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get work, and for a time he kept a low profile. In a way, he had no choice. In 1925, he had married and needed the more consistent income he got from being a steady winch man. Although he quietly joined an effort a year later to revive the ILA, he somehow kept the bosses from blacklisting him again. After work, Bridges hung out at Paddy Hurley’s, a bootleg joint near the docks in a district filled with bookmaking joints and poolrooms. In what could be considered another way of abusing longshoremen, they were paid in brass vouchers stamped with a number and

orts provides fascinating insights into the intrinsic diffi culties of such public policy. Prohibition eff orts began in fi ts and starts in the nineteenth cen- tury and were formally initiated nationwide in 1919. From the begin- ning, law enforcement was simply incapable of preventing small-scale production and distillation operations, although larger industrial con- cerns were essentially shut down. Such disruption was, predictably, off set in part via widespread bootlegging across state lines and from Canada. Newspaper reports of routine alcohol consumption

drugs; agriculture and agro-terrorism; and intellectual property rights (watching out for bootleg products). The fees they collect make the CBP the federal government’s second-high- est revenue producer — $34.5 billion in 2008. Only the IRS brings in more money. First initiated in early 2003 through the U.S. Container Security Initiative, the CBP’s cargo screening process begins twenty-hour hours before goods bound for the United States are loaded on the ship at a foreign port. At this time, carriers are required to provide the CBP with an electronic cargo

. Bootleggers,” he continued. Whole families worked in mafi a-style collusion and specialized in bringing alcohol illegally onto the dry reservation. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation occupies the majority of the second-poorest county in America, with a per capita income of $6,286 and more than 90 percent of its residents living in poverty. Concerned tribal leaders blame many of their problems on alcohol, with more than a quarter of children born with fetal alcohol disorders and an average life expectancy of less than fi fty years. But bootlegging business was big and

are responsible for the population declines in this species? Donna Howell had suggested that overharvesting of agaves to make bootleg tequila in the Sierra Madre of western Mexico 190 / Chapter 9 had reduced the lesser long-nosed bat’s food supply. Was this true, and how dependent is Lepto on the flowers of paniculate agaves and columnar cacti for food? Providing answers to these questions would motivate our research with this bat for the next decade. My first field season in the Sonoran Desert began in mid-April 1989, when I flew to Tucson with my usual large load

.S. department of defense established operations bases on several islands, and some of these remain as permanent facilities. tourism and public recreation persist in avalon and two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island and in the Channel Islands national Park. Finally, the coves, sea caves, uplands, canyons, and terraces of the Channel Islands have been vis- ited throughout history by bootleggers and sailors, gentlemen hunters and their families, divers and anglers, movie stars and film production studios, scientists, hikers, birders, camp- ers, and explorers of all ages and

Experimental Range that “associates and surroundings here are agreeable, but I have diffi culty confi ning my attention to ground squirrels amid the abundance of reptile life.” Any naturalist knows that snakes, raptors, and carnivores eat herbivores, so Henry soon set his sights on studying them all, but the Range superin- tendent disapproved and assigned someone to monitor his new employee. With characteristic tenacity, Henry “bootlegged” the predator work and over the next fi ve years, his boss’s obstructionism notwithstanding, gained phenomenally well

hall purposes and other buildings rented to bootleggers and other undesirables are bringing very bad conditions for the Indians." Cramton's view of the city's program seems to have been colored somewhat by the fact that he was dealing with A. J. Ford, the chief right-of-way and land agent for the Department of Water and Power. Cramton was frank in expressing his suspicion that Ford lied frequently to him about specific city policies. Ford similarly did not take well to Cramton's investigation and re- sponded to the charges raised in the report with the