Word of Mouth

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2000

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.

If someone you know recently acquired a green Trek bicycle, you might want to call the police department and see if the serial number matches that of my recently stolen bike.

Gastineau Elementary, Auke Bay and Riverbend schools build community, learn cooperatively and value individuals through an exciting program called TRIBES. Talk to your local schools to get more information.

I want to say thanks to Joseph, the man from the valley mail station, who picked up my wallet when he was walking and called me and let me know. I really appreciate him calling and not leaving it to sit in the gutter.

Two weeks ago on Thursday three kids were pulled from the Mendenhall River. My wife and I opened up our house to them, fed them tea, and gave them warm, dry clothes to wear. As of today, we haven't seen our clothes again, or even heard a "thank you."

Unless you have a handicapped license plate or sticker to park in a handicapped spot, you should never park in a handicapped zone not even to run in to drop off or pick up something.

As a police officer in Florida, I see a lot of handicapped parking spaces being used by non-handicapped people. I wish the police officers here would enforce the handicapped parking laws.

I would like to commend the efforts of the organizers and participants of the town meeting on end-of-life care issues. It was a wonderful event. Where was the Empire?

I listened to the school board meeting Monday night and again was amazed when a group of parents went to the board to complain about a little summer homework.

Regarding the impossibility of building a road into Juneau, it might pay some people to look back into history and check the can-do attitude on the man that built the Alaska-Canada highway and the obstacles they ran into.

Jamie Parsons' support for a road into Juneau has no connection to his support for education, which features an 11-year record of commitment to our local schools, in addition to the time he volunteers to serve on the UAS campus council.

The federal government will fund the road without taking money from other statewide projects. Let the feds pay out of their special pot of money while Alaska's reps are still in power.

It's highly ironic that the high school can provide prenatal care and not contraceptives.

If the number of cruise ship passengers is up, but profits for our tourism-related businesses are down, then lets limit the number of cruise ships to the 1994 levels and close the harbors on Saturday. Then all Juneau residents will be happy.

It's annoying that the city has a road crew paving the road during lunch hour.

For everyone complaining about the construction, I think the construction workers have been doing a great job.

I frequent many video stores. Blockbuster Downtown continues to have the friendliest employees. I always feel welcome going in there. Keep it up Blockbuster employees.



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