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The Associated Press

Anchorage Daily News
Date: 03/24/93
Day: Wednesday
Edition: Final
Section: Metro
Page: B3

ANCHORAGE- Principals involved in the Exxon Valdez oil spill and where they are today: * Exxon Valdez skipper Joseph Hazelwood: Convicted of negligently discharging oil, a misdemeanor, and awaiting outcome of an appeal to the Alaska Supreme Court. Hazelwood was an instructor last summer aboard a training vessel operated by the Maritime College of the State University of New York, teaching student sailors how to stand watch. He is unemployed.

* Former Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper: Did not seek a second term in 1990. Runs a private consulting company in Anchorage.

* Former Valdez Mayor John Devens: Since 1990 has run twice unsuccessfully as a Democrat for U.S. House. Unemployed.

* Dennis Kelso, former state environmental commissioner: Writing a book about the spill and Alaska environmental issues. Private consultant in Juneau.

* Ernie Piper, former state on-scene coordinator for oil spill cleanup: Writing book with Kelso.

* Dan Lawn, environmental engineer, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation: An outspoken critic of the oil industry and regulatory agencies, Lawn sued after he was removed from his job in July 1989 and no longer monitored oil operations at Valdez. He has other duties with DEC in Valdez.

* Frank Iarossi, former president of Exxon Shipping Co.: Left Exxon in 1990 to become an executive with Houston, Texas-based American Bureau of Shipping, which sets safety standards for tankers.

* Otto Harrison, Exxon's general manager in Alaska for oil spill cleanup: President of Exxon Pipeline Co., Houston.

* Don Cornett, Exxon's oil spill public affairs director in Alaska: Public relations manager for Exxon Co. USA, Houston.

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