Times ‘Squared’ on New Year’s Eve…

By Dr. Don Newbury


Officials charged with safekeeping and maintaining order at Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve must have been sweating, even if the weather outside was frightful. The mass of humanity—estimated to number in excess of one million people—surely could have been forgiven had they chosen to celebrate indoors.


But, when the role was called up yonder in the “Big Apple,” they were “there.” Critics contend, however, that all were NOT accounted for, nor did they wish to be. The planners groaned at the unlikely prospect of the ball failing to drop. Except for the World War II years of 1942 and 1943, the ball has dropped annually since 1907. To make sure it did this year—at least rumors claimed—they hired Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant to drop it….


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