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This is from Australia, but it's too good not to post. Rockdale, a suburb of Sydney, was having a problem with loiterers in a local ...
by | July 21, 2006

Manilow This is from Australia, but it's too good not to post.

Rockdale, a suburb of Sydney, was having a problem with loiterers in a local park. So officials decided something must be done to drive them away.

Their solution? Play songs by Barry Manilow and Doris Day. Loudly. At all hours.

Residents near the park aren't too thrilled with having to listen to songs like "Copacabana," "Could It Be Magic?" and "Que Sera Sera" all the time.

The city is turning down the volume a little and reviewing the playlist.

Photo via Flickr, from salomon888.

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