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Unfair move

February 5, 2001

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To the editor:

It is inexcusably insensitive to a brave but fragile neighborhood for the Salvation Army to attempt to foist a homeless shelter across the street from East Heights school and the Boys and Girls Club. This is neighborhood discrimination of the worst kind. The argument that "there is no place else available" just doesn't wash. A quick fix at the expense of East Lawrence is not the answer, but is in fact, ghettoization.

Here are a couple of alternatives: expand the Salvation Army present location to multistory. Why spare patrons of our new Arts Center the possible insights of aleatory social realism? Or just don't build it if you have to do it on the backs of the least fortunate.

Hal Sears,

Lawrence

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