Idaho: Rolling in Pennies

To keep taxes down and meet rising costs, some state governments have turned to such moneymaking gimmicks as lotteries and race-track taxation. Idaho now draws income from an eight-lane bowling alley.

Lake Bowl, in the resort town of McCall, belonged to Oliver B. Turner, 49, an accountant in the Idaho highway department. It was seized, along with Turner's four cars, four houses, his Italian restaurant in Boise and Turner himself, after state auditors last month discovered a $484,326.83 discrepancy during an annual audit. Turner is being held on 19 counts of forgery, falsifying...

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