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The introductory paragraph in the article by Rob Rogers and Mike Ferguson (Nov. 9, page B1) about the West End zoning change so The Den, currently at West Park, can be a part of the new development near Grand Avenue and 54th Street West is very inappropriate.

As a retiree of the Billings School System I find it demeaning to the staff at Ben Steel Middle School and a slam to the teaching profession.

This appears to be a feeble attempt at humor. I am sure many school district employees do not find it the least bit funny, but a negative, derogatory remark.

The Gazette can, and should report the news in a more positive manner.

Susan S. Keene