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DePauw Senior Writes Cover Story for Louisville Paper

July 2, 2002

July 2, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - Andrew Tangel, who will be a senior at DePauw University in the fall, is the writer of the story featured on the cover of this week's Louisville Eccentric Observer, an alternative newspaper in the Kentucky city. Headlined "Garbage man out?," the article examines Louisville's move toward automated trash pick-up and the fears of sanitation workers that the change will cost them their jobs.

Tangel writes, "It is a scene being repeated in cities throughout the country as the traditional team of workers is being phased out. And in what is one of the most radical changes in garbage collection since the introduction of public sanitation to Louisville -- when horse-drawn carriages began removing refuse in the years following the Civil War -- city officials also are moving forward with plans to automate the laborious job of collecting the city's solid waste in hopes of making the process more efficient, less expensive and safer."

You can read the entire article online at the paper's Web site by clicking here.

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