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LETTER: Shriners' bikes broke law, noise barrier

To the Editor:

I'm writing about the Corn Palace Stampede parade that was held on July 20. I was very disappointed in the Shriners' motorcycle corps. They are supposed to be good for crippled children and the community, but instead they were very loud and lawbreakers.

They broke the noise level and hurt my ears, and many others had to cover their ears. They were racing around and at one time I thought that one of the motorcycles was going to hit someone.

They should be ashamed of themselves for doing everything illegal -- loud noise, speeding, recklessness. The small racing buggies were just as bad, if not worse, for loud noise.

The rest of the parade was good. What is wrong with the organizers? Do they think loud and illegal make a good parade?