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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:52 pm | Updated: 4:16 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

10 YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 2002 — The backlog of goods at West Coast ports has created a short term economic boon at Fairbanks International Airport. Because goods are not moving fast enough by ship, they’ve had to move by air, creating an increase in transcontinental flights going through Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

More flights means more fuel. And as Dave Carlstrom, director of airport marketing for the Fairbanks Economic Corporation, said, the “Anchorage airport hasn’t been able to keep up. The planes started heading Fairbanks’ way Saturday. “Things have been hopping down in Anchorage,” Carlstrom said. “So far, Fairbanks is the gas station with the open sign out, lit up.”

25 YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1987 — Local educators, legislators and business representatives discussed the need to improve literacy in the workplace at a breakfast meeting today at Hutchinson Career Center. Central to the discussion were remarks calling for a public school system that provides students with skills to function in an economy that is becoming increasingly high-tech.

50 YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1962 — Sparked by the News-Miner editorial of Oct. 15, interested parties in College and Lemeta this week began circulating petitions to Governor Egan calling for construction on the widening of College Road to begin in 1963, and for the construction of sidewalks in the College and Lemeta areas as part of the road-widening program.

75 YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1937 — Fire spreading from hot ashes caused a blaze early this morning that resulted in a loss estimated at $1,000.

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