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Chopping down metal the right thing to do

Kudos to the New York City Council for banning metal bats. It's the right move. Let's hope more bans follow. Story

Updated: April 26, 2007, 2:46 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | Special to Page 2

How often are we given the chance to save a life? Some of us live for decades without getting that chance. And some of us don't even see the chance when it's right in front of us.

The New York City Council might have saved a life -- or several -- on Tuesday when it overrode a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a bill that would ban metal bats in the nation's largest school system. The ban is scheduled to go into effect in September.

So will the law save a life? Ask Debbie Patch, ...

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