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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar monday March 30,2015 Fairbanks daily news Miner the voice of Interior Alaska since 1903 inside today team Alaska hockey advances to u16 National title game in sports by police seek hit and run suspect staff report newsroom<5 police Are seeking local assistance locating a hit and run suspect who allegedly struck a cyclist and failed to Stop sunday morning. The bicyclist reportedly was crossing the intersection of Charles and Illinois streets just after 10 . Sunday when a dark Blue or Black Volkswagen Jetta pulled up to the intersection. The Jetta which is described As an older Model stopped at the intersection before pulling Forward into the crosswalk and striking the cyclist according to information released by the Fairbanks police department. The cyclist was thrown onto the Hood of the vehicle and onto the ground receiving minor injuries before the car fled the scene. The Driver of the Jetta is described As a Man Between the Ages of 25 and 35 years old with Black hair and facial hair drinking out of a White or Silver Coffee Mug. Fairbanks police encourage anyone with information on the hit and run incident to Call 450-6500. Contact the newsroom at 459-7572. The weather. Mostly Cloudy with Light winds All Day. High today.47 Low tonight.22 weather a a9 Aurora forecast. Auroral activity will be High. Weather permitting highly Active auroral displays will be visible overhead. This information is provided by Aurora forecasters at the in it physio Al Institute at u e University of Alaska Fairbanks. For More information Al to it the Aurora visit As spotlight North pole electrician represents Alaska in National Competition. Interior Page a4 sourdough Jack a Alaska veterans got my respect that s Fer state Holiday honors alaskans who served by Weston Morrow Morrow fun news Miner. Com veterans Active duty military members and Community members gathered in the gymnasium at Randy Smith Middle school on sunday to Honor the service of alaskans Many Vietnam veterans. The event sunday was timed purposefully to fall on March 29 a a Date that commemorates the withdrawal of the last United states troops from Vietnam in 1973. Forty years later in 2013, the Alaska legislature declared March 29 to serve from then on As Vietnam veterans Day a to acknowledge and commemorate the military service of american men and women in rep. Steve Thompson a Fairbanks who carried the Bill through the House attended sundays event and read the proclamation that declared March 29 As Vietnam veterans Day in Alaska. Thompson served in the . Army at fort Wainwright from 196r> Arnold Patrick Mcdonald smiles As he receives a applause for his key note speech during a Vietnam veterans Day program at Randy Smith Middle school on sunday i Kin Cut Irani \ news Miner to 1967, during the Vietnam War. Though he never served in Vietnam Thompson said honouring the service of those who did has Long been an Issue close to his heart. Thompson said recognizing the service of Vietnam veterans today is especially important Given the negative reception so Many of them received when they returned Home following the War. Unlike veterans of conflicts like world War ii Many Vietnam veterans were never recognized for their sen ice. Willie lord a Vietnam Veteran invited to speak As part of a four member panel described the alienation he. Felt when he returned Home from the War. A when i got Home it just Wasny to Home anymore. Everything was different. I was just lost a he said. A when you re Over there. You develop a whole new family a whole new Way of life. You be got nothing but absolute Trust. When you come Home like i said earlier everything is different. You be got no More Trust in anything or anybody because of what when he returned from Vietnam lord like Many other veterans had a hard time transitioning Back to civilian life. 1 be started drinking and he stopped taking care of himself. �?o1 was in the bottle. 1 was sitting in my mothers House and on the Wall tilted at an Angle was a big Mirror. 1 work up from one of my Drunken stupor and i looked in that Mirror and i saw myself i did no to recognize who that person was a lord said. �?o1 said to myself where is that proud Indian where is that Warrior from then on 1 put the bottle away and 1 started thinking about the people we left and How fortunate i Wras to come lord quit drinking and started working As a substance abuse and alcohol Counselor a Job lie eels he did not Only to help others recover but also to help Lusell Deal with his own struggles. Lord was joined on the panel by Francis Bois seau and Nancy sinover and Craig Wade. Arnold Patrick . Mcdonald delivered the keynote address sunday. Veterans a a5 week ahead in Janeau Senate expected to vote on budget by Becky Bohrer associated press Juneau a the Senate f Nalice committee plans Public testimony this week As it crafts its version of the state operating budget. The goal is for the full Senate to vote on a spending Bill Friday. Senate subcommittees proposed deeper cuts than the House for a number of agencies which Many in the House expected. The subcommittee recommendations include proposals such As eliminating general Hind spending for Public broadcasting and further cuts to Alaska s ferry system. A proposed Cut to Public broadcasting in the House Drew Strong Public opposition prompting the House to restore much of its proposed Cut. The House also cobbled together funds from various sources to try to ease the Impact of ferry service cuts. Legislators have said Tough decisions need to be made in the face of projected multimillion Dollar budget deficits. Low Oil prices have exacerbated the budget situation. There has been no real move to look for additional Revenue w without Steps to reduce the of state government and spending. A was we make cuts everybody goes yeah that a Good. But no done to Cut this or done to Cut that. And you go Well to get to a decent number everything son the Senate president Kevin Meyer said. If the 1 Louse does not agree to the budget that passes the Senate the Hill will go to a conference committee where negotiators will work to reach a Compromise. The budget is one thing to watch for this week. Here Are two others school fundraisers the House education committee is scheduled to hear legislation monday that would Clear the Way for schools to approve fundraisers involving the Sale of foods that do not meet Federal nutrition standards. In her sponsor statement for ii 163, rep. Tammie Wilson a North pole says Juneau a a5state troopers arrest Venetie murder suspect staff report new shot 11 m a a new Smi Nek Clit Malaska state troopers have arrested a Venetie Man accused of killing his brother. Shortly before 2 . Saturday troopers in Venetie arrested 18-year-old Chance Erick on a warrant for second degree murder. Chance Erick is accused of severely beating his older brother Earl Erick jr., 36, who later died of his wounds at an Anchorage i Hospital two Days later. Earl Erick was medically evacuated from Venetie to Anchorage on March 12 with serious head wounds a w fitness told troopers Chance pm k clubbed his brother Over the head with a Large stick. The witness reportedly had to pull Chance Erick off his brother. According to charging documents Chance Erick told troopers on March 15 he knew he was responsible for his brother a death but did not remember what happened since he had been drinking heavily Chance Erick was transported to Fairbanks correctional Center without incident Accord ing to troopers. Contact the newsroom at 459-7572. Inside classifieds comics �b7 i dearabby�b6 health �b4 nation �a8 opinion �a6 sports �b1 Hill a Vietnam veterans Day veterans and audience members listen to a panel discussion during a Vietnam veterans Day program at Randy Smith Middle school on sunday Ekin Cut news Minek

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