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VOICE of the People:

January 03, 2001

Lifesaving cables would do just that

I hear the Imperial Irrigation District's lawyer easily convinced the IID board to refuse the lifesaving cables. His reason is the lifesaving cables will increase crossings, thus more drownings.

That's like saying a bridge over raging waters will increase the possibility of all vehicles falling in. It's true, bridges do break once in a while. I have attorney friends who can't change a flat tire because they can't operate the jack nor are able to pitch a camping tent.

It does hurt me very much people losing their lives needlessly. But what concerns me is a different poor person rotting every week in the water that I cook, shower, wash, wash dishes with and drink.

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I feel the IID lawyer does not know what he is talking about. The lifesaving cables will clean the water and save lives.

CHRISTINE MATHEWSON

Calipatria

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