Nov. 10, 2009 —Officials with the city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough clashed in a downtown boardroom Monday.

The city wants to annex the only major box store outside its boundaries, Fred Meyer West, and a few other properties.

Opponents, namely the borough, say only the city stands to benefit while the affected property owners stand to lose.

The annexation is playing out like a hostile takeover.


Nov. 10, 1994 — JUNEAU — The boundary of the state’s wolf control program expands slightly and an additional 25 wolves are to be killed, under changes approved Wednesday by the state Game Board.

The state Department of Fish and Game is in the second year of a three-year wolf-kill program designed to help revive the Delta caribou herd, a group of less than 4,000 animals ranging in an area south of Fairbanks.

The experimental program uses only ground-based methods to kill wolves, including traps, snares and shooting. The Hickel administration dropped an earlier plan to have marksmen shoot wolves from helicopters after an international outcry from animal rights groups.



Nov. 10, 1969 — The 51st anniversary of World War I’s Armistice Day, now known as Veterans Day, will again be observed Tuesday. The day will honor not only veterans of World War I, but veterans of all wars.

The National Guard Armory on lower Second Avenue will be the scene of a special program at 11 a.m., noting the time of the signing of the Armistice in 1919. To further recognize this significant hour, the sirens will sound and the carillons will play.

The 9th Army Band from Ft. Wainwright will formally open the program with martial music familiar to all. Rev. Dean Hickox will give the invocation.


Nov. 10, 1944 — STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Nobel Peace Prize will not be awarded in this year of war, the Swedish government announced today. Its announcement said the prize would be made available for next year’s nominee.

Nobel prizes worth approximately $20,000 each were awarded yesterday:

To two scientists now in the United States.

To a Hungarian now in Stockholm.

To an 18-year-old poet.

The 1944 literary prize went to Johannes V. Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark, author of more than 60 volumes of plays, short stories and novels, who for 20 years has been among the candidates for the award.