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Tri-Cities Business Leaders Arrested (for a good cause)

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Kennewick --  Dozens of local business men and women in the Tri-Cities were taken to jail Thursday.  Many, like Jill Glasford with World Gym in Kennewick, were handcuffed outside their workplace. They were then taken by special escort vehicles to jail. Glasford and the others have been accused of "using work time to raise money."

The positive news to this story is that "jail" was really the Tri-Cities Country Club.  And, those arrested were pulling together money, not necessarily for bail, but to give to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Michael Brown of Manufacturing Services in Kennewick was one of those outside the country club wearing jail stripes.  After posing for a quick mug shot and preparing to go inside, he commented on the need for fundraisers like the MDA Lock-Up. 

"It's just a sad situation for young people to have to struggle like they do," he said.  It's important we do what we can to help their comfort."

The goal of Muscular Dystrophy Association leaders is to raise 100 thousand dollars through the Lock-Up to help local families struggling with neuromuscular disease.  Two hundred business men and women participated.