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Secession talk

Citing a lack of attention to Chugiak-Eagle River roads and water, area resident Swen Nelots said he hoped to revive efforts to secede from Anchorage in 1980, according to the Chugiak-Eagle River Star.

“Anchorage is turning its attention to building convention centers, huge sports arenas, museums and tourist attractions,” Nelots told the Star.

 

Cops bust out of control kids

Police said they arrested eight juveniles aged eight to 17 in connection with a string of burglaries in the Peters Creek area. The youths were believed to have stolen more than $10,000 worth of items in at least 10 incidents over the summer.

 

Slimming down

Sandra Lashbrook was putting the finishing touches on her bid to parlay Miss Chugiak-Eagle River and Miss Alaska titles into a Miss America Crown. Lashbrook, 22, said she’d been exercising every day to slim down for the pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

“I’ll have lost 45 pounds from the time I step onto the stage in Atlantic City to the time I was my Porkiest,” Lashbrook told the Star in an August, 1980 feature story.

The UAA student said she’d also spent lots of time boning up on current events and practicing for the talent portion of the pageant, during which she planned to sing “Song Bird,” while playing her Martin “Triple O 21” guitar.

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