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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2005
The Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners fined a popular downtown nightclub $2,500 yesterday for permitting underage patrons to consume alcoholic beverages on its premises on two occasions in recent months. Liquor board members said that even though staff members at Iguana Cantina had taken measures to ensure that underage patrons did not drink - including checking identification cards and making them use different colored cups - there was evidence that some had managed to drink at the club, a popular hangout for college-age people.
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March 8, 2011
In his letter criticizing the proposed dime-a-drink alcohol tax, which will reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related deaths, beer brewer Hugh Sisson failed to mention that when the tax goes up he and other alcohol sellers are likely to add an additional mark-up to increase their profits ("Local brewer: Dime-a-drink is a 1,100 percent tax increase," March 3). That is why he says our proposal will increase the price of a case of beer by over $3 when his own industry experts agree that the tax increase itself will only cause an increase of $2.41 per case.
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May 13, 1991
Callers to SUNDIAL, by a margin of 2-to-1, do not think adult should allow teen-agers to drink alcohol, even under supervised conditions.Of 653 who responded to that question, 438, or 67 percent, replied in the negative, and 215 said yes.The disapproval was slightly lower, 63 percent, on a related question of whether adults should allow teen-agers to rent hotel rooms for parties after school proms. Of 651 callers, 240 &L approved and 411 disapproved."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
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August 22, 2008
Is 18 too young to drink alcohol? As a 20-year-old college student who does not drink alcohol and has no desire to do so, I want to express my gratitude to William E. Kirwan, the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and to the university presidents speaking out against, and encouraging others to reconsider, the insanity of the current drinking age of 21 ("Colleges: Drinking age 'not working,'" Aug. 19). I am offended and appalled that at the age of 18, I am considered competent enough to vote for my elected officials, sign legally binding contracts and serve in the military, yet if I were to be found drinking a beer, I could be treated as a criminal.
NEWS
June 25, 1991
America's preoccupation with fitness has produced some jarring contradictions -- light cheesecake and light beef, diet ice cream and low-calorie Twinkies. So it probably could have been expected: Taylor California Cellars is now marketing a diet Chablis, which has 50 percent fewer calories than the real stuff, and 70 percent less alcohol.The new wine is supposed to appeal to men and women who don't usually drink alcohol but are a tad uncomfortable ordering a diet Coke with scampi. But it will, undoubtedly, be a smash hit among joggers and fiber-eaters as well.
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April 1, 2007
ISSUE: The Naval Academy acknowledged last week that up to 10 of its midshipmen had exhibited "misguided/immature" behavior while on a spring break trip to the Caribbean on a commercial cruise ship. The Academy officials began investigating the incident after a female passenger e-mailed a complaint to them, saying she had witnessed groping, excessive drinking and efforts to encourage underage passengers to drink alcohol. The behavior took place while the mids were in both uniform and civilian clothing.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
Despite tragedies like the death of Brian Ball after a teen-aged all-you-can-drink party, drinking among teen-agers seems to have actually dropped slightly in the past few years, according to surveys of Maryland's high school seniors. Nationally, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths for drivers 16 to 20 years old has fallen by 23 percent -- although that decrease may be due more to changing driving patterns and the use of designated drivers than to less drinking among young people.
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By Larry Carson | August 26, 2007
Owners of a popular Ellicott City bar were fined $2,000 and lost their liquor license for two days for allowing an employee to drink after hours, while a $350 fine was imposed on owners of the Woodstock Inn for improperly serving drinks outside the bar during a motorcycle event there. Both owners agreed to a statement of facts before the county's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board. At La Palapa, 8307 Main St., county police Detective Martin Johnson saw a bar security guard drinking beer after the 2 a.m. closing time July 26, 2006.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | December 10, 1993
State education officials erred in reporting last year that Howard County students led the state in illegal drinking, school board members learned yesterday."
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By Larry Carson | August 26, 2007
Owners of a popular Ellicott City bar were fined $2,000 and lost their liquor license for two days for allowing an employee to drink after hours, while a $350 fine was imposed on owners of the Woodstock Inn for improperly serving drinks outside the bar during a motorcycle event there. Both owners agreed to a statement of facts before the county's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board. At La Palapa, 8307 Main St., county police Detective Martin Johnson saw a bar security guard drinking beer after the 2 a.m. closing time July 26, 2006.
NEWS
April 4, 2007
ISSUE: The Naval Academy acknowledged last week that up to 10 of its midshipmen had exhibited "misguided/immature" behavior while on a spring break trip to the Caribbean on a commercial cruise ship. Academy officials began investigating after a female passenger e-mailed them she had witnessed groping, excessive drinking and efforts to encourage underage passengers to drink alcohol. The behavior took place while the Mids were in uniform and in civilian clothing. The academy says a preliminary inquiry found no criminal activity.
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By SUSAN REIMER | October 9, 2005
Like most college kids, my daughter can't wait until spring break. I reminded her that we hadn't made it through fall semester yet, but she bubbled past my caution with details of plans to go to Jamaica with 11 of her closest friends. "Well, don't get abducted," I said, thinking immediately of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. "Your father and I don't have the money to spend six months on a Caribbean island looking for you." Jessie is used to that kind of talk from me. Over the top. Worst-case scenario.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2005
The Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners fined a popular downtown nightclub $2,500 yesterday for permitting underage patrons to consume alcoholic beverages on its premises on two occasions in recent months. Liquor board members said that even though staff members at Iguana Cantina had taken measures to ensure that underage patrons did not drink - including checking identification cards and making them use different colored cups - there was evidence that some had managed to drink at the club, a popular hangout for college-age people.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
On a recent school-sponsored trip to Italy, Amanda Ghessie experienced most everything that the European country had to offer: museums, shopping and food. Except for one thing: sipping a glass of wine with meals like her Italian peers. Like most American teenagers on field trips abroad, the senior at Howard County's Reservoir High School had to abide by school rules against teenage drinking even though it's a culturally - and legally - acceptable practice in Europe, where the minimum drinking age is 16 in many countries, including Italy, France, Portugal and Spain.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2000
Declaring "we are tired of being good," Damian Bohager has restarted "college nights" at his Fells Point nightclub, outraging some city and National Organization for Women officials with his racy and defiant marketing campaign. Bohager's, in the 700 block of S. Eden St., has resumed college nights for 18- to 20-year-olds after halting the Thursday night events in early June when some business leaders complained that the events were tarnishing the historic community. The lawful events - which will be expanded and held Thursdays through Saturdays, permitting those under 21 to socialize but not drink alcohol - attracted more than 1,000 people each night with a radio and newspaper advertising campaign that promoted an "anything goes party."
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