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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Fairbanks, Alaska Re an daily i news my Ner vol. Lxxxvi11, no. 80 your locally owned Independent daily newspaper Fairbanks Alaska wednesday april 4, 1990 wednesday bread rises in the East food a Page 15 50c per copy 28 pages weather mostly Cloudy tonight and thursday. A few flurries tonight and Low near 20. High thursday 40. Nation a Volcano threatens Kaapana Hawaii a a meandering flow of molten lava from Kilauea Volcano had residents of this coastal Community packing their belongings tuesday and preparing to leave. A flow from the West. The most serious threat advanced within 50 Yards of five Homes in the Kaapana gardens subdivision according to Hawaii county civil defense spokesman Bruce Butts. A greyhound violence Miami two More reported sniper attacks on buses have set the clock Back on contract talks Between striking Drivers and greyhound which says it wont negotiate until a week passes without violence. A census forms not sent Peoria 111.�?some 1.5 million households nationwide received no census forms because the census Bureau failed to print Post office Box numbers on the mailings officials said. World a Colombia extradition Bogota Colombia president Virgilio Barco today said the Leader of the Medellin cocaine Cartel will not be extradited to the United states if he turns himself in. It was the first time Barco had made such a Promise to a drug trafficking suspect since he ordered a government crackdown on traffickers in August. A meeting in Moscow Moscow soviet and lithuanian officials were heartened today by a More than three hour meeting of representatives of the breakaway Republic and a top aide to soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev. A communists thrive Piraeus Greece despite the collapse of communism elsewhere in Europe. Greek communists Are hoping to share Power in an Alliance with the socialists after elections sunday. A the associated press inside Alaska .2, 5 6 Fairbanks .3 Ann landers____21 food 15 17 birthday game. 13 foreign 13 classifieds. 21-28 markets 20 comics 21 National. 12 crossword 24 sports 9 11 entertainment .18 to 18 Senate passes wide ranging clean air legislation the legislation allows for Alaska provisions. Page 5. The new York times Washington after a decade Long stalemate Over clean air legislation. The Senate passed a com Promise Bill tuesday night intended to reduce acid r in Urban smog and toxic chemicals in the air. The vote was 89-11. The Bill crafted in nearly a month of closed negotiations be tween White House aides and Senate leaders met president Bush s demand for a less costly solution to the nations clean air problems than the initial Senate plan and came after the Senate narrowly beat Back a number of challenges in recent Days that would have toughened the measure and raised the Price tag on pollution control. The legislation the first attempt to toughen air pollution legislation since the 1970 clean air act was amended in 1977, would require automakers chemical manufacturers. And Coal fired Power plants to make substantial investments in equipment and processes to lower their pollution. The Bill is Likely to add More than $20 billion a year to the estimated $33 billion Cost of meeting current pollution Laws according to administration estimates. In arriving at the Compromise the Senate leadership acquiesced to Bush on several Points. These included less stringent requirements for reducing tailpipe emissions and for controlling toxic chemicals in the air. The full House of repro Senta Tives has yet to take up a clean air Bill. The one being drafted in committee would impose stricter controls than the Senate measure. Both the Industry and environmentalists remain dissatisfied with crucial elements of the Compromise. Industry contends that the costs Are still too High and will result in lost business and jobs. See air Page 6 vocalist Vaughan Dies at 66 los Angeles a jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan known for her individualistic style and her extensive Range has died of lung cancer. She was 66. Vaughan died at 10 30 . Tuesday at her Home in the hidden Hills area of the West san Fernando Val Ley los Angeles county sheriffs sgt. De Rogner said. Vaughan had been admitted March 31 to Cedars Sinai Hospital in los Angeles but was released earlier tuesday Hospital spokeswoman Paula Correia said. Los Angeles times jazz critic and Sarah Vaughan dead of cancer longtime Friend Leonard Feather in his Book a encyclopedia of jazz in the sixties a described Vaughan As a the most important Singer to see Vaughan Page 6 hoax Call to coast guard figures in loss of fishermen Boston apr the Call on a Marine hailing frequency was urgent and chilling a ship somewhere on the freezing Waters off Massachusetts was transmitting a last ditch plea for help a this is the fishing vessel sol e mar a a male voice shouted in frenzy. A a we re sinking. We need help now a the plea Rose into a scream. The transmission was abruptly Cut. Then there was Only crackling see boat. Page 6 Denali Center staff care hit in state probe a state investigation of the Denali Center criticized the nursing Homes administrator the facility a plan for patient care physical environment staff development and equipment maintenance in connection with the death of a patient who wandered outside the Home and froze to death in january. Administrator Mark Bertilrud said today the state was accurate in its assessment and changes have already been made to prevent a similar incident in the future. In january Jerry Davis a Termi Nally ill cancer patient walked out a fire door unhooked from an alarm system and wandered into temperatures of 43 below. Accord my to the report Davis heart Stop Ped minutes after he arrived at the emergency room. Police records revealed that Davis was the fourth person to wan Der from the facility last Winter. A we weren to doing things wrong we just weren to doing them As Well As we could have a Bertilrud said the report found that the Center did not adequately assess Davis condition and the effects of his medication. The facility a alarm system and the staff is understand ing of the system were inadequate the report said. State examiners found that the staff did no to routinely Check the alarm system to make sure it worked. Examiners also noted that while they were at the facility one alarm went off four times within five minutes and the staff did not respond. They concluded that peo pie often used the doors connected to the alarm system and ignored the alarms. The report criticized Bertilrud for not being aware of similar incidents and recommended staff members receive better training about the Home s various alarm systems. Bertilrud said the facility is up grading its alarm system. He said the investigation never revealed Why the door was unhooked from the alarm system. A review of police reports Indi Cate police have not been called to search for any missing patients since Davis death Bertilrud said the slate May inspect the Home again to ensure changes have been made. If the Home does no to make the changes the facility could lose its License. Judge set to of emergency Hunt staff and a reports a Federal judge was expected to Issue an order today allowing residents of Kwethluk on the Kusk Kwim River in Western Alaska to Harvest 50 Caribou in the nearby Kilbuck mountains. The Hunt would begin thursday. The Alaska Board of game had denied villagers the privilege last month. Lance Nelson assistant District attorney said this morning the Exchange Between state officials and judge h Russell Holland went smoothly. A there was really very Little disagreement a he said. Game Board chairwoman Samantha Castle said the Board suggested that the judge a order the Alaska depart ment of fish and game to Issue 50 permits to Kwethluk residents on a first come first serve basis. A open the Hunt thursday and close it at Midnight april 15. A make Hunters report to fish and game within 48 hours of a kill. The department could close the Hunt by emergency order As soon As 50 animals Are killed she said. Biologists continue to be concerned Over the health of the Herd which numbers about 1,400 animals. Ron Perry manager of the Yukon Delta National wildlife Refuge said the extra animals killed wont help the Herd. A from a pure biological standpoint another 50 animals taken from the Herd probably wont destroy it but it will slow Down the growth of course a he said. Biologists also Are concerned that opening a season so late in the year May hit pregnant cows hardest. The restriction to Hunting Only Antler less animals should Stop cow kills because most bulls have dropped their Antlers. Perry said the Caribou Are believed to be about 50 Miles from the Village. Villagers argue that the Herd see Hunt. Page 6 new Swatch recyclers happily have their hands full local project catches on in big Way by Martha Eliassen staff writer Good sense is catching on in Fairbanks. The Good sense working group recycling project launched a month ago with recycling shelters at Woodland and Weller elementary school has inspired Fairbanks ans. Each Day people fill the barrels at these shelters with recyclable Glass paper and cans according to Marti Peale a Good sense organizer. A it s overflowing daily a she said. A we have our hands and that a no complaint. That a exactly what Peale and her Good sense cohorts hoped would happen. A the idea is to set it up so it s a permanent part of the Community a she said. Fairbanks faces spending $30 million in the next five years to close an aging Landfill and open a new one Peale said. This summer a new environmental Protection Agency regulation will require communities with landfills to Recycle at least 25 percent of waste. Considering that up to 80 percent of the items Fairbanks throws away Are recyclable Peale said recycling does indeed make Good sense. A what they re doing is Mak ing trash separation easy a said june Weinstock president of the Northern Alaska environment Tai Center Board. The Good sense Effort has implications beyond the Fairbanks North Star Borough s garbage problems. For people who Are interested in doing something to help the environment this project is a Model. Weinstock said. Good sense started in novem Ber with a Core group of about see Recycle. Page 6 drop in members of the Good sense working group recycling project want you to drop your recyclable goods into the Bottoms of the barrels that they have set up at Mike Belrose news Amer Woodland and Weller elementary. Clockwise from top right Are Nicole Mccullough Shari Sirkin Lou Brown Bruce Stephenson and Marti Peale. A Recycle shelter at Woodland cd a and All this time i thought recycling was getting Back on the bicycle after you fall off

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