Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


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Members of the Southeast Iowa Blue Knights gathered Wednesday morning at North Hy-Vee in Ottumwa before their ride to Coralville in memory of the Sept. 11 attacks. The group is about 18 months old and includes members from a number of area law enforcement agencies.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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