Alcohol More Harmful Than Crack; Bobby Flay’s Marathon Goals

• Boozin’: A new study says alcohol is “more harmful” to society than crack or heroin. [BBC]

• Marathon news: Bobby Flay is hoping to complete the New York City Marathon in under four hours. Jared from the Subway ads says his goal is “just to finish it.” [NYDN]

• Kim Jong-il’s former chef says that North Korea’s “chubby” new leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son, will “have no choice but to continue policies set by his father.” [Japan Real Time/WSJ]

• Employees at an Ohio McDonald’s franchise were given a flyer endorsing three Republican candidates along with their paychecks. Needless to say, the franchise’s owner is in hot water now. [USAT]

• It’s an age-old story: Man tries to break into the restaurant where he used to work, man gets stuck in a vent, owner comes in the next morning to find the man dangling from the ceiling. [WP]