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22:14 Apr 24, 2008
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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Journalism
English term or phrase:city officials
A year after the FLDS arrived, Eldorado city officials held a town meeting. "The citizens got a little restless," Mayor John Nikolauk said. "We gave them a chance to talk and let them vent and then I said, 'Here's the deal. They are not going away, we have to do the best we can.'" One angry woman demanded the town leadership do something because the FLDS were practicing polygamy and living in sin. Nikolauk responded: "Two thousand years ago this young fella stood up in defense of a whore and said he who is without sin cast the first stone. I know there are some sinless folks here so why don't you stand up so we can applaud you." That calmed the anger. For a while too, the town feared that the newcomers would take over the local government. When that did not happen, the mayor said the community developed a "detente" with the FLDS leaders, who nevertheless assiduously kept non-believers off their Yearning for Zion Ranch.