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take the blinders off.

The Durham stadium was built in an area of blighted properties, properties in desperate need of rehabilitation.

The stadium construction provided the stimulus for private investors, note the word private, who came into the area and either upgraded their properties or purchased properties for rehabilitation.

Of course, that had a tremendous impact on property values and collected property taxes.

Even you can'nt honestly state the proposed river front site is in a blighted area.

Point 2 on the Durham project. It was built adjacent to I-40 with easy access on and off the interstate.

That's not the case, no matter where it might be built in the city.

Frankly Mike, you're doing more harm then good for the ballpark proponents with your consistent comparison of apples to watermelons.

But keep up the good work. You may be the clinching influence which puts this public funded folly to rest.

If it's such a good deal, there should be a wealth of private investors ready to sign on. Where's the line? Have you signed on yet?


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