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September 25, 2013

Woman's story of trading 300 sandwiches for engagement ring prompts online mockery, outrage

News websites, online commenters and blogs have responded to 300 sandwiches with mockery, contempt, cries of sexism and Slate's Amanda Hess even questioned the humanity of such an project.

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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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