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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:45 pm | Updated: 11:53 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.


Nov. 1, 2002 — U.S. Rep. Don Young, who has no well-funded opposition in this year’s general election, gave more than $200,000 to other candidates and Republican Party groups in this election cycle, but he still had more than $1.5 million left in his campaign accounts as the campign season entered its final weeks. Speaking in Fairbanks Thursday, Young said he is preparing for the 2004 campaign at this point.


Nov. 1, 1987 — The Lathrop High gymnastics team may have had a few problems during the regular season, but the Malemutes certainly put it all together at Saturday’s Region VI Gymnastics Championships. The Malemutes, who won only one of five dual meets against West Valley during the regular season, were at their best Saturday as they defeated the Wolfpack, 204.27-194.14, to win their second consecutive regional title.


Nov. 1, 1962 — State police reported today that they had checked out reports that there were “hard times” and bad conidtions in newly established “Canyon Village,” hundreds of miles up the remote Porcupine River and found that contrary to reports, conditions seemed exceptionally good. The village was established late last summer by people wanting to get away from the larger town of Fort Yukon to areas where there was a better supply of game and fewer bad influences on children.


Nov. 1, 1937 — Steps looking to the deeding or otherwise turning over the Fairbanks commercial airport to the government were taken by the executive committee of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce at its regular weekly meeting, held at noon today at the Model.

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