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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:01 PM

Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights

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Source: Agence France-Presse

6 DEC 2018

A nine-year-old boy in Colorado this week threw his first snowball -- legally -- after a battle to overturn a century-old ordinance banning snowball fights in the small town of Severance.

Dane Best said he decided to take on local authorities and persuade them to change the law by using simple logic.

"Today's kids need reasons to play outside," Best said on Monday as he appeared before the town trustees, local media reported.

"Research suggests that a lack of exposure to the outdoors can lead to obesity, ADHD, anxiety and depression."

Read more: https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/boy-overturns-colorado-towns-ban-snowball-fights-doc-1bd4wx3

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Reply Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 5 OP
appalachiablue Dec 6 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:16 AM

1. Classic Americana, perfect. Snowball Fight: the 'George Bailey' character

from the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" plays the 'the head man' with Cary Grant in this scene from "The Bishop's Wife" (1947), Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Nivens.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:36 AM

2. I'll see your Cary Grant and raise you a Bill Murray!



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Response to robbob (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:00 AM

4. Touche! Nothin like Greatest Gen & Boomerville :)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:46 AM

3. Parents need to discuss with their children that snowballs are made of pure snow, not ice or rocks

And that they mustn't be thrown full force at close distances, especially at someone's face, and older kids should not hurtfully throw snowballs at younger kids. In a state where nobody's been throwing snowballs for 100 years, there needs to be a discussion about fair snowball throwing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:29 AM

5. After a review by forum hosts...locking.

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