Story last updated at 1:56 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002

20 years ago in the Homer News
A winter sou'wester pushing 35-mph winds ganged up with a 21-foot tide and several inches of snow to swamp the Spit road and cause minor confusion around the city.

Roughly half of the state's residents have yet to receive their $1,000 permanent fund dividend check. The state's check -writing computers are pumping out about 5,100 dividends a week.

Scientists are puzzled by the disappearance of the once abundant king crab in the region. In the past two years, the total king crab catch in the Bering Sea plunged from 140 million pounds to 13 million.

-- from the issue of December 2, 1982

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