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To the Editor,


Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Two women are devoting a lot of their time trying to perfect our democracy. Doris Haddock (Granny D, 90 years old) walked from Pasedena to the U.S. Capital. After quoting to a rally at the capital steps from the U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 201: Bribery of public officials; the audience was not shocked by her comment that most of the people who make laws in these buildings to send other people to jail, should themselves be in jail. Granny D, like a growing majority, believes so much money flowing to candidates and parties -- $3 billion in this election cycle -- is too close to, if not, bribery and subverts our democracy.

Ellen Miller, president of Public Campaign, in a recent letter pointed out that over the past few years, the pharmaceutical industry has shelled out to Senators and Congressmen an estimated $13 million in campaign contributions. Their goal? To block enactment of a prescription drug benefit under Medicare. In 1998, major players in the investment industry weighed in with more than $37 million. They have an interest in privatizing Social Security. When Money Magazine added up the cost of all the special deals for special interests, it concluded that they are costing Americans a total of $1600 per person per year.

A Clean Public Money system for Congressional elections would cost about $1.3 billion per election cycle or about $6.50 per taxpayer per year. A Clean Money system for Minnesota state office elections would cost about $12.6 million, less than $5 per person.

Ellen Miller and Public Campaign want laws that allow candidates to be able to voluntarily choose public funds in exchange for refusing private donations and limiting expenditures. Not expecting much from Congress, Public Campaign helped Maine pass a clean money bill in 1996 and Vermont, Massachusetts and Arizona two years later and is helping Clean Money bills move forward in many other states including Minnesota. You should be asking candidates where they stand on this important issue.

In 1996, health care interests in Minnesota gave $171,000 to legislative leaders and they were able to block citizens efforts to pass strong new health care protections. In the same year Minnesota political parties received $259,000 from banking and finance and several bills since have been introduced to curb ATM costs but none have been allowed to come to a floor vote. Customers now pay an average surcharge of $1.27 on each ATM withdrawal that costs b .....
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Hoffman Stables

To the Editor,

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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It wasn't until a few days ago though, that we started doing something that I feel may be the first thing I've seen in my short Naval career that has truly made a difference. Right now we're supporting the USS Cole and her crew in Aden. When the atta ..... 
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To the Editor,

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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I have had several people stop in my office and have had several phone calls regarding Al Mathisons comments in last weeks Fillmore County Journal
regarding the recent candidate forum in Lanesboro.

Mr. Mathison wrote the highlight or l ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Apples, Apples, Apples!

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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PINETREE APPLE ORCHARD
Apples for everybody. Apples in pies, apples in doughnuts, rollovers, muffins and bread. Apples in the freshest cider you've ever tasted. Apples for every taste and purpose. C'mon out...we know the ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile # 80

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Name: John Goutcher
Home: Preston
Age: 60
Profession: Retired High School Educator/Administrator
Family: Wife Shirley, Son
Jeff, Daughter Jennifer
Personal Hero: Moses, he took a large grou ..... 
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Fruit Cocktail Cake Cake

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Fruit Cocktail Cake Cake
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (16 oz.) fruit cocktail w/syrup

In a large mixing bowl, ..... 
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