On Durel’s request that BS & Cox drop lawsuit

The dailies report on Durel’s fax to BellSouth and Cox asking that they “get out of our way.” Both stories give background on the petition’s failure and report the aggressive stance taken by the administration. Here is a little taste from each paper:

From the Advocate: Durel asks companies to drop suit

Huval said he believes the companies are trying to make the project more expensive for Lafayette’s residents by running up legal fees and interfering with a bond sale whose timing was selected for low interest rates.

From the Advertiser: Durel wants fiber suit dropped

‘If they want to show the people of Lafayette they’re the good corporate citizens they profess to be and have been in the past, it would be the right thing for them to do,’ Durel said Wednesday.