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Proposed Ban Targets Feral Swine; States Deal Homebrewers a Buzzkill

• A deadly combination of alcohol and a driver’s distraction is being blamed for the fatal crash that sent an SUV careening into South Philly’s Capt. Jesse’s and claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl. [Daily News]

• The Pennsylvania Game Commission is mulling a statewide ban on importing and raising wild boars as a last ditch effort to eradicate growing populations of problematic feral swine. [Inquirer]

• If you wince and lose your appetite every time you hear the term “pink slime,” you can blame a government scientist named Gerald Zirnstein for coining the term. [Reuters]

• Tristesse: The famed Hemingway Bar at the Ritz in Paris is closing. Here’s a look at its history. [WSJ]

• FYI: Store brands are now cool. Also, half the time shoppers don’t even realize something is a store brand, as with Target’s Archer Farms label. [USAT]

• The next mouths the fast-casual restaurant industry is intent on feeding? Kids, old people, and hispanics. So expect lots of new dishes like prune enchiladas topped with smiley-face dribbles of sauce. Or something. [NRN]

• The burgeoning home-brewed-beer movement is being hampered by pesky state laws. [USAT]

Proposed Ban Targets Feral Swine; States Deal Homebrewers a Buzzkill