switzerland.
NEWS
February 27, 2011 | By Francesca Seritella, Inquirer Columnist
I figure, if something happens once every 372 years, it's worth staying up to see. At least, that was my logic at 3:17 a.m. the night I stood at my window and peered up at the lunar eclipse. Dec. 21 was the first time a lunar eclipse occurred on the winter solstice since 1638. To take you back to eighth-grade Earth Science for a minute: The winter solstice - in December in the Northern Hemisphere, June in the Southern - is the longest night of the year, when the earth is tilted as far from the sun as possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2010 | By Dan Gross
L ISEL PARILLON 's taco title is only days old, but she already has her sights set on Wing Bowl. The 23-year-old graduate dentistry student at Penn hadn't heard of the annual 610 WIP celebration of gluttony (and strippers), but when we explained it to her yesterday she said she planned to try out for the contest, which hasn't had a serious female contender since pro-eater Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the crown in 2004. On Aug. 20, Trinidad-born Parillon and friends were heading into Drinker's West (39th & Chestnut)
NEWS
June 19, 2010
The arrest of a Philadelphia man who left his 15-month-old son in a car while he gambled inside Parx Casino underscores the powerful pull of gambling. This incident should be cause for alarm, but state regulators and casino operators may instead respond by offering services to cater to addicted gamblers with children. In the interest of making gaming, ah, safer for kids, here are a few suggestions. How about a tot lot with toy slot machines for the little rollers, while dad gambles away the rent money?
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