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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Silverthorne Town Council for being on the brink of approving a smoking ban. June 1 will be a historic day in Summit County when a county commissioners’ ban and bans enacted by Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon and Silverthorne go into effect. As Breckenridge Town Council candidate Jim Lamb suggested at a candidates forum Thursday, our clean indoor air should be made a marketing point of differentiation.

Cheers: To letter-writer Chris Hart who suggested this week that it’s now time for nonsmokers cheering for the smoking ban to support their local restaurants and waitstaffs. There could be a transition period for the restaurant industry and we think locals should make sure it’s a small one.

Jeers: To Major League Baseball and its players for dancing around the steroids issue. Do you think the homerun records of the last few years should have asterisks? You bet they should. And just think of all the grief given to the late Roger Maris for hitting 61 homeruns in 1961. Next time the papers run Maris’ picture, check out his normal-looking arms. Turns out, he was a natural.

Cheers: To the student cast of the Summit High School musical “The Whiz.” We hear the show is rounding in shape for its staging next Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Show times at the school theater are 7 p.m., except for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and $8 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at any school.

Cheers: To all of the student and adult athletes in Summit County who seem to be winning all kinds of races and awards of late. Fact is, Summit County is populated by many world-class athletes. Better yet, most of the rest of us also enjoy the outdoors and sports, even if we’re only competing with ourselves.

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