I knew it all along!
Barry Manilow puts revellers off
17/07/2006 13:42 – (SA)
Sydney – It could be magic for some, but the use of loud Barry Manilow music to drive away late-night revellers from a suburban Sydney park is getting on the nerves of nearby residents.
In a move reminiscent of US efforts to drive former Panama strongman Manuel Noriega from the Vatican Embassy where he took refuge in 1989, the local council in Rockdale, in Sydney’s southern suburbs, started a six-month trial of high-volume hits by Manilow and Doris Day to chase away car enthusiasts who were gathering on weekend nights at Cook Park Reserve.
“Barry’s our secret weapon,” Rockdale deputy mayor Bill Saravinovski told The Daily Telegraph newspaper, four weeks after the start of the effort.
“It seems to be working.”
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