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Archive for Friday, September 6, 1996

BARTENDERS GOING TO SCHOOL

September 6, 1996

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A workshop to help bartenders know when their customers have had too much to drink and other issues will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth.

More than 100 bartenders from about 20 Lawrence establishments are expected to attend the Continuing Alcohol Responsibility Education (CARE) workshop, said Rita Madl, owner of the Sandbar, 117 E. Eighth.

The Sandbar and Project Freedom are sponsoring the workshop.

This year will mark the fifth time the workshop has been held.

It is designed to help bartenders deal with patrons who have had too much to drink or problem customers, determine when to stop serving customers who've had enough and how to do it in a tactful manner, and to spot fake IDs.

"This is something that Lawrence bars have eagerly participated in," Madl said. "We have a lot of caring bar owners in this town."

Participants scheduled to speak at the workshop include officials from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control office, Douglas County Sheriff's office, Lawrence Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The workshop also will feature "bartenders teaching bartenders," she said.

Bartenders with at least 10 years experience from American Bandstand restaurant in Overland Park and the Guitars and Cadillacs club in Olathe will speak at the workshop.

"The bartenders seem to have really good feedback" at the event, she said.

The workshop is open to the public.

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