Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iks
English Edition 200104

Sunday, 8 July, 2001
A race with grace
LAAKTUMAA, tali-orja (AP) - The 103rd annual Royal Regatta Classics kicked start at Laaktumaa Harbour this afternoon as 114 yatchs set sail around Fyksland in a week long journey. The over-a-century-old tradition was opened by King Jaakot IV under perfect sailing weather. This year's event continues to deny corporate sponsorship, as organisers claim that it will ruin the tradition of the sporting event. The formal stately affair, which relies solely on private contribution and funding from public sport agencies, attracts participants from members of the high-society, with notables including Prince Hviliem, actress-model Julia Roksi and former prime minister Maulin Routje. (to read more...)

Monday, 9 July, 2001
Dg still at large
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (PF) - Parti Isfjordika leader Vlstok Dg confirmed in a press conference that he will not resign from the party. Despite declining support and attacks from members of the party caucas, Dg vows to fulfil his duties as a party leader for which he was elected 6 months ago. A recent public opinion poll shows support for Dg has plummeted to 13% from the pre-election's 47%. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 10 July, 2001
Councillor dead
KAANS, (VKK) - City Councillor Olav Lasanja of Kaans was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Retke Vgn this morning by his wife. An unidentifed male was found in bed, shot to death beside where Lasanja's body was found. A .357 Magnum found in the crime scene is thought to be responsable for the gun wounds on the unidentified male, while autopsy shows Lasanja died of drug overdose. Police and investigators treat this as a homicide-suicide case. (to read more...)
Dg fights for support
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (PF) - Parti Isfjordika officials loyal to leader Vlstok Dg are preparing to purge any critics from the party's executive board in order to shore up his eroding support base. Already, 5 members of the executive commitee have resigned in protest after Dg withdrew Monday's offer to step aside and reaffirmed his right to lead the party - notwithstanding withering dissent in the Party and plunging support among the electorate at large. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 11 July, 2001
Federal probe demanded
KAANS, (VKK) - The lawyer for the family of late Councillor Lasanja disputes the ruling of Lasanja's death as a suicide, contending Lasanja and the sex worker were victims of conspired mafia activities and a possible cover-up from local authorities. Hana Kuvs, the Lasanja family's attorney, told the press that a federal investigation is needed to solve the case. Authorities said autopsy findings were consistent with homicide-suicide. Lasanja's family, however, has questioned that ruling claiming that "credible evidence" exists that "the mafia may have been involved in what we now believe to be a homicide". (to read more...)

Thursday, 12 July, 2001
SMU wants answers
KAANS, (VKK) - The Federal Investigation Unit (SMU) has commenced what is to be the largest homicide inquiry in 24 years. "The murder of Lasanja appears to be the tip of the iceberg of a very large network of organised criminal activities," said SMU spokeperson Dana Maude in a press conference. The police has ruled that the death of Lasanja was not suicidal. As more evidence were found, the apparent murder of a male sex worker by Lasanja has been over-ruled, which appears to be commited by the same perpetrator who have drugged Lasanja. (to read more...)
Fyksian out of the Tour
PARIS, France (AFP) - Cyclist Jn Svorada, was hospitalised and will withdraw from the 88th Tour de France. The 26-year-old rider of Hjmlant for the Italian Lampre-Daikin team, was unable to finish Stage 5 of the race between Verdun and Bar-le-Duc as his bicycle collided with teammate Matteo Fruitti of Italy. Svorada suffers from internal injuries and is treated at a local hospital in Verdun. Remaining Fyksian riders Kristian Vandevelde and Jaan Kirsipuu are expected to complete the race. (to read more...)

Friday, 13 July, 2001
Lunch-hour tragedy
KAANS, (VKK) - Thirteen people died as a vehicle swerved into a patio crowd of luncheon-goers in a caf-restaurant in the city centre. The vehicle exploded as it shattered shop windows nearby. The driver and 2 passengers of the vehicle died instantly, while 10 people from the restaurant died from injuries caused by the impact of the vehicle and the explosion. Witnesses say a black cat dashing across the road may have been the cause of the accident. (to read more...)
Lasanja's wife speaks out
KAANS, (VKK) - Roma Lasanja, the wife of late Councillor Lasanja of Kaans spoke out in her first public appearance after the murder of her husband earlier this week. "My husband was not a homosexual. Not that there's anything wrong with it. And there is absolutely no reason to believe that my husband was part of the mafia," claims the widow, and the mother of three children. (to read more...)

Saturday, 14 July, 2001
Heat sends five to hospitals
NUGJLUT, Gaamla, (AP) - The heat wave sent 5 people in the Interior to hospitals suffering heat stroke and dehydration. The temperature in the central highlands reached mid-30s today, with the Town of Skgmin in Gaamla recorded 40.2C. The heat wave is expected to last well till Monday. Health officials are urging children and elders to stay indoors and advising them to drink lots of water. (to read more...)

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`Dui Lant havete endeligte spreijkeut, torlaate i plislaate, pa einte individtl et'tideligaal, i t'sokaal uit peel komptila inslikinte mt so planak satana.'
-Vaijskna Aligkvna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kmenteer (7a Sijsku, 1999)
`Dui Lant hafete endeligte spreykeut, torlute i plislute, pa einte indifidtl et'tideligul, i t'sokul uit pl komptila inslikinte mt so planak satana.'
-Fayskna Aligkvna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kmntar (7a Sysku, 1999)
"The nation has finally spoken, loud and clear, to distinguish herself as an individual, and to save herself from completely swallowed by such demonic plan."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson on the Euro Referendum (7th September, 1999)

Sgso NJ an Euro! Sgso NJ an Euro! Say NO to Euro!