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  • South Beach Shooting Leaves One Dead, Gunman On The Loose

    03/13/2016 7:30:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | March 13, 2016
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Ocean Drive looked like a scene out of a CSI: Miami episode early Sunday as crime tape and evidence markers stretched from 9th Street to 10th. Witnesses said it started as a fist fight in the middle of Ocean Drive and escalated into a shooting. Antoinne Decade, 20, was shot once in the chest and died in the hospital, investigators announced.
  • Spring Breakers Cause Chaos On South Beach

    03/13/2016 12:00:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 86 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 11 March 16 | CBS Staff
    The word whispered across South Beach Friday night was “chaos” after the spring break crowds got out of control, forcing Miami Beach police to call for back up units. Miami Beach police told CBS4 that spring break crowds flowed off the beach and onto Lummus Park between 7th and 9th streets before spilling onto ocean drive. As police tried to control the crowds – getting them off the street and onto the sidewalk – people pushed, brawls broke out and objects were thrown. The crowd became so big and out of control so quickly that Miami Beach police had to...
  • Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

    04/13/2015 4:03:43 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 91 replies ^ | 4/13/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break. Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.
  • Sheriff defends deputy seen on video breaking up St. Pete Beach brawl

    03/12/2015 9:21:18 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:34 AM | Josh Rojas
    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is defending the actions of one of his deputies seen on a video breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. The video, which has been viewed a million times, captured Sgt. Bryan Bingham tussling with two men on St. Pete Beach on Sunday. On the video, you can see Bingham grab 25-year-old Joshua McMahan by the neck and throw him to the ground. Bingham said he used a pressure point technique on the jawline and directed McMahan to the ground after he spit in his face. "So what Sgt. Bingham did was use appropriate...
  • Ferguson alternative spring break offers college students chance to take action

    02/09/2015 11:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jon Swaine in New York
    Activist leaders in Missouri hoping to sign up 250 people for week of ‘community service and civic engagement’ as movement moves beyond protests and ‘die-ins’College students are being urged to scrap plans for beer bongs on sunny beaches, in favour of a serious-minded spring break in Ferguson, the Missouri town that was roiled by protests and unrest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Six months after the death of Michael Brown, activist leaders in the St Louis suburb are looking to sign up 250 young people for a grittier week of “community service and civic engagement” including...
  • Spring Break: Totally Rad Photos from the '80s

    07/04/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 47 replies ^ | n/a | Camille Mann
    Some great photos.
  • Nearly 100 arrested in California spring break street brawl

    04/06/2014 3:06:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14
    About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into an out-of-control street brawl, authorities said. The violence broke out in the densely populated beachside community of Isla Vista around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the annual spring break party known as Deltopia, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said things escalated after a University of California, Santa Barbara police officer was hit in the face with a backpack filled with large bottles of alcohol.
  • Why China Replaces U.S. As Dominant World Superpower In Three Pictures

    02/03/2014 7:47:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 25 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/03/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Idaho Station Removes First Daughters Ski Trip Report

    03/29/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    A local news affiliate in Idaho reported that the first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho. The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the highly trafficked Drudge Report website.
  • Exclusive: Sasha, Malia Obama vacation at Bahamas' 'Atlantis' Resort

    03/25/2013 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned. A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported. Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort. Social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have also carried reports of the First Daughters' presence at Atlantis. One person who is...
  • Six killed, five injured in Mexican spring break hotspot Cancun

    03/15/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    AP/Reuters ^ | March 15, 2013
    CANCUN, Mexico — Two masked men armed opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun on Thursday, killing six people and wounding five, the office of the state's attorney general said. Public Safety Secretary Jesus Aiza says most of the victims belonged to a taxi drivers union. Aiza says the assailants arrived at "The Mermaid" bar in a poor area far from Cancun's hotel zone in two cars Thursday afternoon. He says two gunmen using automatic rifles went inside and began shooting.
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • Malia Obama Takes 12 Friends on Spring Break Trip to Mexico

    04/20/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT · by econjack · 24 replies
    Snopes ^ | March 28, 2012 | Barbara and David Mikkelson
    You'll have to read the Snopes articles, but an email I got said that Obama's 13 year old daughter took 12 of her friends (and 25 Secret Service agents) to Mexico for Spring Break on your tax dollars. The article also points out that Obama instructed the SS to close down any web sites that talked about it. I wonder if that's why I couldn't get on FR for most of yesterday?
  • Obama's Daughter, Malia, Spring Breaks In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents (School Trip)

    03/19/2012 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Raebie · 109 replies · 3+ views
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Michael Billera
    President Barack Obama's 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her spring break in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The young tourists will be in a downtown hotel in the city known for its colonial architecture and native traditions, reported a state police official. President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her springbreak in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents. "We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles that are carrying the...
  • Video shows BIKINI BRAWL in PCB, FL Burger King

    03/24/2011 8:23:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 146 replies
    WJHG ^ | 24 MAR 11 | dcbryan1
    Panama City Beach -- A cell phone camera captured the action in the Panama City Beach Burger King on Front Beach Road Saturday, as a crowd of tourists nearly rioted at the restaurant. Employees dialed 9-1-1 for help, as one bikini-clad woman, later identified as Kimesia Smith of Montgomery, Ala., jumped up on the counter and threw a charity coin jug at employees, and 3 of Smith's friends also began throwing napkins, utensils, and trays throughout the location. The woman in the bikini, who became concerned about the whereabouts of her two children after Panama City Beach Police placed her...
  • Mayans pray for Obama ahead of visit.....

    03/22/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT · by TaraP · 19 replies
    China Daily ^ | March 22nd, 2011
    CIUDAD ARCE, El Salvador - El Salvador's Maya Indians on Sunday invoked the forces of nature in an ancient ritual to help US President Barack Obama - set to visit the Central American nation - make wise decisions. The ceremony for Obama was part of an annual equinox ritual held by members of the country's Maya community. "We beg the volcanoes, the mountains, and the grandmothers and grandfathers, to call on the energy of the sun to surround ... Obama as he makes decisions," an indigenous shaman named "Tata" Neto said. Five Maya priests, including Neto - also known as...
  • Obama May Cut Short Latin America Trip

    03/22/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies
    LA Times via WPMT Fox43 ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Peter Nicholas and Michael A. Memoli
    Reporting from San Salvador and Washington— President Obama may hasten his return to Washington as the U.S.-led military strike against Libya increasingly distracts from his Latin America trip. As Air Force One touched down in El Salvador on Tuesday afternoon, the White House announced changes to the president's itinerary. A visit planned for Wednesday to the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador, where slain Archbishop Oscar Romero is buried, was shifted to Tuesday. Obama was also scheduled Wednesday to tour Mayan ruins one hour outside the capital city, but it is now unclear whether he would do so. Obama is set...
  • Live Thread: Obama Press Conference in Chile 2:20 P.M. EDT 3/21/11

    03/21/2011 11:31:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    Monday, March 21, 2011 | Kristinn
    Chile President Pinera speaking now. Obama to take first questions from press since the start of his taxpayer funded Obama family Spring Break.BTW, not only did Obama bring Michelle, the kids and Michelle's mother, he also brought the kids godmother on the trip.
  • Spring breakers advised to skip Mexico

    03/01/2011 8:16:42 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising students on spring break to avoid drug violence-plagued Mexico. A DPS statement Tuesday cited the continued violence and also urged boaters to stay on the U.S. side of Falcon Lake. A U.S. drug agent was shot and killed Feb. 15 in Mexico. The victim was Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata. DPS Director Steven McCraw says while drug cartel violence is most severe in northern Mexico, it's prominent in other parts of the country, including resort areas such as Cancun and Acapulco.
  • Police: Notre Dame recruit 'drunk' on fatal fall

    04/03/2010 5:26:30 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 72 replies · 2,587+ views
    AP (via MyWay) ^ | Apr 3, 2010 | JOE KAY
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A "drunk and belligerent" 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida, authorities said Saturday.
  • ND recruit dies in spring break accident

    04/02/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 23 replies · 1,273+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | April 2, 2010
    Offensive lineman Matt James, one of the top prospects in new Notre Dame coach Brain Kelly's first recruiting class, died Friday in Panama City, Fla., after falling from a third-floor hotel balcony, according to WKRC-TV in Cincinnati and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.
  • Spring Break For kids can be about fun and public service

    03/13/2010 7:55:16 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 10 replies · 393+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner | March 13, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    Spring break is either upon Ann Arbor families or will soon arrive to scoop up students sending them bursting out of schools doors with the ferocity of unbridled pent-up spirit. Of course most kids will be thinking about everything from short trips out of town to getting away from the books, classrooms, and endless studying. Parents on the other hand might be thinking of a short and much-needed break from the unending cycle of shuttling their children from one school to another and from one extra curricular engagement to another. Whew! Time out on that! Well while spring break can...
  • South Florida cruise line hails Spring Breakers

    03/11/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 913+ views
    Discovery Cruise Lines is offering a warm welcome to Spring Breakers -- a group cruise lines and most South Florida beachfront hotels have tried to discourage for years. "We do really well with the Spring Break crowd," spokeswoman Rene Mahfood said. "We have a beer drinking contest -- which you can imagine is very popular -- a Miss Discovery contest, a Real Man contest, karaoke. They just love to be in the sun and everybody is mixing and mingling and flirting." Discovery has seen its Spring Break business decline during the last decade, however. To drum up passengers, it works...
  • Spring Break Swimsuit Guide: The Best Suits for Every Shape (OF COURSE there are pictures)

    03/03/2009 10:20:01 PM PST · by Stoat · 61 replies · 30,060+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2009 | Sabrina Newman
    Spring break is coming up, which means it's time to invest in a sexy new swimsuit.If you’re Jessica Alba, you can get away with just about anything. But if you’re not, we’ve got some great advice to make this year the best spring break beach experience ever.Yes, going to the gym and toning up is important because swimsuits, by virtue of their form and function, tend to leave little to the imagination.More important, however, is learning which swimsuits work best for your body type. Cuts, shapes, fabrics, prints can have a major impact on how your beach-bod looks, so...
  • 'Walking Dead' Hit Lake for Spring Break (Not the BAND! MARINES)

    05/29/2008 4:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Casey Jones, USMC
    RAMADI — For most individuals, Spring Break is a time to take a break from studying or work, head out to the beach and get a bronze tan while enjoying the sun and sandy beach. However, for the Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, Spring Break 2008 was a time to search for insurgents in the gleaming sun, hold security and perimeter watch during a gusty sandstorm, and concentrate on the mission at hand. The battalion recently wrapped up a four-day joint operation near Lake Tharthar in al-Anbar province dubbed Operation Spring Break. The operation, similar...
  • Spring Breakers Arrested After Dynamite Explodes On Hotel Sundeck

    03/21/2008 3:35:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies · 3,000+ views
    WFTV ^ | March 21, 2008
    DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- Three spring breakers were arrested after an explosion rocked two hotel guests from their bed and shattered the windows of their Daytona Beach Shores hotel room around 2:30am Friday. Officers patrolling the Oceanside Inn on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores heard a loud explosion early Friday morning. Several witnesses said the explosion came from the sundeck, located on the second floor of the hotel. When officers first arrived, they found three safety windows had been shattered, along with a metal light pole that had been destroyed. They also noticed metal and glass debris...
  • The Risks of Spring Break

    03/17/2008 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Newsradio 740 KTRH · 23 replies · 1,378+ views
    Newsradio 740 KTRH ^ | March 17, 2008 | KTRH's August Skamenca
    Spring break has turned violent and deadly in unrelated incidents on Galveston Island. A 16-year-old girl from Deer Park drowned amid strong winds and currents. Elsewhere, a number of fights capped a concert on East Beach. A dozen were arrested. At spring break destinations everywhere, these scenes are often repeated. Yet psychologist Laurence Abrams says teens are just trying to enjoy themselves and the alcohol, sex and trouble tend to come with that. "They're not trying to hurt themselves. They're trying to have fun. Sometimes they make mistakes, as we all do. I'm not in favor of it. Don't misunderstand...
  • CA: Lawmakers head overseas as Legislature takes spring break (to study high-speed rail & stuff)

    03/16/2008 12:04:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 537+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/16/08 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Eight California lawmakers are traveling overseas this week to study high-speed rail systems and other matters as the Legislature takes an 11-day spring break. Assembly members Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, and Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks, are on a trip to Spain sponsored by the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy. Sen. Jim Battin, R-Palm Desert, and Assembly members Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia, Bonnie Garcia, R-Cathedral City, and Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, are part of a delegation visiting Japan. One reason for the trips is to study the development of high-speed rail systems in...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    03/07/2008 4:50:15 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 149 replies · 1,961+ views
       For many, it's SPRING BREAK (or soon to be)...  Spring break—that’s when kids work on their tans and teachers work on their sanity. Spring break—that’s when kids go wild someplace other than school. Spring break is when the only thing kids study is each other. The college kids call it spring "break." Their parents, however, call it spring "broke." Spring break is when teenagers give their swimsuits a dry run. Spring break—that’s when students take time off from football games, basketball games, dances, parties, and hanging out in bars, and go to Florida and relax. Thousands of college kids...
  • Deadly dengue fever surging in Mexico

    03/31/2007 4:10:44 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 41 replies · 1,076+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 30, 2007 | AP
    <p>Mexico City - The deadly hemorrhagic form of dengue fiver is increasing dramatically in Mexico, and experts predict a surge throughout Latin America fueled by climate change, migration and faltering mosquito eradication efforts.</p> <p>Overall dengue cases have increased by more than 600 percent in Mexico since 2001, and worried officials are sending special teams to tourist resorts to spray pesticides and remove garbage and standing water where mosquitoes breed ahead of the peak Easter Week vacation season.</p>
  • Beware of Spring Break danger in Mexico

    02/28/2007 12:21:31 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 50 replies · 1,793+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 02/28/2007 | Angela Kocherga
    Students packing their bags for Spring Break in Mexico may be surprised to find armed Mexican soldiers waiting for them. The soldiers are there to ward off the drug violence plaguing tourist spots and the border towns. Most U.S. students already celebrating in Mexico were not aware of the escalating drug violence that sparked the massive crackdown by Mexican authorities. Every year, the U.S. State Department issues a Spring Break advisory called "Know Before You Go." This year, the advisory says students should know there is increasing violence in Acapulco and they should be "vigilant." The warning says students should...
  • Congress on Vacation After 2 Weeks of Work

    04/07/2006 6:21:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 661+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Congressional schedule-keepers had planned for a two-week sprint between vacations to produce weighty reforms on immigration, pensions and tax policy. But Friday, at the finish line, all of those measures were missing. The 16-day Easter break began just the same. "Most families do spend a little time together over Easter, so I don't think that it's an unusual time to do it," said Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois. Durbin said he expects more questions from his constituents about the war in Iraq than Congress' schedule. As for those who wonder why Congress is taking a two-week...
  • Bawdy Spring Break on Way Out of Daytona

    04/07/2006 11:09:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 21 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-7-06 | TRAVIS REED
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dana Wassum and Mary Jane Jackson brought their bikinis all the way from Maryland's Towson University to party and soak up spring break sun. So far, they've been disappointed. "I kind of thought it would be more crazy," the 21-year-old Wassum said. "Like wet T-shirt contests. We wanted to enter one but couldn't find any." Three years after Daytona Beach stopped advertising aimed at pulling in the lucrative but sometimes rowdy spring break crowd, the number of students coming here has dropped from 400,000 to a trickle. MTV is no longer welcome to film its...
  • Spring break all about 'service before self'

    03/31/2006 4:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Melinda Vidal
    3/31/2006 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- “Service Before Self,” one of the Air Force’s core values, is on the minds of 135 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who are working during their alternative spring break in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The project is part of the Cadet Service Learning program which centers on community involvement. “CSL takes this core value from theoretical concepts of the classroom and a training environment,” said Maj. Eric Ecklund, of the academy’s Center for Character Development. “It allows cadets to put it to the test in real situations, meeting the needs...
  • Spring break at Wal-Mart

    03/27/2006 4:47:53 PM PST · by Cagey · 50 replies · 1,683+ views
    WBIR-TV NEWS ^ | 3=27-06 | MARC HANSEN
    Skyler Bartels kept looking over his shoulder. It's a habit he picked up living at the Windsor Heights Wal-Mart for three days. Really living there. Eating, sleeping, checking out the DVDs, never leaving. The plan was to spend his entire spring break there. Under the radar. Some kids go to Cancun. Skyler Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvard, Neb., went to the garden and patio department. The great experiment had been over for a few days, but Bartels was still in great-experiment mode. As we sat at a booth in the Subway sandwich shop toward the front of the...
  • Girls and boys gone mild on spring break

    03/11/2006 12:23:28 PM PST · by dukeman · 6 replies · 871+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 3/11/06 | CAROL E. LEE
    SARASOTA COUNTY -- It was spring break on Siesta Public Beach, and these college students were living it up. Shirts were off. Bikinis and sunglasses were on. Lounging on their towels after a long game of Frisbee, a few of them reached into their cooler for some nice, cold peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples and carrots. "It's my last one," said Steve Christner, 21, a senior on spring break from Eastern Mennonite University. "So I'm really trying to soak it up." Sarasota gets a small share of Florida's spring breakers, and many are Mennonite students looking for a good...
  • Christian Students Replace Spring Break Sun, Sand with Mud, Mildew

    03/12/2006 7:14:22 AM PST · by MineralMan · 9 replies · 675+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/12/06 | UNK
    College students are replacing the sun, sand and surf of a typical spring break with the mud, muck, mold and mildew of Katrina relief, according to a campus ministry spokesman. Campus Crusade for Christ has drawn thousands of students from campuses across the nation to spend their respective spring breaks helping Gulf Coast communities recover and rebuild. The campus ministry had originally planned on 8,000 participants but drew another 2,000 student registrants to the Katrina-devastated lands. Students flew and traveled by bus for up to 36 hours from such cities as Berkeley, Calif., and Buffalo, N.Y., for the "rolling" spring...
  • CWA Warns that “Girls Gone Wild” Leads to “Girls with Regrets”

    03/11/2006 1:46:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 91 replies · 4,462+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 3/9/06 | Concerned Women for America
    Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA) pleads with young women across the country to take caution and safety measures as they enter the spring break season. The American Medical Association released a study which says that 83 percent of college women admit that spring break involves increased consumption of alcohol, and 74 percent said the break is a time to indulge in sexual activity. “The danger of spring break is that students have an attitude that ‘anything goes’,” said Dr. Janice Crouse, CWA’s Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute. “The idea that this vacation has no...
  • Girls Gone Wild? Spring Breakers Admit More Sex, Drinking

    03/08/2006 6:26:22 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 67 replies · 6,153+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | March 8, 2006 | AP
    Girls Gone Wild? Spring Breakers Admit More Sex, Drinking AMA Warns Women Of Health RisksPOSTED: 9:01 am EST March 8, 2006 CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association is warning girls not to go wild during spring break. All but confirming what goes on in those "Girls Gone Wild" videos, 83 percent of college women and graduates surveyed by the AMA said spring break involves heavier-than-usual drinking, and 74 percent said the break results in increased sexual activity. The women's answers were based both on firsthand experience and the experiences of friends and acquaintances. Sizable numbers reported getting sick from drinking,...
  • Study Warns Women About Spring Break

    03/08/2006 11:00:43 AM PST · by Crackingham · 23 replies · 1,251+ views
    AP ^ | 3/8/6 | Lindsey Tanner
    The American Medical Association is warning girls not to go wild during spring break. All but confirming what goes on in those "Girls Gone Wild" videos, 83 percent of college women and graduates surveyed by the AMA said spring break involves heavier-than-usual drinking, and 74 percent said the break results in increased sexual activity. The women's answers were based both on firsthand experience and the experiences of friends and acquaintances. Sizable numbers reported getting sick from drinking, and blacking out and engaging in unprotected sex or sex with more than one partner, activities that increase their risks for sexually transmitted...
  • Students Give Up Spring Break To Help Katrina Victims

    03/07/2006 11:21:58 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 17 replies · 522+ views
    WDSU ^ | 03/07/2006
    MADISON, Wis. -- Spring break starts Friday for many college students across the country, including University of Wisconsin-Madison students, reported WISC-TV. While many students will head for higher temperatures and sunshine, many others will head to work. Brittany Bethel and her friends have dreamed of spring break in Cancun. But after seeing the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina last year, she and others are packing up their bags and heading to New Orleans to lend a helping hand. "We're going to be working through the Crescent House, which is a house for domestically abused women and children," said Bethel. "We're...
  • Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week

    03/04/2006 2:44:20 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 390+ views
    firstcoastnews ^ | 3/4/2006 9am
    Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week 3/4/2006 9am report By First Coast News Staff DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- The annual pilgrimage to "motorcycle mecca" is underway. Thousands of bikers are roaring into Daytona Beach for Bike Week. The city is geared up and vendors are set up along Main Street. More than 300,000 motorcycle riders are expected to roll through town.
  • State Dept. Warns Students Of Spring Break Perils

    03/04/2006 12:59:09 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 5 replies · 489+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | March 4, 2006 | AP
    State Dept. Warns Students Of Spring Break PerilsPOSTED: 8:17 am EST March 4, 2006 STATE DEPARTMENT -- College students gearing up for spring break are being warned about getting into trouble -- not by their parents, but by the State Department. In its annual warning for student travelers, the department said most kids will have a fun time, but others will experience "a nightmare" if they don't stay on their toes. Besides the usual warnings about drugs and alcohol, the statement said students have to be fully aware of laws where they're visiting. The department warned students that conduct that...
  • Spring break tips

    03/03/2006 9:22:46 AM PST · by angrymullet · 206 replies · 2,472+ views
    Hi, My name is Greg and I am 19 years old. Just signed up for so information. I think of myself as a concervative.I am a freshmen in College up here in Mass. and whoud lilke some advice on my spring break trip. This is going to be my frist time going to a place where bad things can happen and as a young conservative I need help so I dont fall into temptations when I go down to Daytona. I understand that a lot of drinking goes on down and there and like a good conservative I have only...
  • Unusual excuses prompt judge to pen book about spring break

    11/15/2005 7:46:34 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 14 replies · 1,082+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, November 15, 2005
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND (AP) - Making out with palm trees. Mistaking police cars for taxi cabs. Rolling a stolen restaurant barbecue down the road, flames shooting up from the chicken cooking on the grill. Such spring break hijinks have earned municipal Judge David Colwell's morning-after docket the reputation as one of the best shows in town. Colwell said friends suggested that the judge begin recording some of the more memorable anecdotes. Over nine years, he has collected these into a self-published, 98-page tome, "Spring Break: A Judge's View from the Bench" being sold at local bookstores. Although Colwell recounts some...
  • Volunteers Look for Missing Teen in Aruba

    06/06/2005 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 53 replies · 2,845+ views
    AP via UK Guardian ^ | Monday June 6, 2005 10:16 PM | MICHAEL NORTON
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - About 700 volunteers joined police, soldiers and FBI agents on Monday, combing scrubland and beaches on Aruba's southeastern tip in an unprecedented search for an Alabama teenager who vanished a week ago on a trip to the Dutch Caribbean island. Aruba's government let 4,000 civil servants off work early at 2 p.m. to hunt for Natalee Holloway, 18, of Mountain Brook, Ala. The expanded search began a day after police charged two men in her disappearance. The honors student vanished May 30 while on a five-day trip with more than 100 classmates celebrating their high school...
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Spectators dispute police claims that Island scuffle was “small” (Univ. Texas vs A&M?)

    03/17/2005 9:25:18 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 1,161+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | March 16, 2005 | SERGIO CHAPA
    Five people were taken to local hospitals for injuries SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, March 16, 2005 — A large, shapeless mound of sand was all that was left Tuesday evening from a sand sculpture of Jesus that might have been the cause of a large beach disturbance. Although the cause of a beach brawl reportedly involving hundreds of Spring Breakers remained in dispute Tuesday night, police said five people were taken to local hospitals for injuries they had received. Another six people were treated and released at the scene. South Padre Island Police Chief Robert Rodriguez said the disturbance started shortly...
  • Bill aims to give police moral powers

    03/17/2005 7:24:16 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 3 17 05 | JIM HAUG and VIRGINIA SMITH
    Spring Breakers are not easily offended, but even they will admit some behavior crosses the line. "We saw two people actually having sex in the sand," said Nat Gale from Hartford, Conn. "Their friends were all around them. Everyone was trying not to look but they were looking." Because nobody complained to authorities, it's questionable whether the couple could have been convicted of committing a lewd and lascivious act. Florida courts have ruled that an unsuspecting member of the public must be offended before somebody can be convicted of the crime. State Sen. Mike Fasano and State Rep. John Legg,...
  • Mayors: Lift travel alert(to Mexico)

    02/18/2005 10:53:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 621+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | February 18, 2005 | Sergio Chapa
    Leaders concerned image of violence will hurt Spring Break tourism — City leaders from Matamoros, Brownsville and South Padre Island said Thursday they will ask the U.S. State Department to lift or soften its alert for Americans traveling along Mexico’s northern border. With at least 150,000 Spring Breakers expected to arrive here next month, the mayors of each city said they are concerned the alert will reduce the tourist flow into Mexico. “We all agreed that is something we will pursue,” SPI Mayor Bob Pinkerton said of submitting a request to the State Department. “I know a lot of kids...