Two recent letters to the editor printed in the Peninsula Clarion got my attention. On Wednesday, you printed a letter from Don Johnson critical of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, suggesting that recent appointees have not been "intelligent and good Alaskans," and have a "special/conflict of interest."
In regards to Jerry Brookman's support and voting for David Thomas for HEA director (Clarion, April 4), I wish to offer my support to Ruth Fitzpatrick, whom I have known for many years. Bill Starnes Kenai
...council to vote separately on Barry Eldridge's nomination. Porter nominated Eldridge instead of current commissioner Jerry Brookman. Molloy asked why he wasn't asked to serve another term. "I'm choosing not to nominate Mr. Brookman," Porter...
...to make the trip. The benefits are the satisfaction of having done your part to help veterans, and a free lunch on the days you drive. Call the Kenai Veterans Center at 260-7640 for information or to volunteer. Jerry Brookman Kenai
...you'll vote for David Thomas. I've known Dave for several years, and I believe he has the understanding and vision we need to make the decisions that will move HEA in the direction that is best for all its members. Jerry Brookman Kenai
...in 1932. I don't envy him the job; he faces huge challenges, and whether or not I may agree with each and every decision he makes, I support him, and I believe all fair-minded Americans should. Enough said. Jerry Brookman Kenai
Having taken Les Palmer to task for what I considered to be a particularly inane column in your February 1st edition, it is only right that I should comment on his column, entitled "Gun control begins at home," in your February 8th edition. In this column, it would have been easy for him to have taken the NRA position, and I'm sure that would have brought him many plaudits from your readers. Instead, he acknowledges that there is a gun problem in our country, and we need to deal with it.
I don't often read Les Palmer's column in your Friday edition, but today (Feb. 1) I made the mistake of doing so; the title was "Wildlife Vs. Man." I can't decide whether he's trying to be funny, or if he's serious. If the former, he needs to go back to comedy school; I think I have a reasonably well developed sense of humor, but I don't find anything in it even mildly amusing. If the latter, he needs to be provided a one-way ticket to somewhere outside, the farther the better. I'll be happy to contribute to the ticket fund.
I was shocked to learn that the Board of Game is requesting ADF&G to consider an aerial wolf hunting program on the Kenai Peninsula (letter to the editor, Sept. 23). If there ever was a place that should remain free of aerial wolf hunting given its heavy recreational use and important wildlife values, I would think that the Kenai Peninsula is it. The Kenai is no place for this kind of "predator management"; the facts don't support it and neither should we.
Jerry Brookman (not afraid to use my real name)
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