10 YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 2009 — If you hate hearing about Sarah Palin, it’s going to be along week.

If you’re one of her many fans, however, this week might be the next best thing to Christmas.

The release of the former governor’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” comes Tuesday amid a frenzy of national attention unseen since Palin was nominated for vice president more than a year ago.

The media blitz for the book began last week, but it climaxes today and tomorrow as Palin gives some of her highest-profile interviews since the election campaign.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1994 — JUNEAU — The Last Frontier has reached capacity — at least its telephone numbers have.

Beginning in January, residents of Alaska and every other state will have to dial extra digits of their in-state area code because North America is running out of telephone numbers.

All long-distance calls within Alaska will become 1-907 calls. No longer will 1 plus the number be enough.

The phone company says callers should start the practice now so they’ll be used to it by the first of next year.

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1969 — The Alaska Civil Liberties Union has condemned the recent public statements of Vice President Spiro Agnew concerning anti-Vietnam war protesters. Arthur Hippler, Alaska C.L.U. president, stated that this concern reflects a concern by the Civil Liberties Union on all levels and in all parts of the United States that the remarks of the Vice President were reckless and dangerous for a man in his position.

The Vice President’s target, Hippler continued, has been the October 15th Vietnam Moratorium, a giant historical event involving millions of Americans, and distinguished beyond its size by its peace-seeking orderliness. To warn of repression to follow this peaceful dissent was particularly shocking. 

75 YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1944 — SEATTLE — Claims of Southeast Alaska Indians to aboriginal rights to lands and resources in the Territory threatened the livelihood of thousands of fishermen and shore workers, besides wiping out $650,000 worth of fishing gear, the Interior Department’s hearing on Indians claims in progress in Seattle was told today.

The assertions were made in testimony presented by a letter from J. F. Jurich, president of the International Fishermen and Allied Workers Union and by Oscar Roden, business agent of the United Fisherman’s Union. Jurich and Roden are said to represent unions having a combined membership of 22,000.