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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 12:38 am | Updated: 12:49 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

10 YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1999 — I/M bandits could find themselves in a sticky situation come Jan. 1 under a new system approved by the borough assembly late Thursday.

The revision to the borough’s emissions inspection program is targeted at those who register their car outside the borough to avoid the test or simply don’t register because it won’t pass.

25 YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1984 — In most parts of the country, the 100-million barrel Milne Point oil field would rank as a giant discovery, but its development is regarded as a marginal proposition on Alaska’s North Slope.

In a region where drilling costs can run $100,000 per day and several hundred million barrels of recoverable oil are usually required to assure development of a field, Milne Point is the smallest field the industry has ever tried to develop on the North Slope.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1959 — Sleeping strangers last night annoyed three different residents in Fairbanks and resulted in calls to local police.

Mark L. Johnson, 21, was arrested when 12-year-old Wanda Moore found him passed out on the couch in her family’s apartment in a downtown apartment building.

Harry Sam was arrested after a tenant called police upon finding him asleep in her railroad hut.

Shirley Price, 32, of Anchorage, was arrested when Red Cruxton reported to police he came home to find her asleep in his bed.

75 YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1934 — To the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, to Aniakchak Crater and Mount Shishaldin in Alaska a motion picture expedition will be sent from Hollywood, Ewing Scott, cinema director, announced today in Hollywood.

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