Smokers getting rough

KENTUCKY pro-tobacco activists have burned first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in effigy in Owensboro. They were protesting the Clinton administration's call to raise the cigarette tax to help pay for health-care reform.

About 100 people gathered for the twilight rally Saturday night at the site of an Owensboro tobacco warehouse that burned down years ago.

Among those attending were Republican Congressman Ron Lewis and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, who wants to legalize marijuana.

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