Smoking Ordinance Passes in Washington

A new smoking ordinance is on the books in the city of Washington. The issue was approved at the city council meeting on January 22, 2013. The ordinance was approved following a presentation from a group known as “Breathe Easy Washington”. Mayor Sandy Lucy says that the ordinance was a year in the making. Under the terms of the ordinance, smoking will be allowed no less than 20 feet from the front door of a business or other establishment. The vote by the council was eight to nothing. Lucy says that the council made only one exception, the new hookah lounge. The council agreed to a one-year exemption and at the end of that period, the owner will have the option of another exemption. The ordnance will take effect April 15, 2013.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.