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11-26-2008, 11:06 AM
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Noise Violators Ordered To Listen To Barry Manilow And Barney's Songs
November 25, 2008 10:33 a.m. EST
Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer

Fort Lupton, CO (CNS) - Noise polluters beware! A Colorado judge has ordered offenders to listen to music they don't like, such as Barry Manilow and the Carpenters' songs, for one hour. Judge Paul Sacco learned that repeat noise offenders, mostly teens, get away for blasting loud sounds while their parents pay the fines on their behalf. So in order to get the violators to finally learn their lessons, he thought a taste of their own medicine would do the trick.

He told the city's KUSA-TV, "These people should have to listen to music they don't like."

The unconventional and novel punishment would see violators sit in a room for one hour and listen to music they detest. Hits from Barry Manilow, children's mascot Barney, Dolly Parton, and the Carpenters are usually in the playlist.

Although most offenders found the punishment funny at first, they quickly found out that the penalty has some merit as they find it hard to laugh anymore in the end.

During the punishment hour, the violators are not allowed to do anything but just listen. They are not permitted to eat, drink, read, or even sleep.

Judge Sacco claims that there have been only a few repeat offenders since the punishment has been carried out.

11-26-2008, 11:18 AM
jfc...must be pretty easy to pass the bar these days

Skip Towne
11-26-2008, 11:19 AM

11-26-2008, 12:44 PM
Anyone who has had "mandy" stuck in their heads would know how terrible it is