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A friend, John, has written the management of the casino in what was Higbee's at the Terminal Tower on Cleveland's Public Square. He requested that certain sensibilities and respect toward people's concerns be shown. What in English is called 'Good' Friday has the most solemn hours of the Christian year, the three hours (noon to three) that Jesus hung on the cross.
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Will they refrain from gambling during that time, and allow all staff the free option of not working those afternoon hours? "Shooting craps" (casting dice) on Good Friday strikes a nerve amongst a segment of the community.
Should not all gambling have a moratorium during these few hours? A once a year break, a few hours of stillness in activity?
There used to be a segment of the working population who would not work these hours. I did not work those hours, some did not like that choice; but i belonged to a union, a brotherhood, and although this was not in the contract, it was understood that yeah...there were guys in the past that would do this. So there was a precedent, and so few fellows exercise it; that to deny it would have been odd.
John wrote to:
100 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113