Category: This Day in History

Streaking satellites clutter the night sky  March 5, 1996 0

Streaking satellites clutter the night sky March 5, 1996

The Sun Star Ned Rozell/ Alaska Science Forum While on a recent trip to a remote cabin on the bank of the frozen Yukon River, I was treated to a night sky that was...

From the Archives, Feb. 12, 1980: Our society is worth saving 0

From the Archives, Feb. 12, 1980: Our society is worth saving

Polar Star Gary L. Wells / Columnist President Carter, in his State of the Union address, said, “The decade ahead will be a time of rapid change as nations everywhere seek to deal with...

From the Archives, Feb. 9, 1973: ‘Ms.’ staffer describes women’s lib 0

From the Archives, Feb. 9, 1973: ‘Ms.’ staffer describes women’s lib

Polar Star Jean Kizer / Staff Writer Joanne Fairchild, circulation manager for Ms. magazine, described the women’s liberation movement a a “human movement.” About 200 people listened to her speech Tuesday night, which highlighted...

From the Archives, Dec. 3, 1982: ‘Is sexual assault a problem at UAF?’ 0

From the Archives, Dec. 3, 1982: ‘Is sexual assault a problem at UAF?’

Sherry Simpson The following report appeared in the Nov. 26, 1982 edition of the Daily News-Miner: “State Troopers are investigating a sexual assault reported by the University of Alaska Security Department last Friday. “The...