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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:10 am

10 YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 2002 — The Nanooks finally met their match Saturday night in Honolulu.

After winning their first seven games of the season, the University of Alaska Fairbanks men’s basketball team tasted defeat for the first time when the Nanooks let a six-point halftime lead slip away and suffered a 90-81 loss to Hawaii Pacific University.

25 YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 1987 — Fairbanks Mayor Bill Walley says the city’s unions must agree to pay and benefit cuts if the city is to lobby effectively for state funds and persuade voters to approve new taxes.

Walley’s comments came at the start of Monday’s Fairbanks City Council meeting as he announced the city police employees’ union wanted an ordinance withdrawn that would reduce starting pay for new recruits and reduce wages of police station janitors.

The council withdrew the ordinance without objection.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 1962 — When the Tanana River Ferryboat stopped running Oct. 20, all car and truck traffic from Nenana to Fairbanks halted. In the last two weeks, the ice in the river being thick enough to stand the load, the cars are beginning to roll again.

75 YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 1937 — Seeking information on the whereabouts of her brother, Mrs. Adjutor Leapointe of Pointe-au-Pie, Quebec, has written to the Fairbanks city clerk as follows:

“I am looking for my brother. We have had no news from him for about 23 years.

“We would appreciate very much if you would let us know if there is a man in your city by the name of Napoleon or Paul Gagnon. If there is, would you please let us know.”

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