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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 11:09 pm | Updated: 1:30 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

10 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 2001 — The roof came crashing down on the Fairbanks Ice Dogs’ road show Saturday night in Fernie, British Columbia.

The Ice Dogs only road losses this season had been in overtime shootouts, but Saturday night the Fernie Ghostriders had their way in claiming an 8-1 American West Hockey League victory.

25 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 1986 — Air quality in the borough Monday violated federal standards for the first time this winter, as a temperature inversion combined with an increasing number of Christmas shoppers led to the violation, according to a borough official.

Last winter, the first violation of the federal Clean Air Act, which occurs when carbon monoxide reaches a level of 9 parts per million, took place on Nov. 19. Monday’s reading was 12 parts per million.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 1961 — Alaska state police have arrested Mildred E. Cockerham, 628 28th Ave., and charged her with prostitution and keeping a bawdyhouse.

Police said Mrs. Cockerham operated a rooming house at 628 28th Ave., which was allegedly being used as a house of prostitution.

75 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 1936 — Faring forth this fall on her first daring adventure into the great wide realm of the Outside world, and for the conquest of knowledge at the University of Washington, Miss Emma Miller, live-wire native-born Fairbanks girl, has been getting the thrill of her young life in Seattle.

Emma made a promise — first in her life — on leaving Fairbanks, that she would write back to the News-Miner her impressions of the Outside world and Seattle and what news she could gather of Fairbanksans at the university, and true to her word, she got busy with pen and paper, in her own happy style.

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