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Opening Arguments

Free lunch, over

Of course, the service does leave something to be desired:

A night's stay in the Lake County Jail could soon cost inmates $30, as county officials look to take advantage of a state law that allows counties to be reimbursed for up to half the daily cost of holding a prisoner.

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"I don't think $30 is so bad," said Blanchard. "Where else can you stay overnight and get three meals for that price."

Things are getting tough all over. New York City is planning to require more homeless families to get jobs in order to waulify for rent subsidies.


Bob G.
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 10:05am

Forgive me for having to ask "that" burning question, but doesn't someone who holds a job, ANY job have to have...a REAL ADDRESS (residence, abode, roof over one's head)?

We can't just put on the application that:
"I live at the Exit 14 undrpass...third refrigerator box from the chain-link fence, next to Betty".
Somehow, I have a feeling that dog just won't hunt.