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Topic - Jose Perez
Eateries from corner delis to movie concession stands have gotten a last-minute reprieve from the nation's first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles, anyway.
Eateries from corner delis to movie concession stands have gotten a last-minute reprieve from the nation's first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles anyway.
Saturday's contest between the hosting Tigres de Aragua and Navegantes del Magallanes in Venezuela marked a whole new ballgame, being played just hours after the 51-hour kidnapping and rescue of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who plays for the Tigres in the offseason.
With helicopters whirling overhead and police officers spread out on the grounds, the event that unfolded at Dodger Stadium could easily have been mistaken for a rave gone bad or a riot _ if the people the police were watching hadn't been wearing baseball caps and toting giant foam fingers.
"I think it's up to the person," he said. "If they want to have a giant soda, that's their business."
Jose Perez, a special education teacher, said Monday as he got a can of soda and a hot dog from a street vendor, "Really, I think it's just big government getting in the way of people's rights.