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June 7, 1994 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It would have been a lot cheaper to use the rest stop. Instead, three men who pulled over to the side of the Turnpike to relieve themselves Sunday morning were in turn relieved of $41,000 by police, who said the cash was drug-related currency. Trooper David Woodland said that at 11:10 a.m. he observed a 1994 Pontiac stopped on the shoulder of the northbound lanes and three men standing near it urinating. Both practices - parking on the shoulder and public urination - are illegal, said Trooper Al Della Fave, state police spokesman.
SPORTS
November 16, 2010 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
The immediate status of Penn State freshman tailback Silas Redd is expected to be addressed today by coach Joe Paterno following a disorderly conduct citation Redd received from university police for public urination. Redd was briefly detained by campus cops for allegedly urinating near the Agriculture Engineering Building at 4:13 a.m. Sunday morning, hours after the team returned from Columbus, Ohio, where it lost to Ohio State, 38-14. Such violations usually result in a fine, but Paterno also might elect to impose some form of team discipline.
NEWS
September 13, 1994 | By Wanda Motley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gaskill Street, two blocks of quaint brick rowhouses and bland storebacks just off the beaten path of South Street - tucked between Third and Fifth - is the kind of quiet corridor that offers an escape from the urban fray. But its very seclusion unfortunately provides something else - a place for nighttime revelers along the popular strip to relieve themselves when their bladders get too full. City Councilwoman Joan Specter yesterday took a stand at that very place against the nuisance of public urination, announcing plans to introduce a bill today in City Council that would establish a $100 fine for urinating in public.
NEWS
July 27, 1994 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
On the stone steps of an expensive townhouse a half-block below South Street, someone has deposited a puddle with the unmistakable smell of the Broad Street Line. Down on Lombard Street near 3rd, a young man in a muscleman undershirt is relieving himself against the trunk of a tree, unconcerned about a car that has caught him in its headlights. And on tiny Orianna Street, near 3rd and South streets, three men spray steaming streams on the cobblestones, then hike their zippers and head to South Street for ice cream cones.
NEWS
August 24, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A festering political feud in Chester County was stoked anew this week with the most unlikely fuel - a ticket for public urination. Brian McGinnis, the newly elected head of the county Democratic Committee, was cited by West Chester police one night last month after being spotted in an alley. A group of party members - who also happen to be his predecessor's most vocal supporters - are now calling for his resignation. Their demand, in a statement issued Thursday, stunned McGinnis.
SPORTS
October 28, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, wearing a World Series cap and Yankees jacket, pledged yesterday to hold "the biggest parade in the history of the city" for baseball's champions. Giuliani said the parade would start at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Battery Park at Manhattan's southern tip, move up Broadway's "Canyon of Heroes," and circle City Hall, where all members of the team will receive keys to the city. "The spirit of the city is going to display itself right there on Broadway," Giuliani said outside Yankee Stadium a day after the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in Game 6. The celebration by Yankees fans after their team won the World Series was relatively peaceful, but police did issue 176 summonses for offenses ranging from scalping to disorderly conduct.
NEWS
August 21, 2004
Someone ought to give a citation for meaness to the U.S. Park Service ranger who issued a ticket to a woman who had to act quickly when her little boy had waited as long as he could to answer nature's call. A woman and her 3-year-old son had just come out of the new Liberty Bell pavilion two weeks ago when the boy made clear he had to relieve himself. She tried to take him back inside, not knowing there weren't bathrooms in there. She stopped anyhow when she saw the sign barring her from entering.
SPORTS
February 26, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township police issued a citation early yesterday to Villanova guard Corey Stokes for public urination hours after the Wildcats' victory over South Florida. Stokes, a junior from Bayonne, N.J., was not arrested but will have to pay a fine. Stokes and some teammates just had left an off-campus bar around 3 a.m. when police riding past in a patrol car caught him urinating between two parked cars. In a brief statement, Villanova coach Jay Wright said, "This was a simple mistake by a college student.
NEWS
September 14, 1994 | By Wanda Motley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City Council created a nonprofit agency yesterday to administer a $1.25 million fund for neighborhood groups and recreational activities. In their first session since summer break, Council members voted unanimously to establish the Philadelphia Recreation Fund, which will provide individual grants of up to $5,000 to athletic teams, recreational clubs and other nonprofit community groups. The fund, which will be run by a seven-member board, will replace money that dried up four years ago when City Council halted its Class 500 grants.
NEWS
August 22, 1994 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
It was possibly the biggest news leak in the history of Philadelphia: Three Port-a-Potties, strategically located at 2nd and South, gave the teeming Saturday night crowd a chance to pee without rendering tribute to local restaurants or looking over their shoulders for angry homeowners. The whizzes at the Daily News who dreamt up this stunt called it YO GO. It was a simple, temporary answer to growing discontent over the lack of public restrooms on South Street. Throughout the summer, local residents, contending with ignorant, party-hearty visitors abusing their petunias, have urged the city to solve the problem.
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January 11, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
If it's a new year in Philadelphia, it must be time to don one's heaviest coat, commit to a chosen self-improvement project, and of course set about the most grueling and predictable rite of all: deconstructing the latest breathtakingly backward minstrelsy of the Mummers. And this was a banner new year - both for raising false hopes of wholesale Mummer enlightenment and for dashing them in eruptions of dark-ages bigotry. Given that said new year is 2016, not 1916, and the place is the polyglot City of Brotherly Love, whatever special public accommodations still accrue to the Mummers shouldn't anymore if they can't purge their ranks of rank displays of hatred.
NEWS
March 27, 2015
WHAT Independence Park is to this country - a sacred space embodying our history and identity - LOVE Park is to the city. In many ways, LOVE Park (officially, JFK Plaza) might be considered Independence Park 2.0. It was created in 1965 - the brainchild of uber-city planner Edmund Bacon - with the iconic Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture installed during the country's bicentennial, and since then it has become a nexus for public gathering, public protest - and, unfortunately, too often public urination.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
FOR NEARLY TWO years, Donnie Moore said his North Philadelphia neighbors complained to city and Temple police about loud parties, underage drinking and public urination by Temple students and their guests. But last Saturday, as a noisy student party spilled into Sunday morning, neighbors called once again, and city police shut down the party about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Then, about 2 a.m., Moore and other neighbors said, a young man shouted into the night from a back yard on Gratz Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue : F--- you, you f---ing n---ers!
NEWS
August 24, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A festering political feud in Chester County was stoked anew this week with the most unlikely fuel - a ticket for public urination. Brian McGinnis, the newly elected head of the county Democratic Committee, was cited by West Chester police one night last month after being spotted in an alley. A group of party members - who also happen to be his predecessor's most vocal supporters - are now calling for his resignation. Their demand, in a statement issued Thursday, stunned McGinnis.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | David Gambacorta
EVERY NOW and then, you run across a story that brings out the cynic in you, the cynic who shakes his head and mutters, "Only in Philadelphia. "   This might be one of those stories. A handful of warrant cops were out doing their usual thing on May 19 — pounding on doors, chasing down fleeing fugitives — when they came upon two guys who appeared to be urinating in a weed-strewn lot at 18th and Cumberland streets in North Philly. Turns out the alleged tinkling twosome, Salim Wiggins and Raymond Stewart, were both off-duty Philadelphia Water Department employees.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Angelo Fichera and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lauren Cody, a 21-year-old senior at St. Joseph's University, recently moved to a house along "The Wall" in Manayunk. She's looking forward to the storied Philadelphia International Cycling Championship that will occupy Lyceum Avenue this weekend, but, she said, holding a flier from the Philadelphia Police Department, she's been warned against any unruly behavior. Like last year, city officials and community representatives will enforce a zero-tolerance policy for rowdy behavior the weekend of the race, which often sparks a four-day celebration leading up to the Sunday event.
SPORTS
November 21, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANDOVER, Md. - It has been a constant demand of Joe Paterno throughout Penn State's up-and-down 2010 football season, the need to get game-changing plays from the special teams and defense. Late in the third quarter Saturday, with the sputtering Nittany Lions locked in a tie with Big Ten cellar-dweller Indiana in a rather peculiar game, Paterno's players finally heeded his wish. Safety Andrew Dailey blocked a punt that walk-on linebacker James Van Fleet returned 21 yards for a touchdown.
SPORTS
November 16, 2010 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
The immediate status of Penn State freshman tailback Silas Redd is expected to be addressed today by coach Joe Paterno following a disorderly conduct citation Redd received from university police for public urination. Redd was briefly detained by campus cops for allegedly urinating near the Agriculture Engineering Building at 4:13 a.m. Sunday morning, hours after the team returned from Columbus, Ohio, where it lost to Ohio State, 38-14. Such violations usually result in a fine, but Paterno also might elect to impose some form of team discipline.
NEWS
June 10, 2010 | By JOSH FERNÁNDEZ, fernanj@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
When promoters caught wind of a City Council measure a few weeks ago that would have required them to get approval for all events 30 days ahead of time, they launched an online protest petition that got more than 10,000 signatures. Yesterday, at Council's Committee of Licenses and Inspections' hearing, only one promoter came forward to testify. And he was for it. Patrick Rodgers, a promoter and founder of Dancing Ferret Entertainment Group, testified in favor of the bill, which he says is now acceptable to most promoters after compromises were reached with the bill's sponsor.
SPORTS
February 26, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township police issued a citation early yesterday to Villanova guard Corey Stokes for public urination hours after the Wildcats' victory over South Florida. Stokes, a junior from Bayonne, N.J., was not arrested but will have to pay a fine. Stokes and some teammates just had left an off-campus bar around 3 a.m. when police riding past in a patrol car caught him urinating between two parked cars. In a brief statement, Villanova coach Jay Wright said, "This was a simple mistake by a college student.
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