Planned Bingo Rally Draws Big Names

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Proponents of electronic bingo are
planning a march and rally Saturday in Montgomery with the Rev.
Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said Monday that he and
Montgomery businessman Greg Calhoun are organizing the event, and
they expect participation by some congressmen and other elected
officials who are headed to Selma for Sunday's 45th anniversary of
Bloody Sunday.

Ford said the march to the Capitol is to show support for
workers laid off from casinos and to encourage the Legislature to
pass a constitutional amendment that would allow the closed casinos
to reopen.

In a related development, Macon County District Attorney Paul
Jones issued a statement Monday saying he has inspected the shut
down bingo machines at VictoryLand and believes they are legal.


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  • by dee Location: abbeville on Mar 2, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    I CANT BELIEVE WE ARE STILL WASTING TAX DOLLARS ON THIS MESS. RILEY WAS PUT IN OFFICE TO DO AS THE PEOPLE WANT, NOT WHAT HE WANTS. LET US VOTE, WE ARE NOT IDIOTS AND CAN CHOOSE FOR OURSELVES. I SEE BY PATSY RILEYS LATEST REMARKS, HE MARRIED RIGHT IN HIS CLASS, VERRRRY LOW. SHE HAS GUTS TO SPEAK OF LEGAL JOBS WHEN HER OWN IS TAKING OUR TAX DOLLARS FASTER THEN WE CAN PAY THEM. THERE HAVE BEEN TO UNBELIEVABLE EARTHQUAKES AND 1000'S DEAD, SINCE THIS BINGO HAS BEEN BEING DEBATED. DONT YOU THINK WE HAVE BIGGER THINGS TO DO. PUT IT WHERE IT BELONGS "WITH THE TAX PAYERS OF ALABAMA" AND AND LETS GO ON TO SOMETHING ELSE. BY THE WAY, WHERE IS JOHN TYSON THESE DAYS? UNDER BOB RILEYS INDIAN BLANKET?
  • by daniel Location: dothan on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:28 PM
    I never would have thought that Sharpton and Jackson would enter this. I thought that they were afraid of people like Alabama Governor Riley. Maybe they can show some authority in this issue; obviously, the Attorney General can't, or doesn't have the guts to. This has become an issue (bingo) that Alabamians, at least Alabamians in the government offices, can't figure out. I'm going to give a simple solution to this problem: Set your time clock back to just before Country Crossing opened. Ask yourself why Riley waited 7 years before he decided that "bingo" machines were illegal in Alabama....
  • by BULL Location: FLORIDA on Mar 1, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    SOMEBODY IS NOT PADDING THE POCKETS OF BOB RILEY. HUM OR JUST MAYBE SOMEBODY UNASSOCIATED WITH ALABAMA IS REALLY PADDING HIS DEEP POCKETS. SO MANY WAYS TO LOOK AT IT BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO MONEY.
  • by GUST Location: DOTHAN on Mar 1, 2010 at 04:33 PM
    FINALL WE ARE BEING HERD, MABY WE THE PEOPLE OF AL. CAN GET SOMTHING DONE.LET THE THE PEOPLE VOTE
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