From: []
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 7:30 PM
Subject: Market Maker reporting short positions in OTC

To The Sec:

I'd like to offer my full support to the initiative of having Market Makers involved in  the OTC:BB arena report the short positions they maintain in the stocks they trade.  I applaud the SEC for taking this action, and would encourage even more regulation of Market Maker conduct in the OTC:BB.   Too many people and companies have been hurt by manipulation of OTC stocks by market makers. There is no reason the OTC:BB can't be just like a Nasdaq for micro-cap and development stage companies.  A well lit, clean and transparent
forum for the trading of stocks.


Carl Kruse

801 Elizabeth St.

Key West, Florida 33040