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  • For 21 Colleges, Alcohol Sales Drive Concessions Revenue

    by Eric Olson, The Associated Press August 2014

    A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.

  • NFL Seeks Answers for Players' Growing Marijuana Use

    by EDDIE PELLS; Associated Press August 2014

    As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.

  • Experts Applaud School District's Strict Alcohol Policy

    by Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com August 2014

    Experts on the risks of underage drinking are applauding Glenbard High School District 87's alcohol policy, as well as the strict enforcement that's been called into question by dozens of parents and students in recent days.

  • Ex-Coach Pleads No Contest to Supplying Teens with Beer

    by Tiffany Holland, tiffany.holland@roanoke.com August 2014

    A former Glenvar High School volleyball coach was ordered to complete 60 hours of community service after supplying beer to three 18-year-olds. Caitlyn Long Moore, 26, was in Roanoke County General District Court Monday to face a charge of buying alcohol for an unauthorized person, a Class 1 misdemeanor that could carry up to a year in jail time. Moore was charged July 1 after police accused her of supplying beer that was in her Salem home to three minors.

  • Air Force to Probe Reports of Athlete Misconduct

    by Tom Roeder, The Gazette August 2014

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department. "These efforts will help in eliminating subcultures ... whose climates do not align with our institutional core values," she said in a statement released Thursday exclusively to The Gazette. Johnson said the academy has taken steps to correct the problems within the athletic department. "Despite all of our efforts, I expect we'll still have issues with a few young people who will make poor choices," she wrote.

  • Lifeguard Pot Use One Reason Behind Pool Vendor Firing

    by Brian Lee August 2014

    On-the-job marijuana use was one of six reasons the town gave for firing an out-of-state vendor 13 months into a three-year contract to manage the state-owned, town-run pool on Randolph Street.

  • Report: HGH Use Among Teens Doubles to 11 Percent

    by David Crary July 2014

    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school students, being released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 percent reported using synthetic HGH at least once - up from about 5 percent in the four preceding annual surveys. Teen use of steroids increased from 5 percent to 7 percent over the same period, the survey found. Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, depicted the numbers as alarming but not surprising, given the extensive online marketing of performance-enhancing substances and near-total lack of any drug testing for high school athletes. "It's what you get when you combine aggressive promotion from for-profit companies with a vulnerable target - kids who want a quick fix and don't care about health risk," Tygart said in an interview. "It's a very easy sell, unfortunately."

  • Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium to Offer Alcohol on New Patio

    by Journal Gazette July 2014

    With nearly 6,000 bleacher seats removed, the southzone at Ross-Ade Stadium is being turned into a patio area that will serve alcohol and food during games, Purdue announced Tuesday.

  • Lifeguards Smoked Marijuana While on Duty, City Says

    by Dana Sauchelli , Jennifer Bain and Natalie O'Neill July 2014

    A group of New York City baywatchers are charged with smoking pot on duty at Rockaway Beach on a rainy Fourth of July, police and parks officials said.

  • World Cup Drunkenness Reignites Beer Sales Debate

    by Taylor Barnes July 2014

    When Brazil was named the 2014 World Cup host in 2007, a protracted battle began between the country and soccer's governing body, FIFA: whether to allow beer sales in Brazilian stadiums. Alcohol is usually banned in soccer matches here in the interest of public security and avoiding fights. But with Anheuser-Busch InBev as a tournament sponsor, FIFA insisted that Brazilian authorities allow beer sales during the month-long event, leading to President Dilma Rousseff signing legislation in 2012 that allows alcoholic beverages inside World Cup stadiums. That's why the recent about-face in comments from Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, came as a source of frustration and vindication for Brazilians who long had fought for the alcohol sales restriction.