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Friday, December 22, 2006

It Happens Everywhere

Copper thief sets DeSoto building ablaze - Harry Levins (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 22)

While the article's subject is noteworthy itself, check out this sentence: "The theft of copper wire, pipes and tubing is common in rundown sections of St. Louis."

This is partially true, but only because metal theft happens in every part of St. Louis, from "rundown" sections with vacant buildings to rehab zones to stable neighborhoods like the Central West End.

The again, the Post-Dispatch has long abandoned any pretense that it's an accurate chronicle of the city of St. Louis.

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