Keep the Capitol where it's safe

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I would like to bring to your attention an example of excellent television journalism. During a recent broadcast on WGN-TV, Chicago, Tom Skilling, a meteorologist who recently visited and researched our state, provided in-depth coverage of issues of great concern to Alaska residents.

One is compelled to review Mr. Skilling's coverage in light of our volatile political climate, and the efforts that are again underway to move our capital city from Juneau to the Anchorage/Mat-Su area. His coverage of the potential for a tsunami, earthquakes and volcanic activity suggest that those of us who oppose the move are not merely sentimentalists, nor are we simply invested in our own economy. The practical concerns of the dangers inherent in the Cook Inlet region, and the Mat-Su Valley area, as he so capably illustrated, mandate further examination because of the historical, and potential for environmental, catastrophe.

It is my hope that your readers viewed Mr. Skilling's broadcast, or that they be informed of its Web presence in the archives of the WGN-TV Web site.

Ted Smith

Auke Bay

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