Word of Mouth

Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2001

This is a road reality check. I'm very concerned that drivers out there are not having patience on the roadways and that they are driving too fast and tailgating. You all know who you are. A gentleman in a truck passed me on Mendenhall Bridge. This is unacceptable. This is very icy. People, please become aware of your surrounding before you end up getting hurt or hurting someone else. 'Tis the season: Slow down!

Martha Turner

I just wanted to say thank you to the road crews that are doing such a great job with all the snow this year.

Beth Belflower

Please remember the downtown shops in this generous holiday season. They were hit very hard by the events of Sept. 11. A lot of them are open, contrary to what many people think, even south of the library, such as the beautiful House of Russia. It's so much fun and so relaxing to buy Christmas presents downtown, and so many special and unique gifts are available.

Page Bridges

I'd like to thank the folks who are responsible for plowing 5th Street in Douglas. I think you're doing a great job and keep up the good work!

Pat Minick

Thanks to the generous people at the Fred Meyer parking lot who helped me, a senior citizen, when my car lock froze while shopping Dec. 18. The three who took turns watching my groceries and the kind lady employee who got the antifreeze for me and who got the car opened before the cold ate my groceries, only getting one egg! Yes, Juneau helps one another. Merry Christmas!

Barbara Hulk

I'm surprised that no one picked up on the false and politically motivated statement about the road made by Jim Ayers in his swan song interview in the Dec. 9 edition of the Juneau Empire.

Ayers made the outrageous claim that you could build all the schools on the waiting list for the $240 million to $400 million that the road would cost. The cost of the road comes from the Highway Trust Fund and has no relationship to funding for schools. He knows better.

Bob Martin

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