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Moving from a market economy to a market society raises many questions for public debate

...know that there is a whole business sector called "death futures business?" This is where an investor buys the life insurance policy of an ailing or elderly person who happens to be in need of hard cash, then pays the annual premium while the...
Photo: Sentenced in old murder

...prison for being the trigger man in a plot with former stripper Mechele Linehan to kill Leppink for a $1 million life insurance policy. Sound off on the important issues at
This Day in History

...Alaska and Hawaii, using Alaska for feeding grounds and Hawaii for calving. In the nation In 1761, the first life insurance policy in the United States was issued, in Philadelphia. In 1819, the first steam-propelled vessel to attempt a trans-Atlantic...
Palmer jury convicts mother of killing son in arson fire

...series of coincidences. Prosecutors contended that Welton set the fire in hopes of collecting on $100,000 life insurance policies she took out months before on both boys. Prosecutors said Welton also drugged drinks for the two boys to sedate...
2010 was full of surprises

...stripper and another man, John Carlin III, of killing Leppink. Prosecutors say her motive was a $1 million life insurance policy payout, which she never got. Carlin was killed in prison, and in February the Alaska Court of Appeals overturned...
Indictment: Man planned to fake death

...according to the indictment. One week after their marriage, Darling applied to State Farm Insurance for a $3 million life insurance policy on himself and $500,000 on Wood. On the application, he lied about his income, inflating it twofold in an...
Governor calls for session on state benefits

...the state's pared down criteria list includes providing proof in the form of legal documents such as wills, life insurance policies and jointly held real estate. Many of those things are easily subject to change and could bump deserving couples...
Alaska Digest

...prosecutors, Carlin shot Leppink in cahoots with Linehan, then 23, so that she would benefit from a $1 million life insurance policy that she erroneously thought was in her name. Fairbanks experiences heaviest snowfall in several years FAIRBANKS...
Ex-stripper accused of borrowing murder plot from a 1994 movie a cabin. The cabin didn't exist. According to prosecutors, Linehan wanted the proceeds from Leppink's life insurance policy. But what she didn't know was that Leppink suspected evil afoot and changed the beneficiary to his parents days...
Jury finds Carlin guilty of murder

...Slope. According to prosecutors, Linehan wrongly believed she was the beneficiary of Leppink's $1 million life insurance policy. Shortly before his death, he named his parents as his beneficiary. Leppink's body was found within a day...


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