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RE: Jewerly store initative is dead wrong.
By Rick Watson


September 05, 2007
Wednesday AM


To me the jewelry store initiative is Not Dead Wrong!

First off, I am not an official sponsor of the jewelry store initiative. In fact I am not sure which way I will finally vote, I honestly have not yet decided. However, I call tell you that I frequent downtown several times a week. I have had a P.O. Box there for over 30+ years so I have a lot of feel for what has transitioned downtown.

What I don't like downtown is the feeling I am in downtown Tijuana Mexico being hustled by jewelry store sales people standing outside their stores herding potential customers inside. I also do not like seeing jewelry stores with signs on the sidewalk that read Free Gem Today Only and they have been outside so long the paint is fading. And I don't like going downtown in the middle of winter, looking around and feeling like hurricane Katrina is about to hit.

I used to be proud of my town, not so anymore. If you're proud of all this then the only motivation I can think of is $$$.

Rick Watson
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 04, 2007 - Published September 05, 2007


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