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At least a dozen trucks and a hundred people converged on the street in front of Irvin C. Mollison School at 44th and King. Tree-trimming crews went to work, and about two dozen men exited trucks from the sheriff's office and began sweeping the street and removing every bit of litter in sight. Over the PA system, people were asked to move their cars from the west side of the street.

Finally, a teacher asked what was going on. "Don't you know?" a supervisor responded. "The mayor's coming here tomorrow."

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