Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200121

Sunday, 4 November, 2001
Investigators puzzled with actress death
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - A week after actress Märiane Sketþerge was found dead in her suburban Niekopenhaag mansion, investigators still cannot determine the exact cause of death. Preliminary autopsy shows Sketþerge had already been drown before having "fallen" into a swimming pool, and no traces of alcohol or drugs were found in Sketþerge's body. Police is treating the case as an criminal investigation. (to read more...)

Monday, 5 November, 2001
St. Martin at 990th
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Tens of thousands of spectators lined the King Kristian VI Boulevard to take in the annual St. Martin's Day parade. Bands, dancers and marchers followed the traditional route to St. Mark's Cathedral for the midday mass. Today's celebration marked the birth of Fyksian patron saint Martinus Honoritius 990 years ago. The Celtic monk played a major role in making christianity the state religion. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 6 November, 2001
"Key witness" found for actress' murder case
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - A "key witness" to the Sketþerge murder case has been found, says source close to the police investigation. A female, whose name is undisclosed, was taken into custody for further questioning. Popularly known as Maria S., the 27-year-old model-turned-actress was last seen in a nightclub in central Niekopenhaag. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 7 November, 2001
Food processing plant explosion rocked Laaktumaa
LAAKTUMAA, Øtali-Þorja (VKK) - A huge explosion at a dairy processing plant in southwest Laaktumaa rocked the surrounding neighbourhoods last night. The explosion happened at around 2 am in the morning, witnesses say, and the process plant was soon engulfed in "a sea of fire." Debris and cheese curds can be found blocks away and as far as the Laaktumaa city centre, 12 kilometres away. No one was injured. (to read more...)

Thursday, 8 November, 2001
Plant explosion mysterious, but not terrorism
LAAKTUMAA, Øtali-Þorja (VKK) - Although investigators have yet to determine the exact cause of the explosion of a dairy processing plant in Laaktumaa last night, they have so far eliminated the incident as a terrorist act. "All signs points this unfortunate incident as accidental," said Federal Investigation Unit (SMU) spokeperson Dana Maude. (to read more...)

Friday, 9 November, 2001
Fatal crash killed murder case key witness
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - A woman involved in a vehicle accident in Niekopenhaag this afternoon died from injuries. She was, as police identified, a "key witness" to the Sketþerge murder case that is under police investigation. The woman, whose name is not disclosed, was driving westbound on Highway 3 when a eastbound vehicle collide her vehicle on the section near Viergem. The driver of the other vehicle is hospitalised and is in critical condition. (to read more...)

Saturday, 10 November, 2001
Fyksland shut out of FIFA World Cup
VIENNA, Austria (Reuters) - Beaten 1-3, Fyskland failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup finals following defeat to Austria on Saturday. Fyksland scored in injury time with a header from Kiel Olensen but it was too little, too late and Austria, who won the first leg 1-0 on Saturday, will be travelling to South Korea and Japan next year. Fyksland has not qualified for the World Cup finals since 1986. (to read more...)

`Ondør händlig du storste im mänesorter liskhiedek igøt uitvøjaut. Heler, a einöinaut mondäe määnien.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson (16a Sijþsku, 2001)
`Ondýr hándlig du storste im mánesorter liskhiedek igýt uitvýjaut. Heler, a einóinaut mondáe máánien.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson (16a Syðsku, 2001)
"The greatest deed of evil in the history of mankind has deterred nothing. Rather, it has united the world's people."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson (16th September, 2001)