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Word of Mouth

Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 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.

President George W. Bush won the election legally, ethically and morally.

I would like to thank the person who took my black Lab to the Humane Society where he would be safe.

To the woman who was selling Girl Scout cookies in Douglas on Tuesday: There are little Girl Scouts in town who could be doing the job themselves.

GCI cable is doing something with Seattle stations, knocking them off channel 14 and 15. Mine were off for over an hour this evening. I think GCI should keep all channels up.

Here we go again, Mark Farmer, trying to smooth over a comment that was directed toward him in Word of Mouth. Arrow Refuse' manager, Mr. Thompson, should never have been asked to be on the garbage bear committee. It is clearly a conflict of interest.

I've never had a problem finding my garbage can or my garbage can lid in a wind storm without my name and address on either. Thank you very much, Mark, but I don't think your ideas are workable. It is a fact that Arrow Refuse, has for years, intimidated people who share garbage service.

To the person who feels that salmon should be farmed in Alaska: You need to start supporting our Southeast fisheries because we are very important to the economy and people of Alaska.

This past summer when we found out some of the cruise ships were dumping photo-processing fluids and dry-cleaning fluids into Southeast Alaska waters, we stopped eating all Alaska seafood. I want to thank the folks that are selling farmed fish.

All the stores sell farmed seafood. Tiger prawns are farmed in Asian countries. Super Bear does not sell local clams. Just recently, Carrs sold farmed Atlantic salmon.

Deana Darnall sure lost my vote if she wants to run for school board again. How does she expect parents who don't speak any English to teach their children English?

There is a wonderful clerk at Kmart who is always cheerful and always takes the time to say hello and ask how you are. Thank you so much for brightening our dreary days.

Being a teacher at Juneau-Douglas High School is way different than being a student. To get to your locker and get to class on time is much too hard due to overcrowding. We do need another high school.

We need a healthy management change at Sealaska. If nothing changes they will be out of business in five years. Would Sen. Mackie take the job?

Just how long ago did newspapers and media stop putting datelines on news articles?

"Dateline" has different meaning to different people. Into the 1960s, datelines included the places where events occurred as well as the date the article was written. The dates were phased out in most newspapers by 1970, leaving only the place reference. Most newspapers still use datelines on out-of-town stories but very few still include dates. - Editor

To the women in the red Ford that was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on Egan, you nearly sideswiped me.

I am employee of SEARHC and I'd like to request that the AFL-CIO come talk to the employers of SEARHC. We need some help. We need to be put on an equal footing with management and I'd like the board of directors to think about the decision they made back in February.



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