Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200108

Sunday, 5 August, 2001
Three teens overboard
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (PF) - Three teens aged between 13-16 were thrown overboard as their yacht travelled through the turbulent waters of Huskvimuuvik Strait about three nautical miles north of Porti Ikstis. The three teens were reportedly thrown off the deck as a 10m high wave rocked the boat around 21:30. The adults on the boat were unable to save the teens in time and the Royal Marine Forces were called to search for the teens. The teens were not wearing lifejackets. (to read more...)

Monday, 6 August, 2001
Hoeke's lawyer plead to postpone court date
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Defense lawyer Timo Alense repealed that the court date for Nazi collaborator suspect Kaal Hoeke should be rescheduled for later in the month. Olense claimed that appearing in the Supreme Court this week will give his client an "unfair disadvantage" since it coincides with Memorial Day that occurs in the same week as well. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 7 August, 2001
Court date postponement sparks protest
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Groups of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court at the nation's capital condemning a possible postponement of Hoeke's trial. The local Jewish community and members of the Foundation of Holocaust Survivors led the demonstration. "This is a case between the the people of Fyksland and a single individual. However, there must still remain no favourism to follow the opinion of the masses," Ministry of Justice Roes Piltesen commented. The original court date was set to be on Friday. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 8 August, 2001
Fyksland remembers
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Thousands gathered at the War Memorial in Pohjoinøkaansä as the Royal Family and Prime Minister Jana Stotson joined war veterans to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Second World War. A moment of silence was observed at noon before half-masted flags are raised to full again to mark the Liberation of Fyksland 57 years ago. Over 300,000 lives perished during almost four years of Nazi occupation in Fyksland. (to read more...)
Protest grows larger
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Groups continued to gather at the Supreme Court to show support over the Memorial Day holiday. Candlelights and flowers littered the front square of the Supreme Court as demonstrators continued to put pressure on the Ministry of Justice to deny postponement of Hoeke's case. "Justice Now!" and "No Exception for the Quisling!" were among the numerous slogans cried out at the demonstration. The Supreme Court has yet to reached a decision. (to read more...)

Thursday, 9 August, 2001
Nazi collaborator trial to postpone
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Minister of Justice announced that the trial for Kaal Hoeke will be postponed til the 3rd of September. "Witnesses and evidence were insufficient at this point to proceed with the trial fairly," explained Piltesen after reaching the decision early morning. Protestor groups condemns the decision and continue their protests outside the Supreme Court. (to read more...)
Search for missing teens called off
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (PF) - The search for the three missing teens who were thrown off a yacht in Huskvimuuvik Strait on Sunday night has been called off. After a 96-hour search around the waters north of Porti Ikstis, the chief of Royal Marine Force (SSKV) search party team has changed the objective to recover the bodies. "Our hearts go out to the Jäkoer family, but there is no way that the children will survive the cold waters at this point," said SSKV Rescue Team Chief Nelie Vurte. (to read more...)

Friday, 10 August, 2001
Legoland to tour Fyksland
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - The long anticipated Legoland Tour opened its first exhibition at the Laag-Kijlantä Convention Centre today. The exhibition in Niekopenhaag is expected to attract half a million visitor over its 5-day exhibition. Legoland will make three more stops in Fyksland during its month-long tour, including Kaansä and Laaktumaa. (to read more...)

Saturday, 11 August, 2001
Sørli disqualified
EDMONTON, Canada (AP) - Discus thrower Gjøran Sørli was disqualified from competing the discus throw final at the 8th IAAF World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Sørli failed to pass the drug test and was immediately suspended from the competition. Urine sample has shown traces of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. (to read more...)

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`Dui Lantä havete endeligte spreijkeut, torlaate i plislaate, pa einte individtøl et'tideligaal, i øt'sokaal uit peel kompætila inslikinte mæt so planak satana.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kömenteer (7a Sijþsku, 1999)
`Dui Lantá hafete endeligte spreykeut, torlute i plislute, pa einte indifidtýl et'tideligul, i ýt'sokul uit pál kompútila inslikinte mút so planak satana.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kómýntar (7a Syðsku, 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)

Søgso NØJ an Euro! Sýgso NÝJ an Euro! Say NO to Euro!