Capitol Hill Ban Lifted For Holiday Sledding

Capitol Hill, which really is a hill, was open for sledding over the President's Day holiday weekend. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Capitol grounds have been off limits. After the historic snowfall, Sen. Chris Dodd, who has young children, asked that the ban be lifted for the weekend.

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Congress is a bleak place these days, but not this past weekend. Capitol Hill, which really is a hill, was open for sledding. Since 9/11, the Capitol grounds have been off limits. But after the historic snowstorm here in Washington, Senator Chris Dodd, who has young children, asked the sergeant-at-arms to lift the ban for the holiday weekend. So Flexible Flyers and cafeteria trays once again zoomed down the hill.

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