There are no end of ideas about how much to spend and on what in the massive economic stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Obama and congressional leaders. But Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is chipping in with an idea of his own.

Brown wants the package to include $100 million that could be divided up among cities and regions that have suffered economic shocks due to "sudden and extreme changes in the local economy."

He used as an example the more than 8,000 jobs that will be lost in Wilmington, Ohio, because of DHL's corporate restructuring and pull-out from the air cargo hub in that city.

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