Ricker’s cold beer drink-in


GAS STATION WILL MAKE A STATEMENT. THIS WEEKEND, THEY’LL HOLD A “DRINK IN,” AT A RICKER’S GAS STATION. (PHIL) THIS COMES AS THE CHAIN IS BATTLING THE STATE FOR THE RIGHT TO SELL COLD BEER. INDIANA POLITICAL BUREAU CHIEF NICK NATARIO EXPLAINS HOW THIS COULD BECOME A BIGGER ISSUE. (NICK NATARIO) (( / : THE STATEHOUSE IS MADE UP DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. BOTH SIDES SPENT THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS DEBATING LIQUOR LAWS. SOON, THEY’LL STUDY THEM. BUT SOME LOCAL LIBERTARIANS AREN’T WAITING AROUND. )) THIS GAS STATION IN COLUMBUS IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN. NOT FOR ITS GAS PRICES, BURRITOS OR PASTRIES, BUT WHAT’S INSIDE THE COOLERS. (( / : DAKOTA KERNS COLUMBUS RESIDENT “A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LIKE, ‘HOW’D THEY FIND A LOOPHOLE? AROUND THAT? IT’S A GAS STATION, HOW ARE THEY SELLING COLD BEER?’ )) IN NOVEMBER, RICKER’S GAS STATION GOT A RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE BECAUSE OF ITS MADE-TO-ORDER SECTION. THIS MEANS IT CAN SELL COLD BEER CARRYOUT. BUT STATE LAWMAKERS CLOSED THE LOOPHOLE, FORCING RICKER’S TO STOP SELLING THE CHILLED PRODUCT NEXT YEAR. (( / : CLYDE MYERS BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LIBERTERIAN PARTY VICE CHAIR “THE STATE GOVERNMENT MOVED THE GOAL POST ON THIS SPECIFIC BUSINESS.” )) BECAUSE OF THIS, BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY VICE CHAIR CLYDE MYERS IS TRYING SOMETHING NEW. THIS SUNDAY, HIS GROUP WILL HOST A RICKER’S “DRINK-IN.” (( / :CLYDE MYERS BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LIBERTERIAN PARTY VICE CHAIR “WE’RE JUST HOPING EVERYONE WILL COME OUT AND HAVE A BEER WITH US, AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM OF CHOICE.” )) (( / :NICK NATARIO “THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF ATTENTION ON THE STATE’S LIQUOR LAWS THIS WEEK. NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THIS UPCOMING DRINK IN. ON MONDAY, THE CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION RELEASED A STUDY 70 PERCENT OF HOOSIERS SUPPORT COLD BEER SALES, AND ANOTHER 65 PERCENT WANT TO SEE IT SOLD ON SUNDAY.” )) NUMBERS MYERS SAYS COULD GIVE HIS COUNTY PARTY A 20-18 PLATFORM. (( / : CLYDE MYERS BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LIBERTERIAN PARTY VICE CHAIR “WE’RE HOPING WE CAN MAKE THEM AWARE THAT MOST HOOSIERS SUPPORT FREEDOM OF CHOICE. THAT THEY SUPPORT FREE, AND FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION.” )) STATE LAWMAKERS SAY THEY ARE AWARE, WHICH IS WHY THEY’RE CONDUCTING A STUDY. IT’S EXPECTED TO LAST A COUPLE YEARS. WHICH COULD MEAN MYERS MIGHT BE HAVING A LOT MORE BURRITOS (( / : “IT’S PRETTY GOOD.” )) AND BEER AS HE PREPARES TO TAKE A STAND HE NEVER SAW COMING. (( / : CLYDE MYERS BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LIBERTERIAN PARTY VICE CHAIR “NO, I DID NOT, BUT I’M ALL FOR IT. IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME.” )) (( / : NICK NATARIO “THE DRINK IN TAKES PLACE AT THE COLMBUS GAS STATION THIS SUNDAY AT THREE. AS FOR STATE LEADERS, WE’RE EXPECTED TO FIND OUT SOON WHEN THEY’LL BEGIN THEIR TWO YEAR STUDY LOOKING AT LIQUOR LAWS. INDIANA STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF, NICK NATARIO 24-HOUR NEWS 8.” )) (PHIL) POLICE IN THE UKRAINIAN CAPITAL KIEV SAY SOMEONE THREW AN

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