Someone PLEASE enlighten me on this? IMHO, we should take half and explore the oceans, and the other half to bomb the middle east. At the very least NASA should sell advertising on their booster rockets.. Mountain Dew, Nike, Travelocity, Trojan Condoms….
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May 18th, 2009 — Tourism
Nonprofit groups no longer can host events at interstate rest stops after officials with the state Department of Transportation decided they are too much hassle.
The decision means the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau won’t be allowed to stage “welcome” events for out-of-state visitors. For years, the group has hosted events – typically at the Interstate 90 rest stop at Valley Springs – to promote South Dakota and Sioux Falls.
Maybe it costs too little, and that’s why the state wants to do away with it . . .
In a state where tourism plays a big role in the economy, Ellis Schmidt thinks it’s in South Dakota’s interest to continue the practice. The events are inexpensive, usually costing the bureau about $100.
“That’s a pretty cheap way to touch a couple thousand people in a day,” she said.
And of course, representative Krebs found a way to spin the situation to make the state look good:
“Is it smart to have engineers picking up garbage? I don’t think that’s a good use of taxpayer money.”
You are right, why would engineers be picking up trash? Maybe the state should look into that?
Former Sioux Falls School Board member Sam Amato also thought the turnout would be higher.
“I was thinking about 8 percent,” he said.
Amato said he went to his normal voting precinct and “it took me 10 to 15 minutes to figure out where I voted.” He called the auditor. Two Can Play That Game ipod “They were able to help. But over the years, I have never seen anything close to being this bad,” he said.
Obviously when have a former school board member who can’t even find his precinct, you gots problems. But as usual with the school district, don’t blame the obvious.