Word of Mouth

Posted: Thursday, February 08, 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.

Good for Tony. I hardly ever agree with him but when it comes to Special Olympics, go athletes! It's a good donation.

I can't help smiling when I see those sassy Costco ravens hanging out on trucks and cars, signs, roofs, railings and shopping carts.

A huge "atta-boy" to the Juneau Assembly. It was very comforting to see political support for the fishing industry. Thank you for being alert to the situation. Perhaps this will serve as a wake-up call to the food retailers that they, too, are in partnership with Alaskans.

The assembly has not prohibited stores from selling farmed salmon, nor have they made it illegal to buy. They merely passed a resolution urging businesses and consumers to support local fisherman for the good of our local economy. It is only a small act of support compared to what they have done in the past to keep the capitol in Juneau.

On Problem Corner the other day Dennis Egan said he doesn't like Word of Mouth because it's anonymous. Well, Mr. Former Mayor, isn't Problem Corner also anonymous?

I will base my next vote for the school board solely on whether members have voted out summer homework. Summer homework for high schoolers is outrageous.

Another year and another series of raises by the board for school administrators.

The article about the school calendar for 2001 and 2002 did not mention the discrepancy between first and second semester. Second semester is now 3 1/2 weeks longer than first semester. The school board should reconsider that calendar.

Let legislators know how important a new high school is by calling 465-4648 and leaving a message that will be automatically e-mailed to all of them if requested.

Don't delay the high school exit exam. Make kids and their parents accountable for their learning.

For Dave Hunsaker's information, Mel Torme was indeed known as the "Velvet Frog" - f-r-o-g.

The American public throws enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial U.S. air fleet every three months. Remember to recycle. We have services available in Juneau.

Why did we spend so much money building a beautiful bathroom facility at the pipeline skate park so we could lock it up and put an outhouse beside it?

For those of you who like to park your bikes at Pocket Park while taking care of business downtown, be careful - somebody may steal them.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Fry Tales" by Perseverance Theatre. The only problem was my friend has four kids and she wasn't able to attend because she could not afford it. It would be nice to have cheaper tickets or provide some consideration for large families on limited budgets.

We Sealaska shareholders can invest our money more wisely than the corporation can.

I'm tired of all these calls complaining about Sealaska. It's a private corporation. You don't see shareholders of any other publicly held company calling up to complain about management of the company. Save your comments for the shareholders board meeting.

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