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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks daily news Miner Fairbanks Alaska wednesday april 4, 1990�?3today 7 weavers and spinners Guild meeting on i percent for Art Charlotte Van Zant residence. 479-7702, 479-3247. 7 far North sewers meeting 1008 10th ave. All interested sewers invited. 456-4850. 7 Alaska native education Parent advisory committee meeting. Room 217, Central office. 452-2000. 7 Public lands information Center free program on a How not to hike the Chilcoot a by intern Park Ranger Jim Case suite 1a, 250 Cushman St. 451-7352. 7 30 Lodge no. 3. Of amp am meeting. Masonic Temple 809 first ave. 488-2410.thursday 3 resources legislative Public hearing room 101, 119 n. Cushman St. 452-4448. 6 30 n learn inc. Workshop a summer programs for kids a by Kelly Doughty play n learn West 705 Chena pump Road. 479-5711. 6 30 game ranchers association meeting Fox roadhouse. All those interested in the future of renewable resources Are encouraged to attend. 7 Valley chapter easter Seal society of Alaska meeting Wedgewood Manor office building. 451-7325. 7 Alliance for the mentally 111 meeting room 946, Arctic bowl building. 7 30 Lodge no. 12, of amp am second degree masonic Temple 809 first ave. 488-6341, 456-2055.miscellaneous kiwanis of the Golden North will sell easter Candy at its fund Raiser at University Center from noon-5 . Through saturday and at shoppers forum from to a.rn.-8 . Through Friday and to a.rn.-7 . Saturday. 452-3592.club would Rescue German shepherds organizers Are trying to Start a program in Fairbanks to place selected unwanted German Shepherd dogs in Good Homes. Sherri Bouton and Karen Nichols Are trying to organize a local chapter of the German Shepherd dog Rescue group. The group a Branch of the German Shepherd dog club of Alaska was started in Anchorage by Christa Burg and Bonnie Johnson in 1986. The group s purpose is to Rescue certain shepherds from animal shelters and veterinarians and place the dogs with suitable families. The families Are carefully screened. Sherri Bouton Hopes eventually to be Able to save dogs in Fairbanks but in the meantime interviews people in Fairbanks to receive dogs from Anchorage. If you want More information or if you know of a German Shepherd that needs another Chance or you would like to help Call Karen Nichols at 372-3132 or Sherri Bouton at 457-6493.Borough ups bid for Center by Wilda Whitaker staff writer the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly added another $700,000 to its original $3 million offer to buy the fifth Avenue Center for administrative offices. The offer which Assembly members said is final is for the building three Small lots adjacent to the building and a 120-space parking lot South of fifth Avenue. The Assembly held a special meeting tuesday to respond to several questions the mayor wanted answered before proceeding with negotiations to buy the building. The Assembly passed a Resolution. 7-2, outlining its intentions and making the offer. Helms did not attend the meeting but head assessor Lenny Reagin said the mayors questions had been addressed. In january the Assembly offered $3 million to buy the building. The owners countered with a request for $4.25 million. The $3.7 million agreed to tuesday is close to the boroughs assessed value for the land and building but far below what the owners owe on the mortgage. Two partnerships Lacey Street properties and ship Creek hydraulics Syndicate own the building but owe More than $10 million on the mortgage held by the Federal Deposit insurance corp. The Odic became the receiver for the mortgage when United Bank Alaska folded. The Resolution specifies that the Assembly wants to immediately move the school District administration into the top two floors of the building and eventually move the majority of the general Borough administration into the building. If the building meets the specifications of the department of education by july i the Borough could be eligible for up to 80 percent reimbursement for the portions of the building used by the school District. The Assembly passed the Resolution despite a threatened lawsuit by Dick Fischer the owner of the present Borough administration Center. Fischer says the Borough would violate its lease if it buys another building in the next four years. Borough attorney Eugene Hardy said the lease agreement is open to interpretation. Assembly members Donna Gilbert and Harold Gillam voted against the Resolution. Gilbert said she believes the Borough is a jumping the Assembly members said they were interested in buying another parking lot Between sixth and seventh avenues for $375,000.authorities destroy Wolf dog in mauling Anchorage apr animal control authorities destroyed a Wolf dog tuesday three Days after it mauled a 4-year-old boy breaking his Arm and tearing his face Chest and arms. Arturo Martinez was taken to Providence Hospital after the saturday attack. He was reported in satisfactory condition tuesday and was expected to be released today. Martinez was playing with other neighbourhood children near his Home on Charing Cross Circle when he either fell on or made a noise that startled the hybrid animal officials said. The Wolf dog had to beaten with a stick before he would let go of the boy neighbors said. The animal was kept next door to where Martinez lives police said and apparently belonged to the boys parents. Besides a broken Arm the boy had multiple lacerations on his face arms and Chest police said. The attack was the second this month by a hybrid Wolf according to animal control officers. On March 13, another 4-year-old was seriously injured when a Wolf dog ripped off part of the child a Scalp. That animal also was destroyed. Last monday an Eagle River resident shot to death a hybrid Wolf that was attacking his chickens. Anchorage animal control enforcement manager Mike Campbell also said a dog was killed by a Wolf dog in the Mountain View area two weeks ago. Lawmakers want options for health Center by Brian o Donoghue news Miner Bureau Juneau Interior lawmakers want to hear from the City regarding the search for a new building for the Fairbanks Public health Center. Tuesday the delegation met with Myra Munson the commissioner of health and social services. The commissioner and her staff stressed the importance of replacing the 33-year-old building located on Barnette Street. The City of Fairbanks currently owns the building and lets the state operate in it at no charge As a contribution to the services. A new building would Cost $5.2 million for construction according to figures presented tuesday. Sen. Steve Frank said he would like to hear from the City a engineering department. A a in a like to hear them give us some estimates on what the Best option would be a the senator said. In a letter dated feb. 23, City manager Brian Phillips said Fairbanks a agrees to continue its cooperative arrangement with the state by providing maintenance general janitorial duties. To any new proposed Franks suggestion met with approval from other members of the delegation present at the meeting tuesday. A a what a the urgency a rep. Mark Boyer asked the commissioner at one Point in the proceedings. A a it a been old and inadequate for a a it solder and even More inadequate a Munson said. A the building simply Isnit suitable anymore to meet the needs of people w House the health the building is overcrowded she said. A situation worsened by the addition of a new nursing program. According to the Arctic Alliance for people a citizens committee lobbying the legislature for a new Center the present facility also has numerous structural problems and the Fairbanks fire marshal is threatening to close the Center Down unless repairs Are made to bring it up to code. Alliance president Rick Tessandore has estimated the Cost of required repairs at $200,000-$300.000. Excluding the Cost of land acquisition the has estimated the Cost of building a new 15,000-Square-foot building to House the Center at $5.3 Mil lion said a member of Munson a staff said. If possible the state would like to relocate its local division of family services office to the new health facility. The family services office presently leases a larger facility for $76,000. Assistant commissioner Karen Perdue said. Other options discussed were renovating the main school building or renting Doyon a rates average grades Alaska earned average grades recently on an annual report card that rates state economies. The state got highest Marks in human resources development International marketing and local economic development assistance but failing Marks in employment and workforce development. A the 1990 development report card for the states a published by the Washington d corporation for Enterprise development based Marks on each states economic and policy measures. Dds Vaughan Hoefler announces the opening of his practice in association with Dennis p. Dussman did 3535 College Road suite 202 Fairbanks a 99709 general dentistry 479-4759 office hours by appointment a \ easter / i i % is near we have easter Basket fillers and easter decorations k Cut outs and bulletin Board k aids. Tit col j hours m f 9-6, sat. 10-5 i -. 26 Illinois a 456-8262 Abb Fri 1-800-478-8262 men s work boots a red Wing a Wolverine a Carolina a steel toes monday Friday 10 a.rn.-8 . Saturday 10 a.rn.-6 . Fat tily shopper s forum Annex the Boss upright the lowest priced esp Ever from Eureka esp motor time a he up Elorse it in vac recommends Eureka of you want an expert s advice take mine. Choose Eureka Eureka upright a carps height a fag Kemmr on both is Tai it pow on tan staler bit Bruin Roll it top fill bag a powerful lifetime lubricated motor seut in vac Gavora mall 452 3088 Quality products a professional service Eureka there s still time to make that special or f easter finery a poly Cottons a silk Shantung t a poly Rayons r new Spring. Up fabrics yarn Sale. Patrons Jenny �5% off a Pinoin s Minou 30% off Washington Plaza a 341� Airport Way 479-5518 Cherry twee 4 fabrics Mon in 10-8 sat 10-6 a Sun noon-6 Raith gets his turn in cycling Case by Anna Farneski staff writer Wenzel Raith never intended to be a rebel but lately the 66-year-old bicycling commuter does no to have a Choice. Raith and his German Shepherd mix have become the Center of a controversy that has landed Raith in court on disorderly conduct charges for Riding his Bike along the Steese expressway. Law enforcement authorities say Raith is a danger to himself and others on the Highway. Raith said he a just being Independent. Tuesday afternoon he pleaded not guilty to a second disorderly conduct charge. Raith waited patiently As a magistrate arraigned others on drug charges driving while intoxicated and assault charges. He occasionally scratched his Crown of Spiky Gray hair. He wore his customary worn work pants tied off at the Ankles with shoestrings and two layers of heavy flannel shirts to keep him warm during his daily 20-mile commute to the senior Center. A Blue enamel map of Alaska Reading a Alaska the great land a cinched his string tie. A what they re trying to do is run me off the Road a he said afterwards seated on a wooden Bench in the hallway. He lives a quiet life in a trailer Home off Chena hot Springs Road on a Small Union pension social Security and the states longevity Bonus. He can to afford a car and does no to want to support the arabs anyway. For years he took a bus to town. But the bus stopped for Good and Raith has been cycling from Chena hot Springs Road to the senior Center off Airport Way roughly 20 Miles nearly daily for the past three years. Until Jan. 17 life was Fine. That a when he was struck by a car on a snowy evening. The state Hadnot slowed the wide shoulders along the Steese and Raith Rode his Bike closer to the traffic Lane than Normal. Alaska state troopers cited him for not having proper lights on his Bike and for biking on a closed Access Highway. A judge fined Raith $15 for the missing lights. The Highway however is fair game said Raith. He checked in 1987, when troopers first warned him to stay off the Road. Since that Accident and its publicity two other motorists have complained about Raith to troopers. They said he got in their Way. Each time Raith received a disorderly conduct citation. Troopers told Raith to get rides into town with friends. A a we be come a Long ways from the feeling from when i was a boy that you stand on your own feet and pack your own he said. Harried commuter Wenzel Raith who has received two disorderly conduct citations since january for Riding his bicycle on the Steese expressway was arraigned tuesday. Susie the dog is Raith s bicycle commuting companion. A i figure in a in gods hands a he said. A i have no desire to redecorate anybody s fender with my blood but if somebody wants it let it be on their t

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