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Friday, July 21, 2006

U.S. Coast Guard Exits the Brewing Business

According to a story by the Associated Press, the U.S. Coast Guard will reimburse the federal government $227.23 of taxpayer funds spent by a Coast Guard Academy official who brewed beer for school functions.

An audit by the Homeland Security Department uncovered the Coast Guard's brewing operation, which included a beer labeled "Admiral Amber Ale." While no allegations of illegal activity were made, the audit pointed out it might be viewed as inappropriate for the Coast Guard or other government entities to be producing alcoholic beverages. The audit also rejected the claim that the homebrewing operation saved money over the cost of buying commercially produced beer.

Does this mean that the Army plans to investigate Hawkeye and B.J.?

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