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Boy overturns Colorado ban on snowball fights

Boy overturns Colorado ban on snowball fights

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.” He said the nearly 100-yearold measure, which bans throwing any stone or missile, including snowballs, was outdated and meant any kids throwing snowballs were breaking the law.

“The children of Severance want an opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world,” Dane told the trustees. “Kids want to have snowball fights without breaking the law. Kids want to have a voice in our town.” His arguments won over the board, which unanimously voted to tweak the ordinance to allow snowball fights. The boy said his little brother would be his first target and that he would avoid breaking windows.




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Britain to strip IS teen of citizenship

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Palladium tops $1,500

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ABG reports profit of US $129 million

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Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) reported increases in income, with a 4 per cent increase in net operating income, a 5pc rise in total net income, as net income attributable of shareholders remained unchanged compared to the year 2017. Th