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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • I was surprised — no, astonished — to read in "Since You Asked" that OSF flags will not fly at exit 14, because they have to reflect "Ashland in its entirety."
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  • I was surprised — no, astonished — to read in "Since You Asked" that OSF flags will not fly at exit 14, because they have to reflect "Ashland in its entirety."
    Hmmm, what could that be? Ravening deer? No, they don't destroy everyone's yard.
    One of the shortest school years in the state? Nope, that only reflects students, teachers and parents. Lithia Park? Oops, no dogs allowed there — not reflected.
    Road diet traffic jams? Nope, inconveniences only drivers.
    I have it: the cemetery. We all die! But wait — some of us will be cremated
    I guess we'll have to wait to see what the new "branding" is to reveal what might represent "Ashland in its entirety."
    This rule reflects the same kind of parochial, small-minded bureaucracy that decreed that Wiley's waiter, the Main Street bear and the lions on the Plaza (all quintessentially Ashland) must be removed.
    Cities like Oakland and San Francisco fly banners touting their symphony, opera and museums, etc. Does anyone really believe that Ashland would be anything more than a small, undistinguished college town without OSF? If OSF sneezes, Ashland gets pneumonia. Just ask the downtown merchants.
    How do we get this stupid and nonsensical restriction changed? — Don Stone, Ashland
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