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.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

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Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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