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I agree. Its the mom's fault. Many of news stories omit the fact that this lemonade stand was not the nostalgic picture of a little kid setting on the corner in front of her house. The media neglects to note that they don't even live in the neighborhood - the mother drove her daughter 12-15 miles from their home in Oregon City to the Alberta Street Fair (not exactly a family friendly place). The media also conveniently omits that the health inspectors were there to check all food vendors. The media makes the story sound like they singled her out. County Chair Jeff Cogen should be apologizing to the inspectors that were just doing their job, not the mother who was exploiting her daughter. What would he be saying if the story was about people got sick from a lemonade stand and county inspectors looked the other way - the County would be facing millions of dollars in lawsuits.
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