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I would like to address the issues
mentioned here regarding the new racetrack in Lincoln.
To begin with, I think it's high time
someone finally came up with something that interests the people of
the city of Lincoln and the surrounding area. All too often we have
seen new businesses crash and burn all too soon or not happen at all
for one reason or another. A good look around town at all of the
deserted buildings can give you the idea that the city is somehow
afraid to move forward. I say "three cheers" to the new racetrack
and to the revenue that it is bringing in to the community.
As to the issues that Ms. Byrd
addresses, yes, it is noisy, but does it not give you some
satisfaction in knowing that this city has at long last something
for the young people in town to do besides race up and down the
streets and do mindless damage to other's property for a "good
time"? If you look at the stands filled with the young people who at
long last have something to do, you may think differently.
[to top of second
column in this letter]
It seems that perhaps you may be a
transplant from a large city who came to Lincoln for whatever
reason. Obviously, you are having trouble adapting to small-city
living, where we enjoy things like county fairs, a rummage sale and,
yes, auto racing. If you are going back to "higher-class" living,
then I wish you well. I prefer to stay here in this small town where
I don't have to check with the neighborhood "committee" if it's OK
to plant a new tree or put up a new fence. I hope you enjoy the
peace and quiet of the lifestyle you are so obviously more
As for myself and my family, we'll be
at the races.