It was a dark and smelly night
The San Luis Obispo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance in February that allows police officers to evict people with bad body odor from public libraries. According to the Los Angeles Times, malodorous folks are not only shown the door, they are given coupons for places to wash their clothes or take a shower. “The point is to make [the library] a comfortable, safe place for everyone to use,” the library’s assistant director told the newspaper. The library has been kicking out smelly patrons since 1994, but now it has the legal authority to do so.
Keep your shirt on
Chris Koos, mayor of Normal, Ill., recently vowed to visit every liquor license holder in town and ask them not to sponsor events like the “Girls Gone Wild” (GGW) bus that parked outside the Pub II, a local bar, in January. The GGW enterprise produces adult videos that feature women in bars or dance clubs who bare their breasts or other body parts for the camera. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the mayor is set on keeping residents out of the videos. “I think the group exploits the naivete of young women. I think that’s the shame of it,” Koos told the newspaper.