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History of balloon flying corrected


To the editor:

"The balloonists come from all over Illinois and from many other states as well, mostly western states, Turner says. He remembers a number of balloons from New Mexico, where the popular sport started, as well as from Colorado, Missouri, Iowa and a few from Florida." [Excerpt from "New balloon fest chairman is an old hand"] 

Ballooning was started in 1783 in France, and the modern balloon system was developed by Raven Industries in the early 1960s. The first "modern" flight in a hot-air balloon was in South Dakota. Ed Yost was the pilot of that flight that lasted about 20 minutes.

Just a liíl correction for you.  :-)

Jason Harlow

Wake-up call for new business opportunity


To the editor:

I hope that my fellow commissioners were asleep at the switch last Thursday evening and not openly conspiring against a new business that wants to come to Lincoln.

This is the second business in a row to be denied a zoning change by the planning commission. What are we saying to businesses that want to locate here? "Iím sorry, we are going to become a tourist mecca and have no need for your property or sales tax revenues." "Iím sorry, you are a corporate entity, and I donít want you competing with my buddies." Businesses compete all the time. What does the average consumer gain from competition? Better service! Better products!

As for a parking lot and visitors center on that lot for the Postville Courthouse, ask Joe on the street about that one and see if he doesnít giggle.

I urge everyone to call their council member and tell them to reverse the vote by the planning commission. And then call another member of the council just to make sure!! Lincoln canít afford to let these opportunities slip by.


Mike Miller

Member of the planning commission



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