I won’t drink to that
In April, the Louisiana Senate rejected a proposal to make Sazerac — a whiskey, sugar, bitters and absinthe concoction — the state’s official cocktail. Sen. Ed Murray authored the bill, saying that the drink has become world renowned, according to The Associated Press (AP). The bill was shot down with a 27-8 vote. “Is there a possibility that we could be encouraging folks, who were not intending to drink, that it would be acceptable and they could become an alcoholic?” Shaw asked during a Senate hearing, AP reports.
Pens at 40 paces
During a March meeting of an Iron Mountain, Mich., Parks and Recreation Committee, City Councilmember Tina Peterson threw a pen that hit fellow Councilmember Dan Burke in the cheek. Peterson later claimed that she became upset with other council members who were interrupting her, and that she intended to hurl the object toward a nearby table, according to AP. Burke says otherwise, asserting that Peterson threw the pen at him intentionally, and that she began swearing at him before abruptly leaving the room. Although Burke filed a complaint against Peterson, she will not be charged.