Daily Sitka Sentinel in Sitka, Alaska
13 Aug 1980

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13 Aug 1980

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Sitka Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Sitka, Alaska Member of the associated press Sitka Alaska 25" Carter to follow up on rousing Kennedy speech by m Rothberg pendent candidacy of John an and does he need that sup presidential bid. By Donald my Rothberg a political writer new York a president Carter arrived in Triumph today to claim renomination and immediately set about to woo the Kennedy Wing of the democratic party whose reticence about his candidacy Clouds his efforts to win re election. To cheers of a four More years and strains of a Happy Days Are Here again a Carter told supporters that sen Edward m Kennedy a tuesday night convention speech was a one of the greatest i Ever heard a and expressed Confidence that the party would emerge United to a whip the republicans in november Carter came from Washington on the Day after the convention adopted a platform bearing Kennedy a stamp. His principle political Mission was to coax a Strong endorsement from Kennedy in an attempt to convert the senators supporters Many of whom were threatening to sit out the Campaign or even Bolt to the inde pendent candidacy of John Anderson. Carter aides hoped to arrange a meeting Between the president and Kennedy but Carter said he did no to know yet if or when that might occur. A i spoke to him last night and congratulated him on a wonderful speech a the president said of Kennedy who dropped out of the race monday night after losing the crucial rules vote on an a open Kennedy has caused the Carter forces a Little trouble Here following the a open convention fight the senators speech on the platform prompted the convention to adopt his positions and repudiate Carters on the Economy the equal rights amendment and abortion asked about Kennedy a support tuesday night As he returned to the White House from five Days at the presidential Retreat at Camp David Mccarter replied a a that a a decision for him to and does he need that support he was asked. A i can win much better with him a Carter replied. A it would certainly be beneficial for me to have his full support during the there were some signs however that not All Kennedy a supporters would go along with a Kennedy endorsement Kennedy a Deputy Campaign director former Wisconsin gov Pat Lucey resigned As a Delegate and said he would consider supporting Independent candidate John Anderson. A machinists Union official said some members who Are delegates would walk out during Carters acceptance speech to protest the presidents economic policies As for Kennedy in an impassioned speech that electrified the conventions tuesday session he called for a party Victory in the fall but offered no direct endorsement of Carter after that speech the convention was momentarily his. But it was a shallow Victory for the Massachusetts senator his presidential bid rejected and his major platform Plank spurned by Carter. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall said Carter would formally notify the convention today that he cannot accept a Plank calling for a $12 billion Federal program to create 800,000 jobs that Plank was the one on which Kennedy chose to focus his fight a to renew the commitment of the democratic party to economic Justice a asked Why Carter was unwilling to accept the Plank White House press Secretary Jody Powell said a i can to imagine senator Kennedy would expect the president overnight to change the position which he has held throughout this Long Campaign i would think the senator and the american people would think less of the president if he changes his policy. Just to obtain some political advantage under party rules Carter must notify the convention of his disagreement with any platform Plank within one hour of final approval of the document Powell said that while Carter continues his Strong support for the Era he opposes the platform Plank calling on the party to withhold Campaign funds and technical assistance from any candidate who opposes the amendment. Among the remaining controversial planks to be t Ken u when the delegates returned to Madison Square Garden at noon Edt were those dealing with solar Energy and the my missile. The solar Energy Plank Calls for a commitment a to a Federal program for solar or other renewable sources that exceed the Federal commitment to synthetic Powell conceded that Carter faced a Tough fight on the my but he added that a the presidents Clear and not but the potential disputes on the remaining planks seemed anti climactic after the emotional session tuesday night when Kennedy delivered one of the memorable speeches in political convention history a i am asking you to renew the commitment of the democratic party to economic Justice a Kennedy told the delegates a i am asking you to renew our commitment to a fair and lasting Prosperity that can put America Back to work a he went on to restate Many of the issues that dominated his presidential Campaign yielding on none. But he saved his harshest words for Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan saying the former California governor a has no right to quote Franklin Delano Roosevelt As he did in his acceptance speech at the gop convention last month. Kennedy congratulated Carter on his Victory and said a i am confident that the democratic party will reunite on the basis of democratic principles a and that together we will March toward a democratic Victory in when Kennedy finished the convention Hall exploded in cheers delegates waved Blue and White signs that read a Kennedy �?T80�?� some had scrawled �?o�?T84�?� on the Back. Amidst the tumult on the floor were the political operatives from the Carter and Kennedy Camps a it became Clear As the Roll Call was about to begin that we weren to going to win a Powell said. The Carter aides called their counterparts in the Kennedy Camp a Deal was struck on the economic planks without what one aide called a direct consultation with the president. They agreed on All but one calling for wage and Price controls House speaker Thomas p o Neill jr., presiding officer of the convention quickly gave led them through on voice votes and declared the wage and Price control Plank similarly rejected. Sec in financial turmoil school merger talk set sept. 12 by Jane Hanchett committees from Sheldon Jackson College and the University of Alaska will meet tentatively sept. 12 in Anchorage to discuss the feasibility of merger Between the schools. The meeting is Only a preliminary meeting in what probably will be a series of talks and merger is Only one of the options Sec is considering stressed Sec president Hugh Holloway. A jct a Board of trustees chairman will appoint a committe to represent Sec. Sec is suffering from a declining student enrolment similar to that being experienced nationally by Post secondary schools and from financial problems As a private College. Sec has a typical history and from financial problems As a private College. Sec has a typical history As a private College with supporters of the school periodically having fund raising drives when income badly lagged behind expenses but this year the school will have about $400,000 to $600,000 debt by the end of the year Holloway estimated. Rising costs have plagued the institution. Fuel costs for example were $40,000 Over budget last year. The schools total budget is about $2.5 million. About five years ago Sec had about 200 full time students. Last year there were 116, he said. A colleges a Basic subsistence comes from its full time students Holloway explained even though Sec had Many part time students Here at Sitka and through its outreach programs to other communities. Holloway said he talked to the University of Alaska Board of regents last Winter asking them to contract some of their educational services to Sec. He charged them with a responsibility to help Sec because Uags development of a Community College in Sitka a had wrecked our base of operations. A Sec has had a hard time competing with lower student costs of the state University system. A regents told Sec the state University a could no to do much a Holloway said because of interpretations of the state Constitution not allowing Public funds to be used to help private or religion affiliated schools. Sec is a 102-year-old institution founded by presbyterian missionary Sheldon Jackson. The idea of some Type of merger therefore evolved As a a logical consideration a but not the Only one Holloway continued on Page 3 by Betsy Longenbaugh Sentinel staff writer it. Edgecumbe Lagoon will House Sitka a new boat Harbor at least if City officials get their Way. The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly voted tuesday night to recommend the Lagoon As the last site for the 500 Moorage space Harbor. The site is located near the base of the Sitka it. Edgecumbe Bridge. The selection said City administrator Rocky Gutierrez will be an a Uphill fight. A Gutierrez explained that the site was a environmentally a problem because of eel grass in the Harbor. Eel grass is a habitat for herring spawn and other Marine life state environmentalists say. Other Sites considered were an Extension of Thomsen Harbor a Channel site and Jamestown Bay. This last mayor John Dapcevich said would Cost about twice As much As the Lagoon site and a there was a lot of local it to title Otiler Sites also have by Dennis Cox Demmert was particularly employs 180 people Many of drawbacks Dapcevich and Sentinel staff writer concerned with a non Bureau whom would be forced into Assembly members it. Edgecumbe school will of Indian affairs personnel Early retirement should the said primarily the Lack of be closed next year according issuing false press releases. School be closed. Payroll for Protection provided. To a recently issued press Demmert noted that the the school totals $3.3 million the Harbor which will be release from Alaska state releases had occasioned in per year he said. Built at state expense was to House candidate Nelson certainty among it. Government policy appears have been built this fall but Frank. Edgecumbe a staff and to be aimed at initiating has been delayed the release said a Winfor faculty. A a it a really upsetting schools near the Homes of an ordinance was based on mation released monday our pm a ple said dem Mert. Assembly picks new Harker site making friends Bob Marti left and Alice Hoveman clean the statue of the prospector in front of Sitka a Pioneer Home. Marti is a sculptor from Missouri and is. Hoveman is from the state museum in Juneau. They will be cleaning the Bronze statue until the end of. The week. So far they report it in Good con Washngton University in St. Louis coition. Sentinel photo by Betsy Longenbaugh Edgecumbe closure not definite driving from $400 to $1,000. Contracts were awarded for three phases of the new sewage treatment project. Bids had been opened on the project at the last Assembly meeting. The contract for a submarine Channel crossing and sewer outfall was awarded to general construction with their bid of $1,687,777.00. The contract for Haponski Island Force main and outfall was awarded to Foskin construction of Juneau who bid $531,098.38. Falkenburg construction and Cal Tom inc. A joint venture were awarded the bids for sanitary sewer rehabilitation. The bids were $29,021 for the first schedule and $63,027.50 for the second schedule. Assembly members were also threatened with a suit at tuesday night s meeting. The threat arose from a request by Ralph Shupp construction to have a $6,000 penalty fee charged by the City returned to the company. A letter from Shupp described problems they had had receiving insulation material and Lack of time in the 1979 schools re roofing amp Patching project. The business was assessed a penalty of $100 a Day for each Day past the project deadline of sept. I. After reviewing the letter City director of Public works Jerry Simpson recommended a refund of $ 1,200 to the firm. Assembly members voted to go along with Simpsons recommendation four to two despite arguments from Gertrude Shupp of the firm. After the vote was taken mrs. Shupp told the Assembly a a in la see you in court a and left the room. In other business the Assembly a voted $5,000 to Sitka search and Rescue though mayor John Dapcevich said he thought further funds Shouls come from the Public safety Academy. A agreed to let the National Park service build an information Booth in Crescent Park. A established a rental fee of $10 for a building which sits partially on City property a appointed members to two City boards. Dan Mcgraw and Larry Gregg were named to the transportation committee. A seven member Sitka visitors Bureau was also appointed. They Are John Litton Jack Parrish Karen Grussendorf Ann Vienita Bob Allen Margie Blankenship and Ann Strain. A approved a three year service roads and trails program. A agreed to allow a 40-Day Extension to a contract for Bench land surveying. A voted to give a tax exemption to Alaska native brotherhood for the and Hall. Assembly lists top 7 projects August la disclosed the Federal governments plan to close the institution next students Frank explained. By Sentinel staff Point Road. Gurnee was pase in More Harbor space was at an enlargement to Sitka final Reading to adjust the fyel/i0p. Parity Airport parking lot was third i. City budget because increased a Hway projects the City and on the list. Next came the fir Demmert said the Bia is in the event it. Edge cum heating and fuel costs. The a Rpu set t0 state St phase in a Rodman Bay presently working to prevent be is closed Frank suggested total increase City wide was Shway department this Highway project extending year. Closure of the school. The an alternative use be found $274,307 and will be met out 25�?T ,. Halibut Point Road to Leroy c. Demmert Bia administrator a recently for the facilities. Included of City continue nov funds a list requested by the Katlian Bay. This project if education program and went to Washington to seek among Franks suggestions Gutierrez said. State was decided at a special completed said Gutierrez mini Strator of it. Edge cum alternatives in the event it. Were a vocational school and an ordinance was also p. A Assembly and had been estimated about 14 be said reports of it. Edgecumbe is closed dem Marine Institute. Frank passed changing the local Aster a priorities for the next years ago to Cost about $1 Edgecumbe a closure Are Mert added. Dismissed rumours of it. Drunk driving definition to a million a mile premature. A a it a not definite. According to Frank closure Edgecumbe being reopened As parallel the new state Law. A is. In a St City a bypass project around the department of the in of the school would have Par a naval base. A i asked the new Law defines someone administrator Rocky Swan Lake was the number Tenor has proposed closure Ocul arly serious economic senator Stevens and he said As drunk if he fails the c,u7jerrez� was additional six on the list and last on the though no Date has been set consequences for Sitka there a absolutely no truth to breathalyzer. The new or Harbor space. Second was list was a Bike Lane from on Frank said it. Edgecumbe finance also changes the rep Vine a existing paved Swan Lake to Davidoff St. Maximum Fine for drunk particular halibut Hydro report August 13,1980 Kwh used Kwh used last year Kwh Peak Kwh Peak last year Lake level Rule curve 134,600 113,500 7100 6400 332 14 tide tables tides for thursday August 14 High tide at 4 22 a m. 9.1�?T Low tide at 10 43 a m. -0.1�?T High tide at 5 07 . 9 of Low tide at 11 06 . 17�?T Courtesy of Bailey a Marine amp hardware Katlian St. Across from Pioneer bar wednesday August 13,1980

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