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Come tour the ice breaker Healy

...Seattle.The cutter was delivered in 1999 and is the nation's newest and largest U.S. high latitude ice breaker. Its primary mission is scientific support, but it also is capable of other operations, including search and rescue, ship escort...
For military ship, civilian science is the mission

...blow and uniformed crewmembers salute when an admiral walks up the gangway.It's the little things that give away its primary mission of supporting civilian science. The hanger is stocked full of scientific equipment rather than helicopters...
City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours

...which has existed for eight years. "I was the first one to have that position," Jager said after the meeting. "Its primary role is public education - anywhere from children to older adults."Although it would be ideal if he could take on...
Sen. Finance unveils draft budget bill

...heating costs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, contingent upon the university power plant using diesel as its primary fuel source for at least 60 days.University system spokeswoman Kate Ripley said by email that the provision, while...
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Hezbollah commander killed outside home

...a top Hezbollah military commander, was killed by a bomb that ripped through his car in Damascus. Hezbollah and its primary patron, Iran, have blamed Israel's Mossad for the killing.___Associated Press writer Tia Goldenberg in Jerusalem...
Harborview denied additional teacher

...331,000.At the same time, Harborview has an actual pupil-to-teacher ratio of 25 students to one teacher in its primary grades, or kindergarten through second grade. The target PTR for primary grades, as approved by the school board...
Open house on Juneau-moored USCG cutters

...closed to the public.The larger of the two cutters in Juneau this week, the Healy was commissioned in 2000, and its primary mission is scientific support.Homeported in Seattle, the cutter has a permanent crew of 80 and can accommodate up...
Healy at port in Juneau after 2 years

...January after almost 30 years in the Coast Guard. "Got to keep the folks happy."Although the Healy is an icebreaker, its primary role is supporting scientific research, according to Apolito."You have icebreakers on the Great Lakes and all that...
Trains delivering oil to Washington refineries

...less than a tenth of its 234,000 barrel capacity. "So North Slope and other crudes shipped by tanker will remain its primary source of oil," BP said in a statement.U.S. Oil spokeswoman Marcia Nielsen said it's shifting some of its feedstock...
A new home for the Valley Library

...and out of the line of sight of the librarians' desk. Lighting and maintenance are other problems.In addition to its primary function as a library, all three branches also have meeting spaces the public can use, and are community centers...


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