Some politicians in Maryland's Montgomery County are afflicted with playground scoreboard envy. They think a little redistribution could equalize their field of dreams.
A Montgomery County lawmaker is proposing a bill that would ban smoking on all county property — including parking garages and jail — as part of what she called a "filling in the gap stage" for a county that's been at the forefront of the anti-smoking movement.
The signs at the entrance to Americana Centre Condominiums in Rockville reads: "No skateboarding, no roller blading, no roller skates."
Montgomery County is set Tuesday to further restrict smoking by banning lighting up in such non-public places as apartment lobbies and playgrounds, but not without opposition.