Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Drinking, smoking and rolling your car

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM

Calling all drunks Or at least the people who serve them. The state Liquor Control Board invited every employee of every downtown Spokane haunt that serves booze to a presentation on Monday night to give them the what-for. The gist: too much over-serving going on. There's going to be a showdown. 

Then we'll drink in Idaho And get cheaper smokes! With the new slate of taxes passed this week by the Legislature, ciggies will soon have a total of $3 in taxes for every pack. Word is you get a free carton with every gun purchase in Idaho, so...  

"Serious injury or death" From, you guessed it, driving a Toyota. The good news keeps rolling in for the car maker as Consumer Reports said the Lexus GX 460 was super-dangerous and Toyota pulled the vehicle off the market. What about the 4,787 people who already bought one? Happy rolling! 

Or you could live in China China did awesome on the mine disaster last week. But bad news today, as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai and Sichuan provinces, killing 400 and injuring 10,000.  

Obama's good news of the day The president convinced 46 other nations to rid the world of loose nukes within four years.

And his bad news Neil Armstrong (yes, the moon-walker) slammed Obama for gutting NASA — a move that he said will lead to America's "long downhill slide to mediocrity." Then he rallied his alien friends and declared war on Earth. 


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