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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks daily news Miner Fairbanks Alaska wednesday april 4, 1990�?5 clean air act allows Alaska provisions by Brigid Schulte states news service Washington Alaska Sens. Frank Murkowski and ted Stevens voted with the Over whelming majority tuesday night to pass the clean air act which after to years of debate is designed to curb pollution with out choking american industries. The act which the . Senate passed 89 toll is aimed Pri Marily at midwestern industries and Eastern states that pollute and then suffer resulting acid rainfall. It includes special pro visions for Alaska. A although its going to make substantial improvements in the Quality of our air it s going to affect jobs in the United states and our International competitiveness a a said Murkowski. A i just Hope we be struck a the House must pass similar legislation before a final draft is presented to president Bush for final action. The Senate Bill passed with amendments Stevens introduced monday to relax Federal clean air provisions in Anchorage Fairbanks and the Oil producing North slope. However a Murkowski amendment that would have Given an economic boost to alas Kan Coal companies failed tuesday. Stevens amendments give the Federal environmental Protection Agency the authority to exempt Alaska from using ethanol an alternative automobile fuel that is less polluting than gasoline. The senator said ethanol would t work in alaskans cold climate because the Corn based fuel attracts water which could freeze fuel lines and destroy car engines. The Bill requires cities with moderate to severe smog problems to begin using less polluting alternatives to gasoline. Pollution in both Fairbanks and Alaska exceeds acceptable Epa Levels. Stevens second amendment will allow the massive Oil facilities in the North slope to continue using halon As a fire retardant. Scientists officials play tag on sound cleanup Anchorage apr state experts scientists and Exxon officials Are walking the shores of Prince William sound and the Gulf of Alaska in search of consensus Over whether and when shorelines May be called they think they be come up with a Way to do that. Twenty teams of scientists and officials gather data along the shores every Day. At night they use shipboard facsimile machines to Send their findings to Anchorage. In Anchorage a technical advisory group the tag team plugs those findings into a a flow Chart decision at the other end of the matrix the right decision for each Beach is supposed to pop out. The tag team includes representatives of the . Coast guard the National oceanic and atmospheric administration the state department of environmental conservation and Exxon. The first reports from Field Crews already have begun to arrive on Exxon a fax machine in Anchorage. The tag team will try out the decision matrix for the first time thursday. The reports use multiple Choice forms to describe the Oil and biology of individual shorelines requiring the teams to agree on what they find and to Mark a corresponding Box. The geologist on each team also around Juneau Early retirement plan grows Juneau More than 2,000 Public employees statewide Are expected this year to take advantage of an Early retirement plan that includes recent changes that allow More state and municipal workers into the program. Supporters say the plan allows employers to replace High paid workers with new lower paid employees. Legislators approved two changes in the plan this session and gov. Steve Cowper recently signed Senate Bill 343 into Law. About 2,300 state municipal University and school District employees took Early retirement under a similar incentive plan in 1986-1987. Dave Stout of the states retirement division said he expects this year s program to come close to that total. Bill targets nursing Homes the state would be allowed to impose sanctions against nursing Homes that fail to meet licensing requirements under legislation approved by the House. The legislation is required for the state to remain in compliance with the Federal medicaid program which pays half the Cost of nursing Home care for Low income people. Sanctions allowed under the Bill would include fines or a ban on new admissions until problems Are resolved. House Bill 418 passed without opposition monday and moved to the Senate. House oks Vendor fines Bill Hunting and fishing License vendors late in sending payments to the state could face penalties under legislation on its Way to gov. Cowper. Senate Bill 96 would allow the state to charge a penalty fee of 1.5 percent a month against vendors More than 30 Days late in Send ing License fees to the department of fish and game. Stores guides charter boat operators and others serve As vendors for state Hunting and fishing licenses. The measure was introduced by Cowper who is expected to sign it into Law. The Bill passed the House without opposition monday. It passed the Senate last session. Bill would Reward recycling school districts with the Best recycling programs in the state would be eligible for an annual Cash prize of up to $10,000 under legislation passed by the House. The Reward program would be part of the states Effort to promote recycling. House Bill 479 passed the chamber monday and includes $40,000 for the first years rewards. Senate approval also is required before the program can Start. Rep. Randy Phillips a Eagle River was the Only House member to vote against the Bill. A a it a $40,000 a year that could be better used elsewhere in the school system a he said. The Bill a sponsor rep. Ray Brownd Anchorage said the measure would help encourage schools to reduce their garbage by recycling As much As possible while also teaching recycling to students. Senate passes licensing Bill insurance agents would be required to have a High school diploma or its equivalent under legislation intended to improve the states licensing process. The measure also would allow the state to require that agents meet new standards for continuing education in the business. Senate Bill 273 passed without opposition monday and moved to the House. A the associated press broadcast Pioneer Hiebert Here August a a Augier Hiebert. A radio and television broadcaster in alas a for More than 50 years is in Fairbanks to participate in the uni Hersity of Alaska Fairbanks alas a living history series. He is talk no to students faculty and other interested groups and was honoured tuesday at a reception Hiebert will make three More presentations to University classes his week. On thursday he will address an a advanced news gathering a class in room 15 of the Bunnell building from 8-9 30 . On Friday in the same classroom he will address a Basic news gathering classes from 8 9 . And from to 20-11 20 . His talks Are open to the Public. For More information Contact Claus m. Naske in the uhf history department at 474-7126. There is someone who will listen. Call 452-help draws a map that shows Fine details such As the location of individual logs and rocks. A i think it will be a very smooth process this year a said Andy Teal an Exxon scientist who Heads the tag team. A i Don t think there will be any areas of confrontation just the states Oil spill on scene coordinator Steve provant also appears optimistic about this years process of deciding which areas to clean. A this process will help identify the areas we agree the areas we disagree and How to Settle the areas where we disagree a he said. Each Field team includes representatives of Exxon the dec coast guard or Noaa the local landowner a biologist and a Beach geologist. Members of one team said they feel a sense of teamwork and can agree on almost everything they see. They said they Are Happy with the detailed 12-Page diagram of a a yes or a a not decisions that is sup posed to Lead them to the Best cleanup plan. Each decision will eventually be handed to coast guard rear . David Ciancaglini the Federal on scene coordinator who must give it final approval. Officials say the work of the teams will not be interrupted by the Public. Team members sleep on boats or Fly to beaches on helicopters with no room for visitors. Reporters have been kept from talking to team members on the shorelines. The first phase of work is to be Complete by mid month. Flammable liquids a code approach1 ibo National video teleconference april 10, uhf Rasmuson Library room 323, 9 00 a noon sponsored by Alaska Northern chapter ibo reservations required Call Dave Dobberpuhl at 452-4761 new resident Call us at Quot Welcome to Fairbanks Quot we d like to Greet you with a free packet of information and gifts from the Friendly businesses in Fairbanks. Call 488-4010 9 a.rn.-5 . Weekdays please Call within 3 months of arrival merchants Welcome new residents to your store Many new families move into the Fairbanks North Star Borough each month. Join Welcome to Fairbanks. Call the above number for information % Laska aviation oncology attention pilots and mechanics a free question and answer session about How the new Faa drug testing Laws will affect you will be held by the company responsible for implementing these drug testing procedures. Come to ask questions ventilate concerns and meet the people who will be running your program. The Public is invited to attend Alaska room Fairbanks International Airport Friday april 6, 1990 7 00 to 9 00 . Want the most for Motif car insurance Dollar talk to a neighbor who s with state farm and compare. Then give me a Call George Walton 2001 Airport Road Fairbanks 452-2001 state farm Mutual automobile insurance company homa office Bloomington Illinois april 9 the Steese lounge will reopen its door again we Welcome Back All our new amp old friends door open at 3 . Till ? a Stop of cuu Muf Betta a yes we Are still serving your favorite beverage 150 banners Loop re. Ext. A 457-7923 4 4 a presenting the pizza hut grand scholarship in Celebration of our new ten Topping grand pan pizza we re offering a $1,000 University of Alaska scholarship. Contact the a financial Aid office in your area for More information. To hut making it great certificates and associate degrees professional development personal enrichment undergraduate and graduate programs vocational and technical programs classes Fob downtown Center 451-7223 on Cam pus 474-7821 in the Community serving you jn1versity of Alaska Fairbanks a uhf in an co my toy or int ulna turn your Earth Day 1990 free Public lecture _ Quot environmentalism global Harmony and citizen action Quot physician activist or. Helen Caldicott monday 9 april 1990 uhf Davis concert Hall 8 00pm 10 00pm Caldicott former president of the physicians for social responsibility and one of the most inspiring and outspoken advocates of environmental Hygiene Speaks out with renewed Hope and fresh urgency about the condition of the most important patient of All planet Earth. Sponsored by uhf office of special events. For More information Call the office of special events 474-7800 into apples. Save your Safeway Register receipts. Free Apple computers for students. See store manager for details. S Safeway what a neighbor should be. A Celebration sunday 22 april 1990 Tanana Valley Fairgrounds 9 00am 9 00pm a Community event sharing Energy efficiency ideas and practical ecological Wisdom for local and global responsibility. Booths demonstrations speakers kids games and entertainment. For More information Call the Earth Day office 452-3750 Bow verse of Al map airbag is uhf a an a of employer and educational institution 7-8 30 . Gordon amp Kathy Duvalis Aiu id Cut pc fat Bance Hemovi classes Start saturday april 7 hesitation Fox Trot Jitterbug 8 45-10 15 . $50 per couple per month. $7 per class. Pre Register at Kat skins and save $5, Only $45 Kate Kim 201 Steese Hwy. I a i jul in 5 across rom Burger Kingi Call today a 479-8605 May 5 int. Jitterbug june 2 West coast swing july no classes a gone fishing

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