The Derby Evening Telegraph reports that residents in Belper, England have lodged letters of complaint against a local pub because of excessive noise. The sentencing court may, of necessity, consider a broad range of information, including the evidence of the crime, the defendant's criminal history and the demeanor of the defendant, including the presence or absence of remorse. The Bristol Evening Post reports that a nightclub aboard a ship moored at the Bristol, England City Docks might be moved to a different mooring because of noise complaints from nearby residents. Petersberg Times reports Tampa resident have long requested a stricter noise ordinance, but business-- particularly bar -- owners say they cannot exist under the proposed new limits. The Seattle Times reports as a result of increasing complaints, Seattle and Washington state regulators are considering new noise, alcohol and entertainment regulations that club owners fear could ruin their livelihood. Chicago Tribune  "Alford plea — under which a defendant acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction without admitting wrongdoing. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Blount County, Tennessee commissioners held a meeting recently to discuss complaints about noise coming from the Smoky Mountain Raceway. The letters are printed in their entirety. Residents had complained because the air conditioning units were running seven days a week. Neighbors complained that his open-roofed aviary, housing at least exotic birds, creates too much noise. One speaker of three said he would support the amendment, or anything to quiet the streets. Matt Highland, a spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Human Services, the agency that licenses daycares, tells I9 it could not comment on the specific case but added that similar instances could warrant an inquiry. Should swimming pools be closed on Sunday? The Baltimore Sun reports that residents in a Savage, Maryland neighborhood are concerned that an historic home, which may be converted to an inn, will increase noise and traffic in the area.