The week's news at a glance.
A Manhattan bouncer was stabbed to death this week after he tried to enforce New York Citys new ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. The bouncer, Dana Blake, spotted a man puffing on a cigarette inside the Guernica nightclub. The patron, Johnathan Chan, refused to put out his cigarette, so Blake grabbed him by the neck and hauled him toward the door. Chans brother, Ching, and two other people jumped into the scuffle, and somebody stabbed Blake in the stomach. Even at 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Blake didnt stand much of a chance against four people, the bars manager said, but who calls for backup when youre asking guys to put out a cigarette?