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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Not wanted: recruiters in Needham

NEEDHAM

The uniformed soldiers sit in booths off to the side of bustling cafeterias in high schools across the nation.

It can be lonely duty in a town like Needham, where only one graduate last spring enlisted.

Now David Rhoads, who has two sons who graduated from Needham High, wants the high school to bar recruiters from setting up shop in the cafeteria. Rhoads contends that their presence there promotes the war in Iraq.

“This is advertising,” said Rhoads. “This is not recruiting. This is getting students used to the military being around and being the good guys, not destroying a country.” ...

Read more of Lauren Meade's story in tomorrow's Globe West.

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