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Nov 16 1:59am
Name: Luke Hollingsworth
Subject: Dry
Comment: I grew up there in Craighead county And I believe that it has
prospered with out it.  Why then do we need to make it wet because people
already get the liquor if they want it and clubs have it to serve.  It has
worked well for a long time there is nothing to say that it needs to
change.

Nov 16 7:48am
Name: Dennis F. Hyde
Subject: Jonesboro Wet/Dry Issue
Comment: I am personally against the sale/use of alcohol.  Alcohol
destroys thousands of lives each year.  If only the lawyers would get on
the band wagon and start suing the alcohol manufacturers like they do the
tobacco inductry, perhaps we could save a few lives.  It is only fair that
the makers of this drug (alcohol), pay for medical care and funeral
expenses, as well as contribute to the family income for those who have
lost a wage earner in the family.  As for the wet/dry issue in Jonesboro,
if the city/county would choose to go wet, it may help keep some of the
drunks from having to drive to Greene county thereby putting more people
at risk.  Besides, there is no such think as a dry county.  All that does
is prevent package stores from doing business in the dry county.  The dry
counties still have their "private" clubs.  Private only if you do not
choose to pay the club fees.  Alcohol is a precusor to murder.  I say,
make the alcohol producers pay if they want to sell their destructive
products.

Nov 16 12:56pm
Name: John
Subject: Let's go wet!
Comment: I think what we have here is the same problem we have around the
rest of the country: too many people try to legislate the morality of
others. I think it's naive for some citizens of Craighead County to think
that since it is a "dry" county that it will cut back on the drinking. I
ask those people to take a trip to the Poinsett or Greene County lines on
any given night. Some may be suprised that Craighead being dry isn't the
deterence they thought it was. Being dry has no real benefits. If
prohition taught us anything it is that people will drink, and no city
ordance, state law, or even Constitutional Amendment will stop them if
they really want to drink. The only people that it seems DON'T want
Craighead wet are some club and bar owners and of course those that have a
morality problem with it. "The few, but the powerful" as I call them.

Nov 16 1:25pm
Name: DEAN WILLIAMS`
Subject: WET DRY ISSUE
Comment: I THINK A NEWS REPORTING STATION SHOULD BE JUST THAT AND NOT ONE
THAT MAKES UP THE NEWS THIS ISSUE WILL BE DECIDED AT THE POLLS AND NOT IN
YOU FORMAT. BUT WITH YOUR TYPE OF REPORTING IS A DISSERVICE TO THE
COMMUNITY

Nov 16 1:56pm
Name: Concerned Citizen
Subject: KAIT
Comment: Your job is to report the news.  Why do you feel that you have to
promote your views?  We need to keep Jonesboro and Craighead County safe.
Many people have moved to Jonesboro because it is a dry county.  Why do
you feel that you have to try to change this.  When will you air an
appology for your inappropriate report.

Nov 16 3:30PM
Name: Kathy Jensen
Subject: wet/dry
Comment: Those of us who would like to drink responsibly should be allowed
to make that choice.  Most social reforms (like people becoming aware and
behaving responsibly with alchohol have come about because of change in
social attitudes, NOT laws. Laws should be limited to behaviors that hurt
others, like drunk driving (which I believe should be severly punished).

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