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Fans: Commissioners at Fault for L.A.'s Loss and Irwindale's Gain

August 26, 1987

In ancient Egypt, pharaohs built pyramids, monuments to themselves, with the blood of slave labor.

In ancient Rome, caesars built gigantic arenas, monuments to themselves, with the blood of forced labor.

Today, city officials, such as those in Irwindale, build $170-million sports complexes as monuments to themselves, with the blood money of forced taxation, fees and assessments.

By accepting this money, Al Davis and other owners of his ilk, are helping to destroy the very laissez-faire capitalist system that has made possible a phenomenon such as professional spectator sports.

GARY HULL

Claremont

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