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L.A.'s Monkey Business

March 25, 2003

Re "L.A. Ponies Up Funds for Golden Monkeys," March 20: I was appalled to learn that the L.A. City Council has come up with $100,000 a year for 10 years to pay for some Chinese monkeys. How is it that the council can't find money to pay for anything else, but yet $1 million is found?

I hope these lucky monkeys appreciate their room and board during their stay. There are families with no roof over their heads and no food on their tables!

Karen Jackson

Valley Village

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