Archive for Wednesday, August 16, 2000

County, city officials praised for action


August 16, 2000

Leavenworth County commissioners and Tonganoxie city council members deserve high praise for taking a tough stand against juice bars.

In recent days, both the county commission and Tonganoxie city council strengthened their bans against nude dancing and sexual activity in public places. In essence, the move outlaws so-called juice bars establishments that don't serve alcohol, but do serve adult entertainment.

Previous laws against such activities had been tied to whether the business sold alcohol. No longer.

The county determined it could strengthen its law adopted in 1991 after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public nudity was issued earlier this year.

It appears likely that other cities, including Basehor, soon will follow suit. They should be encouraged by their residents to do so.

Such activities have no place in Leavenworth County or its cities.

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