Time Was 9/29/11
20 years ago this week
North Eagle River exit in home stretch
The state Department of Transportation said the North Eagle River interchange was nearly complete, with only the final paving work left to complete before winter.
“I’ve been watching the mountains and the project daily, and it looks like we’re winning,” said project engineer Harold Henderson.
Mail bomb investigation continues
Investigators were combing over evidence in the mail bombing that killed Thunderbird Falls resident David Kerr and seriously injured his wife, Michelle.
A task force made up of members of the Anchorage Police Department, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the postal inspection service were looking at debris, some of which had been sent Outside for analysis.
A memorial service for Kerr, a civilian employee at the Elmendorf power plant, was held on base.
Homestead students get high tech
Students at Homestead Elementary were learning about library lending after the school’s library received a computer that allowed the children to scan their own book bar codes upon checkout.
“I think it’s real positive for them to come in and operate the equipment,” said librarian Chuck Woodfin. “It gives them a feeling of ‘I can.’ It’s a real boost for them.
Pictured scanning their own books were Homestead 6-year-olds Kyla Styers and Larry Marsters.