Friday, August 1, 2014
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State Fair opens with 1st alcohol sales since 1946

The Indiana State Fair kicked off its 17-day run on Friday with a menu that includes alcohol for the first time in nearly 70 years, although there are limits on how much fairgoers can drink.

A state law that took effect in July opened the door to the first beer and wine sales at the fair since 1946, when fairgoers littered the fairgrounds with discarded and smashed beer bottles after vendors ran out of paper cups. State lawmakers angered by that episode banned alcohol at the fair the following year.

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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

John Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash

John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

Townley hit the wall hard during qualifying for the ARCA race and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He eventually returned to the track, but his Twitter feed said he would be held out of all competition for one week.

Manny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94

Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Café Wha?, has died.

Roth, who gave early breaks to such future superstars as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen, died July 25 at age 94. His daughter, Jodi Roth, said he died of natural causes at his home in Ojai, California.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" —Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fired Ohio band head's backers sets up legal fund

Friends of fired Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters, who's accused of failing to stop salacious behavior among band members, have established a legal assistance fund to help him tell his side of the story.

The university fired Waters last week after a two-month investigation concluded he knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized culture" of rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear and to perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often-explicit nicknames.

UFC's Silva eager to fight again after broken leg

Anderson Silva's family hoped his broken leg would persuade him to retire from mixed martial arts.

Instead, the gruesome injury only made him more determined to return to the cage.

Larry King and Piers Morgan trade jabs

Clearly, former CNN prime-time stars Larry King and Piers Morgan aren't big fans of each other.

After King derided Morgan's interview skills and called him pompous, Morgan responded on Twitter on Friday that King was a "graceless, petty little man." Morgan's 9 p.m. CNN show was canceled this year. He had replaced King in that time slot in 2011.

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