Word of Mouth

Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 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.

CBJ has hired another flight noise expert. When the citizenry of Juneau voted down the ballot measure to limit flights this past October, I thought we were the experts on this issue. I also thought we decided there wasn't a legitimate noise flight problem. It's time to beat a different dead horse.

I think people should stop complaining about how many helicopters land on the glacier. Helicopters bring a lot of business to Alaska and we need the money.

Juneau doesn't need hometown refs. We can win on our own. It's classier that way.

I don't see how anyone could leave a window open in the State Office Building, when we don't have windows that even open.

To Bush supporters: Show some respect to former Vice President Al Gore, a man with more experience in our democratic federal government than our new president.

I am endlessly amused at how people complain about Mark Farmer, a guy out there, trying to do something, whether you like it or not, and all people can do is complain about it.

How does Bush's goal of building a culture of life, affirming that every person at every stage and season of life is created in God's image, jibe with him putting to death an average of one person a week in Texas while governor?

A person must pass an intensive background check in order to become a licensed security officer. If the caller obeyed CBJ traffic signs at the airport, they would avoid confrontations with airport security.

Without a road link to Juneau, only Haines or Skagway would benefit from a natural gas pipeline, not Juneau or other Southeast communities.

What kind of a message does it send when a convicted felon doesn't have to serve his sentence, but gets to live at home with a silly little plastic watch on his wrist?

The constitution was written by righteous men. Our system worked very well in the last general election.

I'd like to thank whoever was responsible for towing away all the abandoned and wrecked cars from behind the Alaska Laundry in the valley.

Our president, who was selected to be our leader on a platform of bipartisanship and compassionate conservatism, makes his first act one of complete emotional divisiveness. There goes a woman's right to choose.

President Bush has bought international family planning. Two days as president and already we have gone 10 years backward.

Cab drivers have to pay $28 a year for a background check to get their chauffeur's permit. Cab drivers also pay $125 a year to park in the taxi zone at the airport. They don't park in the loading zones.

The Juneau School District desperately needs Native teachers as role models for the Native children. The Native children are not faring very well in this district. The district should hire and support minority teachers. There is no diversity.

I'm a Sealaska shareholder. Juneau is headquarters for Sealaska Corp. In the best interests of the 16,000-plus members, the 2001 annual meeting should be changed to Juneau where many hotel rooms are available. It also is convenient for shareholders residing in villages to travel by ferry to be in attendance at this important meeting.

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