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RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

EDITORIAL: Reject heated argument over cold beer

The convenience store industry, having been thwarted repeatedly in its lobbying efforts, is asking the courts to change state law restricting the sales of cold beer to package liquor stores. This is a restriction that should remain in place.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Related
Some states unhappy about the idea of happy hours

Some states unhappy about the idea of happy hours

The concept of happy hour, when bars offer lower prices or two-for-one specials, may seem like an American tradition, but is in fact illegal or restricted in quite a few places.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am

Gen. Grant leads Daniels' top books list

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels decided this year to not run for commander in chief, but as Indiana's reader in chief Daniels has continued his annual tradition of recommending books Hoosiers may want to purchase for loved ones this holiday season.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am

A name is a name, even after it is shortened

The first thing most immigrants to Indiana Harbor learned was that their names were too long.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

The Heights prospered by quenching the thirst during Prohibition

On the eve of The Great War, Chicago Heights resembled a scene from a spaghetti western: unpaved streets, horses everywhere (only a few autos), men packing guns in their hip pockets, a main drag (Twenty-Second Street) that featured 26 saloons, and a cast of characters whose utterances requir…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

Chicago Heights settled by Italians on their way up

"Chicago Heights is one huge distillery, and there is nothing in the United States to equal it." So said a federal agent during the Prohibition era.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
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