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May 20, 2003

Albany-- A neighborhood group wants to use turn an old city building into a health and fitness center. The Jackson Height Day Care Center closed years ago, and since then the city-owned building on Jordan Street has sat vacant.

Today, some residents asked city commissioners to turn the building into a free or low-cost health and fitness center. "Residents in this community have no affordable place to go to exercise. We want to put treadmills and other gym equipment in the building. We would also like to ask doctors to come and give health seminars about preventive medical care," said supporter Beatrice Hill.

 The commissioners sent the request to the Recreation committee for further discussion. They were optimistic about putting the building to good use.

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