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    Bringing home the bacon

    (Published: December 21, 2001)
    Some Alaska appropriations Sen. Ted Stevens pushed through Congress:

    Labor, Health & Human Services, Education departments

    $24 million -- Alaska Native Education Equity Act

    $20 million -- Denali Commission (additional $60 million in other spending bills)

    $2 million -- Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Inupiat Heritage Center split money for joint program with Hawaii and Massachusetts

    $2 million -- Qualified teachers for Alaska program

    $2 million -- Teacher training to reduce rural teacher shortage

    $2 million -- Adolescent residential help center in Anchorage

    $1.5 million -- Residential substance abuse treatment for Anchorage

    Defense Department

    $40 million -- Alaska Combat training range

    $10.2 million -- Alaska Railroad track relocation on Elmendorf Air Force and Fort Richardson Army bases

    $8.5 million -- Utilidor repairs on Eielson Air Force Base

    $1.5 million -- Payment to 17 Alaska Natives who participated in damaging iodine testing in mid-1950s

    $2 million -- Alaska Federal Health Care Telemedicine Network

    National disease research in Defense bill at Stevens' request:

    $150 million -- Breast cancer

    $42.5 million -- Prion -- Mad-cow disease

    $2.1 million -- Spinal cord injury

    $5 million -- Prostate cancer

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