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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Fed up with the drunken debauchery of a made-up drinking holiday, a town-and-gown partnership in State College has agreed to pay $170,000 to stop 34 businesses from serving alcohol Saturday.

The $5,000 payment to each bar and restaurant that agreed not to serve is part of an effort to curb dangerous drinking on the popular "State Patty's Day" weekend, created in 2007 by Penn State students. St. Patrick's Day fell during spring break that year, prompting students to celebrate early, donning green shirts and downing green brews.

Even though students have been on campus to celebrate the actual St. Patrick's Day in subsequent years, State Patty's Day stuck, becoming an annual attraction for students from other colleges ó and a destructive weekend for the small borough.

"These 36 hours, which go from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, are our busiest 36 hours of criminal activity for the year," State College police Chief Tom King said in a news release. "That's busier than home football game weekends."
State Patty's Day crackdown: Penn State bars are paid $5,000 not to sell booze


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 10:38 AM
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Re: State Patty's Day crackdown: Penn State bars

Yeah,that'll stop the drinking on Saturday....
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Hahahahahahahaha. Beer control. Lets use this as a model for gun control....ready go!

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Fed up with the drunken debauchery of a made-up drinking holiday, a town-and-gown partnership in State College has agreed to pay $170,000 to stop 34 businesses from serving alcohol Saturday.

College students involved in drunken debauchery? Well, I just don't believe it.

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Uhhhh...question in the back.... How many on the town council own gin mills?

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Sshhh somebody in the front has a question.

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Re: State Patty's Day crackdown: Penn State bars

Made-up day?

The drinking part may be made up, but the Feast Day isn't.
However, in the not too distant past, I've been known to celebrate with Tulemore Dew!

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Fed up with the drunken debauchery of a made-up drinking holiday, a town-and-gown partnership in State College has agreed to pay $170,000 to stop 34 businesses from serving alcohol Saturday.
I would think on St Paddys weekend in State Collage several of the bars could do $170,000 worth of business on their own.

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Most university and college <span style="font-weight: bold">town</span>folk try to work cooperatively with the students via townhall meetings and such.

I don't think I need to go far out on the limb to state that this decision will backfire on them tremendously. Not saying that is a good thing cuz it isn't. Just saying there were much better approaches to take than the one they opted for.

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Re: State Patty's Day crackdown: Penn State bars

Bars Statement: Sure we wont sell alcohol that day, give us the 5k.
Students: State Pattys Day is next weekend, tell everyone.

Just change the date, simple.
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