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  • 200-year-old booze found in shipwreck -- and it's still drinkable

    08/15/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 8/15/14 | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe/
    A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis. Researchers discovered the well-preserved and sealed bottle in June, while exploring the so-called F53.31 shipwreck in Gdańsk Bay, close to the Polish coast. Preliminary laboratory tests have now shown the bottle contains a 14-percent alcohol distillate, which may be vodka or a type of gin called jenever, most likely diluted with water. The chemical composition of the alcohol corresponds to that of the original brand of "Selters" water that is engraved...
  • 100 years ago today, the US Navy banned alcohol but had one last party

    07/01/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT · by Saint X · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 1, 2014 | USNI News Staff
    As a flotilla of naval vessels from around the world participates in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) to sustain relationships in the maritime community, a century ago this week international navies converged for a remarkably different occasion—to drink the last of the U.S. Navy’s supply of alcohol. On July 1, 1914 the ships of the U.S. Navy officially became dry under General Order No. 99.
  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • The Food Trend Alert: Pizza Burgers, Baconomics and Boozy Read-Alouds

    06/02/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SNIP As you've probably realized by now, we have a weakness for extremely quirky food combinations -- hello, Cronut and Ramenburger -- and extraordinarily large things, like the 4,000-pound chocolate cake Guittard made for Beverly Hills' centennial. So how could we not tell you about the Screamin' Pizza Burger? According to Nick, the blogger behind DudeFoods -- and the man who brought the concept of bacon-lattice into the public consciousness -- all you need to make one is two full-size frozen pizzas, one four-pound beef patty and a spatula of mind-blowing proportions. Find instructions and photos -- and details on...
  • CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike

    06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week. It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is....
  • CURL: Why Hillary Clinton’s health matters

    05/29/2014 9:36:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Joe Curl
    Is Hillary Clinton’s health an issue for 2016? You bet it is, and well it should be. -snip- On Dec. 7, 2012, she disappeared from view — without a word. Three days passed before the State Department said the secretary of state was “under the weather” as it announced she would cancel a planned trip to the Middle East. -snip- And this wasn’t her first episode. In 1998, she was treated for a blood clot in her leg. She fainted during a 2005 speech in Buffalo, N.Y., broke her elbow in an unexplained 2009 fall in the State Department garage,...
  • Get Ready for Powdered Alcohol to Hit Liquor Stores This Fall

    04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/20/2014 | Josh Feldman
    Powdered. Alcohol. Putting aside whether you think it sounds like a good idea, does it not seem like an intriguing concept? Well, Palcohol has officially been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, so expect this alcoholic version of the Kool-Aid powder to be in liquor stores soon enough!Here’s the pitch for Palcohol on its website: “Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.”They expect to be selling it starting this fall,...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies
    my9nj.com ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • Boehner GOP primary foe: Speaker is what is wrong in DC

    02/17/2014 5:40:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 2/15/14 | Raquel Okyay
    Challenger to Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) told Human Events that conservatism has been lost due to a lack of resolve by a leader who is at-odds with Republican Party principles and too eager to help President Barack Obama. “Once again, Speaker Boehner surrendered to the president—this time without the fight we were promised,” said Joseph D. “J.D.” Winteregg a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and first-time congressional candidate in the 2014 GOP primary. Boehner, who Winteregg said he criticizes for being a Republican leader complicit with Democrat Party demands, has been a member of the House of Representatives for 29 years...
  • France issues U.S. travel advisories but fails to warn of Utah’s liquor laws

    11/19/2013 6:42:46 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 24 replies
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 11/19/2013 | Mark Saal
    What's up with the French? We're referring specifically here to a recent story by The Washington Post. In the spirit of the travel warnings the U.S. State Department issues for other countries, The Washington Post documented any number of U.S. cities to avoid. And what a list it is. Cities the French government tells its citizens to avoid are: Boston, New York City, Washington, Baltimore and more. Have we left anyone out?snip Salt Lake City: Headquarters of the LDS Church, this town is lousy with Mormons -- an annoyingly friendly people. And because many of them served missions abroad, an...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Mom Needs Rest (Video)

    10/17/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Chelsea Clinton isn't pushing her mom to make a quick decision about the 2016 presidential race. She told attendees at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington on Thursday that she wants her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to have time to rest.
  • TGI Fridays in NJ fined $500K for switching booze

    08/03/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/31/13
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf. **SNIP** The franchisee also faces a lawsuit in state court by two women who claim Briad had instituted a uniform policy to substitute cut-rate liquor for premium brands for over at least a year, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. It seeks reimbursement for all customer losses and punitive damages of three times the price of each drink. Twenty-nine establishments, including 13 TGI Fridays, had been...
  • Kenya detains 1,000 'under-age drinkers' in Nairobi

    07/09/2013 5:40:57 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7-8-2013
    More than 1,000 children suspected of under-age drinking were arrested in Kenya's capital Nairobi over the weekend, police say. Bars and clubs were raided after complaints that they had become crowded with schoolchildren during a three-week teachers' strike. Most of the children were later released because there were not enough cells to hold them, police said.....
  • Two arrested on suspicion of murder following booze-fueled Bemidji-area melee [MUGSHOTS] (MN)

    03/22/2013 6:50:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    city pages ^ | 3-22-13 | Aaron Rupar
    When officers responded to the scene of a brawl in Ten Lake Township at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, about 13 miles east of Bemidji, they found "a large group of extremely intoxicated individuals who were bleeding and in various states of distress," according to a Beltrami County Sheriff's Office press release.
  • Booze vs Bullets

    03/17/2013 5:47:49 PM PDT · by phil_t · 16 replies
    Gazette.Net ^ | March 8, 2013 | Blair Lee
    Every year 9,878 Americans are killed in drunken-driving accidents, and 350,000 more are injured (compared to 8,583 Americans who are victims of firearms murders). Alcohol abuse and addiction also lead to underage drinking, binge drinking, date rape, divorce, disability, suicide, career failures and widespread health hazards, placing a significant strain on public and private health systems. The time has come to limit access to alcohol, an inherently dangerous substance. That’s why every state lawmaker and voter should support Gov. Martin O’Malley’s farsighted reform initiative, “The Alcohol Safety Act of 2013.” The act provides three reform measures as follows: Prohibit High-Capacity...
  • Our View: Zion curtains are weird

    03/06/2013 7:09:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 17 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 3/6/2013 | Editorial Staff
    We completely agree with Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, who calls Zion Curtains, partitions that prevent patrons from viewing bartenders and open liquor bottles at restaurants, “weird.” They are very weird, and their presence in eateries makes Utah look silly. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, has sponsored House Bill 228, which would tear down the goofy partitions. We hope it gets through both bodies of the Utah Legislature. Its chances of success are better in the House than the Senate, though. The chief reason for the bill’s lower chance of Senate approval is the presence of Utah County’s Sen. John...
  • Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned

    02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi
    Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop. Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site. Each can contains about eight shots or...
  • Is Hillary Clinton an Alcoholic? (Poll to FReep)

    01/05/2013 5:39:52 AM PST · by Bon mots · 55 replies
    Sodahead ^ | January 5, 2013 | Sodahead
    Poll to FReep. We all know that Hillary's booze-induced stumble, face plant and concussion were powered by spirits - not the vengeful spirits of her evil deeds past, but the kind that come in a bottle. Here is a fun poll to upset the lefties who are already trying to promote the world's most favorites and smartest and cleverest woman as the first woman President. Let's go Alinsky on her.
  • Chrysler Auto Workers fired...are back on the job

    12/07/2012 8:20:16 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 34 replies
    MyFoxDetroit.com ^ | Dec 07, 2012 | Rob Wolchek
    Two years ago Fox 2 Problem Solver Rob Wolchek got a tip from someone inside Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant about what some workers were doing at the park on their lunch break.
  • Adventures with Alcohol

    11/09/2012 9:58:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • Whisky windfall: Man finds rare 100-year-old bottles hidden in the attic

    07/06/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT · by yorkie · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Meghan Neal
    When a Missouri man decided to install central air-conditioning and central heat in the attic of his historic house, he found much more than he bargained for. Bryan Fite, of St. Joseph, Mo., discovered 13 bottles of century-old whisky under the floorboards in the attic of his 1850s house. He didn't recognize his good fortune right away, thinking the bottles were tubes or oddly shaped installation pipes. But Fite soon discovered he was sitting on a goldmine of antique whisky - the bottles are likely worth several hundred dollars each, and possibly more.
  • Mother shoots, kills son during bedroom assault(NC)

    01/17/2012 12:42:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Justin Barger
    LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) - A mother had to shoot and kill her own son in what investigators are calling self defense early Friday morning. Long View police responded to 1st Avenue Place in Long View around 1 a.m. in reference to a shots fired call. When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Justin Barger shot dead in floor. Barger's parents told investigators they had poured out all the alcohol in the house after Barger became drunk. When his parents went to bed, Barger went into their bedroom and started assaulting them by pulling them out of bed and beating them...
  • Liquor board approves price hikes on 300 products [PA]

    01/12/2012 5:46:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    abc27.com ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | Dennis Owens
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Get ready to dig deeper to pay for that favorite bottle of wine or alcohol. Prices on hundreds of products at Pennsylvania's wine and spirits stores are going up. The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve higher prices requested by the suppliers of more than 300 of the 30,000 products offered through the state store system. PLCB Chairman Patrick "PJ" Stapleton said the suppliers could have pulled their products without the increase. "The choice is - do we raise the price of Smirnoff and let the consumers decide or do we say there's...
  • The Great Bloomberg Booze Backlash of 2012

    01/12/2012 5:41:01 PM PST · by absentee · 6 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 1/12/2012 | Caleb Howe
    Do these stomach crusaders, these modern day abolitionists, take no lesson from history? Top down societal engineering does not work. Especially not in this country. We the people won’t sit idly by and be rationed bread and water just because a bunch of rich politicians think we’re too fat and talk funny and believe grits are a real thing. The phrase “cold, dead fingers” comes to mind.
  • Union Workers Making Body Armor Caught On Camera Smoking Weed (Insane Video)

    11/28/2011 8:24:36 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | November 28, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Several employees at a plant in Detroit called Tower Defense and Aerospace were caught drinking booze and smoking marijuana during their afternoon break for lunch.</p> <p>Tower Defense and Aerospace makes armored parts for U.S. military trucks and planes. According to the WJBK-TV report the plant makes "parts for Humvees and Stryker combat vehicles destined for Afgahnistan and Iraq.</p>
  • How About Including Gross Graphic Images on Alcoholic Beverages?

    11/22/2011 8:11:30 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 139 replies · 3+ views
    How about forcing the manufacturers of alcoholic beverages to include graphic images of victims of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents on every purchase of a six-pack of beer, bottle of wine, or liquor? Or horrible graphic images of alcohol-related diseased kidneys or livers?Graphic images of victims of alcohol-related violence, disease, and auto accidents included along with every television advertisement?Including such horrible graphic images would tell the "other side" of the effects of the consumption of alcoholic beverages that Budweiser, and other well known sponsors of sporting events, deliberately do not address in their advertising. But that would sure make the booze lobby upset.The federal anti-smoking campaign wants to...
  • Judge Tells Woman At Sentencing: 'You Were Wasted'

    09/03/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman sentenced less than 24 hours ago for assaulting a Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver wasn't scheduled to report to jail until Friday night, but Chesica White is already there. She was jailed after reporting to the probation office. When a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ordered White to spend 30 days in jail, he also told her she would be subject to random drug testing. Courtroom Video "Ms. White, it was apparent to almost everybody in the courtroom yesterday that you were higher than a kite," Judge McKay Chauvin said in court Friday morning. "So...
  • A Drink a Day May Keep Alzheimer's Away (Analysis of 143 studies shows risk decreased by 23%)

    08/26/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | August 26, 2011 | Fran Lowry
    A Drink a Day May Keep Alzheimer's Away Fran Lowry   August 26, 2011 — Light to moderate drinking seems to reduce the risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the August issue of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. A meta-analysis of 143 studies on the effects of alcohol on the brain showed that moderate drinking, defined as no more than 2 drinks a day for a man and no more than 1 drink a day for a woman, reduced the risk for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia by 23%. "It doesn't seem...
  • Two men allegedly flew pirate flag as they broke into boat on Gloucester Harbor(Arrgh!)

    08/05/2011 4:27:51 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 08/05/2011 4:01 PM | Jaime Lutz
    Two men who were flying the Jolly Roger pirate flag on their boat are facing charges after boarding another boat moored in Gloucester Harbor Thursday night, police said.
  • The Mourning After - The Hangover and You

    07/20/2011 5:53:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Modern Drunkard ^ | June? July? 2011 | Frank Kelly Rich
    Ancient Greeks engraved their drinking cups with groveling entreaties to the spirit Pausikrepalos, whose main job was delegating and regulating hangovers. Their Roman counterparts preferred to wolf down fried canaries and owl eggs. The Mongolians relied on sheep eyes, the Assyrians swore by ground-up sparrow beaks. Colonial Puritans flogged themselves and bled the hangover out, while Old West cowboys brewed up a pot of Jackrabbit dung tea. Voodoo-inclined Haitians would (and probably still do) jab 13 pins into the cork of the bottle that brought the pain. And then there’s the hair of the dog. The theory that a hangover...
  • Police: Mom Paid Baby Sitter With Booze

    07/11/2011 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    MUNCIE, Ind. -- A central Indiana woman has been arrested for allegedly giving alcohol to teenagers to pay them for baby-sitting her three children. Thirty-year-old Lindsey R. Jones of Muncie faces preliminarily charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, neglect of a dependent and marijuana possession. She remained jailed Monday at the Delaware County Jail. The Star Press reports that a 15-year-old girl told police that Jones gave her alcohol Thursday in exchange for the teen baby-sitting her three children -- ages 11, 7 and 3. The teen told officers she then invited five friends over to drink...
  • Police: Mom Parties While Child Wanders

    06/27/2011 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/28370217/detail.html | 6/27/2011 | Matthew Thomas/WLKY.com
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville Metro Police arrested a woman early Sunday morning after her 4-year-old child was found alone near a street corner. According to police, officers found the child near the intersection of Champions Trace and Hikes Lane about 1 a.m. Sunday. Police said officers took the child home and tried for about an hour to find a way to contact their mother, 27-year-old Myra Golder. According to an arrest report, police left a message for Golder to return their call. Police said Golder returned a short time later. Police said Golder's apartment door was left unlocked and that...
  • Deputies: Man Slept Nude In Someone Else's Car

    06/22/2011 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man last week accused of sleeping nude in someone else's car. Investigators said several kids riding bicycles reported seeing a naked man sleeping in a car June 15 parked on Wagon Trail in Deerfield Township. When the car's owner confronted the man, deputies said, he stole a robe from the car and fled on foot. The car's owner said she and her son had moved into their house that day. Deputies said they found the man, identified as 24-year-old Rodney Carter, of Loveland, wearing a red robe with another blue robe wrapped...
  • PAYDIRT!!! * SHE MUST BE STOPPED! (Disclosure: This article is SARCASM)

    06/11/2011 8:01:32 AM PDT · by radioone · 9 replies
    ColdFury ^ | 6-11-11 | Mike
    The Citizen Journalist Action Alert Brigade has already struck gold in HideousmonsterPalinwhoIhatemorethananythinggate. Hold onto your hats, folks, because you will scarcely believe the stunning HYPOCRISY evident in this e-mail. Thank God for Citizen Journalists and their demented obsession with Palin; otherwise, the LID might never have been RIPPED OFF of this OUTRAGEOUS SCANDAL, which demands a federal investigation, a fair trial, and a first-class hanging at the very least: 06/10/2011 10:40 PM Palin Needs A Drink HuffPost’s Jason Cherkis: According to a Washington Post account, Palin worried about leaving alcohol around the house: “With so many kids and teens coming...
  • Anchor resigns after YouTube vid

    04/20/2011 7:57:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/20/11 | Jessica Heslam
    A former Channel 56 anchor has resigned from his TV anchor job in Springfield, telling the Herald he plans to get help for alcoholism after his booze-fueled, charity-event ramblings wound up on YouTube. “It’s something I’m going to seek treatment for,” said Paul Mueller, who said he was forced to quit his morning anchor gig at WGGB-TV on Monday. “I don’t know if I’ll ever return to the field of television news, because I may have ruined my career,” Mueller, 37, said yesterday. “I’ve always loved television news. I’ve always put that at the forefront of whatever I did in...
  • Restaurant gives Fla. toddler sangria, not juice

    04/14/2011 10:18:16 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 25 replies
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Olive Garden restaurants are making changes after a toddler was served alcoholic sangria instead of orange juice at a Florida location. News of the incident comes after an Applebee's in Michigan accidently served a margarita to another toddler. Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants says the mix-up happened March 31 in Lakeland. Jill VanHeest says she took her 2-year-old son Nikolai to the hospital after his eyes turned red and dilated and he began acting up. She said he was given fluids and released a couple hours later with no lasting effects.
  • Happy hour linked to pub violence

    03/04/2011 10:24:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 03-04-2011 | Provided by Cardiff University
    A Cardiff University study has established a link between pub violence and happy hour-style drinking promotions. The findings also show that pub staff themselves need to do more to stop heavily intoxicated customers from continuing to drink. The team studied pubs and nightclubs with a history of violence across five different cities and towns in the UK. Customers entering and leaving the premises were breathalysed. The team also recorded data about the price of beer and any drink promotions at each establishment. Their findings were then linked to police and hospital data about assaults inside or immediately outside the premises....
  • Russia to ban the sale of alcohol at night, including beer

    02/23/2011 9:22:25 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 24 replies
    Grani.ru ^ | February 22nd, 2011
    The Federal Parliament has adopted on its first reading a bill that, among other things, recognizes beer as an alcoholic product and introduces a nationwide ban on the sale of alcohol the night, according to ITAR-TASS. The bill fixes the notion of beer as an alcoholic beverage produced from malt, hops and yeast, with an ethanol content of at least 0.5 per cent in the finished product. In addition, beverages manufactured on the basis of beer, with ethanol contents of up to seven percent, are also to be classified as alcoholic beverages. The sales of alcoholic beverages will be banned...
  • Charlie Sheen checks into rehab, CBS show on hiatus

    01/29/2011 2:40:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 46 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2011 | Post Staff Report
    CBS announced today that one of its top shows, "Two and a Half Men," is on hiatus as the series' star, actor Charlie Sheen, entered rehab, one day after he was hospitalized following an allegedly drug-fueled bender with porn stars at his LA home, TMZ reported. "He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern," the statement added. "Due to Charlie Sheen’s decision to enter a rehabilitation center, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing 'Two and a Half Men' on production hiatus," according to a statement from CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive...
  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
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  • MEMORIAL TO SEN. TED KENNEDY

    12/22/2010 6:28:05 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 34 replies · 5+ views
    12-22-10 | self
    A few days ago I read that someone (John Kerry?) was going to do a memorial to his old buddy, Ted Kennedy. At first I was outraged -- spend money on a drunken, old Senator. Then I thought -- it might not be so bad -- as long as the memorial is appropriate. This is my idea: A giant fountain with a 1967 Olds 98 upside down in the middle of it with a statue of him sitting on the edge watching it fill up with water. That I could go for.
  • Lawmaker Aims to Ban Four Loko in NYC

    10/28/2010 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 8 replies · 1+ views
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Some lawmakers are looking to ban Four Loko, a high-energy alcohol drink popular among college students, from being sold in New York City. City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who led the charge in 2006 to ban a drink called “Cocaine” from hitting store shelves, says he has launched an investigation and is in contact with health experts about the beverage’s safety. “We are going to go crazy to protect our children from going crazy over Four Loko,” Sanders said.
  • Greensboro Nightclub's Alcohol Permit Revoked

    10/24/2010 1:22:09 AM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 5 replies
    WFMY Fox 8 ^ | October 23, 2010 | WFMY Foz 12
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - The ABC Commission has revoked the alcohol permits for the Touch nightclub on Patterson Street after officials said club employees tried to cover up a shooting. Greensboro Police and ALE officials requested the revocation after they said in sworn affidavits to the ABC that club personnel hid two people who were shot at the club Oct. 16. Club personnel also tried to prevent officers from entering the premises and denied that shots were fired inside the club that night, ABC officials said. There have been numerous police calls for shootings, stabbings and other disturbances since the...
  • Frat Boys Rejoice: California Legalizes Free Alcohol Samples At Grocery Stores

    09/01/2010 4:13:47 PM PDT · by epithermal · 17 replies
    LAWeekly ^ | Sep. 1 2010 | Dennis Romero
    Ah, the California legislature. It can't balance a budget to save the state's life. Nineteen million plastic bags in landfills, waterways and gutters each year? No prob for this bunch. And one-third of all bills in Sacramento have special-interest sponsors and are twice as likely to pass as those that don't, according to the San Jose Mercury News. So you can rest assured to know that the legislature's late-night session Tuesday at least got some good work done: It passed a law, headed for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk, that allows free samples of alcohol to be handed out at grocery,...
  • Study: Heavy Boozers Outlive Abstainers

    08/30/2010 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Flavius · 69 replies
    aol ^ | 8/30/10 | Paul Wachter
    The hangover is really kicking in, and you're cursing yourself for having that fourth drink and then a fifth. Remember Tom? That guy at the party who was only sipping Pellegrino? He's probably doing a bit better right now. But it turns out you may win out in the long run. According to a new study, heavy drinkers outlive abstainers. Now, go ahead mix yourself a bloody Mary for breakfast.
  • Homeless man breaks into abandoned bar, begins selling alcohol

    07/25/2010 3:07:28 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/23/2010 | CNN
    homeless man allegedly broke into a California bar and served drinks to unsuspecting patrons all weekend -- before police came calling. The bar, called the Valencia Club, had gone out of business for some time and its liquor license had expired, police said this week. But the suspect, Travis Lloyd Kevie, 29, somehow got into the California establishment in the Penryn area of Sacramento Valley last week. He reopened the bar using beer he bought from a nearby store.
  • Moonshine 'tempts new generation'.

    07/18/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 100 replies · 2+ views
    BBC News ^ | 18 July 2010 | NA
    A growing number of Americans are thought to be getting involved in moonshining - distilling illegal liquor. Traditionally hidden in the backwoods, stills are now going into production in cities across the nation, as Claire Prentice reports from New York.
  • The incredible illegal distillery which made 1.3m litres of bootleg alcohol

    07/12/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:58 PM on 12th July 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The ringleader of a bootleg alcohol gang which produced more than a million litres of illegal vodka costing the taxman Ł10 million in lost revenue was jailed for 12 years today. Harvey Conroy ran a 'determined and professional' outfit which produced fake vodka and tobacco without paying excise duty or VAT, defrauding the state of millions of pounds. Richard Christie QC, for the prosecution, said Conroy orchestrated the fraud in a bid to make massive profits, with the factories working 24 hours-a-day
  • United Spirits set to become world's biggest booze company (India)

    06/11/2010 4:52:32 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 5 replies · 285+ views
    The Economic Times (India) ^ | 11 Jun 2010, 0210 hrs IST | Dibeyendu Ganguly,ET Bureau
    Late afternoon at UB Tower, and I'm taking a smoking break in a corner of the parking lot after three longish interviews with the top management of United Spirits Limited (USL). Sharing my ash tray young managers from USL's marketing department,... When I introduce myself, one of them asks, "So you're writing about the 100 million cases?" "I'm actually doing a detailed story on the managerial inputs a company requires in a situation of rapid growth," I say importantly. Duly impressed, they ask, "Has an Indian company ever been the world number one in a product category before?" I stall...