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New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway

A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are. The proposed honor for the Piano Man is being held up over a difference of opinion over a simple question: Should the state name things after people while they are still alive? "It's more of a philosophical discussion. ... I don't think it has anything to do with Billy Joel," said Sen. Jack Martins, a Long Island Republican who introduced a bill last year to name a stretch of road in Hicksville for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. "This is a man who has sold 150 million albums and still...

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