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Sitka Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Sitka, Alaska Member of the associated press the daily Sentinel monday May 14,1990 volume 52 no. 94 Sitka Alaska 35c pressure mounting for special session by Brian s. Akre associated press writer Juneau apr gov. Steve Cowper says he is prepared to Call a special session of the legislature to Settle the controversy Over subsistence Hunting and fishing rights in Alaska a if enough lawmakers support a solution. Cowper said several legislators have asked him about the prospects for a special session since the legislature adjourned its regular session tuesday without acting on the Issue. A a in be certainly gotten a Strong indication from several people that they wish they had acted favourably on subsistence before they left town a he said. A a people simply did not understand the implications of a failure to Senate president Tim Kelly a Anchorage met with Cowper Friday and asked him to Call a special session within the next six weeks to reconsider subsistence legislative ethics Reform and new regulations for Hunting guides and outfitters. A a i think we re going to be Here in june a Kelly said. A a the governor is actively going to work to put together a consensus on the subsistence a House majority Leader Mike Navarre a Kenai said it was ironic that Kelly was calling for a special session when the Senate never even voted on the subsistence Issue. But Navarre said House leaders were open to the idea. A a we re going to wait a few weeks and see How people Are feeling then and if it looks like some votes have changed Well give it a try a he said. The Alaska supreme court ruled in december that the Rural subsistence preference in state Law was unconstitutional. But Federal Law requires a Rural preference on Federal land in Alaska. Cowper and some lawmakers proposed a constitutional amendment to guarantee the Rural preference. Bul lawmakers were unable to agree on the Best solution. The Legislatures failure Means the Federal government will take Over management of its land in Alaska a about 60 percent of the state a starting in july when the court ruling takes effect. A a they done to have any Choice a Cowper said. A a they have to come in they have to take Over and impose their own rules whether we like them or not. And they re preparing to do that a a people Are going to realize because of the announcements that Are being made practically on a daily basis by the Federal agencies involved that we re in deep trouble. And we be got to come Back and resolve Early wednesday minutes after the legislature adjourned Cowper said it would be up to lawmakers to Call themselves Back into session. That would require a two thirds vote of both houses. But he said Friday that he will Call the special session himself if he confirms there is the two thirds majority needed to refer a constitutional amendment to voters. A a at the moment the votes Arentt there a Cowper said. The governor noted that the Republican minority voted almost As a bloc against a subsistence amendment when it failed on a 20-20 vote in the House sunday. Cowper said some of those republicans Are among the lawmakers who have called him expressing their regret. A a people Are looking at them and saying a my god Why did no to you resolve that what a the matter with you folks a which is exactly the kind of the Public pressure that a going to have to be put on the legislators that voted against it specifically in the House minority a Cowper said. Kelly said the governor probably will add his top legislative priority a the education fund a to the list of topics to be reconsidered at a special session. The proposal was Defeated by the Senate in the final hour of the regular session. Cowper said he would consider adding other issues to the special session Agenda but Only after lawmakers arrive in Juneau to debate subsistence. Cowper said the sooner lawmakers meet and pass a subsistence amendment the better because time is needed to prepare the ballots and the election booklets for the nov. 6 general election. Cowper is scheduled to travel to the soviet Union and Europe later this month which Means the soonest a session Likely would be called is in june. In me Morium friends and relatives of Joey Detemple and Rod Herman who died in a boating Accident almost a year ago pose beneath a scoreboard that Joey a parents Duane and Vonnie Vilandre donated for the menus softball Field near vers Tovia elementary school. Duane Vilandre explained that most of the Cost of the scoreboard came from donations made in memory of the two Young men who played softball from the time they were in Grade school. Pictured from left Are Jeremy Jeffrey and Jay Detemple Joey a Brothers his parents Duane and Vonnie Vilandre his brother Duane Vilandre Deanna Davis Joey a Girlfriend Don Vilandre Joey a Unck and Thielma and Tony Herman and Harry Scheldt who Are Rod Herman s grandparents. Sentinel photo by James Poulson Exxon will protect archaeology Sites alaskans to talk with Lujan about subsistence Anchorage apr members of alaskans congressional delegation planned meetings with the Secretary of the Interior today to discuss a Federal takeover of subsistence Hunting and fishing Over 60 percent of the state. Sen. Ted Stevens a Alaska did not say however what he and the rest of the delegation hoped to accomplish. A a we re putting this on the front Burner a Stevens said during a news conference Friday. The Alaska supreme court ruled in december that the Rural subsistence preference in state Law was unconstitutional. But Federal Law requires a Rural preference on Federal land in Alaska. The legislature adjourned last week without acting on a measure that would have placed the Issue before voters As a proposed constitutional amendment. In the absence of state regulation Federal officials have drafted a management plan that would cover subsistence Hunting and fishing rights on Federal lands effective july i. Stevens would not comment specifically on the draft plan. But he did warn of possible dire consequences if Congress reworks the Alaska National interest lands conservation act of 1980 to resolve the subsistence Issue. A a this now shifts to Washington. There a no question about it a Stevens said. A i still think this is an Issue that begs a state solution and if it comes to Washington. There Isnit a single a mint of Alaska that a not going to by Rosanne Pagano associated press writer Anchorage apr Exxon corp. Says it has begun work to protect native archaeological Sites from damage As Oil spill workers spend a second summer on alaskans oily beaches. Some of the Prince William sound and Gulf of Alaska Sites May have been inhabited As Long As 7,000 years ago by migrating natives who made the Region a melting pot of aleut Eskimo and Indian Peoples. Charles Mobley an Anchorage archaeologist contracting with Exxon for the project says three teams of archaeologists in helicopters were surveying Oil spill Sites on saturday. Exxon a latest work plan approved Friday by rear adm. David Ciancaglini must develop a program to protect cultural resources such As archaeological artefacts in areas tainted by the March 1989 spill of nearly 11 million Gallons of crude Oil. Mobley said saturday the Protection measure of Choice is avoidance. A a that Means staying Clear of the site altogether a he said. The next Best Protection is to station archaeologists on Beach cleanup Sites to watch Over Exxon cleanup Crews As was done last year. Exxon Federal and state land managers and representatives of Alaska native corporations arc working together to determine How Best preserve Sites. A a the entire Oil spill arca has archaeology in it a Mobley said. He said it represented 7, xxx years of habitation by natives. Authorities say Lack of research funds has left the Region largely unexplored. Archaeologists do know to scan the beaches for ancient depressions known As House pits a kind of cup in the Earth where an ancient dwelling once was. House pits Are nearly always located near Shore since Early natives a like villagers today a were subsistence fishermen who relied on Prince William sound for food. Mobley said one spinoff of the coast guards demand for Protection is an increase in archaeological coast guard formally oks Exxon spill plan Anchorage apr Exxon must give two weeks notice before using chemical fertilizers on oiled shorelines in Prince William sound and the Gulf of Alaska this summer under the work plan officially approved Friday by the Federal on scene coordinator. Coast guard rear adm. David Ciancaglini approved the Oil company a 1990 summer work program with several stipulations including one requiring Exxon to notify landowners and Federal and state agencies before using bioremediation a fertilizers that encourage Oil eating bacteria. Exxon also must develop a program to protect a a cultural resources such As archaeological artefacts in areas affected by the spill Ciancaglini said. A a i must take into account a Host of considerations including Eagle nesting sensitivities spawning of a variety of species of fish wildlife considerations land manager rules and restrictions weather and much More a Ciancaglini said in a news release. A a i believe that Exxon a plan modified by me addresses these concerns As Well As the inputs of the various agencies and communities Exxon spokesman Joe Tucker said the company was a a pleased with Ciancaglini a approval. A a while we have Only just reviewed his letter the conditions accompanying his approval All appear to be appropriate for the 1990 program a Tucker said. Continued on Page 8 knowledge. He said before the spill 300 Sites had been identified As archaeologically important. Now there Are at least twice that Many. A a the kinds of information that come out of this program Are very regional archaeological scoops a Mobley said. For instance old timers have told How Alaska Fox farms a set up on some of the tiny islands of Prince William sound a also ran Bootleg stills during prohibition Days. A a that a the kind of thing that never enters the formal records but that archaeology could confirm and maybe shed some Light on an important aspect of Alaska history a Mobley said. Exxon said it already has begun work on plans to protect cultural and archaeological resources. A a the Admiral just wanted it in writing a said coast guard spokeswoman Gail Williams. A a we re talking the same program but we just want to make sure its the Tanker Exxon Valdez wrecked on a chartered reef on March 24, 1989, spewing North slope crude into Prince William sound. Quick action credited with saving Many a life nine ran and 34 walked sunday afternoon during a three mile women a walk run held on Mother s Day. The fastest finisher was Tonya Venneberg. The event Drew 43 participants ranging in Ages from 18 to 72. Afterwards each woman got a Long stemmed Rose provided by mothers Day fun sea Mart and there was a random drawing for prizes donated by Sitka merchants. Organizer Carol Hughes called the walk run held for the first time a a a huge Sentinel photo by Allen Sykora by will Swagel Sentinel staff writer Roland Jeske had taken his boat into Bowens automotive and Marine repair shop for some work and was talking to the Mechanic about the Job. Suddenly Jeske crumpled to the floor of the shop. The 70-year-old Man Wasny to breathing and had no pulse. That was one week ago today. On Friday Jeske was was Well enough to go Home from the Hospital. His survival and recovery were credited to the first Aid knowledge of the people at the shop located 5 Miles out halibut Point Road and the Quick response of Well equipped Rescue workers who were at the scene within to minutes. After Jeske collapsed two men in the shop began cardiopulmonary resuscitation car while someone else called 911. When the Sitka fire department team arrived they took Over resuscitation efforts and treated Jeske with their portable defibrillator. Within minutes his heart was beating regularly and he was breathing on his own. He was transported to Sitka Community Hospital by ambulance. A a the system worked a said fire marshal Greg Macdonald a in a convinced it saved his the Quot system he was talking about is the one that depends on wide knowledge of car among the general Public combined with a fast acting professional response team. The immediate treatment of a heart attack victim by the bystanders often makes the difference of life and death. Of the brain is deprived of oxygen for four to six minutes Macdonald noted irreversible damage can occur. Even if professional medical care is available within minutes it can be too late unless car has been started to continued on Page 8 cyclist Hurt in Accident by Sentinel staff a Sitka Man injured in a motorcycle Accident saturday was listed in Good condition today at Sitka Community Hospital police said Craig a. Rounds 22, received head and Arm injuries when he lost control of his Honda motorcycle after hitting a Rock in the 15 x Block of Sawmill Creek Road about 6 35 . Saturday. Officers said he slammed into a Row of mailboxes and a Telephone pole before coming to a Stop. Police said rounds was wearing a helmet. He was transported to Sitka Community Hospital with a broken Elbow numerous lacerations and possible head injuries and spent part of the weekend in the hospitals intensive care unit police said. They said the motorcycle was a total loss

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