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Oct. 22, 1987

The Seward Phoenix LOG

It’s here, toxic radon gas – Seward was one of 48 Alaska communities recently monitored for radon by the Department of Health and Social Services. In a recent survey, one location in Seward was found to exceed Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for exposure. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, a by product of the breakdown of uranium and can accumulate in potentially hazardous levels in enclosed spaces such as homes or businesses.

Sewall respected by colleagues – Talk softly and do your homework. Words Seward’s borough assembly representative might claim to live by. Mr. Sewall, Seward’s borough assembly representative, was re-elected as president of the assembly last week. They had their reasons. Mr. Sewall has presided over the assembly during the past year with a calm effectiveness. He’s been labeled by colleagues and state media as practical, fair and responsible.

Cowper, Stevens, Kerttula, Cato... Busy weekend for politicians in Seward – This is a week for dignitaries as Seward hosts Gov. Steve Cowper, U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, Stat Senator Jay Kerttula, State Representative Bette Cato and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also scheduled to tour the town will be Commissioner of Corrections Susan Humphrey-Barnett, Department of Transportation Commissioner Mark Hickey, Director of Marien Research Lew Proenda.

Seward Christian School fights, local lady will go to governor – If a Nash Road business has its liquor license approved by the Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board, a local woman says she’ll take it straight to the governor in protest. Annette Resse, who represented 55 petition-signing-residents of Nash Road and Seward Christian School at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting last week, planned to attend the ABC Board hearings yesterday where the license transfer would undergo a final review. “If they (ABC) don’t do it according to the law, I’m going to the governor,” she stated Tuesday evening. She said Alaska Administrative Code, which the ABC Board uses as a guide, states it must deny the license when a local governing body protests a liquor license.

Chief accuses Phoenix LOG of bias – Seward Police Chief Louis Bencardino would like to keep his name out of The Seward Phoenix LOG. “Whenever you use my name, it creates grief for me but I’m used to it. The paper (The Seward Phoenix LOG) has been banging me for years,” he said Tuesday during an interview concerning his involvement as spokesperson in a local liquor license transfer that the borough assembly voted down 13-1 last week.

Urbach’s – Warm, Wooly Sweaters.

Moose Pass hearing, school may close in ’88 – Whether or not Moose Pass School will be closed next year will be the topic of a public hearing next Tuesday. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will conduct the meeting at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Moose Pass School. School district administrators have stated that closing the school could save money and that Moose Pass students would be bussed to Seward and Cooper Landing instead.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – Rummage Sale, Saturday. Good Rummage. White Elephants. Coffee, Hot Cider, Do-nuts.

Navy taking look at Seward port facilities Sunday – Sen. Ted Stevens and Navy officials will be in Seward Sunday as they tour the state looking for future Navy home ports. Earlier this month Sen. Stevens announced the Navy would look at Alaskan coastal communities as potential home ports for major vessels such as a battleship carrier group.

Seward Drug – Every prescription is a”miracle”medicine.

M/V Edithena sinks Tuesday in small boat harbor – The 79-foot wooden hulled Edithena sank Tuesday afternoon while crewmen from the Cutter Mustang rushed to save the vessel as it took on water at the Coast Guard dock. “This boat has been sinking on and off for two years,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer Marty Russell. “We just had to run 100 yards, but this time we didn’t make it.”

Liberty Theatre – Now showing: “No Way Out.” Coming soon: “Summer School” and “Back to the Beach.”

 

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