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Nov 15 5:59pm
Name: Whitney
Subject: Wet or Dry in Craighead County
Comment: I think the county should become wet, but with restrictions where
liquor stores are built.

Nov 15 6:01pm
Name: Martin Huss
Subject: Wet or Dry in Craighead County?
Comment: I have mixed feelings on this issue.  With alcohol there is
always an opportunity of abuse.  Alcoholism can be a destructive force in
the lives of individuals and those that are close to them.  Despite
problems sometimes associated with irresponsible use of alcohol, I think
that Craighead County ought to go wet.  It's not like a person can't go to
a local club or to the county line to acquire alcoholic beverages. We are
better served by teaching our children and others how to deal with alcohol
consumption in a responsible manner, then treating and holding it out as
"forbidden fruit" and keeping them in ignorance.  People who abuse alcohol
or put others in danger (e.g., drunk drivers, sell to minors, etc.) ought
to receive treatment or be held legally accountable.

If our county is going to be dry, then it ought to be really dry.  I have
never understood why "clubs" that serve alcohol exist?  If we are dry,
then we are dry!  Otherwise it's simple hypocrisy.

Nov 15 6:19pm
Name: Les Franks
Subject: Wet or Dry
Comment: I think Craighead county should be wet. I personally don't drink
but that doesn't give me the right to try to run other people's lives. If
you don't drink don't buy it. Also, think about all the money that would
stay in our county instead of going to Poinsett or Greene counties.

Nov 15 6:20pm
Name: Janelle Morris -Age 17
Subject: Dry!
Comment: The rights of those who choose to drink, and get "drunk," ends
when you enter that vehicle drunk. You want to say "I won't drive
intoxicated." But you won't. The likelihood of you handing the keys over
is slim to none. Usually in a drunk-driving accident, the "drunkard" is
the one who gets off without a scratch, while the other family mourns.
Whose right was it to take their loved one? Statistically, Jonesboro is
safer as a dry county. We're not going on morals, but fact. Although it
does seem that these morals lead us to safer, more clean cities. If we
could enforce the laws of those under 21 not buying the alcohol and the
'open container' law, it wouldn't be as bad. But we can't seem to get a
firm hold on our laws. Lawbreaks will always be making trouble at the cost
of the innocent. As far as Kait's reporting: They do fine. End of subject.
=)  (Feel free to edit this if you need to. Thanks! Just got annoyed! =))


Nov 15 6:21pm
Name: Tony  W. Futrell
Subject: wet/dry
Comment: "If it aint't broke, don't fix it."  Those who want their drink
seem to have no problem getting it so let's leave well enough alone!

Nov 15 6:22pm
Name: Liz McGinnis
Subject: Keep Craighead County Dry
Comment: Look at all the problems our police officers and firemen have
dealing with the intoxicated people now.  The car accidents,family
disuptes where acohol is involved.  Please, spend that time and money in
giving our police and fire men more money and the up to date equipment
they need.  With the threat of terror upon us these department sure could
use the HELP. They DO NOT need more problems with more of the same old
things.  We really need stronger laws for these type of offenders.

Nov 15 6:24pm
Name: Marie South
Subject: Wet or Dry in Craighead County
Comment: I feel that Craighead County should become 'wet' again.  I have
said before that Craighead is the 'wettest' dry county in the state.
There are several private clubs that sell alcohol.  I believe the only
rule that most of them have for accepting 'members,' is that a person
should be twenty-one [legal drinking age].  As far as keeping Craighead
County a 'safe place to live' as one respondent wrote, it is still
relatively safe with the private clubs lurking about, is it not?  I don't
think alcohol begets violence and/or crime.  Violence and crime are going
to happen regardless of how 'dry' a particular county is.  How are the
current crime statistics in this city and the county explained away?  Of
course, there is also the question of the 'exact' definition of a 'dry'
county.  How can a county be totally 'dry' if one can go to a local
package store in a neighboring county, purchase alcohol, and bring it
home?  I'm sorry, but that doesn't sound particularly 'dry' to me.
Craighead County is 'dry' in theory only, I believe every citizen in this
area realizes this, no matter how vehement his/her opinion is.

Nov 15 6:25pm
Name: LARRY PAYTON
Subject: wet or dry
Comment: I WANT CRAIGHEAD CO TO BE WET AND I AM UPSET BECAUSE IT IS NOT,
BUT THE VERY WORST THING ABOUT THE ISSUE IS THAT WE CAN'T VOTE ON IT. ALL
THE POLITICAL LEADERS SAY THAT IT HAS ALREADY BEEN VOTED ON IN THE 1970'S.
IF THEY ARE SO SURE THAT THATS WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT, THEN LET US DECIDE
INSTEAD OF KEEPING IT OFF THE BALLOT. AND FINALLY IT LOOKS LIKE THE
JONESBORO POLICE COULD DO SOMETHING MORE POSITIVE THAN THE WINE WATCH
STINGS. I THINK IT IS EASIER TO BUY ANY KIND OF ILLEAGLE DURGS YOU WANT
THAN A BOTTLE OF WINE IN THE CITY OF JONESBORO.

Nov 15 6:31pm
Name: aej
Subject: wet or dry?
Comment: Moist-not in gas stations and on every street corner. By the
drink at resturants.

Nov 15 6:38pm
Name: Steve
Subject: wet
Comment: Why not?  If anybody wants a drink, a "short drive" to the next
county is not going to stop them.  Keep the tax money for the county.

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