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     February 4, 2021      #96-35 KDJ
 

Don't take a pass when people need your help 

By Scott Reeder

“It’s not our problem.”

I hate those four words more than any others strung together in the English language.

It’s an excuse for looking away.

Decades ago, when I was a young reporter, I had just taken a new job with a newspaper, and the staff was excited to soon be moving into a new building. One cold December night, a desperate woman called. She was in labor, and in that era before cellphones, couldn’t get a hold of her husband who was working construction in the building we were moving into.

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