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Greed appears the winner

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What a travesty, the majority public defeated the Wal-Mart Corporation in their Auburn thrust in 1992, 1994 and 1995. The legal appeals and lawsuits should have taught (Jim) Conkey and (Steve) Cavolt that Wal-Mart in Auburn was a no-go. What part of “no” do they not understand? Could this be another instance, where individual greed and corporate power triumphs over ethics, morality and community well-being? How many towns in California and several other states have kept Wal-Mart out? How many towns in California, who have let Wal-Mart in, have lost rows of small businesses? The loss of small businesses is not the only loss, but along with it the loss of friendship and community well-being that small businesses enhance. Auburn, with its small town and friendly image, is attractive to young families raising children and senior retirees needing easy mobility. At what point does this disappear? All women should note the class action suit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart because of wage and promotion discrimination against women. DEAN K. HOFFMAN, Ph.D., Auburn