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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 11:22 pm | Updated: 11:55 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

10 YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 2002 — Less than 24 hours after his land slide victory, Republican Gov.-elect Frank Murkowski began the transition process in earnest.

By Wednesday afternoon, Murkowski had discussed his replacement in the Senate, spoken to Gov. Tony Knowles, and appointed the first two members of his transition team. He started the day with a 4 a.m. congratulatory phone call from the White House.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 1987 — Proposals that would close or reduce lynx trapping seasons next year are expected to draw fire from Interior trappers when the Board of Game meets in Fairbanks next week.

The board will be at the Regency Hotel beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m. to take public testimony on some 100 proposals to alter state regulations affecting the 1988-89 trapping and hunting seasons.

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 1962 — Republicans scored important legislative victories in the Fairbanks district early today to climax a strong statewide GOP challenge in traditionally Democratic Alaska.

If mid-point election count trends continue, the Central District State Senate and State House makeup will change from six Democrats and five Republicans to seven Republicans and six Democrats, the seat increase because of apportionment.

75 YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 1937 — WATERVILLE, Maine — Terming free speech and a free press “the very life stream of advancing liberty” former President Herbert C. Hoover in an address today at Waterville, warned the nation to guard against “the poison of propaganda” in the form in which it is disseminated now in many countries. Mr. Hoover said:

“Every dictator who has ascended to power has climbed the ladder of free speech and free press and then suppressed all free speech and all free press except his own.”

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