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"New York City is never going to be a sleepy town where you hear the crickets chirping. But I think we can make it a little quieter, a little saner."

--New York City councillor Gifford Miller, yesterday, referring ot a bill he's sponsoring that would triple fines for repeat offenders of the city's noise code. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is expected to sign the legislation.