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News in Brief – 2/24/10

Huntington mayor wants limits on ‘megabars’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Recent shootings have prompted Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe to call for occupancy limits and other restrictions on what he calls “megabars.”

Wolfe says restrictions are needed to deter irresponsible bar owners who allow hundreds of people in their establishments.

Three people were wounded early Saturday in a shooting inside a large night club.

Three men were shot outside another club three months ago. A Huntington police officer shot and killed a fourth man inside the bar.

Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the bars had large occupancy levels and inadequate staffing to police themselves.

Holbrook says restrictions should include occupancy limits and security measures such as metal detectors.

BCPL showing free movie March 1

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library is hosting a free showing of “Whip It” on Monday, March 1.

The movie starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Admission is free and some refreshments are provided.

The film, rated PG-13 and directed by Drew Barrymore, is about an indie-rock misfit who finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers roller derby.

Other upcoming movies at the Library include: “Where the Wild Things Are” on March 11 at Main and March 13 at Summit; and “Cirque DuFreak: The Vampire’s Assistant” on March 17 at Summit.

Outside groups can host movie showings at either the Main or Summit branches, using the library’s license.

For more information call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

For a full movie schedule, visit any branch of the Boyd County Public Library or www.thebookplace.org.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss March 6

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will celebrate the birthday of that rhyming, whimsical author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, on Saturday, March 6.

The party starts at 2 p.m. at the Summit Branch, 1016 Summit Road, across from Boyd County Middle School.

There will be games and crafts, and, of course, birthday cake. All ages are welcome. Feel free to dress up as your favorite Seuss character.

The birthday of Dr. Seuss (which is actually March 2) has been celebrated by the National Education Association through its Read Across America Day since 1998.

You could not, would not want to miss, a celebration such as this!

All movies and events are listed at www.thebookplace.org.