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Running into opposition

Homeless shelter at odds with new veterans club

Shannon Varney (third from left) ran last week with fiancee Robyn DesMarais and members of the veterans running club he started, which is opposed by New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Shannon Varney (third from left) ran last week with fiancee Robyn DesMarais and members of the veterans running club he started, which is opposed by New England Center for Homeless Veterans. (George Rizer/ Globe Staff)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / June 29, 2009

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In the despair of his extended unemployment, Shannon Varney found solace in running. The sense of accomplishment he got from it, he thought, would be worth sharing with others in need of direction, and so the 26-year-old analyst, laid off from Goldman Sachs , decided to start a running club at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. The plan ... (Full article: 1056 words)

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