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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar monday july 27, 2015 Fairbanks daily views ii Northe voice of Interior Alaska since 1903inside today Long Range cameras help spot wildfires faster than inside As the weather. Rain and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and into the evening. High today.65 Low tonight.54 Sunrise 4 33 . Sunset 11 18 . Weather a a9 Fairbanks legacy City hostess Pearl Watson recognized for commitment to Community. Interior pagea4 big win couple wins classic car in Golden Days auction. Kris Capps Page a3 Safe swimming learn How to avoid swimmer s itch in lakes and Ponds. Health Page b4 sourdough Jack Quot i like the regatta a it s the one race i can t lose Quot a final flotilla it the Crew of the has last minute vessel in Kuack a red Green regatta sprays onlookers at the Cushman Street Bridge on their Way Down the Chena River on sunday Irin Cornel Sokn news Miner nun its 79 makeshift riverboats take on Kuac regatta by Jeff Richardson after watching the last red Green regatta come to a close Steve Smith help but smile As he described the fiasco head just witnessed on the Chena River. The title actor from a the red Green show travelled from his native Canada to help judge the final a flotilla of and said he was thoroughly impressed a it looked like some kind of Landfill had exploded to be honest with you Quot he said drawing raucous cheers from the crowd. Seventy nine homemade watercraft assembled at Graehl Landing on sunday morning preparing for the Uncertain voyage Down the Chena to Pioneer Park. There was a boat advertising a funeral Home a floating tardis from a Cdr. Who Quot and even a few replicas of the Possum Lodge the social Hub of a the red Green show. Although a the red Green show stopped filming new episodes nearly a decade ago the comedy about a straight talking Handyman continues in reruns on Kuac Public television. The regatta Pax a tribute to the shows love of duct tape and marginal workmanship As participants build their own boats out of a variety of random household items. This is the 19th and final year Kuac plans to Host the regatta which general manager Keith Martin said has become too time con the Millers and ungers Load into their a Good Grier vessel before the regatta. The a flotilla of Fin a which is named after to character red Green is ending after 19 years because of a Lack of resources. Tony and Nikki Lopez title their vessel a Loose Moose on their Way from the Graehl Park boat launch to Pioneer Park. The team won the red lantern award. Suming for his shrinking staff to plan. Jim Hernandez whose family makes the event an annual tradition decided he was going out in style. The Fairbanks an was a bearded tattooed Dorothy from a the wizard of of Quot Complete with a Blue Gingham dress he sewed himself. His brother David piloted their of themed boat a a possums duct Tapie and bears of my Quot a which had a Crew from the Hernandez and Goldsby families that included a tin Man scarecrow cowardly lion and a few fixing monkeys. Regatta a a3 water balloons sit ready to be thrown. Winners see who took Home the prizes at the red Green regatta a a3 Man Dies in crash on Steese Highway by Jeff Richardson Richardson news Miner. A it a a 73-year-old Fairbanks Man was killed on saturday night when his car was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of third Street and Steese Highway. William p. Ambrose or. Was turning his Ford focus westbound from third onto the Steese at about 9 20 . When witnesses say the Driver of a northbound Ford f-250 pickup failed to Stop at a red Light crashing into the focus according to Fairbanks City spokeswoman Amber Courtney. Ambrose was transported to Fairbanks memorial Hospital and later died from his injuries Courtney said. The woman driving tiie truck As Well As a minor w to was her passenger w Ere uninjured. Courtney said a police report from the crash will be forwarded to the District attorney. Alcohol Isnit believed to be a Factor in the crash. The f-250 Drivers name was t released on sunday because no charges had been filed Courtney said. The crash scene shut Down the intersection to traffic for More than an hour on saturday night As Fairbanks police and Fairbanks fire department personnel responded to the scene. Contact staff writer Jeff Khanton at 459-7518. Foil me him on to. Itter a i Tom miness. Gop left Don Benn wears an outfit covered in red and Green duct tape. Right people watch the homemade vessels float Down the Chena River. Center of a session by Erica Werner Assoc 1a s de press Washington a senior Senate republicans lined up sunday to rebuke Texas Republican sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell an extraordinary display of intr party division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare sunday session. Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Comyn of Texas each Rose to counter a stunning floor speech Cruz gave on Friday accusing Mcconnell a Kyd a of lying. None of them mentioned Cruz by name but the target of their remarks could not have been clearer. The drama came As the Senate Defeated a procedural vote to repeal president Barack Obama a health care Law and took a step Tow Ard reviving the Federal Export import Bank both amendments on a must pass Highway Bill. Senate a a9 inside classified�b7 j comtess dear Abby a a r j health a b4 j opinion a a6 j Spotts 61 Gold discovery Mcdowell Burr win 16.5 mile race. Sports Page b1

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