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ST. GEORGE STRIKES DOWN PLAN TO BAN FIREWORK ADS

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The City Council voted recently against a proposal that would have banned St. George media from carrying advertisements for fireworks sold on Paiute Reservation lands in Nevada.

Although two council members were absent, the other three voted unanimously against the proposal from City Attorney Ted Shumway to modify the southwestern Utah community's fireworks ordinance.St. George "has no business" trying to regulates such ads, said Councilman Doug Nielson.

Shumway had said some of the fireworks sold by the Moapa Band of Paiutes were illegal in Utah and that radio and television stations and newspapers should be barred from carrying ads for the fireworks stand, located about 80 miles southwest of St. George.