November 27, 2013 |
PERKASIE By all accounts, when nearly 800 guests descended upon Perkasie's public pool on a Sunday night in August, they wreaked havoc unlike anything the small town had endured. Music was blasting, people dove into the shallow end and flipped off the diving board, and empty liquor bottles were strewed across the premises at the Menlo Aquatics Center. "It was chaotic," said pool manager Tom Knueppel, adding that his staff had to rescue about 10 swimmers during the Aug. 11 soiree.
September 11, 2013
IT'S ONE OF those things that nag at you. You know, the last phone call or text that you got. Looking back, you wish you'd responded instead of letting the moment pass. In my case, it was one from radio legend E. Steven Collins, who texted at 5:44 a.m. Saturday about his pool party at his home in Laverock later that day. It sounded fun, but I was headed out of town and never got back to him. I wish I had, because the next I heard, Collins was gone. Dead at 58 of a massive heart attack that happened sometime Sunday night.
August 24, 2013
Gay ruling not his to make Now that Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes has decided he has the power to determine the constitutionality of statutes enacted by the legislature and signed into law by the governor, who's next, the dogcatcher ("Montco defends stand on marriage," Aug. 20)? Has everybody forgotten his civics lessons? The quintessential feature of our federal and state governments is the separation of powers among the three branches of government. Since Marbury v. Madison , one of the most fundamental aspects of the separation of powers has been that the judicial branch determines the constitutionality of statutes, not some functionary of one of the commonwealth's 67 county governments.
August 22, 2013 |
The man on the phone said he was desperate. He needed to rent a swimming pool for his younger brother's birthday party. A New Jersey swim club had canceled because of a sewage problem. He was willing to pay extra - even make a donation. The public pool in Perkasie, a small borough in upper Bucks County, declined his offer for more money. But it booked the private party for Aug. 11, expecting about 100 people. "The pool manager prepared for younger kids," said Daniel P. Olpere, Perkasie's borough manager.
March 19, 2013
AIN'T NO party like a Carl Dash party. From the late 1990s until 2004, Dash made a name for himself hosting dance parties and mixers at now-closed venues, such as the Five Spot, Transit, Palmers Social Club and Savannah's. He still does parties, but, over time, Dash's scope has broadened to include socially minded events such as the discussion series last summer at the now-closed Elena's Soul Lounge, in West Philly, on topics such as "What's the Matter With Philadelphia? A Black Professional Perspective" and "Black Philadelphia and the Republican Party.
June 11, 2012 |
AUBURN, Ala. - Several people were shot at an apartment complex near Auburn University in Alabama when a fight broke out during a pool party, authorities and a witness said. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police were called Saturday night. He did not say who was shot or discuss their conditions. Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.
March 27, 2012
In a disturbing announcement sure to destroy her fans, Kendra Wilkinson has claimed she is devoid of talent. Kendra, 26, who admirably performed a typical job this weekend — acting as host at MGM Grand's Wet Republic pool party — tells People she is aware such appearances don't exactly demand her to deliver Meryl Streep-level work. Instead, the Playboy alumna spends those gigs mocking her exalted place as a celeb. "I never ever see myself as a celebrity or famous, so I poke fun at that," Kendra says.
July 21, 2010 |
THE RECENT tragic drowning of former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham's 2 1/2-old son in a back yard hot-tub clearly illustrates the common, but poorly understood or recognized, phenomenon of how drowning is a silent death for children. On the same day as the Christian Cunningham tragedy, the Delaware state police reported that a 2-year-old girl had drowned in a pool in Laurel, Del. And police on Staten Island in New York City recently reported "an 18-month-old boy. . . was clinging to life after falling into an unguarded back yard pool.
August 1, 2008 |
An incident at an off-campus pool party in State College, Pa., that may have involved several Penn State football players is under investigation by Patton Township police, Police Chief John Petrick said yesterday. He confirmed that a party attendee had reported that a disturbance occurred July 12 in the pool area at the Pointe Apartment Complex, 501 Vairo Blvd. No charges have been filed. "We've conducted many interviews," Petrick said. "It could be a while before the investigation comes to a conclusion.
July 31, 2008 |
Just days after ESPN's Outside the Lines questioned whether Penn State football players that had gotten in trouble with the law were being disciplined enough, the team announced yesterday that defensive tackles Chris Baker and Phil Taylor have been booted off the team. While team spokesman Jeff Nelson gave no reason for the dismissal other than to say the previously suspended players were removed from the team, Centre County District Attorney Mike Madeira confirmed that Patton Township police were investigating an incident at a recent pool party that may have involved several players.