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City's call wasn't political

It's hard to hear the sad tale of Mark Gietzen's house without wishing he somehow could be made whole for what he says was $96,000 in damage done when a construction company drove bridge pillars into the ground nearby in 2000. But the city has contractual language on its side in refusing to pay Gietzen over a matter for his insurance company and for the courts, which dismissed Gietzen's lawsuits. And Gietzen crossed the line Tuesday in suggesting that abortion politics and "economic racism" influenced the city's stand on his claim. As Mayor Carl Brewer said of his colleagues on the Wichita City Council, "the only thing they're interested in doing is dealing with the facts."