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September 22, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

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It is apparent that the “Keep it Local, Shop Locally, Logansport” initiative is working quite well. Since I was not a “local” person, people did not buy from me.

My sales at the 2012 event were more than 90 percent higher than they were this year, while the quality and cost of my jewelry pieces have remained the same.

Logansport nonetheless benefited from my inclusive and open-minded participation in the local economy. In addition to the event registration fees I contributed to the Logansport economy, our family enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant on Friday evening; I purchased lunch at the event, and, of course, I couldn’t return to Indy without stocking up on Spanish hot dogs and root beer from B&K.

Perhaps it would be better if the Arts Council only recruited “local” vendors for the event.

This was very hurtful since we are all “locals” somewhere, and with Logansport’s discrimination against “non-locals,” I will unfortunately no longer be able to participate in Art on the Avenue. This saddens me very much.

Carolyn (Szewczyk) Noone

Indianapolis

Congress should havebeen there all along

Some of the now toughest critics in Congress of this president about bombing Syria are the very ones that gave card blanche to the former president with not so much of a thought to question him about the weapons of mass destruction he used as the reason to go to war with Iraq. The majority of Americans knew he would not be able get that authority as he would not be able to get that evidence as most Americans knew the WMDs had been destroyed or moved out of Iraq during Clinton’s administration, which even Bush II admitted was true after he saw Saddam Hussein hang, which was his goal to go into Iraq in the first place.

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