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August 27, 2012


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Willard Shmekel

Duke, don't quit your simple day job and avoid straying into the complex world of politics. You actually believe the big lie that a downtown stadium will generate substantial revenue? Please do some research instead of parroting hucksters wearing fancy suits. You will find that downtown stadiums do not result in substantial economic growth. Local governments end up stuck with progressively burdensome annual maintenance costs for the life of the facility. The only jobs actually produced are minimum wage, seasonal ones. No "new" money is produced; spending on sports events merely represents a diversion of monies that otherwise would have been spent at other entertainment venues.

Oh, although I don't have grey hair, I don't appreciate your unfair, inaccurate comments about the people who contribute the most to local government coffers in the form of outlandish property taxes.


Great article there Duke! Loved how you came out and really pointed out the truths and really laid it out for people to understand what is really going on. It's time for change and start something new that the people can be proud of in downtown.

Nothing against these elderly people who are afraid of their property taxes going up wildly with this stadium, which is untrue since most of the stadium will be paid by the hotel tax. But as some people have said, many of them won't be here in 20 years or less, its sad to say that. But what I mean is, let the young people have something, they are the future of this city and let them decide what should happen with their downtown.

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  • Duke Keith is the sports director for KLAQ and does play-by-play for Time Warner Cable Sports. He's been involved with local sports media since coming to El Paso in 1990.

    You can listen to Duke on the KLAQ Morning Show, weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 95.5 FM.

    Duke comments on sports in general, but usually sticks close to home.

    E-mail Duke at dkeith@klaq.com.

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