Daily Sitka Sentinel from Sitka, Alaska on November 25, 1985 · Page 8
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Daily Sitka Sentinel from Sitka, Alaska · Page 8

Sitka, Alaska
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Monday, November 25, 1985
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ge 8, Dally Sitk» Sentinel, Sitka, Alaska, Monday, November 25, IKS USOC Member Advises State To Keep Fairbanks as Luge Site f A TttTl A ^TWm t A »-fc\. A « " . ^^--J · . . . Hunter Draws Stiff Sentence Plane Lands FAIRBANKS (AP) - A member of the U.S. Olympic Comittee's executive board says it may be more harmful than helpful to Alaska's chances of attracting the 1992 Winter Olympics if the uge and bobsled events are moved from Fairbanks to Anchorage. A consultant for the Anchorage Olympic Committee last week suggested the sporting events be consolidated to as small an area as possible. Rick Mystrom, one of the principal organizers of the Olympics drive, said several members of the International Olympic Committee told him scheduling some events in Fairbanks would harm Anchorage's chances of getting the 1992 bid. Mystrom emphasized that no decision has been made on whether to make the move. "Anchorage changing from it's original plan as approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee may actually be very detrimental to getting the bid for the Games," Bill VanValkenberg said Thursday. VanValkenberg and Allan Hachigian, Questionnaires Sent On School Issue By Sentinel Staff Sitkans should complete and return a questionnaire on a new school facility as soon as possible, Blatchey Junior High School Principal Walt Clark urged this morning. The survey was sent to 3,480 boxholders late last week by a task force appointed to the Sitka school board on a fact-finding mission to help the board determine whether the district should push for a bond referendum to build ( a new junior high or an elementary instead. Clark is a member of the committee, which is to report back to the board Dec. 3. The committee, is tentatively planning to tabulate some survey results when it meets again Wednesday night said Clark, and will tally the rest at another date before appearing before the board next month. The task force will also meet at 7 tonight at the Blatchley library. The committee will discuss possible state funding of a new school building with Jim Tozer, facilities coordinator with the Alaska Department of Education. a member of the Internationa] Solidarity Commission charged with developing and promoting the sport oi bobsledding, have been in Fairbanks for the past couple of days to inspect the facilities at Birch Hill. "The USOC was sold on the bid based on the premise that the bob and luge events were going to be held in Fairbanks," said VanValkenberg, who said he voted for Anchorage when the USOC selected its choice of sites to bid for the 1992 Games. "In my opinion, to change that plan would cast a shadow of doubt on the entire Anchorage proposal," Van- Valkenberg said. "When going before the IOC, it's important to stand pat with your original proposal." The main concern about having Fairbanks as a site for the sledding events is that it's 350 miles from Anchorage. *. Hachigian said the distance really shouldn't be a factor because Fairbanks is only a 45- or 50-minute flight from Anchorage. He pointed out that in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, site of the 1984 Winter Games, it often took that long to get to a venue by bus over treacherous roads. ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Peters Creek man has been sentenced to 13 months in jail and fined $500 for a variety of hunting violations; John Graybill, 33, also lost his hunting and guiding privileges for 33 years, is forbidden from flying himself or others for hunting purposes, and will be on probation for five years. The sentence stems from a four-day hunting trip in October 1981 when Graybill and a group of other hunters took both caribou and brown bear ''legally. : - The charges included hunting without a license, taking caribou and bear the same c|ay that the group was airborne, using a plane to herd brown bear to the hunters, and using explosives to drive bear to the hunters. A spokesman for the state division of Fish and Wildlife Protection said the severity of the sentence was based on Graybill's criminal record, which included game convictions in Michigan, three Alaska game convictions and two probation violations. Policeman Hurt Breaking Up Fight ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two teen-age brothers were arrested early Sunday after a police 'officer was bitten and then knocked unconscious as he tried to break up a fight at an Ocean View home, a police spokesman said.. John M. Kuehn, 18, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest. His 17- year-old brother, who was not identified, also was arrested. Patrolman Preston W. Chapman was treated at Humana Hospital for head and arm injuries. He was released. The fight at the Kuehns'; home apparently started as a violent squabble between Kuehn and his girlfriend, police said. Thanksgiving Service Set A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Presbyterian church. The message will be given by Rev. Michael Meier of the Sitka Lutheran Church. Those singing in the choir will practice the anthem at 9:15 a.m. before the service. More singers are welcome to join in the choir. Dave Busey will sing "All Good Gifts From Heaven," from the musical, "Godspell." v Several ministers- from various churches will participate in the service. Through the Salvation Army, last year's offering went to help the Deoole of Tenakee Springs after the Thanksgiving Day storm. This year, donations will be given to the same agency for its work with people in need. The public is invited to attend this community service. Sitka Grand Jury Issues Indictments Brian Rezek, 18, and Tennance V. Buckingham, 23, were indicted by a Sitka grand jury last week for burglary in the second degree, theft in the second degree, two counts of conduct involving weapons in the first degree and criminal mischief in the second degree. The indictment charges the two men entered a shed in the Rowan-Saginaw Bay area, property of the Silver Bay Logging Company on Kuiu Island, in mid-August. The indictment alledges the two men removed some dynamite and plastic explosives from the shed. The theft and burglary charges are ClassCfelonies. r^ : · · = - The two men are being held on a $30,000 bail bond. They were arrested by Sitka Police Nov. 13 and 14, in connection with a series of explosions reported throughout Sitka Halloween night, including one that destroyed a postal unit on Osprey and New Archangel streets. . . -., School Lunch Menu pizza, green TUESDAY: sausage salad, cookie, milk. WEDNESDAY: hot dog, frehch fries, raw veggies, donut,' milk. Chapman and officer Ken Cole were sent to'the, residence after a disturbance was reported at about 11 p.m. Saturday. Policcharge that when they arrived, Kuehn'ran into his garage and emerged with a heavy steel bar from a barbell set. When they tried to stop him, the fight started, officers said. Chapman was bitten and hit on the back of the head with the steel bar. Officers claim Kuehn's younger brother ran from the house, grabbed the bar and ran toward the struggling men. Cole drew his pistol, leveled it at the youth and ordered" him to stop and drop the barbell, officers said. MEKR1MACK, Mass. (AP) -- When something scraped her moving car, Maureen Shea looked over to.the next lane on Interstate 495 and saw a single- engine plane landing alongside. "It's not something you expect to see," state police Trooper Scott S. Pare said of the incident Sunday. He said Mrs. Shea complained of nausea and was treated-and released from Hill Hospital in Haverhill. Pare said Steven M. Lehar, 33, landed his Grumman American plane on the highway when it lost power and he could not fly back to Lawrence Airport, 10 miles away, from where he had taken off earlier. , Killed in Crash ANCHORAGE (AP) - A 15-year-old Kehai boy was killed Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the Kenai Spur Highway oh his' all-terrain vehicle, policesaid. The youth was identified as Eddie L, Jensema. . Police said Jensema had been driving his four-wheeled vehicle near the highway and then tried to cross the road. He was struck by a car driven 19-year-old Robert Schuster of Sterling. Schuster was not injured in the collision. WHY SETTLE FOR DULY 5V*% INTEREST ON YOUR PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND? YOU CAN EARN MORE WITH A FIRST BANK "SPECIAL PERMANENT FUND J TIME CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT!" Thru January 15,1986, First Bank offers you two special savings options with your deposit of $404.00. 6 Month Automatically Renewable Certificate 7.66%* 12 Month Automatically Renewable Certificate 7.86% to yield 8vt3%** ·INTEREST IS PAID AT MATURITY INTEREST RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANOTHER FIRST FROM FIRST BANK!! INTEREST IS PAID AND COMPOUNDED MONTHLY MEMBER FDIC 747-6636 SITKA BRANCH 202 Late Street OFFICES IN PETraSBURC, CRAIG, AND KETCHIKAN We need an additional K-5 building to expand Blatchley fog Junior High. 1981 Department of Education Survey recommends K-5 in one building as the most productive educational environment. 1991 projections show if Blatchley is remodeled as an elementary school there will be inadequate space. Children will receive better services from school specialists, e.g. nurses, P.E., music, Special Education in aK^5. Parents, do you want your child confined to one windowless room during their entire school day? Parents, do you want your child to attend four different schools by6th Grade? Keep in mind children's needs when considering school dollars. Concerned Teachers and Parents.

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