Archive for September, 2007

It takes a village to stop Busch

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Published September 6, 2007
BY KRISTIN DONNAN STANDARD
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

Bravo regarding the clever “fire with fire” marketing approach employed by the group protesting Anheuser-Busch’s distribution of beer to Whiteclay, Neb. liquor outlets. There’s just one potential snag in their play on words: culture. (more…)

For Whiteclay, still more problems than answers

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Published Thursday September 6, 2007
BY NATE JENKINS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. — One semitrailer a week normally passes through Whiteclay, delivering enough food to fill two small grocery stores in the village, population 14, and those in a few nearby towns.

Before a recent celebration on the adjacent Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is officially barred but holds one of the poorest, most alcohol-ravaged populations in the country, the food truck was outnumbered by three others that arrived the same day.

They deliver another staple of the area — beer. (more…)

Wet towns draw binge drinkers

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Published September 4, 2007
BY RACHEL D’ORO
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Villagers from far-flung Eskimo communities where alcohol is banned regularly pour into this old Gold Rush town and its many bars and liquor stores — not just to drink, but to get plastered.

Day and night, drunks can be seen staggering along Front Street, slumped against buildings, and passed out near the tourist shops or along the seawall on the Bering Sea. Police cart off the worst of them to dry out at the hospital, where the emergency room often reeks of alcohol with as many as eight drunks at a time vying for beds. (more…)