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Other benefits

May 31, 2007

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To the editor:

I am responding to Doug Brown's Take A Stand column in the Saturday, May 26, edition. Just because a business could generate money in the community does not mean it's a business we want or one that will truly benefit the community. Should we just throw up a great big porno movie theater at the corner of Sixth and Wakarusa? I bet it would generate some money. Not all decisions should be based on money.

In addition, there's already one gigantic Wal-Mart in town. The unique character of Lawrence will decrease as the number of Wal-Marts increases.

Susan Rischer,

Lawrence

Comments

classclown 7 years, 7 months ago

No. The pornos should be shown at Liberty theater to help prop up downtown. We can than attract tourism from all over the country as people come to watch our pornos and downtown shall be saved!

Sigmund 7 years, 7 months ago

Well at least Susan recognizes that Walmart will be an economic benefit to the community.

RKLOG 7 years, 7 months ago

Yeah, it's not like we don't already have a Walmart here in Lawrence. A BIG cavernous one at that. Lawrence is such a small town. The one Walmart we have is also very easy to get to. I've ridden my bike there from 23rd street. You don't even have to hate Walmart to say one's enough.

peppermint 7 years, 7 months ago

For God's sake, let the Wal-Mart come. China needs and deserves our dollars more than Lawrence does. America's time is coming to an end, and China is rising.

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