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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaMonday August 31, 2015 Fairbanks daily news Amer a3 Interior family credits seat belts with saving their lives in crash seat belts save lives. Sara Pennington is pretty sure she and her three Little boys would not be Here today if the it had not been wearing seat belts when a pickup truck slammed into the Side of their car on the Parks Highway a couple weeks ago. �?o1 done to even know How to explain it Someth Mes Quot she said. A if anything would have gone differently none of us would or Here Quot they were headed to Healy to visit family on aug. 13 it was a routine trip. They travel Back and Forth regularly. Just North of Nenana there is a Long Hill on the Parks Highway with several dips in the Road. Southbound Drivers Are headed up the Hill. A we were coming up Over the Hill and when we got to the top of the Little Hill there was a double Tanker Semi going North and a Dodge pickup truck heading North in my Lane Quot she said. She believes it w As a no passing zone. A that is one of our biggest fears travelling that Road Hack and Forth Quot she added. The Driver of the pickup truck saw her and swerved into the mv7 Kris Capps ditch on her it Uitz of the Road she swerve left it a she would he in the path of the oncoming Semi. A there was no Way i was going in front of that Semi she said. She swerve right a she would collide head on w Ith the pickup truck. So it he kept her Toyota 1 1 Highlander pointed directly South. Quot i tried to stay As straight As 1 could in my southbound she said. The pickup truck had not turned quite quickly enough and the two front passenger sides collided her vehicle spun around and came to a Stop facing North. The pickup truck ended up in the ditch a my whole front end was gone on my car Quot said Pennington. A completely the truck damage was not As severe As far As she could see. She said. Her three Young sons were in the Back seat All strapped in Sara Pennington and her three sons Fletcher Jasper and Lane. Photo a w Ith seat belts a a 3-Vear-old, a now-5-year-old and an 8-year-old. She saw blood running Down the neck of her 8-year-old boy he had severe seat Belt bums across his Abdomen and she said. She ended up with a broken Little Finger on one hand a broken foot and some dislocated ribs three Vear old Jasper who was in a five Point harness in a child car seat has a broken Collarbone. The collision was severe enough to leave Marks on All of them from the seat belts. Yet she is confident the seat belts saved their lives. I m so thankful As bad As it is that its not w orse Quot she said. A a in a very angry at the other Driver hut in a glad they re the pickup truck held the Driver and two passengers. A and in a glad in a the one that is Hurt and not my she said. Psychological repercussions of the crash remain the Middle child started kindergarten a Short time after the Accident. A the Wasny to physically Hurt hut he s said his Mother. Quot he goes to school and he worries if in a going to come Hac k or if ill still be Here a when he gets out of school Quot she finds her moods in subsequent Days swinging from angry to weepy when she thinks about How much worse that crash could have been when the emergency medical technicians arrived at the scene of the Accident they thanked her for putting the kids in car seats and seat belts. The Middle child was in a Booster seat. The youngest was in a car seat. She and the oldest were strapped in with a regular seat belts. Her v vehicle Likely was totalled. Their Phy Sical wounds will heal. But Shell have to take a deep breath before that next trip to Healy. And they will definitely Wear their seat belts she said. Contain t Community editor and columnist Kris Capps at Capps amp . In the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334 Foll ii in Ron twitter c fun Kris Arctic continued from a1 for Oil production he said that much of the lessons from the by Deepwater horizon Oil spill have been Learned and Are being applied to shells efforts. �?o1 think we can manage these things and in a optimistic about he said. A there is that increased economic Opportunity hut you want to make sure you Don t have disasters with it Quot when faced with questions about that drilling s potential Impact on climate change Kerry said much More focus will need to he placed on How Oil is used moving Forward making a nod to stricter emissions limits and higher fuel efficiency standards. A i think a lot requirements Are going to be put in place that Are going to raise the Cost of Oil Overall any he said. When asked if one of those levers could include a Carbon tax. He said he say. A who knows w hat 1 can to Tell you hut you re hearing More and More talk about the need the Price the Impact of climate change into what is happening he said. A a who factoring in the floods who a factoring in the fires who s factoring in the insurance costs who s factoring in the Fine Partick Secretary of state John Kerry Speaks w Ith state and military officials at joint base Elmendorf Richardson on sunday afternoon. Photo it Courtesy governors office late diseases that Are created and raise health care costs around the country you have a w Hole Senes of non measured impacts that w Ould actually raise the Cost if the True Cost were being reflected a he said. Perhaps that a something we ought to talk about Contact staff Seritt r mat Buxton at 459-7544 Fol unc him on l Atter a fun Ipolitu s. Denali continued from a1 a a alaskan a place names should reflect and respect the Rich cultural history of our state and Oft la recognizing the name Denali does just that a Walker stated. The Peak s official name has been a Long running irritation for Many alaskans since William Mckinley never saw the Mountain or even set foot in Alaska before he was assassinated Early in his second term. A prospector informally named the Mountain after Mckinley in the late 1800s. And the name was adopted by Congress two decades later. Gov. Jay Hammond and the Alaska legislature fir to asked that the name he formally restored to Denali in 1975 the Alaska geographic Board has recognized the name of the Peak As Denali since then putting it at Odds w Ith its official Federal designation As it. Mckinley. The National Park that surrounds the Mountain was renamed in 1980 by the Alaska National interest lands conservation act shifting from mount Mckinley National Park to Denali National Park and preserve. A 40-year Battle Between politicians in Alaska and Ohio has been w aged since the legislature weighed in with members of Congress from Mckinley is Home District repeatedly blocking efforts to restore the name Denali. However the Issue has received added attention in the past year after decades of Low Kev feuding. In july the daily show did a segment on the controversy. Interviewing University of Alaska Fairbanks vice Chancellor Evon Peter about Denali a significance to it it Athabasca is. Peter called sundays declaration Quot huge Quot saying it represents Quot a wonderful step toward reconciliation with indigenous people he praised the decades Long efforts of Many alaskans to restore Denali As the mountains official name. �?o1 think that a lot of people have put a lot of interest and a lot of Effort into this he said. The name change also began to receive More support in Ohio with the Columbus dispatch writing in a july editorial that a a Ohio a congressional representatives should let Denali he Obama has directed Secretary of the Interior Sally jew Ell to use her authority to rename the Mountain Denali according to the White House. Quot this name change recognizes the sacred status of Denali to Many Alaska Jewell stated in a . Department of the Interior news release Quot the name Denali has been official for use by the state of Alaska since 1975, but even More importantly the Mountain has been known As Denali for generations. W Ith our own sense of reverence for this place we Are officially renaming the Mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska natives and the Strong support of the people of Alaska Contact staff writer Jeff Richardson at 459-7518 follow him on twitter a . Big Brothers big Sisters United was of the Tanana Valley member Agency . Box 73924 452-8110 4 % / hot a is die a a u i cum Artemey Mark Raymond Garwood november 21. 1963 August 31, 2014 forever in my heart always in my dreams come to me often a Bro Quot with love Sis family amp friends snap up a Deal in the classifieds 907.459.7555 classifieds real people real results Mouet going out of business Sale hours tue Fri 10�m-6pm sat 10am-5pm, closed mondays 4i8jhsl �51-8070 i of to to a pack 2801 College Road a 479-7335 open 7 Days a a a a m-3at 10-7� son 115 ii Freeman amp a associates inc. Accounting a payrolls a income tax 907 456-4361 wow. For e email 1040.com in find your c 11ci Rush Lintio Gamm to it cd inside the sunday. 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