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Need for cash threatens U.S. temperance

Science Daily reports (27 July 2005) that an increasing number of U.S. towns and counties that ban the sale of alcohol are changing their tune in the pursuit of increased revenue. Most recently, Rockport, Mass., narrowly voted to repeal its temperance rules, which have been in place since 1856. Residents voted by a 55 percent margin to allow the sale of alcohol at inns and restaurants although liquor stores and bars remain outlawed, the Christian Science Monitor said. Read more here.

Posted by Cynthia on August 5, 2005 at 01:39 PM in Alcohol (general), Drinking Spaces, Licensing and Legislation, Temperance, United States | Permalink