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OK folks, I've had my say on censorship, and have calmed down. Hopefully, we all learned something. Back to business. 12/21... <:)=
Y2K Foils NY Rock Shows
The jam band moe. has become a victim of Y2K circumstance.
In Poughkeepsie, New York, a lack of cops forced rock band moe. to move its planned New Year's Eve concert. The band's promoter learned late last week that all police and fire departments in the city will be on call New Year's Eve for Y2K-related issues.
The group had planned to hold its concert at the Civic Center, but couldn't find officers to be on hand during the show, as required by law.
All shows will be moved to The Chance, an opera house that has been converted into a concert theater. Moe. has also added a third night to its New Year's run on Wednesday, 29 December.
Y2K concerns have prompted emergency services agencies across the country to keep a much larger-than-usual level of employees either at work or on call for the rollover to 2000. And so concert promoters and other folks who hire off-duty officers for security services are finding them to be a scarce resource.
-- Sysman (email@example.com), December 22, 1999
Local news just reported that the level of 911 personel will be increased from the usual 3 to 4 to about 200 over New Years Eve.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
Heard on news a day or two ago that *all* (as in "38,000") NYC cops will be on duty for new years, working a 12 hour shift.
When I heard that, I couldn't help but wonder who will be working the *next* shift?
All I could come up with was, "Tired, worn out, stressed out guys who just finished working a 12 hour shift, who will be more likely to go off without provocation, and less likely to be able to effectively deal with *real* problems caused by lowlives deciding to cash in on the situation."
-- Ron Schwarz (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
The following shift will be the gaurd, then the reserves, then.....
-- R. Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
OK folks, I've had my say on censorship, and have calmed down. Hopefully, we all learned something.
Me too. They deleted your message.
-- (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
Delete! (Just a little cyber-humor.)
It appears that everybody will be working on New Years. I'll be gulping rice and beans and washing it down with a well-water chaser.
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.