Word Of Mouth

Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002

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Our administrators and school board members are intending to keep our classrooms and related activities free of drug promotion through clothing, banners, posters and language. One would expect the class could be allowed to watch an important local event, such as the Olympic torch relay, without students feeling that the rules don't apply. Please step back ACLU and let the principal do the job she was hired to do. If an exception is made for Mr. Frederick's behavior then accountability becomes a joke and the rules are just a piece of paper. Rules without accountability equals chaos.

Kathleen Schmitz

Six more cruise ships will arrive in Juneau next week. There still is no port tax assessed on these ships. The port tax resolution was included on the agenda for April 29. The Assembly did not reach an agreement, but did decide to discuss it at the May 6 meeting. However, this resolution is not included on the agenda for May 6. How long will the cruise ships use CBJ facilities without paying a port tax? Fifteen ships, of varying sizes, are due the week of May 12-18.

Sara H. Willson

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