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February 22, 2004

OIL-TRUST UPDATE:

WASHINGTON--Former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond said Saturday that President George Bush should make an Alaska-like dividend for Iraqis a central element of his re-election campaign. . . .

He noted that Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, at his request, proposed to President Bush that the U.S. push for an Alaska-style dividend program after the Iraq war.

"Ted, incidentally, wrote me back after that and said 'I talked to the president. He's very much interested. Stay tuned,'" Hammond said.

Interesting.