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to the editor Editor: Tax Cut "comment" by T. you printed last week interesting food for Certainly questions about 'e rovided material for ms from the time ,oston Tea Party to the present. question is whether any s will provide a significant ; to the economy. after all, be the ideal ly when everyone is able to fair share at the dinner table. for any honest discussion to start with facts. comments go beyond n into the realm of fairytales offers his distribution of the burden. According to the :tizens for Tax Justice (copy )ing enclosed) (From the Science Monitor. Jan. 10, top 1% income group pays 25% of the taxes, and the bottom 60% pays some 14%. This is a far cry from the data in Mr. Davies vignette. However the Federal income tax is only one small part of the overall tax picture. Another study looking at the combined effect of all taxes, including state and local sales taxes, gas taxes, capital gains taxes etc. indicated that while the top 10% of income earners gain 40% of the overall income, they only pay 20% of the overall taxes. Now, that's something to think about! Fr. Jack Nordick Graceville, MN US tax burden on different income groups ,rrently, the highest-earning 20 percent of Americans account r 58 percent of all income and 68 percent of all taxes paid. Arage Slmrt of  of o protm An0ed's total federal Effective iamue pretax incoa=o taxes tax rmto 20,700 7.3 4.0 13 56,100 19.7 17.9 21 204,000 14.3 16.1 26 56,500 100.0 100.0 22 s for Tax Justice STAFF To the Editor: Abortion bccalne legal when the sexual revolution hit our country. The Supreme Court may have been pressured by what the majority of the people wanted and not what was right. We could have a reversal and need to have the muoiity speak up. Polls are always saying people don't want abortion, .just recently it was 70'7c saying they favored restoring legal protection for the unborn. Most states have their own abortion law so if Roe v. Wade should be reversed we would still have a fight in each state. Minnesota passed Doe v. Dalton which is a much broader right to abortion and that is why public opinion is so important. It seems too huge for any of us to tackle but there is evidence the country is turning from the sexual revolution. For the first time in history more college students claim to be pro life than pro-abortion. In a Newsweek story recently it said the number of high school students who say they abstain from sex rose by 10 percent between 1991 and 2001. I will repeat what I wrote before that we would have a much better country if abortion was illegal. There would be less drinking because people wouldn't want to take a chance to be in a situation with the possibility of having sex and becoming pregnant and less drinking would mean fewer accidents and violence. And what else - more of those cute chubby little babies to look at and watch growing up. No abortions would give adoptive parents a much better chance to be a parent. Carol Karels, Secretary, Big Stone Co. Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life Leukemia Walk Fundraiser at Mall of America February I Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma is an event aimed at raising lends for research and patient services for those affected by blood cancers. The Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mall of America, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Beth "Ikrgerson of Stacy, MN will be participating in The Walk. If you would like to be a sponsor, or if you would like to participate at the Mall of America and help raise funds as part of Willie's Team, please call 651-462- 3999 for details. Contributions can be mailed to Beth Torgerson, 34495 Forest Blvd., Stacy, MN 55079. Please made checks payable to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). "This is something we can do for Bill Martig as well as everyone else who is affected by blood cancers," Beth said. "Your participation will help save lives. Please help the fight against blood cancer." The 1,eukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest volun- tary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, educa- tion and patient services. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has pro- vided more than $280 million for research specifically targeting blood- related cancers. The Society also offers a comprehensive array of ser- vices to patients and families touched by blood-related cancers, including financial assistance. For more infor- mation of the Society, or blood-relat- ed cancers, check out www.leukemia- lymphoma.org. There are prizes you can get if you raise certain levels of money. If any- one is curious, and if there is a big response to this, Beth says the Mall of America gift certificate would be given to Bill & Elaine. For more information contact Beth Torgerson at 651-462-3999. Transportation Adv. Com. meet Tbe UMVRDC will be hosting their quarterly Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Appleton Civic Center. The committee will review and identify transportation issues for cities and counties in Region 6W. These issues will be tabulated and placed into a transportation report that is annually submitted to MnDOT. In other business the TAC will review the list of proposed federally funded transportation projects in this region, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Corridor Study and discuss local issues in the region. The public is encouraged to attend. Remember one day's limit allowed when on water/ice Anglers are reminded that any fisherman who is on the water or ice or is actively engaged in fishing can legally possess only one day's limit of fish as determined by species, and any fish in possession must conform to the regulations in effect for the body of water being fished. On waters with size limits in effect, the fish caught that day can be gutted and gilled, but not filleted as long as the angler remains on the water or ice. "It is illegal to keep a limit of fish from a previous day when camping overnight on the ice or when returning to the water or ice to fish the next day," said Law Enforcement Specialist Dave McCrea. "The regula- tion clearly says a person may possess no more than one day's limit of fish while on the water or actively engaged in fishing. Without this regu- lation, enforcement of the daily bag limit would nearly be impossible." In regards to cleaning the day's catch, McCrea says anglers can gut and gill the fish while on the water/ice, but have to leave the water/ice to fillet them if the angler is on a lake with an effective size limit. He also reminds anglers to adhere to the possession limit regulation, which is defined as all fish of a partic- ular species that a person may have under their control, such as in a portable cooler, a home freezer, or registered in their name in a commer- cial cold storage locker. Anglers can find this information on page 11 of the 2003 Fishing Handbook, which is available at Game, Fish and Parks offices or from their website at www.state.sd.us/gfp/. t's entertainment Old Mill or Old Mill Light S125 RATED TRY [rSIII S. HWL 15 MILBANK, SD PH. 605-432-4421 STARTS FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (PG13) "DARKNESS FALLS" STARTS FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (R) stcu'rbcJ Leonord dl Caprlo "Gangs of New York" Frl. & Sat. 9:15 PM only. Sun. 7:30 PM only 7:30 PM during the week SHOWS FRI,. SAT. & SUN. ONLY_ (G) with Roberto Begnini "PINOCCHIO" Pri. & Sat. at 7:00 PM & Sun. at 5:00 PM CONTINUING (PG13) starring Tom Hanks & Leonardo di Coprgo Me If You ENDING THURSDAY, JAN. 23 "Naid in Nanhattan"t,,Gl, "The M EXPERIENCE  ALLARD POIN T JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR OUR , Sunday I Brunch Buffet i 11:00 AM to 2:00 J .... O, er 30 Breakfast and Oin Items ,to Choose From, ; , y loin BUC OF 15-1/2 miles north of big game! Own Burger BAR 4:00 PM to Closing! Hwy. 7 320-265-6129 There will be an OPEN HOUSE 70th & 75th Birthday. Party for Dorle and Albert (Boots) Hoffman Blfi STONE Door Prizes I.AKE AREA CHAMBEI MEETING Silent Auction (tames 5:30 DM Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Chamber Ftm Ortonville VFW Clubrooms $12.50 per person Make your reservation today! Call (320) 839-3284 by AM this Wed., Jan. 22nd! Hawaiian I00igbt at the Bellingham Legmn MOVIE RENTALS Visit our NEW staff-up movie rental department. VIDEO GAME & GAME BOX RENTALS General Services 221- 2nd St. NW Ortonville, MN 320-839-2008 21, 2003 "0 INDEPENDENT TUES., JAN. 21, 2003 BBQ Ribs Ist Dinner Reg. Price 2nd Dinner for $ I .00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon. WED., JAN. 22, 2003 [ ! 1 6 OZ. I Broiled Lobster[ I $12 95' 1 WITH COUPON ONLY THURS., JAN. 23, 2003 Steak Cubes Ist Dinner Reg. Price 2nd Dinner for $1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon L .......... r ,3. I r"3 -- FIESTA ROOM Page 11 to the editor Editor: Tax Cut "comment" by T. you printed last week interesting food for Certainly questions about 'e rovided material for ms from the time ,oston Tea Party to the present. question is whether any s will provide a significant ; to the economy. after all, be the ideal ly when everyone is able to fair share at the dinner table. for any honest discussion to start with facts. comments go beyond n into the realm of fairytales offers his distribution of the burden. According to the :tizens for Tax Justice (copy )ing enclosed) (From the Science Monitor. Jan. 10, top 1% income group pays 25% of the taxes, and the bottom 60% pays some 14%. This is a far cry from the data in Mr. Davies vignette. However the Federal income tax is only one small part of the overall tax picture. Another study looking at the combined effect of all taxes, including state and local sales taxes, gas taxes, capital gains taxes etc. indicated that while the top 10% of income earners gain 40% of the overall income, they only pay 20% of the overall taxes. Now, that's something to think about! Fr. Jack Nordick Graceville, MN US tax burden on different income groups ,rrently, the highest-earning 20 percent of Americans account r 58 percent of all income and 68 percent of all taxes paid. Arage Slmrt of  of o protm An0ed's total federal Effective iamue pretax incoa=o taxes tax rmto 20,700 7.3 4.0 13 56,100 19.7 17.9 21 204,000 14.3 16.1 26 56,500 100.0 100.0 22 s for Tax Justice STAFF To the Editor: Abortion bccalne legal when the sexual revolution hit our country. The Supreme Court may have been pressured by what the majority of the people wanted and not what was right. We could have a reversal and need to have the muoiity speak up. Polls are always saying people don't want abortion, .just recently it was 70'7c saying they favored restoring legal protection for the unborn. Most states have their own abortion law so if Roe v. Wade should be reversed we would still have a fight in each state. Minnesota passed Doe v. Dalton which is a much broader right to abortion and that is why public opinion is so important. It seems too huge for any of us to tackle but there is evidence the country is turning from the sexual revolution. For the first time in history more college students claim to be pro life than pro-abortion. In a Newsweek story recently it said the number of high school students who say they abstain from sex rose by 10 percent between 1991 and 2001. I will repeat what I wrote before that we would have a much better country if abortion was illegal. There would be less drinking because people wouldn't want to take a chance to be in a situation with the possibility of having sex and becoming pregnant and less drinking would mean fewer accidents and violence. And what else - more of those cute chubby little babies to look at and watch growing up. No abortions would give adoptive parents a much better chance to be a parent. Carol Karels, Secretary, Big Stone Co. Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life Leukemia Walk Fundraiser at Mall of America February I Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma is an event aimed at raising lends for research and patient services for those affected by blood cancers. The Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mall of America, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Beth "Ikrgerson of Stacy, MN will be participating in The Walk. If you would like to be a sponsor, or if you would like to participate at the Mall of America and help raise funds as part of Willie's Team, please call 651-462- 3999 for details. Contributions can be mailed to Beth Torgerson, 34495 Forest Blvd., Stacy, MN 55079. Please made checks payable to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). "This is something we can do for Bill Martig as well as everyone else who is affected by blood cancers," Beth said. "Your participation will help save lives. Please help the fight against blood cancer." The 1,eukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest volun- tary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, educa- tion and patient services. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has pro- vided more than $280 million for research specifically targeting blood- related cancers. The Society also offers a comprehensive array of ser- vices to patients and families touched by blood-related cancers, including financial assistance. For more infor- mation of the Society, or blood-relat- ed cancers, check out www.leukemia- lymphoma.org. There are prizes you can get if you raise certain levels of money. If any- one is curious, and if there is a big response to this, Beth says the Mall of America gift certificate would be given to Bill & Elaine. For more information contact Beth Torgerson at 651-462-3999. Transportation Adv. Com. meet Tbe UMVRDC will be hosting their quarterly Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Appleton Civic Center. The committee will review and identify transportation issues for cities and counties in Region 6W. These issues will be tabulated and placed into a transportation report that is annually submitted to MnDOT. In other business the TAC will review the list of proposed federally funded transportation projects in this region, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Corridor Study and discuss local issues in the region. The public is encouraged to attend. Remember one day's limit allowed when on water/ice Anglers are reminded that any fisherman who is on the water or ice or is actively engaged in fishing can legally possess only one day's limit of fish as determined by species, and any fish in possession must conform to the regulations in effect for the body of water being fished. On waters with size limits in effect, the fish caught that day can be gutted and gilled, but not filleted as long as the angler remains on the water or ice. "It is illegal to keep a limit of fish from a previous day when camping overnight on the ice or when returning to the water or ice to fish the next day," said Law Enforcement Specialist Dave McCrea. "The regula- tion clearly says a person may possess no more than one day's limit of fish while on the water or actively engaged in fishing. Without this regu- lation, enforcement of the daily bag limit would nearly be impossible." In regards to cleaning the day's catch, McCrea says anglers can gut and gill the fish while on the water/ice, but have to leave the water/ice to fillet them if the angler is on a lake with an effective size limit. He also reminds anglers to adhere to the possession limit regulation, which is defined as all fish of a partic- ular species that a person may have under their control, such as in a portable cooler, a home freezer, or registered in their name in a commer- cial cold storage locker. Anglers can find this information on page 11 of the 2003 Fishing Handbook, which is available at Game, Fish and Parks offices or from their website at www.state.sd.us/gfp/. t's entertainment Old Mill or Old Mill Light S125 RATED TRY [rSIII S. HWL 15 MILBANK, SD PH. 605-432-4421 STARTS FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (PG13) "DARKNESS FALLS" STARTS FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (R) stcu'rbcJ Leonord dl Caprlo "Gangs of New York" Frl. & Sat. 9:15 PM only. Sun. 7:30 PM only 7:30 PM during the week SHOWS FRI,. SAT. & SUN. ONLY_ (G) with Roberto Begnini "PINOCCHIO" Pri. & Sat. at 7:00 PM & Sun. at 5:00 PM CONTINUING (PG13) starring Tom Hanks & Leonardo di Coprgo Me If You ENDING THURSDAY, JAN. 23 "Naid in Nanhattan"t,,Gl, "The M EXPERIENCE  ALLARD POIN T JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR OUR , Sunday I Brunch Buffet i 11:00 AM to 2:00 J .... O, er 30 Breakfast and Oin Items ,to Choose From, ; . y loin BUC OF 15-1/2 miles north of big game! Own Burger BAR 4:00 PM to Closing! Hwy. 7 320-265-6129 There will be an OPEN HOUSE 70th & 75th Birthday. Party for Dorle and Albert (Boots) Hoffman Blfi STONE Door Prizes I.AKE AREA CHAMBEI MEETING Silent Auction (tames 5:30 DM Cocktails 6:30 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Chamber Ftm Ortonville VFW Clubrooms $12.50 per person Make your reservation today! Call (320) 839-3284 by AM this Wed., Jan. 22nd! Hawaiian I00igbt at the Bellingham Legmn MOVIE RENTALS Visit our NEW staff-up movie rental department. VIDEO GAME & GAME BOX RENTALS General Services 221- 2nd St. NW Ortonville, MN 320-839-2008 21, 2003 "0 INDEPENDENT TUES., JAN. 21, 2003 BBQ Ribs Ist Dinner Reg. Price 2nd Dinner for $ I .00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon. WED., JAN. 22, 2003 [ ! 1 6 OZ. I Broiled Lobster[ I $12 95' 1 WITH COUPON ONLY THURS., JAN. 23, 2003 Steak Cubes Ist Dinner Reg. Price 2nd Dinner for $1.00 WITH COUPON ONLY Not redeemable with gift certificate or any other coupon L .......... r ,3. I r"3 -- FIESTA ROOM Page 11