Drink Specials Could Be Banned

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay City Council could decide next week whether to ban "all you can drink" specials at local bars.

Some tavern owners are adamantly opposed.

Mayor Jim Schmitt says the bars are not to blame for a rise in alcohol-related crashes. But, he says the ban is needed to promote responsible drinking.

Jerry Rhodes owns Maloney's Pub. He says his "bottomless cup" special on Thursday is his most successful night of the week.

Rhodes says the city has no right telling bar owners what kinds of specials they can offer.

If the ordinance passes, any Green Bay bar that's caught serving or advertising such specials could lose its liquor license.

The council's Protection and Welfare Committee supported the ban in a vote last night. The full council considers it next Tuesday.

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