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  • Suntory Plans Space-Aged Whisky

    07/31/2015 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | By Jun Hongo
    Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space. The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging. According to a spokesman at the company, the samples, which will be carried in glass flasks, will include both a 21-year-old single malt and a beverage that...
  • New York Dem Rep Proposes Bill Requiring Automakers To Install Breathalyzers In Cars

    07/23/2015 6:01:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/15 | Kerry Picket
    New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice announced recently she will drop legislation mandating American automakers to install ignition interlock technology in all new cars that detects a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and block the engine from starting if the driver’s BAC is above the legal limit.“Advancing the progress we’ve made combating drunk driving demands bold action,” Rice said in a press release.“It demands that we take a stand and say we refuse to keep letting drunk drivers take 10,000 lives each year. We refuse to keep seeing families torn apart when we know we can do more to prevent...
  • NOT YOUR FATHER'S ROOT BEER: SMALL TOWN BREWERY'S ALCOHOLIC ROOT BEER COMES TO ARIZONA

    07/14/2015 4:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015 | ZACH FOWLE
    A few years ago, I helped open a World of Beer location in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. On opening night, we had 49 taps flowing mostly local brews: Revolution, Goose Island, Three Floyd’s. But one local draft, belonging to a mysterious little brewery called Small Town, was getting much more attention than the others. Its popularity surprised us, because A) no one had ever heard of Small Town Brewery, and B) the beer wasn’t beer at all, but root beer. A kick-your-ass 19.5 percent ABV root beer. Though we served the boozy brew in 10-ounce snifters — the standard...
  • Ex-Disney performer placed firework on head upside down before he died, authorities say

    07/07/2015 12:56:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 96 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 6 2015 | By Steven Lemongello
    Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a friend's backyard in rural Calais, Maine, when Staples died instantly of a fatal head injury, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. On Monday officials released new information about the incident. "He placed the firework in the (mortar) tube upside down," McCausland said. "And rather than being projected upwards, it projected into his skull."
  • Fourth of July reveller is killed during attempt to launch a firework off his HEAD

    07/05/2015 9:06:48 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/05/15
    Devon Staples, 22, died on Saturday night after he tried to launch a firework from his head in the backyard of a friends home Police say Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, injuring his head and killing him instantly Staples and his friends had been drinking prior to the accident
  • Why Your Keurig Is Your New Favorite Bartender

    07/04/2015 9:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | Jackie Cooperman
    Is your kitchen crammed with tools and appliances you rarely put to use? Give them a new job: cocktails! Sure, your French press was meant for making coffee — not sangria — but it’s actually perfect for whipping up the latter. Here’s a recipe for doing just that — and three more hacks for using common appliances to put fresh twists on summer sippers. Sure, it’s meant for making fruit and veggie smoothies, but the NutriBullet is also a great summer drinks tool, says Yusef Austin, “cocktail architect” for BR Guest Hospitality, which includes Dos Caminos.
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • This One Eye Color Is aAsociated with Higher Rates of Alcohol Dependence

    07/02/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by Oratam · 54 replies
    MSN.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Svati Kirsten Narula
    Geneticists at the University of Vermont have revealed links between eye color and alcohol dependency, suggesting it occurs more frequently among people with blue eyes and less frequently among those with dark brown eyes. The study, which offers another piece of evidence that alcohol dependency has a genetic component, involved a sample of 1,263 individual genetic profiles. They were pulled from a database that only contains genetic profiles of people diagnosed with at least one psychiatric illness, which includes an addiction to, or dependence on, drugs or alcohol. For this study, the geneticists filtered the database for patients with alcohol...
  • Reportedly Mimicking Stunt, Man Dies After Putting Firework to Head

    06/29/2015 3:45:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Patch.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Beth Dalbey
    The “horrific” accident is a tragic reminder of the consequences of mixing alcohol and fireworks, police said. A 47-year-old Oakland County man reportedly imitating a stunt he’d seen on a YouTube video is dead after the large mortar firework he held to his head exploded, police said.The “horrific event,” which occurred about 9:14 p.m. Sunday at a pre-Fourth of July party in the 1500 block of Quinif Drive, “is a reminder that alcohol and fireworks don’t mix,” Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told The Oakland Press.The man, identified as Scott Jeffers, thought the firecracker was unlit when he held...
  • Don’t chase bears with dull hatchets if you’re drunk

    06/29/2015 5:41:52 AM PDT · by wbill · 23 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Holyoke
    In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, I’ve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, I’ve learned that coffee exists as its own food group …. and that after waiting for six hours for a single callback from a source, that source will finally phone you while you’re in the men’s room. And today, I’ve learned this: Don’t chase bears. Especially with a dull hatchet. Super-duper especially if...
  • Study: Here's how stoned, drunk drivers differ

    06/24/2015 2:04:20 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.24.2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    When it comes to smoking marijuana and driving, many variables affect impairment—the potency of the drug, the tolerance of the toker, when the drug was taken, how the drug was taken—making guidelines difficult to implement. But with some states decriminalizing the possession of weed, the feds are investigating a pot version of the .08 breath alcohol concentration set as the legal driving limit in most of the country.
  • Study: Global Alcohol Abuse Down 7% Since 1990, But Up 5.5% in US

    06/22/2015 6:16:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2015 | 2:35 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    A new study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that while alcohol abuse decreased 7.6 percent globally since 1990, it increased 5.5 percent in the United States during that same time period. The research, published in The Lancet on June 8, found that 76.8 million people in the world were diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in 2013—a figure greater than the population of more than 200 countries, including the United Kingdom. Of those, 5.1 million individuals—or a little under 10 percent—were in the United States. In addition to the 5.5 percent increase in alcohol abuse, the...
  • Mumbai liquor poisoning death toll rises to 90, Indian police say

    06/20/2015 3:43:04 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 6-20-2015 | unknown
    The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 90, Mumbai police say. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, said it was possible the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures. "Ninety people have now died," he said. "More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100." Victims first started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and new patients were still being admitted to hospital on Saturday, Mr...
  • Mom charged with driving drunk in crash that killed 3-year-old son

    06/15/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | JUNE 14, 2015 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    A 26-year-old mother faces several charges, including driving while impaired, in a Sunday morning crash that killed her 3-year-old son, according to police. Chantee Tranise Boyd was in Mecklenburg jail under $405,000 bail after the crash on Billy Graham Parkway near Charlotte Douglas International Airport just after midnight Sunday. She was charged with felony death by vehicle, two counts of felony child abuse, reckless driving and DWI. Boyd’s two sons were in her Honda as she drove south along Billy Graham Parkway. About 12:20 a.m., she drove off the left side of the road and into the median before striking...
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Drunk Man Attacking Him with Flag Pole (VIDEO)

    06/15/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-15-2015 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    A Kenucky polie officer shot a drunk man dead after the man attacked the officer with a flagpole.A Kentucky police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a flagpole. The local police chief said his officer was justified in using deadly force against the attacker.NBC News reported: A police officer who killed a flagpole-wielding man in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared justified in using deadly force, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Sunday.“The officer believed his life was being threatened,” Conrad said at a news conference, adding that the shooting — which was captured in dramatic surveillance video...
  • Transgender woman says bar refused to serve her

    06/08/2015 12:28:04 PM PDT · by redreno · 52 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 8, 2015 - 11:20amUpdated June 8, 2015 - 11:38am | By ERIKA FLORES
    A transgender woman said Tempe Tavern in Tempe, Ariz., refused to serve her Saturday. The woman said she walked into the bar to get a soda and instead was kicked out. “All I wanted to do was see a horse race and have a drink,” Briana Sandy said. But Sandy said she didn’t expect what happened. “‘I can’t serve you any drinks,’ and I go, ‘What? What’s the problem?’ And she goes, ‘We don’t serve your kind,’ and I’m like, I didn’t just hear that. And then all of a sudden, this guy, who was I guess the bouncer, walked...
  • A game of beer pong led to a fatal shooting in Texas, a witness says

    06/04/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-4-15 | Aliza Chasan
    A game of beer pong taken too seriously ended with the death of a 19-year-old college student in Texas, a news site reported. Ronald McNeil, 39, is currently being held in Brazos County Jail on charges of murder, deadly conduct for discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. McNeil crashed the graduation party of Texas A&M student Landon Duke along with some friends, Duke told The Eagle in College Station. One of McNeil’s friends got in an argument with one of Duke’s friends over beer pong rules around 1 a.m. on May 3...
  • Teen Dies After Beer Pong Argument Leads To Shooting

    06/07/2015 12:29:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Jun 4, 2015 | Michael Marks
    Lacie LaRose was shot and killed after a fight over a beer pong game last month. An argument over a game of beer pong at a graduation party in College Station ended in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Blinn college student. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that Lacie LaRose was shot by Ronald Wayne McNeil, a 39-year-old neighbor of party’s host on May 2. McNeil showed up to the party uninvited and watched the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match with other guests. Most of the guests left after the fight was over, by a few dozen adjourned to the...
  • Restaurateur Stumbles on Hitler's Cognac Stash

    06/04/2015 9:03:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jun 2015
    As the German army was in retreat at the end of 1944 and the country starved, Hitler stashed away his precious liquor, where it lay hidden for 76 years - until now. When restauranteur Silvio Stelzer bought a villa on the grounds of the splendid Wasserschloss Moritzburg estate in Saxony, the old seat of the royal family of Saxony, he knew he was moving into a place rich with history. What he probably didn’t expect was to find quite such a wealth of historical treasure when renovating his grounds. But Bild reported on Thursday that the well-known chef, who has...
  • 24-Hour Transportation Service For Drunk CA Senators Paid For By Taxpayers

    05/30/2015 10:25:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 30, 2015
    California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports. State records show that the California Senate hired in February two part-time employees whose duties include “ground transportation for Senate members.” The employees are paid $2,532 per month, the Sacramento Bee reported. The service comes after high-profile arrests of lawmakers on suspicion of drunken driving. Four lawmakers in the last five years have been accused of drunk driving, including three on streets around the Capitol.
  • 5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

    05/20/2015 7:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith. 1. While Cruz says that government should protect the religious rights of people, leaders should avoid using their faith for political gain. In a 2013 interview, he explained that faith is "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Life, liberty, and property, the...
  • The High-End Magic Behind the Best Vodka I’ve Ever Had

    05/15/2015 5:08:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 5/15/15 | Brent Rose
    <p>I do not like vodka. Let me start there. In fact I’ve previously written that a vodka soda is the world’s most dangerous drink because you will fall asleep and choke while drinking it’s so fucking boring. So, when I walked into the Woody Creek vodka distillery near Aspen, Colorado, it was not without a great deal of skepticism.</p>
  • Yough mom charged with having sex with son's teen friend after high school football game

    05/14/2015 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 68 replies
    WTAE.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Ashlie Hardway
    SOUTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —A Westmoreland County woman is suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at an underage drinking party at her home after a Yough High School football game and telling him to keep their encounter between them, according to a criminal complaint.Sherry Lee waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was ordered by District Judge Charles Moore to stand trial at a later date. She declined to comment, but her attorney said Lee is denying that anything happened with the teenage boy.Lee picked up the boy and two of his friends after the Cougars...
  • China Forces Muslims to Sell Alcohol to ‘Weaken Islam’

    05/05/2015 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 5/5/2015, 4:29 PM | Ari Yashar
    China has employed an unusual method in trying to crack down on Muslim violence and attacks by Uyghurs in the western Xinjiang region—in a new notice, it has ordered Muslim merchants to sell alcohol prominently to “weaken” Islam, which forbids the consumption of alcohol. In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region separatist Sunni Muslim Uyghur factions have conducted numerous attacks, including those with guns and explosives. China has cracked down in response and is trying to have them blacklisted as terrorists, although much of the international community has denounced the Chinese actions accusing the state of repression. In its latest move,...
  • Bar Owner on Trial for 'Killing' Customer Who Drank 56 Shots

    05/04/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, May 5, 2015 | Ian Sparks
    A BAR owner accused of killing a customer by letting him drink 56 “shots” of spirits went on trial for manslaughter yesterday.The 57-year-old man was trying to beat a record of 55 shots in one evening at Le Starter, a bar in Clermont-Ferrand, central France. The landlord allegedly told his customer “only 12 to go” as he neared his target. After completing the challenge, he was carried home by his daughter and friends – but he had a heart attack and died the next day. The daughter’s lawyer Antoine Portal said before the trial: “It is not known whether he...
  • Norway study links mental illness to drugs

    05/01/2015 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 4-27-2015
    A new Norwegian study has shown that alcohol and drug abuse is much more common among patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression than in the population at large. The study, conducted by the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, looked into the extent of drug and alcohol dependence among Norwegians diagnosed with serious mental health disorders. Every fourth patient with schizophrenia and every fifth with bipolar disorder also suffered problems with substance abuse.  One in ten people who were severely depressed also had problems with alcohol or drug-related health problems.  It is estimated that one in forty Norwegians indulge...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • 'We give you the chance to drink through history'

    04/07/2015 3:27:58 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies
    www.thelocal.com ^ | Whatever | The Local
    History buff Tiffany Alnefelt, 30, met her Swedish husband while she was studying in Ireland. The pair now run an alternative tour for visitors to Stockholm, via some of the city's oldest pubs. Bobbie Carlson tagged along. Long wooden tables fill candle a candle lit room. Cosy furs cover the seats and Viking shields and helmets adorn the walls. This is the setting at Aifur, a well-known Viking bar in Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla Stan) and the first of four stops on the Stockholm Historic Pub Tour. What started as a mutual interest, has turned into an exciting part-time career...
  • Several injured in brawl at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct in Queens, police say

    04/04/2015 4:38:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Dozens of people got into a chair-flinging, glass-shattering midnight melee at a racetrack casino when patrons clashed at a daiquiri bar opening, police said Saturday. The brawl unfolded in front of hundreds of people late Friday in a food court at the Aqueduct track's Resorts World Casino, where the Fat Tuesday chain's first New York location was opening.
  • Long daiquiri lines spark massive brawl inside Resorts World Casino

    04/04/2015 3:53:23 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Larry Celona
    A brawl involving hundreds of people broke out inside the Resorts World casino at Aqueduct Race Track on Friday night, turning the opening night of a Fat Tuesday daiquiri bar into a fight night worthy of Las Vegas...
  • What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones ...

    04/02/2015 2:21:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 172 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 2, 2015 | Anne Valdespino
    Full title: What would Jesus drink? Experts guess what wine was like in ancient times and what modern ones are similar Christ was a vintner. And if you heed the Scriptures, quite a good one, according to the maitre d' at the wedding in Cana. "... the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, 'Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.'" (John 2:9-10). In ancient times, wine was precious and revered, mentioned more than 140 times in the Bible. As Easter and...
  • Old Enough to Vote, Old Enough to Drink?

    03/22/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco's board of supervisors is considering a proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in some city elections, showing how desperate the left wing of the city's left wing is to retain their ebbing power in City Hall. Clearly Supervisor John Avalos and ally Supervisor Eric Mar fear they need to register minors to win elections. Of course, I don't like the idea. I think only adults -- who presumably assume responsibilities -- should vote. Registering teenagers, who for the most part don't really understand money, is a recipe for folly. Avalos thinks the board of supervisors will...
  • Liberals hiding scandals under beer and alcohol grocery store sales?

    03/17/2015 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Union: Why beer and alcohol should not be sold in Ontario grocery stores During the last few years, almost forever, both Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments have floated the idea of allowing beer and/or alcohol to be sold in places other than government-run stores manned by union workers. The idea never went anywhere. Ontarians who favour the end to the government monopoly, were hopeful during the late 1990s when Mike Harris was premier and the late Jim Flaherty was Ontario’s finance minister. In a rare act of true conservatism in Canada, Flaherty opined that if something can be advertised in...
  • Why the government should fund research into finding a replacement for alcohol

    03/06/2015 7:34:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Week ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Research into recreational drugs still carries a bad rap, following the anti-drug crusades of the Reagan years and beyond. But such research may be one of the most important scientific investigations happening today. Here's why: the most popular recreational drugs, particularly alcohol, are atrocious. If pharmaceutical chemists could invent a less toxic replacement for alcohol, the social benefits could be enormous. Despite the common phrase "drugs and alcohol," which seems to imply that alcohol is merely in a related category, alcohol is definitely a drug. Indeed, as Mark Kleiman writes, alcohol is more like the ur-drug: the oldest, most common,...
  • ‘I am a Kennedy! Google me!’: RFK Jr.’s drunk kid to club security

    03/03/2015 1:01:10 PM PST · by dead · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/15 | Emily Smith
    Robert Kennedy Jr.’s underage younger daughter Kyra Kennedy made a scene when she was refused entry at an upstate New York nightclub, screaming at security, “I am a Kennedy, Google me!” In a scene far from the Paris Bal des débutantes, where a Dior-clad Kyra made her formal society debut in December 2013, the 19-year-old made a drunken stink at club Lava at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, last Thursday when security didn’t accept her ID. Witnesses said Kyra appeared inebriated when she arrived at the club and was trying to enter an over-21 area using a...
  • Heavy drinkers have the lowest IQs, study claims

    02/25/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by shove_it · 58 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Saffron Alexander
    People with low IQs are more likely to consume higher amounts of alcohol than those with higher IQs, a new study has claimed. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, surveyed 49,321 Swedish men who were born between 1949 to 1951 and were conscripted for Swedish military service from 1969 to 1971. IQ tests done upon conscription, alcohol intake, pattern of drinking, tobacco use, and medical conditions were all examined. The results showed that men with lower results on their IQ test consumed higher levels of alcohol, leading the team to conclude that...
  • Alcohol, sex photos led to California firefighter discipline

    02/20/2015 6:57:08 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    BakersfieldNow.com ^ | 2-20-2015 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
    Public records show that California firefighters drank on duty at the state fire academy, displayed sexually explicit photographs and an employee now charged with murder allegedly slapped a female cadet on the buttocks. The allegations are contained in two complaints released Friday to The Associated Press in response to a Public Records Act request.
  • Principal addresses parents regarding beer in classroom

    02/17/2015 4:26:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 2/16/2015 | Laura Nichols
    ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny School Board voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of a teacher who police said was intoxicated and had been in her classroom. The vote was made Monday evening. Police said they were called to East Elementary School at 710 SE 3rd St. at 2 p.m. after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom. Police said the teacher was taken into custody after testing positive during a preliminary breath test. A bag in her classroom had two empty cans of beer and four additional full cans of...
  • Booze helps Sea Isle plungers brave winter water

    02/15/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 02/15/2015 | CINDY NEVITT
    It was 80 on the beach Saturday. Not in degrees, though. In proof of alcoholic beverages consumed. Of about 2,000 people in the city’s 21st annual Polar Plunge, two themes emerged: This was the maiden voyage for many, and their training method of choice consisted, as one plunger phrased it, of “drinking heavily.”
  • The Boys Of February

    02/13/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Will-Weber
    These are not your Boys of Summer. These are the United States presidents born in February and perhaps we should toast them. At least that is always my inclination. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809) and George Washington (born February 22, 1732) are the headliners. In fact, they so eclipse the rest of the presidential ranks that it seems rather unlikely that the “average guy” on the street could even name another president born in this frigid, God-forsaken, groundhog scrutinizing, heart-shaped-candy-box-buying month. But ... nevertheless ... here we go. Even most die-hard Republicans probably don’t know that Ronald Reagan—the Great...
  • Study finds health benefits of alcohol exaggerated

    02/12/2015 11:18:50 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    The health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption have been exaggerated, according to new research published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal. "The prevailing message to drinkers has been don't feel guilty about drinking a few glasses of vino after work each night — a regular dose of alcohol is better for you than none at all. But this new research sheds doubt on the belief that alcohol has robust benefits and there is a 'healthy' dose," co-author Emmanuel Stamatakis of the University of Sydney said. The British and Australian researchers found that previous studies didn't adjust accordingly for factors such...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • New (Written) Breathalyzer Test:

    02/03/2015 9:23:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • In Response to Student Misconduct, Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor

    01/29/2015 9:35:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Richard Perez-Pena
    After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.” In a speech on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H., to students, staff and alumni, Philip J. Hanlon, the president, said the college would create new spaces for social activity as alternatives to Greek houses, give faculty members more of a role in residential life and provide students more extensive training on preventing sexual...
  • Have a Brewski! 5 Ways Beer Can Help Your Health

    01/19/2015 12:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Eat Right Blog ^ | October 2014 | Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN
    When it comes to beverages with benefits, wine always seems to get the credit. If you're a brew lover, that might make you want to cry in your beer. But before you do, you'll be glad to learn that, like wine, beer delivers some decided perks as well. "A cold beer is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, it tastes great and, in moderation, it can even be good for you," says Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are five ways your favorite brew...
  • Skating Star Tai Babilonia Opens Up About Her Struggle With Alcoholism

    01/10/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CBSLA ^ | pat harvey
    1988 is when she crashed: “It was nonstop work. The money was rolling in. You have a lot of people relying on you. But I get it, I signed up for the job so follow through – I just couldn’t, I couldn’t follow through. And, I tried to take my life.” Babilonia hit rock bottom. “Once I was getting my stomach pumped, a little light went on saying, ‘You have a voice and you’re allowed to use it. So, girl, use it,’ ” she said. It’s an emotional subject for Babilonia, and some things are still too difficult to discuss....
  • Dad arrested after throwing ‘Playboy’ birthday party for teen daughter

    A California father was arrested after throwing a party for his daughter’s 18th birthday over the weekend. The theme: “Liv’s Playboy Mansion.” San Diego County sheriff’s deputies told 10 News that 150 to 200 teens were in attendance Olivia Lake’s birthday party. Many were drinking alcohol and some girls were dressed in lingerie and wearing bunny ears. Complaints from neighbors led sheriff’s deputies to shut the party down, and Olivia’s father Jeff Lake was arrested and charged with violating the social host ordinance in Poway, Calif. According to 10 News, that ordinance makes it illegal to host a party where...
  • Woman accused of child neglect after leaving infant sitting at bar while she danced

    01/05/2015 7:48:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2015 | Adam Sacasa
    A woman who left her 1-year-old child sitting alone at a Boynton Beach bar was arrested Sunday, police said.. Concerned customers at Banana Boat Lounge and Restaurant, at 739 E. Ocean Ave., told police a woman, later identified as Ashton Krauss, 28, of Ocean Ridge, went to an outdoor bar in the back of the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m. and put the child in a high chair.
  • Oklahoma bill would bar those with DUI conviction from buying alcohol

    01/05/2015 7:45:39 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | unknown
    A new proposal in Oklahoma would bar drunk drivers from buying or consuming alcohol -- and already is raising concerns over how it would be enforced. Fox 25 in Oklahoma City reports that state Sen. Patrick Anderson is proposing a bill that would allow a judge to enforce the alcohol restrictions on anyone with a DUI charge for a set period of time.
  • How Archaeologists Recreate Ancient Booze (interview with Patrick McGovern)

    01/03/2015 1:57:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Saturday, January 3, 2015 | Linda Geddes (in New Scientist)
    Phrygians were brewing with barley before it was cool. Resurrecting ancient beers and wines is a subtle alchemy, but Patrick McGovern knows all the tricks. He directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Many of his ancient brews are sold by Dogfish Head brewery in Delaware. How did you start making ancient drinks? One of the first we made was the Midas beverage, based on residues in bronze vessels recovered from the Midas tomb in Turkey, which dates from 700 B.C. These pointed to an unusual drink combining wine, barley...