Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Day Three - Morning

Philip Munger: The third day is beginning about now, and I'm at home, waiting for the traffic to thin out on the icy roads between Palmer and Anchorage. Over two inches of snow at the house last night.

Sure enough, the headline in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman on yesterday's disclosures is:

Prosecution: VECO CEO talked Kohring out of running for Sen. Green’s seat

The lead paragraph of the story by Russell Stigall goes on to say:

A surprise allegation in opening arguments Tuesday afternoon in the corruption trial of former state Rep. Vic Kohring claims influence from oil interests did more than bribe the lawmaker. Prosecutors told a jury of 12 and three alternates empanelled earlier in the day they will show that in addition to accepting bribes from former VECO CEO Bill Allen, Kohring twice abstained from running against Republican state Sen. Lyda Green at Allen’s request.

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