Nation: Bitter Beercott

A dispute over privacy rights

Although Coors beer is sold almost exclusively in 14 Western states, it is the nation's fifth bestselling beer and has become something of a status symbol in the East. Presidents Eisenhower and Ford used to bring cases of Coors back to Washington aboard Air Force jets after transcontinental trips. Actor Paul Newman always drank Coors on movie sets when it was available.

But as a huge Coors advertising balloon floated aloft in the company's home state of Colorado last month, football fans booed in Denver's Mile High Stadium. Reason:...

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