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Dozen Ala lawmakers refuse free Iron Bowl tickets

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery legislator is being joined
by other Alabama lawmakers in refusing to take free tickets to the
Iron Bowl, a move praised by a Birmingham man crusading to stop the
practice.

State Rep. Alvin Holmes, a veteran Democrat, announced Tuesday
he asked that his two free tickets and parking pass be given to
soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Jim Metrock, president of Obligation, Inc., said nearly a dozen others have given him commitments not to accept the free tickets to the Auburn-Alabama game.

The Huntsville Times reported Wednesday that in 2007 Alabama and
Auburn gave away more than $100,000 in free tickets to legislators
and appointed officials, mainly members of Gov. Bob Riley's
administration.


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