Free to Booze and Smoke Pot, But … – TMZ.com

O.J. Simpson Free to Booze and Smoke Pot, But …

O.J. Simpson‘s on his way to being released from prison, and once he’s a free man he’ll also be free to imbibe and smoke weed … as long as he’s responsible about it.

The conditions of Juice’s parole allow him to “consume alcoholic beverages but not to excess.” O.J. will occasionally be tested for it, but if his BAC is under .08 … he’s in the clear.

Simpson’s not allowed to use any controlled substances without a prescription from a doctor, and the same goes for marijuana. BUT, if he’s prescribed medicinal marijuana … he’s got a green light to the ganja.

Here’s the wild card … he must obey all laws. One member of the parole board made it clear … even a small lapse could land him back in prison.

The rest of his conditions are pretty standard — don’t associate with convicted felons, no weapons and make regular check-ins with his parole officer.

Not bad for a guy who was looking at 24 more years of hard time just hours ago.

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Police: Alcohol, speed may be factors in fatal Sevierville crash – Knoxville News Sentinel

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Alcohol and excessive speed may be factors in a single-vehicle crash that killed a man in Sevierville on Wednesday night, police said.

The crash was reported just before 10 p.m. on West Main Street.

The preliminary investigation indicates 21-year-old Andrew Hoffman, of Seymour, was driving fast when he lost control of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup, according to a news release from the city of Sevierville.

The pickup crossed the median, left the roadway on the eastbound side and rolled over several times.

An 18-year-old man was ejected and died from his injuries, according to the release, which states his name will be released Friday.

Elisha Whaley, 17, of Seymour, also was ejected and sustained serious injuries, the release reads. Hoffman sustained what appeared to be minor injuries.

Whaley and Hoffman were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center via Lifestar.

The investigation is ongoing.

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People Are Making “Beer For Women,” But Honestly, They Can Keep It – Bustle

You’ve probably heard by now about Aurosa For Her, a Czech beer that calls itself the “first beer for her” — one that’s meant exclusively “for women,” and accordingly comes in pretty, marbled bottles with fancy script. The website describes it as follows: “Aurosa is a representation of a woman’s strength and a girl’s tenderness. The two contrasting tempers, present in the female essence, are depicted through the elegant design yet the strong, unfiltered taste.” Unsurprisingly, Aurosa For her been roundly mocked online; it should go without saying that people of all genders can and do like and drink beer, and that women in particular do not require special, pretty beer in order to enjoy a good brew. But the problem is not merely the existence of pretty beer; it all goes much deeper than that.

To be fair, I do kind of understand where Aurosa For Her is coming from; based on a message the brand posted on their Facebook page, the idea behind it was to try to counteract the rampant sexism running through the brewing industry and beer advertising. Reads the post:

Beer, wine or any alcohol has no gender. However, the beer industry is largely dominated by men. And culturally, even as more women enter the industry as brewers, pub owners, drinkers, beer can still pretty much feel like a masculine affair.Statistically speaking, women are inclined to drink less beer. Why? Brewers, men and generally, the society have operated under the misconception that women do not like beer or that it is a man’s drink. This has been rendered into the media and the marketing system. The tasteless and sexis tmarketing that brewing companies use illustrates that point clearly.Aurosa was never intended to take part in sexism, feminism or the like. It was never intended to

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5-year-old was served alcohol at popular Saugatuck restaurant – MLive.com

SAUGATUCK, MI — The liquor license of a Saugatuck restaurant is being investigated after a 5-year-old boy was served alcohol at the establishment on July 14, Saugatuck-Douglas police officers said.

Initial investigation by police showed the child was mistakenly served the wrong drink at The Butler, a popular restaurant at 40 Butler St. in Saugatuck, according to a press release from the police department.

Parents took him to Holland Community Hospital, where the child was treated and released, according to the release.

Stephen Phelps, owner of The Butler, said the incident was an accident. Phelps said he could could not disclose specifics because the incident is still under investigation.

Phelps provided MLive with the following statement:

“In our 56 years of doing business as a family-owned restaurant we at The Butler are taking this incident very seriously. Disciplinary measures were taken immediately and actions have been taken to ensure something like this won’t happen again. We are cooperating with all parties involved.”

The identity of the 5-year-old has not been disclosed by police. Phelps said he has spoken to the family and that the child is OK and was “released immediately” after he was taken to the hospital.

The Butler remains open and is still serving alcohol, Phelps said.

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Founders Brewing releases beer honoring Michigan State punter Mike Sadler – MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Founders Brewing Company is following a Colorado brewery’s lead in honoring former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.

Sadler, a Grand Rapids native, died in a car accident last July. Jagged Mountain Brewery in Denver released a wheat ale called “Hey Diddle Diddle,” in May.

The Founders brew titled “Sadler’s Run Apricot Wheat” is available in the Grand Rapids taproom only. It was tapped on July 20.  At 5.5 alcohol by volume and 22 IBUs, the tribute beer is labeled a Class 2.

Colorado brewery brews beer honoring Mike Sadler

“Brewed as a tribute to former MSU punter Mike Sadler,” a Facebook post reads. “Azacca hops added in the boil give a smooth yet tangy kick to this rich American wheat ale, and a touch of crystal malt makes for a full copper ale.”

Sadler, then 24, was killed in a single-car crash while returning home from a kicking camp in Wisconsin. Police say Sadler’s car lost control on wet pavement, then left the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz also died in the crash, and LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was transported to the hospital with injuries.

A graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School, Sadler was a four-year starter for Michigan State from 2011 to 2014. He ranks second in school history in both punts (268) and punting yards (11,307).

He was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the top punter in college football, in 2013.

Founders’ new ArtPrize beer is brewed with watermelon and sea salt

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