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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