Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200112

Sunday, 2 September, 2001
The truth comes out
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - Olan Kiel, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 378, told the press yesterday that a mechanic warned her supervisor about the Air Transat plane about its fuel tank problem just one hour before its takeoff from its stopover in Niekopenhaag. Mr. Kiel has also said the mechanic was so concerned about the plane that she tape-recorded a phone conversation about in which her supervisor overruled her advice to leave the Airbus A330-200 on the ground. (to read more...)

Monday, 3 September, 2001
Ex-Nazi trial resumes
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Eighty-six-year-old Kaal Hoeke, an accused Nazi collaborator, will face trial that commences at the Supreme Court today. The case was fast-tracked to the Supreme Court due to the historic and severity of the matter, but delayed because of insufficient evidence and witnesses at the time, and it was postponed from early August after an appeal made by the defense lawyer. The trial is expected to last six weeks. (to read more...)
A hailing start for students
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Tens of thousands of students, along with other commuters woke up to a surprise hail storm this morning in the Kaansä metropolitan area, making it a chaotic start for the first day of the new school year. Hail stones, along with fallen automn leaves and branches, clogged up drains on many major streets, rendering the city-centre and surrounding city outskirts a swampy mess. The area's universities, colleges and other education institutes also commenced their classes today as well. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 4 September, 2001
Hoeke denies charges
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Defense lawyer for Kaal Hoeke exited the Supreme Court yesterday to dozens of waiting public to comment that the alleged Nazi collaborator had denied all crime against humanity charges. During the first day of hearing, which Hoeke attended in a wheelchair, crown prosecuters presented two counts of murder and ten counts of treason, two of which include incidences of endangerment of the Royal Family. Hoeke also denied the accusation of helping to organise the transport of over 2000 Jews to death camps via the infamous cruise ship Princess Ariela to Nazi occupied Denmark. (to read more...)
Union fears discipline for speaking out
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - A local union senior union official says he's worried about the security of mechanics' jobs after a local union president disobeyed a secrecy order and commented publicly about the investigation into a narrowly averted disaster of Air Transat Flight 236. "He was not supposed to say anything," said Aimar Vair, general chairman of District 378 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Olan Kiel, president of IAMAW, told the Kaansä Poste on Saturday about a supervisor overruled a mechnic's advice to leave the Airbus A330-200 on the ground. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 5 September, 2001
Battle for racism talks compromise
DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - Delegates to a U.N. conference were continuing to battle to meet a deadline to resolved a row over the Middle East that could trigger an EU walk-out. Belgium, which has the European Union presidency, denied at the conference that the deadline set by the EU was an ultimatum. But a Fyksian govenment official warned in Kaansä that the 16 states could pull out within hours if wording branding Israel as a racist state were not removed from draft documents. (to read more...)

Thursday, 6 September, 2001
Union confirms negligence
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - The district's International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers acknowledged yesterday that negligence was involved when an Air Transat jet had its routine mechanical checks during its two-hour stopover in Fyksland. The announcement followed a Kaansä Poste report on Sunday that a senior maintenance supervisor at the Niekopenhaag International Airport told concerned mechanics to proceed with routine checks despite discovering leaky fuel line, a senior union executive confirmed. (to read more...)

Friday, 7 September, 2001
Supreme Court order enforced supervision on Hoeke
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The Supreme Court has order increased security for Kaal Hoeke's transportation in and out of court due to the 'high-profile' nature of the trial. The Court decision apparently came after two seperate attempts of prostestors stopping the vehicle carrying the suspect during the last two days. Hoeke, at age 86, is now held under police custody without bail. (to read more...)

Saturday, 8 September, 2001
Queen Lauraine to testify at high-profile Nazi trial
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The prosecutor announced yesterday that the King's grandmother Queen Lauraine will appear in Supreme Court testifying in Hoeke's Nazi collaborator trial. The Grand Grandma, as she is so affectionately called by the public, will take the witness stand next friday. The 85-year-old Queen Lauraine, widow of late King Kristian VI, used to stay along side with the King to help organise the "Underground Internment" of Jews and other persecuted groups of the Nazi regime during World War II to save them from being captured. (to read more...)

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-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)

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