US airport tackles cabbie/alcohol conundrum

The operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport moved closer on Monday to approving penalties for cab drivers who refuse service to customers carrying alcohol, as some Muslim drivers have done for religious reasons. The panel of the Metropolitan Airports Commission voted to suspend a driver's airport taxi license for 30 days for the first offense and revoke it for two years for a second offense. Commissioner Mike Landy said the entire commission was to vote on the penalties later Wednesday.