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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – It'll be Barry Manilow versus the mall rats. The New Zealand city of Christchurch hopes that putting the American crooner's smooth and gentle tones into the mix of music to be broadcast through the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate there_ or at least convince them to go elsewhere.
"The intention is to change the environment in a positive way ... so nobody feels threatened or intimidated," Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale told The Associated Press. "I did not say Barry Manilow is a weapon of mass destruction."
Originally posted by Chevalerous
But!.. what if it backfires and starts a Barry Manilow cult among the unruly teens?
Originally posted by johnsky
This will be as much of a bad decision for Wellington, New Zealand.
I guarantee it will ruin those businesses.