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Ohio fireworks law makes no sense
Maybe Ohio should legalize the sale of marijuana. Anyone wishing to purchase it must sign a paper promising not to use it in Ohio.
It would work just like our fireworks laws! What could possibly go wrong?
Alcohol at MU games a bad idea
I enjoy reading Chuck Landon's columns, and I agree with his positions most of the time. However, I couldn't disagree more than I do about his idea to serve alcohol at Marshall athletic events. Now, I am not against alcohol in all situations. In fact, last weekend I had several beers at a family cookout.
Serving alcohol at Marshall athletic events is a whole different matter. If I consume too many beers at the family cookout, I risk insulting the host. If too many of our unstable fans consume alcohol at a football game, the fan behavior could quickly get out of hand, especially after a bad call on the field.
I don't buy into the argument that we already serve alcohol at the stadium, so serving it to all fans during game time is only a minor extension of what we already do. Those fans in the luxury boxes are unlikely to leave their comfortable surroundings to storm the field after a bad call. I am not particularly worried about what the tailgaters do at halftime. For the most part, they are sober for the first 30 minutes, and they are getting sober by the start of the fourth quarter. Some of the real bad cases probably wander off to some place on Third Avenue.
If we want to increase the revenue at sporting events, we need to find a way to increase the income of the fan base in the Tri-State area. When fans have more disposable income, they will be able to pay more for tickets. If you figure out how to do that, I'll send a case of Heineken to you.
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