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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2002

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In split decision, Juneau Assembly backs road north

I got a great laugh from Assemblyman Ken Koelsch's rationale to push the EIS for the Road to Nowhere. Speaking of 9/11 and a road north, Koelsch said at the Monday night Assembly meeting, "How would I get my kids and family out of this town in case there was something headed toward me"?

So, Ken, where would you hide? The railroad tunnels of White Pass? Takini Hot Springs? If one truly fears missiles from Korea or hijacked airliners, there is no safer place than Juneau for many obvious reasons.

Perhaps the Assembly and the Alaska Committee need a joint retreat to deal with unwarranted fears rather than planning desperate motorcades to Whitehorse.

Chip Thoma


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