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March 20, 2013

I am so sad for the poor child found at our PJ Factory this week. I have been a resident artist there for a year and have always felt very comfortable and at home....

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Premier

Mar-20-13 5:10 AM

Why would anyone mind if truck drivers get some sleep?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-20-13 5:21 AM

The video of the young woman showed she was either incredibly drunk or on drugs.

The PJ Factory should not be used as a place to dry out.

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eric88

Mar-20-13 6:10 AM

Panama factory sounds like a "Flop House" to me....

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eric88

Mar-20-13 6:38 AM

*pajama

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wwhickok

Mar-20-13 7:14 AM

Erik, that doesn't really surprise me. I'm not trying to sound callous, I haven't really read anything about the story recently, I know a few people who know the victim, it's very sad and very unfortunate. MY thoughts and prayers go out to her family. At the same time, when the story game out, drugs, alcohol, foul play, something along those lines was my initial thought. I know that does seem callous, but I also don't think it's untrue.

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wwhickok

Mar-20-13 7:15 AM

I also want to make clear, by no means am I trying to come across as judgemental or anything. I didn't personally know the victim, I don't know anything her. I do know that I agree that the 'coverage' of this situation was pathetic. The focus absolutely should've been on the victim and not the 'live in residents' of the factory.

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CHayes

Mar-20-13 8:18 AM

"I mean, why not let the employees spend the night at Lowes, or Kohls, or the Wegmans"

They do. Lowes, Kohl's, and Wegman's all have overnight crews.

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spike2

Mar-20-13 8:36 AM

I think fire is an issue. If a building is not adapted for overnight use and a fire occurs, how does the fire department know where people might be located? This is a very large building. How would everyone react if tenants died in a fire because know one knew they were there or their location? the young woman's death is very sad and certainly everyone extends condolences to her family. No one knows what toxicology will show, however, if the result is alcohol, where was she being served enough to cause her death? this would seem to supersede her place of death. Again, i'm sure we all offer sincere condolences to her family.

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SteelerFan

Mar-20-13 9:07 AM

Let's all agree that this is a terrible tragedy for the victim and the family and send along our thoughts and prayers.

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Tgrammiex4

Mar-20-13 11:07 AM

When you think about it, lots of non-residential bldgs. have sleeping areas, Police Depts, Fire Houses, Nurse's ofice at school. I've worked at a few Mfg. that had lounges for employees with a couch or bed in case of illness. At any rate, my sympathy to the family and friends.

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pinecr

Mar-20-13 1:14 PM

Have heard several times that it is a great place for druggies to hang out and sell/use their drugs.

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JohnMBower

Mar-20-13 2:42 PM

Why is there no talk about the bartender who served her over in South Side? I hear he expressed concern that she may not have been OK to drive. (No, I wasn't there, but people saw her.) Thank the Good Lord that she didn't hurt anyone else while driving impaired.

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toolman

Mar-20-13 3:46 PM

First of all I offer my simpathy to the victim's family, but I know for a fact there is at least ten people LIVING there and I can name them all. drugs are a big problem in that building and the owner knows all about it. Codes have been called several times about the problem but sadly it takes a death for them to get off their duff.Who wears the pants in the city? Mark Winkleman or the city? evan as of today there are several people living there 24 hours each and every day. coming from studio 15 down all you can smell is pot or BO and those who think otherwise are delusional. Mark Winkelman's lies will be catching up with him.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-20-13 4:47 PM

The building is not made for residential use.

This tragedy should help evict the squatters.

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JohnMBower

Mar-21-13 12:47 AM

Nothing about the building killed that poor girl. If she'd driven home that night, instead of going her friend's place, she would have died at home, but there wouldn't have been a media circus around it. Move on, people and let the girl rest in peace.

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toolman

Mar-21-13 6:46 AM

to bad you have the wrong person bower,but im real close and they left on thier own because of the low lifes like you but one is still there,you squatters who say you are artists but live there so we have to pay for your butts,you need to get a life and stop pretending your an artist this is not going away,people have been living there way to long, now the city and people need to take action.

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toolman

Mar-21-13 6:59 AM

to bad you have the wrong person bower,but im real close and they left on thier own because of the low lifes like you but one is still there,you squatters who say you are artists but live there so we have to pay for your butts,you need to get a life and stop pretending your an artist this is not going away,people have been living there way to long, now the city and people need to take action.

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idiottwo

Mar-21-13 7:26 AM

I wonder as someone who has been there so often if you have noticed drugs or excessive drinking? Rather than it be a creative haven for some could it also have been a place to crash for the night of hard partying? I suspect the tenent knew it wasn't a place to be considered an appartment either.

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JohnMBower

Mar-21-13 3:28 PM

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

? Mark Twain

I could argue and I could explain, but you'd simply never understand. You've made up your mind already and closed it tightly.

This place is something the area should be proud of, not torn apart by the small-minded.

To the rest of you, the thoughtful ones who care about the city, go by the place some time. Talk to the people you meet there and form your own opinions. You'll be impressed. I am, every time I go there and see the cool stuff that happens there.

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