Word of Mouth

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2001

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This is a big thanks for the David Ottoson for his My Turn column concerning the Hudson Institute and its role as a mouthpiece for the chemical industry. I don't understand why the Empire prints these articles when it's so obvious that it's industry propaganda.

Suzanne Cohen

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Regarding the shareholders who want to dissolve the Hoonah Trust: There was a statement made in the newspaper that there was a shareholder who was homeless in Juneau. I feel that we should not dissolve our trust fund. It's free money and we should not become dependent on it. I feel bad for homeless people, but we all make our own decisions and choose the road we go down. So why have 1,100 shareholders sacrifice the free money that we get from our corporation?

Evanne Katasse



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