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Feb. 20, 1992

The Seward Phoenix LOG

Couple alleges malpractice – A Seward couple filed a malpractice suit against local doctors on Feb. 12, blaming them for an unsuccessful caesarean section and the death of their newborn son. Norman and Suzanne Taylor are suing Dr. Tim Pollard, Dr. Bruce Packard and Seward General Hospital over the death last summer of their son, Shaun. The couple says the delivery of their son was delayed too long because Pollard was out of town and Packard did not do the surgery. “As a result, the surgery was not performed for several hours until Dr. Pollard returned,” the suit states.

Meager crew battles mobile home fire – A Thursday afternoon fire that destroyed a Nash Road mobile home was caused by a portable kerosene heater placed in a bathroom, according to fire department officials. Though Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department members had the trailer blaze under control in minutes, the effort was hampered when few firefighters showed up, said BCVFD Assistant Fire Chief Mark Beals.

Mill workers sue for back wages – Former Seward mill workers are suing Chugach Alaska Corp. for two months worth of back wages and lost benefits in the first-ever test in Alaska of a federal law requiring companies to give workers 60 days notice before a plant closure. The suit, naming 29 people and representing approximately 120 workers was filed in U.S. District Court on Feb. 13.

Term limit mired; Assembly kills boat tax – An ordinance asking voters to decide whether to limit terms of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, school board and borough mayor failed to gather enough votes to pass during Tuesday night’s assembly meeting. However, it will be up for consideration March 3.

Urbach’s – Just arrived, shoes, boots, sweatshirts, sweatpants.

TB is not spreading officials say – Health officials now say tuberculosis is probably not spreading among Seward’s 800 school children, and they believe recent retesting shows far fewer kids than previously thought were exposed to the disease. After reviewing the data only six of 67 students who tested positive for TB in January are infected, and there has been no spread of the disease since it showed up last autumn.

Liberty Theatre – Now showing: “The Adams Family.”

District prepares to cut budget – The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is preparing to cut $3.3 million from its 1992-93 budget if the state Legislature fails to approve a change in funding formula, some educators say is needed to keep programs at their current levels.

Yukon Bar – New Ping Pong Table. Cabin Fever Special: Old Milwaukee, Lucky Lager, Black Label, $1.50.

Tillion says he’ll vote for the fish, every time – Clem Tillion expected to be tarred and feathered when he came to Seward, but instead he encountered a group of people who are interested in information then running him out of town on a rail. Tillion is Gov. Walter Hickel’s special assistant on fishing issues and he came to Seward Friday to talk about his support for individual fishing quotas for halibut and sablefish.

Apollo Restaurant – Where Quality Comes First.

Rio sparks eco-minded Seward youth’s discovery urge – A little scary and a little excited – that’s how Jeff Sheehan, 11, described his feeling about his upcoming trip to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June. Jeff repeatedly expressed his desire to attend the conference with his mother, Chris, who has planned on attending the United Nations sponsored World Summit.

Seward Bus Line – Passenger and Freight Service. Every Day. Seward to Anchorage.

Fleming and Hamilton first in Cupid’s Cup – Martha Fleming and Mike Hamilton took first place in their divisions in last week’s Cupid’s Cup Racquetball Tourney held in the AVTEC court.

Afognak Logging – General Contractor. Specializing in Heavy Construction.

Wrestler comes out on top at Homer meet – Seahawk wrestler Chris Schilling came away with a championship at 112 pounds during the Homer Winter Carnival on Friday and Saturday, which pitted the Hawks against 300 wrestlers from 10 other teams, six of them 4A Schools.

Seward Building Supply – Grips Plus, Split Leather, Pre-Curved Gloves, $7.44.

BCVFD reports 1991 calls – During 1991 the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 fire calls and went on 42 emergency medical service runs.

Port City Players – Seward’s Leap Year Talent Show, Feb. 29.


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