Friday, September 19, 2003News stories like this serve only one purpose - to feed a cynical streak that grows streakier by the week:
Isabel Brings Pricey Plywood - The Champlain Valley may be feeling one other effect of Hurricane Isabel -- pricey plywood. Area hardware stores report that plywood prices have nearly doubled, in some cases. There's high demand for it along the coast, where people have boarded up their windows. However, lumberyards said there's also another reason for the plywood price spike: extra shipments of wood to help rebuild Iraq.The price of plywood doubling because of a hurricane? That's as uncalled-for and sharky as the gasoline price jump following the Great East Coast Mystery Blackout.