Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Wal-Mart fan

October 15, 2003


To the editor:

I am writing in rebuttal of Mr. Burger's letter in the Oct. 5 Journal-World.

Mr. Burger, if we stop shopping at Wal-Mart, where are we supposed to buy clothes, school supplies, batteries, etc. at reasonable prices? Can you answer my question?

What happens to the numerous employees if Wal-Mart shuts down? What happens to the economy of Lawrence if Wal-Mart shuts down? What about the recycling plant at the back of Wal-Mart? What about all the charities and good works that Wal-Mart helps with in our community?

Put it this way, I have bought notebook paper for my kids at another major Lawrence store for $1.50 for 50 sheets, but at Wal-Mart it is 97 cents for 150 sheets. Which is the better deal?

Mr. Burger, you are entitled to your own opinion, as am I for mine. In my opinion, the worst thing that could happen to Lawrence is to have the present Wal-Mart shut down. Also, in my opinion, the next worst thing that could happen to Lawrence is to not build a second Wal-Mart. Lawrence could easily support another Wal-Mart.

Barbara Shelton,


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