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November 17, 2013

Nov. 17, 2013: Letters to the editor

You can speak outat alcohol hearing

A man has good, moral character if he does not seek or promote immoral entertainment.

For instance, if a city administrator, a council member, a pastor, or for that matter any married or single man, is seen patronizing a sexually oriented business, or if a picture of him snuggling next to a stripper is seen in the paper, the community would correctly perceive that man as not possessing good, moral character.

How then can an owner of a club be perceived by the community as having good, moral character, which is the first criterion for an alcohol license in Indiana? This is ludicrous, of course, but because the community does not raise an objection, the owner receives his license renewals year after year with no remonstrance.

And, because this business involves immoral entertainment, the negative secondary effects downgrade the city.

Yet, it does not have to be this way.

The members of the community can speak out at a state hearing to request the denial of an alcohol license. The next hearing for a strip bar in Kokomo will be for Hiphugger, held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, on the third floor of 220 N. Main Street, in the council chambers.

Don BurrisKokomo

Turbine electricity not going to Tipton

The leaseholders say they are “saving the farm for the kids.” Whatever they say, it is their land.

It is our land and homes that are losing substantial value.

The leaseholders may like looking at these industrial-sized wind turbines and not mind them falling apart past their usage. Frankly, I didn’t sign up to see those things when my husband and I bought our land. We love the landscape and neighbors as they are.

People, wake up!

The main thing we need to remember is the electricity is not going to Tipton County! It is not even going anywhere in Indiana! It goes to other locations outside of our state.

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