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Vote 'no' to retain area judges     Send a link to a friend

To the editor:

Area voters have one of the most important choices to make regarding and affecting our everyday lives that we can make during the Nov. 2, 2004, election. Eight area judges are asking us the voters to retain them for another term. The three appellate judges, John McCullough, Robert Cook and Robert Steigmann, are asking us to retain them for 10 long years, and Circuit Court Judges Ron Dozier, Steve Pacey, John Huschen, Harold Frobish and David Coogan are asking to be retained for another six long years.

Citizens for Justice, Inc. is asking all area voters reading this message to join them in asking each and every voter to reclaim area courthouses by voting "no" on retaining each of these eight area judges. Now is the time to clean house at the area courthouses, and this election is the perfect time for area voters to make their voices heard.

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Remember, the only way we the voters and the public can fire these area judges is by voting "no" to retain them, on the Nov. 2, 2004, ballot. Otherwise we must wait for another six long years to decide on retaining the five circuit judges again and then wait 10 long years to decide on retaining the three appellate judges.

Can we count on every Republican, Democrat and independent voter to join us in voting "no" on the ballots regarding retaining each of these eight area judges on Nov. 2, 2004?

Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Lester C. Van Bibber III, President

(Posted Nov. 1, 2004)

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 tether.

If you have a backyard dog, please, bring him or her inside.  They don't want much--just you.

A public service announcement from Lincoln Daily News and helpinganimals.com

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