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New Vegas sport: drinking out of the bag

LAS VEGAS--There's generally one thing no one can miss at a large Las Vegas trade show such as CES: men and women on the sidewalk hawking pamphlets for massage parlors. There are actually fewer than most this year, but there is a new group on the streets: an inordinate number of guys drinking quart beer cans out of paper bags. Drinking on the street is common here, but the numbers are way off (I grew up in Nevada and can speak with some authority on the issue). Layoffs must have occurred sometime this year.