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To the editor:
I have had a ringside seat to the new Wal-Mart
construction on Lincoln's west side. It has been a very interesting
Most Lincolnites may not realize that in addition to the store
you can easily see from Route 10, we also have a new creation in our
town: "Wal-Mart Hill"!!!
This new creation is a byproduct of and a fortunate result of a
lot of excess soil and nowhere to take it.
I am not too tall, so when I climbed Wal-Mart Hill to get the lay
of the land, I cannot be absolutely sure, but it would not surprise
me if Wal-Mart Hill wasn't the tallest point of land around for a
long way, maybe miles.
[to top of second column in this letter]
To my "entertainment venue" point: The layout seems perfectly
designed for an entertainment group (band or whatever) to set up on
the edge of the soon-to-be-completed parking lot (maybe on the
city's portable stage), and the fans could be arrayed upon the
grassy slope of Wal-Mart Hill enjoying the entertainment. Lots of
free parking too!
BTW: The grass is planted, but I am told there are still 130
"buffer" trees to be planted along the west and north side of
(Posted Sept. 13, 2006)
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