Smoking Ban Working

RECEIVED Fri., Sept. 2, 2005

Dear Editor,
    I celebrated the smoking ordinance on Sept. 1 with an evening of Bloody Marys and the lively jazz of the Pete Rodriguez Quintet at the Elephant Room. I had only visited this formerly smoky jazz club once before and relished the chance to return there for all the jazz and none of the smoke. I met some friends and stayed till well after midnight and returned home with no sinus congestion, no burning eyes or sore throat, no need to quarantine my clothes, or jump in the shower. It was great for me, and the solid Thursday night crowd indicated that Austin will not be deterred from live music by the smoking ban. Now let's hope I make it to work on time.
Von Allen
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