Dressed in a black suit and red shirt, with chains draped over his body, Imanuel Reed looks more like the Rev. Al Sharpton than an environmental consultant. Invited by Mayor Ruby Cook, he is here to tell Brooklyn, Ill., village trustees his findings. He suspects 1993 floodwaters that ran through a railroad yard in this Mississippi River town have left deadly residue. He tells them he has taken soil samples and that what he's found doesn't look good: Lead. Barium.... More >>>
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By Jennifer Silverberg
Mike Ocello, an executive for Roxy's management company, doesn't want to debate whether sex clubs that support the village with license fees scare off other businesses: "But what I do know is, a town that's strapped can't afford to lose $100,000."