Word of Mouth

Posted: Friday, February 02, 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.

My daughter and I really like the skeleton in front of the Radiology Department at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

To the person who criticized the opening of Eaglecrest, you did not have to pick your way all the way down the mountain. The skiing was good clear to the top of Hooter. Only about halfway down the lower runs did you have to be careful. Congratulations to the management for fulfilling the dreams of those who are careful and considerate.

I have to agree with the person who questioned the opening of Eaglecrest. Not all of the facilities are open even though people paid for seasons passes to use all of the facilities like the learn-to-ski area.

Quit badmouthing Eaglecrest. We work very hard with very little to put a nice resort under your feet. Just because Mother Nature is not cooperating this year I don't think you have any right to blame Eaglecrest. You'll also have plenty of time to get a refund or a credit on your lift ticket. Just be happy that Juneau has a place like Eaglecrest. It not only puts food on some tables, it takes stress out of everyday life.

I've been a legislative staffer for way more than 10 years. The person who was complaining about lobbying and conflicts of interest should find something more important to worry about.

I enjoy reading about the Native corporations. They are the whole reason our state is not in a recession right now. They pump millions of dollars into the economy and we are all impacted by them. So I like seeing the articles and the opinions in the Empire.

To the caller who said shareholders of Native corporations should attend their own annual meetings, most of the annual meetings for Sealaska are not held anywhere in Southeast Alaska. They are held in Seattle or Anchorage. Not many people can afford to travel to them.

I think it takes a lot of nerve to request a special reserved parking permit from the city, then use that space to park a vehicle with expired license plate tags. I am talking about Fifth Street near the Capitol.

Who will provide the hundreds of youth girls and high school girls the softball and basketball opportunities when the city takes the charity gaming fund for their taxes?

Drivers using studded tires should try not to run in the same track every day. That causes ruts in the pavement.

I don't think it's right that grade school children have to be at the bus stop during the dark while the middle schoolers and high schoolers don't have to go to the bus stops until later in the morning. For safety reasons, grade school children should go to the bus stop when it is lighter outdoors.

I work at Green's Creek and you carried the silver, gold and lead prices in the paper for years. How come they got pulled off? We can't find out what they are. And we're still the largest private employer in Juneau.

The daily closing prices for gold and silver are included in the stock market stories that appear Monday through Friday on page 7 above the Dilbert cartoon.

The Bush bashers have got it wrong. It's not that the riffraff is in the White House. We just got the riffraff out of the White House.

George W. Bush has not been in the White House long enough for anyone to say if he's a darn good president. Him and his buddies who want to develop ANWR are all in the oil business. I've not heard one word about conservation from the Bush administration.

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