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Glad to see city stand up to special interests

May 28, 2004

Dear Editor:

A number of people in Boyle County asked that I write this letter expressing their views, as well as mine.

It did our hearts good to see men like John Bowling and some of the city commissioners stand up to the Heart of Danville and special-interest groups and say no to a few fat-cat businesses. Nor have we forgotten how this same group felt they were above the law when the police checked one of their little parties for booze. Nor have we forgotten how the college was allowed to vote on the sale of booze in Danville while the people in Boyle County were left out.

Yet you ask us to come and spend our money there. Why were the people working in factories who pay taxes there left out? And why should their tax dollars be used to support such special-interest groups? Most of us living in Boyle County would help Charles Manson get out of jail before we would support the college or your Heart of Danville.

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So we say thank you, city commissioners, for your courage. The chickens always come home to roost. In a recent small survey in Danville, which consisted of a cross-section of 28 people, 26 of them told me they were glad the city commissioners were starting to represent the working people who elected them, rather than giving taxpayers money to some fat-cat, special-interest group.

Frank Durham

Boyle County

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