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One Ringy Dingy
By Chris Elliott


August 15, 2007
Wednesday PM

I read Mr. Woolsey's letter (Diversify Downtown Ketchikan) several times. One thing is crystal clear. He's not a breast man. I can appreciate that. On the other hand, he blithely declares that capitalism died a natural death, that regulating pornography (lions), bars (tigers) and jewelry stores (kumquats) is necessary for the good of the community, and that building owners who rent to jewelry stores are greedy and have no sense of civic duty. The breadth of his unsupported assertions and allegations is stunning. Ketchikan is not the People's Republic of Berkeley. Or are we going to institute rent control? Are we going to regulate certain professions? The City Fathers shut down Creek Street years ago, but now there are too many lawyers. What about those pesky Subarus? Too darn many of them. Everywhere you look there's a Forester or a Legacy or an Outback. Let's shut down Skinner. At this point, these concerned citizens are after jewelry stores. If they are successful, who is next? Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 15, 2007 - Published August 15, 2007

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