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Keep Up the Good Work
By Gene Tittsworth


October 22, 2007
Monday PM

In response to Gregory Vickery's request that we encourage Mayor Williams to apologize: Mr. Vickery, it sounds to me like you think the Mayor should apologize to Ms. Dahl and turn his back on the 35 employees of the Veneer Mill.

I don't know what Ms. Dahl has done for this town or where she has received some of her information, but I do know that many of her statements (as reported in the Ketchikan Daily News account) are in error. I think if she would look past the finanical part of the Veneer Mill, she would find 35 employees and their families, that are giving 110%, trying to develop a long term employement opportunity and a profitable business in Ketchikan.

I believe that, was Mayor William's point. These are long term jobs, not just seasonal tourist catering jobs. These people live in Ketchikan year around, pay taxes, buy food and goods, have homes, and children in our schools.

Speaking as one of these employees, I say to my fellow employees and the Mayor, keep up the good work.

Gene Tittsworth
Ketchikan, AK

About: " Ketchikan resident for 15 years. Employed in the timber industry for 30years. Currently employeed at the Veneer Mill"

Received October 19, 2007 - Published October 22, 2007

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