Vermont Yankee expects to have contract by Friday, House Energy Committee passes clean-up costs bill

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Entergy Vice President Jay Thayer told the House Natural Resources Committee last Friday that Entergy will have a proposal for the Vermont utilities by the end of this week. Thayer had previously told the Legislature that a contract proposal would be presented before the break for Town Meeting in early March. Legislative leaders have indicated that lawmakers would not take up a bill to extend the Vermont Yankee contract beyond 2012 until Entergy presented a contract. Even now, the leaders are skeptical that a bill would move forward so late in this year’s session.Also on Friday, the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee passed a bill protecting Vermont taxpayers from Vermont Yankee clean-up costs by requiring the owner of the plant to fully fund the facility s decommissioning.”Vermont taxpayers need to know that they won t have to pick up the tab for cleaning up the Vermont Yankee plant if it doesn’t continue to operate beyond 2012,” said House Speaker Shap Smith. “Entergy needs to live up to its obligation to clean up after itself, which is what this bill ensures.”The bill requires Vermont Yankee s parent company to make installment payments to fill the decommissioning fund if the plant does not continue to operate past 2012. If the plant closes in 2012, the owners will be required to make payments to fill the fund in 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2020.”Now more than ever, given the economic crisis and the instability on Wall Street, we need to ensure Vermonters and Vermont businesses don t have to pay upwards of a billion dollars to clean up the nuclear plant if it ends operation in 2012,” said House Natural Resources and Energy Chair Tony Klein.The committee vote was 8-2-1.last_img read more

Renovated beauty up for grabs in Woody Point

first_imgInside the home at 72 King St, Woody Point.All the work has been done in this renovated family home so all you need to do is move in. My Property Shop marketing agent, Tracey Burns the property at 72 King St, Woody Point had been a much loved family home for decades and had recently been revamped. The home has a tiled, open-plan living and dining area and an open galley kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and walk-through pantry. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The new bathroom at 72 King St, Woody Point.The open plan area opens to the undercover deck with outdoor kitchen. Back inside, there are three airconditioned bedrooms with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe to the main. The main bathroom has a deep bath and large shower and there is a separate toilet. Timber floors feature in the bedrooms at 72 King St, Woody Point.The home also has polished timber floors, single lockup garage and a modern laundry. The lowset house is walking distance to schools, shops and parks and about1.5km from the waterfront. The home is on the market for offers over $549,000.last_img read more

Janis Whitmire, age 77

first_imgJanis Whitmire of West Harrison, IN, loving wife of the late Jerome Whitmire and beloved mother of John (Sue) Whitmire and Mellissa (Mel) Gayer, died peacefully at home Friday, April 1, 2016. Born, December 20, 1938 in Gorman Texas, she was the only child and daughter of the late John and Willie (DeWitt) Hightower. She was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a retired employee of the Internal Revenue Service.Janis was an avid musician and a longtime member of the Shawnee Valley Dulcimer Society.  She was also a member of The Indiana Fiber Friends, a wool spinning group.  In her younger days, she was a champion horse barrel racer.  She adored her family and friends, her home in the country and all the stray animals who found their way to her door.In addition to her son and daughter, she is survived by her daughter-in-law Sien Whitmire and her grandchildren Matt and Sara Whitmire, Daniel and Donald Whitmire and Chris and Courtney Gayer. She was the proud great-grandmother of Chance, Hayden and Kayla, Nathan and Kamryn, Andrew and Jacob and Elliott.  She will also be missed by Danis (Carolyn) and Delwin (Mary) Whitmire.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Don Whitmire.Family and friends may visit Wednesday, April 6 from 3 pm to 4 pm followed by services at 4 pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in her memory to the Franklin County Indiana Humane Society, PO Box 272 Brookville, IN  47012.  Online condolences at www.jkmfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Champion Title at “Kosevo”: Magnificent Celebration of Maroon Fans (gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Immediately after the whistle, thousands of fans ran to the pitch in order to celebrate with players of FC Sarajevo, and the club management led with Vincent Tan celebrated in a ceremonial lodge.In front of more than 20.000 fans, among whom there were even tourists from Czech Republic and some other European countries, as well as in front of the majority owner, Vincent Tan, the team of FC Sarajevo won the Champion Title after eight years.For a long time, finish of the Premier League was not excited as this one, because it was not clear who will win the title until the last round.Already at the beginning, the match was promising, and we waited for the first goal for 12 minutes, when Leon Benko scored for the great celebration of Maroon fans. Three minutes later, Krste Velkoski increased the lead.FC Sloboda managed to reduce the lead of FC Sarajevo to 2:1 with the goal of Zajko Zeba, and that was the result of the first half. Both teams entered the game more cautious in the second half, and especially the host, and there were no more excitement as in the first half.Knowing what is “at stake“, the team of Sarajevo played cautiously, and in some moments, it seemed like they completely left the game in the middle to guests. It was the 78th minute when Nemanja Bilbija scored for 3:1 and when the whole stadium was literary on their feet, Even at the West stands, where it is not usual, the torches were lighted, and after the goal of Bilbija, the fireworks were seen above the stadium Kosevo. From 80th minute, the celebration actually started because it was clear that Sloboda cannot reach this advantage.(Source: read more