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Member of the Associated T H E Press Zoning Panel OKs Youth Foster Center D A I L Y S E N T I Sitka Alaska 20* Wednesday, September?, 1977 long struggle to bring a foster care center to got a shot in the arm night when the Planning Zoning Commission recommended approval of a Street residence to house center. Despite a petition by nearby those needing custodial or psychiatric care. Probation officer Linda Zaug estimated she would refer one to three children per month to the center, usually for only a few days at a time, while she conferred with their parents to smooth the way for them to go complaining that the home or while she found other site is too small, the accomodations for them, its - threw its support Youth Advocates, Inc., a corporation seeking to the three-bedroom house at Marine Street as a shelter for persons who otherwise have to stay in jail while of property argued that the small house would not offer enough living space for five children and a pair of foster parents, and would force the children back into the streets, but ^±^ft-t!^^;ntingLrop^nen^wer7o^ afraid the center would lower counselors iron out family or minor infractions of thejr property yalueS| YouTh Advocates President support behind the project. Robison said the center The Sitka Assembly is house up to five young scheduled to vote on the proposal at a time for a maximun at its meeting next Tuesday, 60 days each. He said it would Youth Advocates is accepting as a home for "disturbed or applications for foster parents to troubled" children, but not for live in the house. 2nd Body Is Found Area of Air Crash YAKUTAT, Alaska, (APJ -The body of a second woman been found northeast of this of Alaska community that week was the hub of a for survivors of a plane Alaska State Troopers said searchers, found the body early oh a beach on Krutoi That speck of land in Yakutat Bay is . within two of Knight Island, where body of Barbara Crites, 29, Portland, was found early week. . . . Ms. Crites was a passenger the twin-engine Cessna 410 disappeared over Yakutat Aug. 27 with seven Oregon Colorado residents aboard. plane vanished after the pilot reported that he had lost an engine south of Yakulat. The second body was transported and rescue officials were in contact with troopers about the latest discovery. He said there had been no discussion of reopening the search for survivors of the crash, believed to have occurred at sea. But be said the search could resume if the coroner determines from the condition of the body "that it was a surviveable crash." "If she survived the crash, then there's a possibility that others survived it, too," he .said. "And then, we.wo.uld look into the possibility of reopening the search." Andrus Wants to Set Aside 92 Million Acres in State WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inte- -Wild and scenic rior Secretary Cecil Andrus will million acres, recommend preserving 92.8 million acres of land in Alaska rivers, 2 preserves would block future development in Alaska by preventing oil and gas drilling, mining and lumbering In major Carter to Back Plan For Canadian Pipeline GOVERNOR LISTENS -- Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond listens to discussion on the/lpor at the Western States Governors Conference last week in Anchorage. Hammond said today that recommendations of the' Governor's Management and Efficiency. Review saved the state $50 million last fiscal year. {AP Wirephoto) ident Carter is ready to recommend to Congress a pipeline route across Canada for transporting Alaska natural gas to the lower 48 states, rejecting a dustry sources said today. The President will announce his decision on Thursday after meeting with Canadian Prime Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the sources said. highway. One branch would bring the gas to the Pacific Northwest, another to the upper Midwest. U.S. and Canadian negotiators announced a tentative decision to build such a pipeline last Friday in Ottawa. Energy Secretary James R. Schlesinger Kidnapers Demand Release of 14 Prisoners --National forests, 1.6 million acres. for national parks, wildlife ref- Sources who have seen Andrus' .portions of the state, uges, wild rivers and national proposal said the breakdown was opponents arg7ed th9 sotai forests, sources said Wednes- accurate. opv.o5w.nnm.., large: T..ey day. The proposal, scheduled to be s , ald the preserves wo; block Andrus' proposal, which has presented to Congress on Sept.16, future development m Alaska not been made public, is ex- '* epresents the biggest land by preventing oil and gas drill- pected to trigger a major envi- dispute ot this decade between in B' mBning and lumbering m ronmental battle in Congress developers and preservationist*. ma i or Portions of the state, this fall. Its recommendations It s t a rted with then-interior Environmentalists seek prefer Alaska lands: secretary Rogers C B Morton servatlon of an even greater -National parks, 42.6 million recomme nded 83.2 million acres area .""»« recommended by the acres. be preserved. Interior Department. --National wildlife refuges, r One major difference be- game ranges and wildlife pre- Opponents argued this amount tween Andrus and the environ- serves, 46.6 million acres. was too large. They said the mentalists is in Southeast Alaska, where conservation organizations sought 5 million acres of "instant wilderness," to be created by preserving five areas within the 18 million- acre Tongass National Forest. Andrus rejected that proposal, but called for 1.6 million WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- has said for some time that the acres to be added to the Tong- administralion prefers the ass and Chugach national for- mainland Canadian route if it esls. can be shown to be more eco- In addition, 'Andrus 1 proposal nomlcal to consumers. calls for 800,000 acres of Admi- The expected decision is a rally Island to be declared a proposal for an "all-American victory for the Northwest Pipe- wilderness preserve, a classl- route," congressional and In- line Corp., the principal spon- fication that would permit con- sor of the Canadian route. A tlnued sport hunting. Envlron- Texas firm, El Paso Gas, had mentalists wanted the entire 1 , proposed the rival "all-Ameri- million-acre island preserved, can plan." Andrus' proposal is being re- Under this scheme, gas would viewed by the Office of Man- be moved along a new gas agement and Budget, and could The $10 billion pipeline would pipeline paralleling the existing be altered before being sent to bring natural gas from Prudhoe trans-Alaska oil pipeline, then Congress. Bay in Alaska to Fairbanks, liquefied in Southern Alaska In addition, some 6 million then cut across Canada roughly and shipped .on tankers to the acres of the lands in Andrus' along the route of the' Alcan U.S. West Coast. proposal could be claimed by An aide to Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska natives, a move which R-Alaska, a key backer of the would shrink the total acreage. all-American route, said today The lands under dispute are . that there still has been no for- so-called. D-2 lands. The term mal word from the White derives from a section of the House on the President's deci- Alaska Native Claims Act of sion. "We are still hopefuV the 1971, which, among. ..other aide said, .things, requires the govern- However, other congressional mment to designate how feder- sources said that the adminis- al lands and waters in Alaska tration had decided against the are to be used. all-Alaskan route. Morton's 1973 proposal called A spokesman for Northwest for national parks, 32.2 million Pipeline Corp. said the firm, acres; wildlife refuges, 31.6 which was predicting last week million; national forests, 18.8 that it would get the adminis- million, and wild rivers, 800,000

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  2. 07 Sep 1977, Wed,
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