FAIRBANKS — 10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 14, 2008 — JUNEAU — Presidential candidate Barack Obama has been declared the official winner of Alaska’s Democratic caucus.
The Alaska Democratic Party said Wednesday Obama collected 75 percent of Alaska’s Super Tuesday delegates from the record turnout of nearly 9,000 people statewide.
Co-frontrunner Hillary Clinton received nearly 25 percent of the delegates from last week’s caucus.
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 14, 1993 — Attorney Morris Dees, who has been involved in more than 50 civil rights cases, will speak Monday at 7 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Dess has argued civil rights cases for the past 25 years, many of them involving appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court on matters of equal rights for women, free speech, student and teacher rights, and racial integration, according to a UAF news release.
Dees in 1987 secured a $7 million jury award for the mother of a young black man lynched by the Klu Klux Klan. It was the first time a Klan organization was held liable for the violent acts of its members.
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 14, 1968 — JUNEAU — Despite four days of intensive deliberations, a heavy cloud of uncertainty hangs over the Alaska Fish and Game Commission’s revised rules for issuing commercial salmon fishing gear licenses this year.
At the close of its four-day emergency session here Tuesday, the board issued new proposals, designed to limit fishing gear in Alaska waters, whose legal validity is still highly questionable.
In addition there still remains the real possibility that the board’s new permissiveness may in fact magnify the very problem it hoped to solve.
They attempted to forge a plan that would enable fewer fishermen to catch more fish, in hopes of bettering economic conditions in Bristol Bay fishing communities.
75 YEARS AGO
Feb. 14, 1943 — WASHINGTON — In various parts of the nation (two days ago) Lincoln’s Birthday addresses were made by Wendell Wilkie, Alfred Landon, Gov. John Bricker of Ohio, and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.
At Indianapolis, Ind., Wilkie said that a three-hundred-billion public debt might face the nation when war is over.
The solution lay, he said “in expansion and development within and without our borders in marshalling all our economic forces with agriculture, management and capital in hormony (sic) and cooperation.”