June 11, 2009 — A Fairbanks woman led police on a 20 minute high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods Wednesday morning, continuing to flee from officers even after spike strips took out all four of her tires, Fairbanks police said.

Miracle Girten-Johnson, 28, of Fairbanks, was arrested on charges of felony assault, felony evading and driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. She is scheduled to be arraigned today in superior court. 


June 11, 1994 — Gene Wescott might unearth an answer to the mammoth budget problems at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Campus legend says a secret cache of mammoth and mastodon tusks worth up to $500,000 was buried at least eight feet under the pavement at UAF in 1938.

Now, Wescott plans to scan the intersection of Taku Drive and Tanana Loop, across the street from the Duckering Building, with a ground-penetrating radar device to find them. 


June 11, 1969 — SAIGON — North Vietnamese forces attacked three U.S. bases in the coastal lowlands south of Da Nang during the night, killing 14 Americans, wounding 68 and destroying or damaging some artillery guns, the U.S. Command reported today. The Americans said 76 North Vietnamese were killed. 


The News-Miner did not publish on this date. Here is an item from June 10, 1944 — LONDON — Moscow said today that troops had crumpled a localized German attack northwest of Tarnopol in old Poland as Red Army preparations for a new eastern front offensive brought more indications of unrest Germany and among the Axis Balkan satellites.