Wide-Open Towns Want Revelers to Keep It Zipped Up

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The Los Angeles Times reports that more and more American cities with reputations for downtown partying are having to deal with a problem related to the reveling: public urination. In Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, officials cracked down after a homeowner videotaped men and women who routinely used his backyard as a urinal. In Newport, R.I., city officials became so fed up that they threatened to publish in newspapers the names of those convicted of urinating in public. In downtown Minneapolis, a neighborhood association introduced an awareness campaign at fun lovers who emerge from bars with a full bladder . . .

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