Getting the Lead Out

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By now, you must be sick of C-Notes writing about and poisoned kids. Since last summer, we've been chronicling the allegations—which many historians have already proven—that Sherwin-Williams knew its lead paint was harming kids for decades before it stopped selling it ("The Poison Kids," August 16, 2006. Now Cleveland is left with one of the highest rates of lead poisoning in the country. Several cities in Ohio have filed lawsuits asking Sherwin-Williams to help pay for a clean-up of lead-laden homes. Yet our esteemed city leaders haven't decided if we should join the fight. Tonight's your chance to let them know what you think. The community activist group ACORN is hosting a Town Hall forum to discuss the problem. City Council members have been invited, along with lead experts and parents of sick kids. It starts at 7 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, Conference Room C/D, 2230 Euclid Ave. -- Lisa Rab

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