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Looking Back in Fairbanks: Nov. 29, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:02 pm | Updated: 12:07 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

10 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 29, 2002 — ANCHORAGE — A state watchdog commission said that oil companies that operate the trans-Alaska oil pipeline have overcharged in-state refineries from 1997 through 2000, and has ordered them to pay refunds.

25 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 29, 1987 — Cutting another $2 million from the 1987 spending level will mean another 25 Fairbanks city government workers will lose their jobs, leaving the city with a workforce of 140 in the new year, City Manager Brian Phillips said Saturday.

Those 35 jobs, which are detailed in a list being sent to council members, are in addition to 12 people identified earlier for layoff next year, Phillips said.

50 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 29, 1962 — WASHINGTON — The United States could be using nuclear explosions to blast out harbors and canals at tremendous savings if it were not for political timidity and lack of imagination and enterprise, says a leading U.S. scientist.

Dr. Edward Teller, often called the father of the H-bomb, plugged for atomic energy’s useful and constructive uses yesterday at a news conference at the American Nuclear Society meeting.

75 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 29, 1937 — Foremost among the stalwart figures who blazed the way in the Fairbanks district was one whose name becomes more illustrious as the years roll by and Fairbanks grows in importance and renown.

He was Felix Pedro, discoverer of the first creeks on which locations were made in the Fairbanks area, the first man to do actual mining in the district, the man who pioneered the way into the network of creeks which since have yielded tens of millions of dollars and promise to yield multiplied tens of millions for many years to come.

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