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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Toward a freer-pouring South Carolina 

    Through the mists of uncertainty that remain tonight shines a beacon of clarity: The tyranny of the minibottle is over in South Carolina. For about 10 years, the Palmetto State, in an effort to make getting a drink in public as annoying and expensive as possible, has banned bars and restaurants from pouring out of anything but the minibottles you see on airlines. This requirement inadvertently required South Carolina to serve the stiffest drinks in the country, minibottles holding 1.7 ounces of booze versus the standard 1.25. With the support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, voters today gave lawmakers the right to change the law, which they are expected to do next year.

    posted by John Murrell at 11:31 PM



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