Five candidates are seeking the
position of mayor of Lincoln
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2005 mayoral candidate questions
[FEB. 9, 2005]
primary election scheduled for Feb. 22 has only one contest, that
being between three Republican candidates: current Mayor Beth Davis,
Pat O'Neill and Dale Voyles.
The winning Republican will then join
the general election contest against the only Democratic candidate,
Jan Tabor, and an independent candidate, Tom O'Donohue. The general
election is scheduled to vote on April 5.
Each of the five candidates has been
requested to submit a letter describing his or her beliefs about how
to run the city and why they feel they should be the one to do that.
Lincoln Daily News will post those positions right here for
you to review. They will be posted in the order they are received.
The candidates have been supplied a
list of questions, offering that they answer any or all, as they
choose. They may also fill in their allocated space in the manner
that they feel best to inform you, the voter. In their letter it
says, "You may write anything else about your position or leadership
and background that tells how you will lead the community of
We look forward to seeing their
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The suggested questions are listed
are elected mayor:
- What will be your main focus as
- What are other areas that you
will develop or maintain?
- What are your strengths to lead
- What is your position on working
with the Lincoln/Logan County Development Partnership?
- What lines of communication will
you develop with other government entities: state, county, nearby
- How do you intend to build more
revenues for the city?
- What would you like the time of
your administration to be remembered for?
- How will your leadership inspire
Life Sentence, No Parole
If we tried to invent the
cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up
with anything worse than "solitary confinement" on a chain or
in a kennel.
Dogs are pack animals who
crave the companionship of others. Scratches behind the ears,
games of fetch, or even just walks around the block mean the
world to them. Curling up at your feet while you watch TV is
their idea of heaven.
Many dogs left to fend for
themselves at the end of a chain fall prey to attacks by other
animals or cruel people, and many others are injured or hanged
or choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their
If you have a backyard dog,
please, bring him or her inside. They don't want much--just
public service announcement from Lincoln Daily News and