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Indiana City Officials Don't Want to Name Building After Harry Baals
When online voting to name the new government center in Fort Wayne, Ind. began, it soon became apparent that the leading choice was a former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s, by the name of Harry Baals. Baals, if you haven't already guessed, was pronounced "balls." You can practically hear the snickering now, can't you?
Unfortunately for everyone who is a huge fan of Baals, Fort Wayne city officials aren't too keen on naming the building after the esteemed former mayor. "We realize that while Harry Baals was a respected mayor, not everyone outside of Fort Wayne will know that," Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy told the Associated Press. "We wanted to pick something that would reflect our pride in our community beyond the boundaries of Fort Wayne"