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Old January 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM
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Default 2008 New Year's Eve Night.

I am thankful that last night was fairly quiet and calm. My neighborhood is not the best in the world now and I was prepared for some gunfire as well as the fireworks. Being in law enforcement in the past, I have the ability to determine the differences in the sounds. Thankfully, there was only two shots from a shotgun in the distance but no handguns being shot. That was my concern. Those bullets must come down and I didn't want to be in the way when they did.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:07 PM
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All quiet on the midwestern front. The only time we hear gunfire around here is during deer hunting season.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:45 PM
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I live about seven miles out of town and fireworks are legal in the county. Heard no firearms. There were some fireworks early but they were distant and if anything got closer and louder, I didn't hear it. But then we were sound asleep long before the ball dropped. I reached the point probably twenty years ago wherein "the morning after" is certainly not worth "the night before."

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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:45 PM
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In western Colorado we did hear some fireworks at midnight. I opened the back door and saw them going off two doors down. Luckily nothing too bad.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 09:04 PM
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Default 2008 New Year's Eve Night

A quiet night here, much to my relief. Our next door neighbor has not been a good one, but I guess with his house in foreclosure and the sewer being backed up into the house, he is too demoraized to party.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 11:37 PM
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"celebratory GUNFIRE"???

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Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Default New Year's Eve

We didn't hear a lot of gunfire, but there was some.

Sad thing happened, though. Some guy had been drinking and partying, and a relative asked him to take her home (about 5 blocks away). Someone else asked to be dropped off as well.

Long story short....Five people killed in high-speed crash a short time later, including an 11-month old boy.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:13 PM
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We go to a local Hotel that has a very good NEW YEAR'S EVE package with so much included. Even breakfast.

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Not on the road that night.

Our town does put on Fabulous firework show. It's called "FIRST NIGHT"

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