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Empty Desks in Kansas

Inside a 'dying industry.' Teresa Daily hide caption

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Teresa writes:

In April, my husband and I read in our local paper, the Kansas City Star, that they would be reducing the number of sections by eliminating some and combining others. As twenty somethings, we know we are supporting a dying industry. A stark reminder of that occurred Friday night as we walked by the headquarters of the paper (see attached picture). My husband, a teacher, commented he might ask them if he could have some of those chairs for his elementary school.

I'm wondering, is the Star waiting for the economy to rebound, at which time they might need that office equipment? Until then, why keep it in such plain view?