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...trainer at the Juneau Racquet Club. Akins has a quite personal reason for joining the ride. In 1996 he witnessed a fatal car wreck while working as volunteer medical personnel with Capital City Fire and Rescue. A young man had been struck dead...
Tompkins second in Huntsman Super-G

...a higher adjustment factor, since his paralysis is centered higher up his back than Tompkins' injury from a 1988 fatal car wreck involving alcohol. Finishing third overall was standing skier Martin Cupka of Winter Park, Colo., whose raw and...
Sitka girls go 0-3 in Anchorage

...make-up for one in Metlakatla last month postponed by a fatal car wreck on Jan. 10 that took the life of a female Petersburg...Friday's game was a make-up game for the Jan. 10 fatal car wreck that occurred right after the two teams last played...
Tompkins finishes fourth in giant slalom opener

...said Tompkins, who weighs 225 pounds and stood 6-foot-5 before he was paralyzed from the waist down in a fatal car wreck involving alcohol 15 years ago. "There was a foot, foot-and-a-half of fresh snow." Before last weekend's...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Treesitter defends redwoods 6/21/98

...sawmills running and keeping people employed.'' Hill's journey to the treetops began in 1996, when a near-fatal car wreck led her to believe that life as a bartender in Fayetteville, Ark., lacked meaning. On a journey west, the 24-year-old...


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