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HOTLINE RULES

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HOTLINE EDITING
• Calls are limited to one minute.
• No libelous calls will be printed.
• Comments will be edited for content and good taste.
• Comments must be called in. No written, e-mailed or faxed comments for the Hotline will be accepted.
• No personal “thank-you” calls will be printed. Calls of praise or appreciation for a person, group or company of general public interest will be considered for publication.
• Comments of a general nature regarding the news and issues of the day are encouraged. Comments are not limited to current events.
• Generally, calls making claims that cannot easily be substantiated will not be printed.
• No negative mention of businesses is allowed. Complaints should be taken up with the business.
• The Hotline will not print calls about individual, private workplace issues. Callers should take employment matters up directly with their employers.
• No personal attacks are allowed.
• No comments will be printed regarding neighbor disputes.
• No group or individual is allowed to dominate the column for a particular political or personal agenda.
• Readers’ Hotline will accept no political campaign-related comments. When election time nears, write a letter to the editor. But between elections, callers are allowed to comment on the job the president, governor, mayor, or any elected official is doing.
• The editor will periodically respond to a caller’s comments or question when needed.
• Not all calls will be printed in The Gazette, depending on the volume of calls received and their content.