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Rafting Gone Wild
The future of business in Midtown and the credit card scandal are some of the hot topics being discussed on this week's News & Reviews Network; The Regional Parks District requests an increased ban on alcohol; "Massive Delicious" has a new CD.
Alcohol on the American RiverSacramento County's Regional Parks District is
asking the County Board of Supervisors to expand a ban on
alcohol on the American River beyond major holidays.
The request is in response to the loosely organized Rafting Gone Wild event that resulted in
several arrests and a number of injuries. The alcohol ban
would apply to the area of the river between Hazel and Watt Avenue
and not occur on a set date. The Sacramento County's
Regional Parks District Director would have the authority to
institute the ban whenever he or she believed there was
a reasonable belief that alcohol consumption on the river will
result in significant issues of public safety. To discuss the
balance of allowing alcohol on the American River while preserving
public safety is Dianna Poggetto, Executive Director of the
American River Parkway Foundation.
Olympic Update Athletes in London
are completing their Olympic competition schedule and as they do,
they have to move out of the athlete's village.
Sacramento swimmer Scott Weltz has been kindly taken in by a Cal
Berkeley group; which is a grand prize for an athlete whose
resources have dwindled. Scott's personal coach, Pete Motokaitas is back home in Davis now;
we'll talk to him about his London experience. Here is
a link to a New York Times article about Grenada's first Gold Medal.