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Little Rock Named Meanest City Toward Homeless

Opening of Clinton Library may be related to non-profit group's declaration.
November 21, 2004, 5am PST | David Gest
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"A national organization has named Little Rock the nation's 'meanest' city toward the homeless, ranking it above Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. Little Rock's mayor disputed the designation by the Washington-based National Coalition for the Homeless, calling it an effort to gain publicity from the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library...Homeless advocates said the designation was timed in part to deter the city from conducting a police sweep of homeless people before the library's opening Thursday." Nine other cities were named for their "mean" stance on homeless issues.

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Published on Sunday, November 14, 2004 in The Baltimore Sun
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