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Scandal is business as usual

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I would like to say a few words concerning the so-called Olympic bid scandal. Have you ever been in a grocery store and wondered why some products have a premium spot on the shelves and others do not? Some products are at eye level where they are easily seen and packages read. Well, those ideal positions are bought and paid for by the manufacturers of the products with gratuities to store management.

Well this is just the normal way of doing business, and these men of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee are businessmen. When someone from the IOC slyly mentioned that they would like something or they wished that a child could get a job or a college education, these wishes were fulfilled as a normal way of doing business.

I'm not saying that is right, but it is the way things are done in the business world. It's been going on this way for decades and will continue as long as there is competition for sales in business and getting the Olympics to your city. Tom Welch and Dave Johnson did nothing thousands of business executives don't do every day to get their products in the most ideal positions in the markets of America.

I think that the infamous Justice Department would better spend its time trying to bring to justice the real criminals and let the Games begin.

Gerald L. Sorensen

Sandy