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Let's Move Past the Rain Forest

Barb Vakulskas

Iowa City Press-Citizen

April 2, 2006

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I can't for the life of me imagine why this rain forest debate has stayed alive for years ("Coralville out of running for project?," March 29). At the inception it was a bad idea, and it still remains so. I can't see people stopping on I-80 for this project when they are either on their way to Omaha or Chicago; they certainly won't go out of the way to a smaller site. I would hope that the powers behind this boondoggle would devote their time, money and energy to solving the homeless problems in the area as well as other socially important issues.

Barb Vakulskas
Iowa City