Alaska Supreme Court justices disagreed sharply on a case arising out of a collision between a truck and a cyclist in Sitka in July, 1997. Drug use or abuse was not considered to be a factor in the actual collision. Instead, the major issue focused on whether the cyclist had a history of drug use sometime before and immediately following the incident. Jurors apparently also disagreed with the court’s majority on the use of such evidence during the trial. Related Link: Into Liimatta v. Deborah Vest
- Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The pilots plan to picket starting at 1 p.m. Monday outside the airport in Anchorage.
- Jenkins was taking a practice run through the class four rapids when a bystander filming the event, noticed another participant, Daniel Hartung, 64, of Indian Valley, flipped out of his kayak and became pinned under a log.
- The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.
- The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.