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Cumberland Curfew On Hold For Now

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Jennifer Miller
FAYETTEVILLE — Although his proposal is on the backburner for the next few months, Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler isrenewing his push for a teen curfew.

And he has support from some students.

"I think he should push for it, because if you really have to be outthereyou should have a guardian with you," said Jennifer Miller who plays on asoccer team which has evening practices.

Teammate Tania Sepulveda said she thought the only people who might haveproblems with the curfew would be those who caused trouble.

But student Ryan Douglas said any curfew that might be imposed should beflexible.

"I do a lot of volunteer work in and out of school, and sometimes I don'tget home until 12 or one o'clock in the morning on weeknights, so I thinkit really depends on the person and situation," she said.

Butler initially made his curfew pitch to the county commissioners inNovember. He had hoped to have it in place by January, but thecommissioners have yet to vote on the proposal. He said the commissionershad not revisited the issue after members met with Fayetteville cityofficials.

"It's been somewhat frustrating, because I knew we were ready to go, andthe commissioners met with the city, and we had a good meeting," hesaid. "I thought it was very productive, but it seemed like at that pointthey just wanted to kind of forget it for a while and that's what'shappened."

Fayetteville police have indicated they are not ready to make kids play bythe sheriff's proposed rules. If the commissioners approve them, thecurfew would apply only to public places outside city lines.

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