Word of Mouth

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 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.

With regard to the cost of the ice rink, the Empire reporter was at the Aug. 7 meeting of the assembly when that was discussed and it was clear this was not a $1.1 million project. That's also contained in the resolution and the Voter Information pamphlet clearly states the project is over $3 million. The reporter did not get that in the paper and that's unfortunate.

I voted for the ice rink in Douglas and as a lifelong Juneauite I felt I was totally deceived by their failure to honestly tell the voters what it was really going to cost. Douglas will never get my support on anything again. I am sadly disappointed we have been betrayed.

I watched Anchorage television news 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, then don't volunteer to be a polling place.

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

When it comes to the family, kids shouldn't have to play defense. A family should be like a team where everyone plays together. Kids need a patient, understanding coach to get them through life. Before you strike, take time out, cool down. Don't spank.

I get tired of people calling in about parking in handicapped spaces. It makes me chuckle because a lot of the time, people who have handicap license plates aren't handicapped or the people who are aren't with them.

If you're having a permanent fund problem you may contact Rep. Bill Hudson or Rep. Beth Kerttula.

The Juneau-Douglas High School Parent Discussion Group has created a mailing list to remind parents of meetings, call for volunteers and share information between parents. To subscribe, send an e-mail to jdhs_parents-subscribe@egroups.com. This also can be accessed on the web at http:\\www.egroups.com\groups\jdhs_parents

The city needs to set up a drug and alcohol clinic at the skateboard park.

It was the pro-road group who wanted to put the issue on the ballot. I wonder if they realize they are behaving exactly like the pro-move-the-capital group when their cause failed by saying the vote didn't mean anything and we'll keep trying.

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