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Word of Mouth

Posted: Friday, October 06, 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.

Parents, teach your children to ride their bicycles on the right side of the road, the same as the car traffic. Riding a bicycle on the left side of the path is leading for a head-on collision with a car.

In response to the person that wrote, "the road, it's time to put this to rest and (for supporters) to leave here," just because the road didn't make it this time doesn't mean it's a dead issue. And to tell people who voted for it to leave shows the caliber of the person making the response.

As far as I'm concerned, all the road/ferry vote did was confirm the fact that there is no majority in this town on this issue. Perhaps we should consider both options.

Now that the ice rink doesn't have enough money to be built, BRH and the school district will both say they don't have enough money to do what they wanted to do. What's next? This is the last time I vote for a temporary 1 percent sales tax.

I think we need to put the City Parks and Recreation director on ice. She shouldn't be around because that's ridiculous to come out the next day and say that they don't have enough money to build the ice rink. I think it's time we vote again.

To the Juneau Assembly and our new mayor: If you let this ice rink go any further since they don't have money, you're just wasting my money. Put the money into another cause.

Someone needs to get fired down at the city about this ice skating rink fiasco. I want to vote again for this temporary tax. I'd vote differently next time.

I wouldn't have voted for the 1 percent temporary sales tax if I had known that the skating rink was going to cost twice as much as what they estimated. I think it's ludicrous that they come out the next day and say they can't build a metal building with 1.4 million dollars.

I think someone should be fired at the city for not letting the voters know beforehand about the money that was going for the 1 percent tax on the ice skating rink not being enough money to build even a bare-bones building.

The ice rink is another Eaglecrest; we haven't even started building it and we're already over budget.

For those of you anti-voters, have you noticed that the pro-voters are quiet for the time being? Perhaps you could do the same.

To the people who voted no on the road, I've lived here all my life and ever since I was a small child I've heard them say they're going to build a road out of here. Well, it didn't get voted on this time, but maybe next time. Why don't the people who don't want a road move to an outlining community and go back to where you came from and leave us alone?

I watched Anchorage television news last night and I didn't see any reporting at all about the road vote. Leads me to believe that the people in Anchorage just don't care about the road.

Just like everybody already knew, when the government gets involved in a project the price goes through the roof.

To Chapel by the Lake: If you aren't willing to abide with the rules about no political signs in polling places, than don't volunteer to be a polling place.

When I was a kid we were taught manners and respect, and when somebody thanked us for something we responded with a "you're welcome."

The Juneau Empire needs to make a correction as to when Floyd Dryden was built. It was 1982 not 1972.



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