Word of Mouth

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2001

Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Eaglecrest may seem a burden to those who do not utilize it, but it very important to those who do, especially young people. Eaglecrest is important since we don't even have a good rec center like Ketchikan, which is much smaller than Juneau.

This is directed to the individual who is complaining about immigration to the United States. I have a question. How did you get here? Where did your ancestors come from? My family has been here since time began. Whatever happened to the saying, "give us your poor, give us your weak"? What makes this country great is that immigration is allowed.

The letter writer who criticized Sealaska in Tuesday's paper should get a job and work for a living and not depend on Sealaska.

Tim Ackerman and the letter writer who criticized Sealaska need to learn to read their financial statements. There are books available if they don't understand the mail-outs that we shareholders received last month with our checks, which were incidentally from our Permanent Fund.

Why doesn't Tony Knowles take his decorations down? The electricity is probably $50 a day to light all those lights.

To the driver that tailgated and high-beamed me for not speeding like they were down Riverside Drive, it's 35 mph, not 45 mph.

In reference to Douglas drivers: The sign there says yield. It doesn't say merge or keep going. You are the one who is liable if you run into my back end.

If you are wondering if your personal trainer is certified, you should ask to see their certification. I just found out that my trainer is not certified and the club has been saying that they have been certified for years.

I am a resident of Parkshore Condos. People need to realize that there is a stop sign at the entrance and not come barreling in there at 25 mph.

SEARHC board members have a fiduciary responsibility to all SEARHC beneficiaries. They have to remember that they are making decisions for all Southeast Natives and carry the responsibility of following the letter of the law.

Twenty percent of the nation's top companies changed their CEO's in the period of 1996-98. Firestone, Xerox and Lucent changed their CEO's in 2000. Sealaska should change their CEO in 2001.

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