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Kristina Frazier-Henry

Note to all women: if you don't share the clothing and accessories tastes of the reporter covering something involving you, expect to read about it in the newspaper.

Perhaps they will also stage an intervention for you with Tim Gunn.

Richard Boys

Mr. Schenkel could be dressed as Happy the Clown and still command my respect. He went out of his way to help my aged mother a few years ago and I will never forget his kindness.

Ed. note:

Couldn't agree more on that assessment of Don Schenkel. One of Fort Wayne's finest.

(Although I don't really want to see anyone dressed as Happy the Clown)

Stacey Smith

Never in a business article would you be reading about a man's Perry Ellis tie, his Gucci shoes or the like. The disappointing part is that the reporter comment discounted a proven leader who came into the chamber with a strong plan, a desire to make a difference and the ability to act as a change agent in a business environment that requires it. KUDO's to the chamber board for pursuing such a high quality resource and keeping them in the community!

Ed. note:

I believe former Senator Fred Thompson's Gucci's were written about during the campaign in the Iowa presidential caucus.

Craig Ladwig

Men's clothes may not be mentioned often but when they are mentioned they make headlines. In the 1970s, for example, when there was still an American shoe industry, former GOP Sen. John Danforth campaigned long and hard to protect Missouri shoemakers from foreign competition — until, of course, a St. Louis Globe photographer got a picture of all the Italian shoes in his closet.

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