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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2001

Man apprehended for sexual assault

JUNEAU - A local man has been charged with first-degree sexual assault.

The alleged assault was reported to the police Sunday. A woman who lives in the Lemon Creek area told police the suspect had left the area. A police investigation identified him as Michael Jensen, 43.

Jensen was located downtown Tuesday morning, according to police Capt. Tom Porter. Jensen was charged with first-degree sexual assault and taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. He was lodged without bail.

Flags lowered Friday for 'Pappy' Moss

JUNEAU - Gov. Tony Knowles today ordered state flags lowered to half-staff on Friday in memory of former Delta legislator Hoyt Palmer "Pappy" Moss.

A pilot and homesteader, Moss served two terms in the state House of Representatives and one in the state Senate from 1978 through 1984. Moss died Sunday, Dec. 31, at age 79.

Born in Georgia in 1921, Moss was raised in Atlanta and was trained as a pilot. He joined the Army Air Corps, which assigned him to Ladd Field (now Fort Wainwright) near Fairbanks. Moss flew missions during the Berlin airlift following World War II and during the Cuban crisis of the early 1960s.

Former GOP spokesman joins Knowles

JUNEAU - Ken Freeman, the executive director of the Resource Development Council, has been appointed Gov. Tony Knowles' special assistant for business and gas line development.

Freeman, 31, formerly worked as press secretary to the Republican majority in the Alaska Legislature.

Knowles, a Democrat, cited Freeman's experience in economic development issues and his strong working relationship with the business community.



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