Harrah's Casinos offered to pay $7 million over seven years for the state to shut down greyhound racing by July 1 -- a plan that included $3 million per year from the Dubuque Racing Association -- but the bill didn't make it out of committee.Right, and neither did the members of the committee because they forgot which side of the door is the side that opens. If it hadn't been for the night janitor hearing the crying they probably would have starved to death.
Well, fast forward to the present and we find it's a bright new dawn for
The Dubuque Racing Association and the Iowa Gaming Association have inked a five-year contract to continue greyhound racing in Dubuque. The contract, announced Tuesday at the DRA board meeting, was the result of some "tough negotiation," according to Jesús Aviles, president and CEO of Mystique Casino and Dubuque Greyhound Park.And by "tough negotiations" Mr. Avriles means bringing the Gaming Association members donuts every day along with pictures of his son and asking them if they wanted to be responsible for putting the overlords on the street. "These people have no skills, anger issues and substance abuse problems," he told the committee. "And they know where you live."
"It's good to put everything to rest," Aviles said after Tuesday's meeting, noting the concern among those who work in the industry over efforts to end
Oh. Well, he might have a point about that can opener thing huh Dash?
Dash is fun. She is an avid tail wager and she smiles at you. She is very happy. She is very affectionate and loves to be petted and she will lean against you for attention. She will approach for pets. She has some shy moments, but is very loving. She has playful moments too and would do well with another dog who would like to play. She likes to collect toys. She loves to spend time outside in the grass. She is very relaxed in the home and is often found sleeping in the “cockroach” position (feet in the air). Dash would do well in a working family home with another dog with which she could play. She is good with well-mannered children. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.