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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, August 19

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Dennis Murphy, owner of Poor Phil's Shell Bar in Oak Park, was one of the loudest opponents of a proposed smoking ban in that town earlier this year. The ban was defeated, and a couple months later, Poor Phil's is now smoke free. Murphy says he thinks the change will have a positive effect on the restaurant -- but he's still against a smoking ban.

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