Posted: Friday, June 22, 2001

Juneau woman found with stab wound

JUNEAU - A 40-year-old Juneau woman suffered a stab wound to the abdomen early this morning. She was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital and is expected to be released today.

Police received a report of a medical emergency involving a woman in a Mendenhall Valley apartment at 4:36 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the victim had an apparent stab wound, police said in a statement. An ambulance took the woman to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment.

The injury - a flesh wound - required a brief trip to the operating room, said Bartlett regional affairs coordinator Marijo Toner. The victim was in stable condition this morning.

Police are investigating.

Local hams join in radio field day

JUNEAU - Members of the Juneau Amateur Radio Club will work around the clock Saturday and Sunday to set up field radio communication stations, go on the air and contact thousands of other operators in the United States and Canada. The furious activity is all geared to participation in the American Radio Relay League's Field Day.

Field Day is a way for hams to fine-tune their emergency communication skills in the outdoors. They use generators, batteries and solar power with antennas set up in the field. The idea is to organize a working station quickly and begin making contact.

Emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and other major disasters often bring the skills of ham operators to the fore. Members of the local emergency organization, the Northern Southeast Alaska Amateur Radio Emergency Service, participate weekly in exercises preparing for emergencies.

The Juneau Amateur Radio Club will contact hams through the United States and Canada over a period of 24 hours. The objective is to see who can make the highest number of contacts during that period. The practice will take place from 10 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday. The antenna site is in the field adjacent to the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Station on Sherwood Lane.

For details, call Nick Meacher at 796-3322.

Accused police officer faces hearing

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage police officer charged with sexually abusing a teen-age girl faces the possible loss of his job next week.

Officer William Christopher Goldberg has been suspended with pay since April 24. He will have an opportunity to present his side to a panel of police supervisors at a pre-termination hearing next week, police Chief Walt Monegan said Thursday. A decision on whether to fire Goldberg will be made soon after the hearing, he said.

Goldberg, 31, is accused of engaging in sexual relations with a girl in 1997 and 1998, when she was 15 and 16.

The charges mark a low point in his five-month tenure as chief, Monegan said, but he commended officers who investigated Goldberg's actions.

"I'm certainly not proud of the allegation of misconduct of one of my officers," Monegan said, fighting back tears, "but I am proud of how this organization responded to it."

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