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December 3, 2003

Albany -- One-hundred-seventy-five store owners and managers attend training sessions on the new Alcohol Beverage Control card.

Starting December 23rd, anyone who sells or serves alcohol in Albany must have a handler's card from the police department. The city hopes the cards will cut down on the sale of alcohol to underage buyers.

Coalition Coordinator Tracy King said "Now they are getting the education about what is really happening out there. Kids are coming in with their I.D.'s, and I think it will be stopped. I really think there is going to be a drastic increase in the compliance rate."

Current city law requires that anyone selling alcohol be 21 years of age. But the City Commission will discuss changing that code to allow stores to have younger employees handle their business.

posted at 4:36PM by jimw@walb.com