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Location, Location, Location

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Two weeks ago, the Denver dailies and TV newscasts were full of stories about an early Sunday morning shooting in LoDo -- only six blocks, or eight blocks, or ten blocks (depending on who was doing the counting) from where the Democratic National Convention will convene at the end of August. Would the streets be safe for those delegates from Iowa who wanted to get down with the let-out crowd?

There was also an early morning shooting this past Sunday, July 6, at 25th and Decatur, an undeniable five blocks from Invesco Field at Mile High, where Barack Obama could very well deliver his nomination acceptance speech on August 28. But this slaying, in much less sexy Jefferson Park, rated just a footnote in news reports on July 7.

Location, location, location. -- Patricia Calhoun

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