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Looking back in Fairbanks — Nov. 27

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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:04 am


Nov. 27, 2002 — Most people have heard of a snow day.

But a rain day?

An early Tuesday morning rain shower left area roads glazed with ice, causing accidents, closing schools and prompting some people to stay home from work.

“We do the opposite of the rest of the world,” said Ann Shortt, superintendent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. “If it is warm we close schools.”


Nov. 27, 1987 — The Fairbanks City Council appears to be split evenly on whether the city should approve a 1988 budget calling for a raise in property taxes next year.

The 3-3 vote in a poll Wednesday would put the tie-breaking decision in the hands of Mayor Bill Walley, who announced Wednesday he’s bringing back his “sin taxes” to put before voters.


Nov. 27, 1962 — ANCHORAGE — “It gets expensive,” Tony Schwamm, Anchorage International Airport manager said today in commenting on what is probably a first for Anchorage.

A moose charged a jet airplane.

The victim of the charge, a Pacific Northern Airlines Boeing 720 jet taxiing for takeoff, was not seriously damaged. The flight, however, was delayed for about 30 minutes as mechanics and crewmen checked the plane.


Nov. 27, 1937 — Purchase of 155 acres of land to add to the Fairbanks airport and plans for the paving of Second Avenue were the chief matters to which attention was given last night by the mayor and council in their meeting in City Hall. Repairs to the Chena River embankment on First Avenue also received attention.

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