On February 3, 1959, a small plane crashed in an Iowa farm field during a snow storm took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. Gavin and Wyatt, the dogs, reflect at the small memorial existing at the end of a dirt road near Clear Lake, Iowa. You are invited to enjoy the fact that their music did not die as John proves with an all Holly-Valens-Bopper play list on Crosscurrents, 2/3 at 8 am.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.