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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Fairbanks, Alaska Vol. Lxxxvi11, no. 59 ban daily news Miner your locally owned Independent daily newspaper sunday businesswoman s Fame misfortune a heartland Section c Fairbanks Alaska sunday March la 1990 $1.00 per copy a a 86 pages new Swatch weather mostly sunny today High 20 to 25. Increasing High Clouds tonight Low near Zero. Mostly Cloudy monday High near 30. Page a-2.nationmarch on Selma Montgomery reenactment of the historic 50 mile March from Selma to Montgomery ended saturday with 3,000 people gathered in the Shadow of Alabama s Capitol to rekindle the spirit of the civil rights aids vaccine test los Angeles a Roger Mahony the roman Catholic archbishop of los Angeles has sent a letter to the 3,500 priests and nuns in the los Angeles archdiocese seeking to volunteers age 65 or older to Volunteer to be inoculated with an experimental aids vaccine. The prototype was developed by or. Jonas Salk. Father of the commercial polio exposure Bostons officials Are trying to find Dock workers truck Drivers and others who May have been exposed to an intensely radioactive Pellet found in cargo shipped from Korea to California to ruler quits port a Prince Haiti Hai Tian ruler it. Gen. Prosper Avril who Rose to Power 18 months ago in a revolt by soldiers demanding democratic Rule. Resigned saturday during a popular uprising against his military yields Power Santiago Chile to supporters cheers and opponents cries of a murderer a right Wing Gen. Auguste Pinochet ended his last full Day in Power saturday with a Call for National Unity behind his elected successor. Party leaders meet Moscow soviet communist leaders meet w Ith an Agenda of internal party Reform today the same Day the lithuanian parliament is expected to declare Independence from the soviet Union. A the associated press inside Ann Landers. F-9 heartland a applause f-10 Home plan. F-1 classifieds f Horoscope f-9 crossword puzzles markets b 3 e 9, f 2 Money. B Fairbanks a 3. A 6 National a-2 family e-6 Sci tech. E 7, e 8 focus e 3 seniors e-9 foreign. A-2 sports d health e 2 travel. E-4-e-5 see Page a-7 a maybe Charlie Boulding ought to try out wearing his snowshoes for the entire Yukon quest next year a subsistence plan draws testimony by Kris Capps staff writer during the 49 years he has lived in Alaska Fairbanks an Bud Wiese has hunted fished and picked berries to feed his family. His family grew and now there Are enough Wiese Hunters to legally shoot six Moose during Hunting season. But two Moose Are enough so that is All the family takes. A we try hard to take Only what we can use a the 68-year-old Wiese testified saturday at a House resources committee teleconference. A do you feel a constitutional amendment is necessary to limit our group our subsistence lifestyle because some of us choose to live in an Urban area a the determined Wiese wearing a camouflage Cap with a wildlife safeguard Patch was one of 31 Fairbanks ans with Oral or written testimony on gov. Steve cow per a proposed state constitutional amendment to Grant Rural alaskans preference for subsistence Hunting and fishing. An amendment would need approval by two thirds of the House and Senate to win a spot on the november general election ballot. The majority of an estimated 50 people who spoke Over the teleconference opposed changing the state Constitution but close to half also expressed concern about trampling traditional native subsistence use. Only a handful of Fairbanks ans were Able to address the committee. Most people who came to the legislative information Center on Cushman Street tired of waiting and submitted their testimony in writing. Cowper s proposed constitutional amendment would bring Alaska in line with Federal Law and could prevent the Federal government s threat to take Over management of fish and game on All Federal lands in testimony Many who testified urged that the state not Bend to Federal pressure to uphold the Equality for All alaskans clause in the state Constitution and to sue the Federal government to change w hat they say is an unfair Law title Chi of the Alaska National interest lands conservation act which Grants Rural residents subsistence priority. Some voiced fears that the emotionally charged Issue could tear the state apart if it deteriorates into a Battle with racial overtones. A it s not native versus non native. It s not Rural versus Urban. Its a Basic natural resource Issue facing the state a said a lawyer for the Bristol Bay native association. Everyone seemed to agree on one things the proposed constitutional amendment needs clarification. What is Rural what is Urban what is traditional use a the Post office says i m Rural 4-h says i m Rural the subsistence Law says i m not Rural a said a resident of the Matakuska Sustina Valley. A i m opposed to any regulation that creates two classes of alas kans a said a Man speaking for the Alaska sport fishing association in Anchorage. Fairbanks an Steve Cline a former District court judge said the constitutional amendment would Grant 17 percent of alaskans a Spe Cial subsistence privilege and eliminate 83 percent of the population. A Urban people we Are the injuries parties a said Fairbanks an Stan Bloom. Time and again people reminded the committee that the state Constitution provides equal Protection for Aff alaskans not just some alaskans. But in the next breath the com Mittee heard from native alaskans who said their cultural heritage will be destroyed if their subsist ence lifestyle is not ensured. People such As William Miller of Dot Lake asked the committee to help ensure subsistence usage for future generations by giving com mummies such As his subsistence preference. Anyone who tries to it Anil a will a spin their and spend their Money a spokesman for the alas. Coalition. A without the Constensi native Community Ani see hearing Back end of the Trail Kate persons crosses the finish line in Whitehorse Yukon territory on Friday. Persons a three Mike Mathers news Miner time quest Veteran from Kotzebue completed the thousand mile race in fourth place. Dog care gives racers the Edge by Brian o Donoghue staff writer Whitehorse the sound of country music mixed with cheers saturday afternoon As Larry a a Cowboy Smith crossed the Yukon quest finish line in 13th place. The Musher drove his team straight through the Security pen set up to isolate teams for drug tests and bedded them Down on the Cool River ice. A that s his Choice a a race marshal John Rudolf said of Smiths decision to forego the Security enclosure in favor of resting his team in a quieter spot sheltered in the Brush by the River. With his Back to the crowd. Smith took his cooler and filled it with fresh water from an opening in the River. The Musher had travelled 1,000 Miles but did no to rest until the to dogs that carried him Down the Trail were fed and care a mushers skill at dog care often plays a big role in How Strong his team finishes the 1,000-mile Yukon quest Trail. In this years race Peter Tho Mann and Ned Cathers each race helpers keep finished the quest with All 12 of their dogs in harness. A you watch their feet and try to keep them from feeling stress a Thomann said of his approach to dog care. A that keeps away the while Chance plays a big role in the Freak injuries that Knock dogs out of the race finishing with a Complete team is an accomplishment admired by every Musher on the Trail. A a in be always had that As a top priority but in be never succeeded a said Kate persons a Musher with three quests under her Belt including this years fourth place finish. A the Odds Are it just wont happen a a said quest Champion Vern Halter who finished with to of his 12 dogs. A there s just such a multitude of Little things that can happen. Look at the Way basketball players get muscle pulls. This is no Pam Gordy the quests chief vet believes dog selection May be the Factor in determining who finishes with a Complete team. Mushers who bring marginal dogs usually pay the Price. Dog care on the Trail has a cumulative effect. A it just catches up with peo pie a Gordy said. Prior to this year Francois Vargas finished in seventh twice. This year the Frenchman placed third. He credits much of see quest Back Page mushers reach Yukon by Scott Heiberger Mcclatchy news service Ruby id Tarod Musher Susan Butcher was just finishing the last bites of her gourmet dinner Early saturday morning when one of the villagers in the teen Center Check Point shouted the anticipated news a Rick Swenson is Butcher looked up interested. A a what a the time a she asked. A four fourty two a someone said. Butcher responded with a nod of a nose and Cheeks burned Pink by a night time drive through sub Zero of five at 2 30 a a. Butcher of Eureka had arrived Here from out of the cold night to claim the prize meal for the first Musher to reach the Yukon River. Right behind her were three of the other top contenders in the id Tarod Trail sled dog race Lavon Barve of Wasilla Deedee Jonrowe of Willow and defending id Tarod Champ Joe Runyan of Nenana. But four time id Tarod Champ Swenson from two Rivers was missing. He had been leading the race until he ran into a Moose outside of Mcgrath. One dog was injured. Swenson was forced to turn around and go Back to the checkpoint. And seven hours were wasted. A a he a trying to make up the time slowly not All at once a Butcher said. One of the very Best dog Drivers in Alaska Swenson knows that a Quick charge Back to the front of the race could expend Energy that would Cost his team later. So he has been trying to ease Back into the Lead group of five that is barrelling Down the Yukon River toward Kaltag 802 Miles into the 1,100-mile race. It is nearly the same gang of five that reached the Yukon first last year at Anvik on the races Southern route. The Only difference this year is the replacement of Martin Buser of big Lake with Barve. Buser has dropped Back into a second group of mushers that includes Tim Osmar of Clam Gulch and Robin Jacobson of Squaw Lake minn., a former Winner of the John Beargrease sled dog Marathon. They Are just trying to stay within striking Range of the Lead ? among the Lead group there a a big question who will try to break away All seem to have different ideas about what to expect. A i think it la shake out in the next 24 hours a Runyan said Early saturday morning. A it should be the defending Champ spent time working in the cold predawn darkness to affix a new pair of plastic runners to his dog sled. He trimmed the rear ends off with a Hacksaw. A coat of Frost Clung to his Parka. He finally went inside to thaw it out. Jonrowe thought the Lead pack might hold together a while Ion Ger possibly even tighten up. A i think if any of us tries to get away no one will let them a she said. Holding court from behind the formal dinner setting played out to Honor the first Musher into Ruby butchers the three time Musher and the Best known of All on the National scene said All the leaders Bear watching. A when we were feeding at Sultana 75 Miles up the Trail thought everyone s dogs looked Good for this stage of the race. Some better than others but they All looked All right a said conditions All the top teams appear to be moving Well. See id Tarod Back Page bit of Luck aids a seven dog Charlies by Brian o Donoghue staff writer Whitehorse Call him seven dog Charlie. Last year Charlie Boulding the crusty trapper from Tolosana River was 10th across the Fin ish line in the i too mile race. Unfortunately Boulding mis placed his snowshoes for the third time on the final stretch of the race consequently he received a two hour penalty that boosted Frank Turner ahead of him in the final standings this time it was bonding turn for a Little Luck. Ned Cathers pulled out of car Macks the last checkpoint with All 12 of his dogs still in harness and a Lead of More than five hours. However the final leg of the quest Trail passes by the wilderness guides Cabin on Lake Laberge. Cathers lost pre Cious time when his dogs walked at continuing to Whitehorse and kept straying onto familiar local trails a the trouble was his Leader wanted to socialize with All her friends a said quest vet Terry Quesnel. Cathers trouble was the open my Boulding needed. Leaving Carmacks in 12th place with just eight dogs left in his team in eluding one Pooch travelling As a passenger in the Basket. Bould ing picked up an extra $500 by passing Cathers and Mike Maurer to capture the last spot in the quests top to. Boulding 47. Earned $1,750 for his efforts in the grueling race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. The top 15 quest teams split a $75,000 purse with $20,000 going to the Winner Vern Halter and $750 to the last team finishing in the Money. Boulding claims he would have done even better if he Hadnot overslept in a Black Hills Cabin dwindling dog Power was no big Deal said the Musher. A a in a a seven dog Man a Boulding said rubbing sleep from his eyes in the lobby of the Regina hotel. A actually All you really need Are six Good ones the others Are spares a quest fans informed by Martha Eliasson staff writer Chuck and Clara Collins done to have a dog team. Their siberian husky Kingik does t pull a sled. He a More like a big hairy Rug. A a he san Art dog a Clara says. A the does no to do still when the Yukon quest Rolls around each february Chuck and Clara put almost As much time into the race As the mushers. They Are race Volun Teers. They All but move into race Headquarters a Well worn Little office suite above the quest store on the Corner of second Avenue and Cushman Street. Here they reign As unofficial King and Queen of a corps of dedicated they say addicted race helpers. Their duties vary. If you Cal led the quest office to Check on your favorite Musher you May have heard Claras Friendly voice or chucks Gravelly but equally Friendly voice on the other end of the line. They also make Coffee Wash dishes open mail train new volunteers take race updates from checkpoints and run errands. Debbie Rork quest business manager says she depends on their help each year and As far As she a concerned the office portion of the race could t be in better hands. A i just get out of the Way a Rork says laughing. The couple stay at the quest office from about 6 a m. Until late afternoon or evening. A we kind of stay a Clara begins a a. If they need us a see volunteers Back Page Brian Schneider photo behind the mushers volunteers Clara and Chuck Collins keep the Yukon quest office on second Avenue running 24 hours a Day during the race. I i

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