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Demon Lemonade Causes Uproar in Maine School

From the Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/28/british-lemonade-us-school-row

With its list of soothingly archaic ingredients – burdock, juniper, speedwell – its elegant glass bottles and Victorian labels, the Fentimans range of soft drinks seems to hark back to a more innocent age.

But not everyone finds its wares morally palatable. A transatlantic row has erupted between the Northumberland company and campaigners in the US after a schoolboy in Maine noticed the bottle of Victorian lemonade he was drinking contained 0.5% alcohol and took the offending beverage to the principal's office.

The principal of Houlton High School got in touch with the police and the matter is now in the hands of Maine's liquor licensing officials and the state Attorney General's office.

Two pressure groups – the Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (Asap) and the Mai

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Added: Oct-30-2009 Occurred On: Oct-30-2009
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Tags: School, Liquor, Alcohol, Protest, Lemondade, Fentimans
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