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News in Brief: Minnesota




 

Advocate (06/16/92) No. 605, P. 25

Twin Cities Roman Catholic officials announced May 15 that they may have to alter plans to open a home for AIDS patients in Maplewood, Minn., following the disruption of a public meeting to discuss the plan with city residents. Sister Joanne Lucid, director of the Twin Cities archdiocese's AIDS ministry, said that several of the 600 meeting attendees verbally condemned the opening of the group home and claimed it would deflate their property values. "There was no way we could even talk. People were rudely interrupting and shouting, 'We don't need to hear from you.' They were very intimidating," said Lucid. She added that if residents of Maplewood continue to show disapproval, the archdiocese may establish the home elsewhere. Plans for the facility would provide housing for a maximum of three people.



 


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