CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1989 |
Joan Argleben spends her mornings attending summer classes to complete her junior year of high school. She does as much studying as possible while in class, because when she goes home she must care for her 5-week-old baby girl. The high school student realized early that it would be difficult to both care for a child and complete her education. So when she learned of her pregnancy last September, she and her family, who live in Cypress, immediately began preparing for the baby's adoption.
October 25, 1988 |
In a major decision on fishing rights in Alaska, a federal appeals court Monday struck down a state law that would have limited fishing rights of Aleuts, Eskimos and native Indians in favor of commercial and sports fishing interests. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Alaska state officials were wrong in redefining the word "rural" to restrict the fishing rights of native groups who prefer to live on what they catch.
October 2, 1987 |
From his third-floor office in Doyon Ltd.'s unpretentious corporate headquarters, Morris Thompson oversees a financial empire unique to the 49th state. Doyon, created just 16 years ago, has assets of $61 million. That figure doesn't include the 12.5 million acres of land, much of it rich in timber and minerals, that Doyon owns, making the corporation Alaska's largest landlord after the federal and state governments. Other ventures include oil-drilling rigs and real estate.
September 4, 1987 |
There is one last story from World War II that remains to be told. It is the story of a forgotten U.S. campaign on American soil and of a people known as the Aleuts, who sailed off from their island homes to a life of misfortune. Many would never return, giving a ring of prophesy to the words John Muir had spoken about the Aleuts half a century earlier: "It is only a matter of time before they vanish from the earth." Some died in the squalid internment camps the U.S.