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Mayor Bell finds yet another answer to high gas prices International Desk

With a grain of salt. Photos accompany this feature.
Even when he's not working, he's working. That's all one can conclude from what Nina Nixon observed of Kentucky's No. 1 Municipal leader.

When Mayor Pat Bell went on a vacation with a LIndsey Wilson College sponsored tour group travelling to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, he wasn't just eating exotic foods, lollygagging and gawking around. He was finding new ideas to help alleviate the gas price burden Columbians bear, Mrs. Nixon says.

Nina Nixon and her husband, Lynn (Red's identical twin brother Blackie) NIxon of Hillsboro, IN, and Sawmill Road, Adair County, got a first hand look at the Mayor's legendary work ethic on the same trip.

The alternative he found are are shown in the accompanying photos by Mrs. Nixon.

Mrs. Nixon admits the captions she wrote may be a bit fanciful, but hopes readers will enjoy the humor, as the editors of CM did.

The Mayor and Adair County CJE Ann Melton are planning a joint city-county venture to fight the higher prices currently charged in Adair County. That plan calls for the county to set up a local government fueling center near the Green River Animal Shelter and buy gas directly from a new distributor.

Editorial comment: If Condaleeza Rice and George Bush want to get this Middle East thing done before they leave office, they'd better be getting Mayor Bell on his cell phone, right now.

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Mayor Bell test drives option

2008-01-18 .
NINA NIXON, took this photo on September 24, 2007, and wrote the following caption, "The Secret is out! Mayor Pat Bell has solved the problem of high gas prices in Columbia. In September, Mayor Bell journeyed to Spain, Portugal and Morroco in search of an answer. Here is is 'test driving' the new mode of transportation he found in Morocco, Africa." In the background is LaFawn Nettles, a Lindsey Wilson graduate from Burkesville, KY. Mrs. Nixon says that Burkesville, with generally lower gas prices, may not find camels as appealing as they are for Columbians.

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Mayor Bell in Morocco negotiations

2008-01-18 - Morocco, Africa - Photo By Nina Nixon. MOROCCO, September 25, 2007: Paparazzi Nina Nixon, snapped this photo on September 2007, and writes, "Mayor Pat Bell (right) is bargaining with a master salesman to get the best deal possible on Columbia's new mode of transportation, the camel."
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