Friday, October 13, 2006

Churchill Downs exempted from the rules everyone else has to live by

Louisville's metro council yesterday passed a smoking ban for every public building and workplace in Louisville--except, that is, Churchill Downs. Now how did Churchhill Downs not only convince councilmen to exempt it from the ban, but to vote down several measures that would have protected children from all that evil second hand smoke on the racetrack premises? It couldn't be because they have more political influence than the small businesses who now have to follow rules that Churchill doesn't have to follow, could it?

Perish the thought.

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