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2008-03-06 15:01:00

Jack Cummens of Jack's Tobacco & MCS in Brookfield didn't like it when the state increased taxes from 25 percent to 50 percent on the wholesale prices of his premium cigars but he appreciated the 50-cent tax cap placed on each 'stick.' "Now they're talking about banning those same premium cigars from being smoked in public places like cigar stores, taverns, bowling alleys, private clubs and elsewhere.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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