Word of Mouth

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 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.

I feel a huge applause should go out to the Juneau Symphony and its performance on Saturday night. It was an amazing show of talent and public appreciation. I'd also like to compliment the symphony on its continued support of local nonprofit organizations in Juneau.

I'd like to thank the Yard Doctor for their glorious tree they light up every year for all of us to see. It makes the holidays very special.

I want to thank the lady that found my purse by the photo stand at Costco and brought it back into the store. That was so kind. I want to wish her a Merry Christmas and thank her for her thoughtfulness and caring.

It's great that Anchorage banned smoking. It's always been awful when we had to go there. I just hope Juneau will do the same thing.

Someone mentioned that Al Gore had been dogmatic about keeping ANWR shut. As I recall, he got his Democratic nomination only because he met with the Alaska delegation about opening ANWR and not about keeping it closed anymore.

The helicopters that flew low and directly over the homes in the valley last weekend were very loud and annoying. Keep it up, helicopter operators, and those of us that did not support the Peace and Quiet Initiative on the last election will support it next time it is on the ballot.

I don't mind helicopter noise and I don't mind stereos, but I am sick of hearing the Peace and Quiet Coalition's whining.

(Another caller expressed a similar view.)

Blaming the flight seeing noise mediation impact on Peace and Quiet because they wanted the meeting to be held legally is like saying it was Al Gore's fault that Florida's balloting was messed up because he wanted every vote counted legally.

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