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01/17/2014

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NUN RAISING HELL ON ST. ARMANDS A woman working on St. Armands to raise charitable contributions to help Haiti has outraged business owners. Photo courtesy St. Armands Circle Association BUSINESS OWNERS OBJECT TO A WOMAN SEEKING CHARITABLE DONATIONS ON THE CIRCLE By Stan Zimmerman City Editor St. Armands Circle merchants are fuming and hungry children.' Merchants put up anyabout a woman dressed as a nun raising thing outside, and they get hit up by Code money for people in Haiti amongst the hoi Enforcement." polloi shoppers. Corrigan came to the meeting believing the Diana Corrigan, executive director of the woman dressed in a nun's summer habit St. Armands Circle Association, told the had a permit from the city to solicit money. board members of the St. Armands Business Last month, as usual during the holiday seaImprovement District son, Salvation Army (BID) Tuesday mornbell-ringers were This is going to proliferate if we active on the Circle, ing, Jan. 14, "A lady has set up shop, going don't fight it. soliciting funds for the up to tourists aggreshungry and needy. Marty Rappaport s i v e l y. " C o r r i g a n Chairman St. Armands Business Improvement District "I understand ringing added, "She has a sign saying, 'Help sick bells for the Salvation

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