Posted: Monday, August 02, 2004

Juneau man booked after foot chase

JUNEAU - A 20-year-old Juneau man was booked on two outstanding felony warrants, as well as charges of failing to stop at the direction of a police officer and resisting arrest, after a short foot chase Sunday morning near downtown Juneau.

The scenario unfolded after police woke up the man, sleeping in a 1984 Mazda pickup, at 6:17 a.m. near the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. A routine warrants check revealed there was one warrant for failing to appear for a bail hearing on a charge of second-degree theft, and another warrant for failing to appear for a bail hearing on second-degree forgery.

As the officers approached the truck to arrest the man, he drove away. Police turned on their sirens, but the man continued for four blocks to the intersection of 11th and C streets. He fled the truck, and police eventually apprehended him at the back door to the Mountain View Senior Center.

The man was transported to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

'Shaolin Soccer' to be shown for U-13 team

JUNEAU - The Gold Town Nickelodeon, in the downtown Emporium Mall near Heritage Coffee, will show "Shaolin Soccer" at 6 and 8 p.m., today through Thursday, Aug. 2 to 5, as a fundraiser for Juneau's U-13 boys' soccer team.

The movie, rated PG-13 and released in Hong Kong in 2001 as "Siu lam juk kau," revolves around a group of brothers who start a soccer team with their martial arts.

Tickets available at the door or by contacting Visit for a preview of the film.

MADD to host movie nights at Silverbow

JUNEAU - Mothers Against Drunk Driving is promoting an afternoon summer movie program at the Silverbow during the month of August.

The cafe will show movies for 6- to 12-year-olds from 2 to 4 p.m., and ages 13 and up from 5 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 11, 18, and Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Admission is $6 each day, or $20 for a four-movie pass. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books and are limited to 75 seats for each show.

There will be adult supervision for those 6 and up. For children under 6, a parent or guardian must be present. The cafe will have a special kids menu and food in the deli area.

Four movies will be chosen from the following list for the 6-12-year-olds: "Agent Cody Banks II," "Good Boy," "Cats and Dogs," "Big Fat Liar," "Spy Kids" and "Brother Bear." The options for kids 13 and up are: "Night at the Roxbury," "School of Rock," "Airplane," "Out Cold," "Better Off Dead" and "Starsky and Hutch."

Firefighters make progress against wildfire

THORP, Wash. - Firefighters reported good progress against a 600-acre fire near Cle Elum on Sunday, allowing about 100 people to return to their homes.

"Everything's looking up," fire spokesman Troy Kinghorn said. "The incident commanders are feeling more and more confident."

The fire, believed to have been set by a serial arsonist on Friday, forced the evacuation of 200 residences, though many of those were unoccupied seasonal homes. Fire officials estimated that 100 people were displaced, taking shelter at a local high school.

But strong winds failed to spread the fire Saturday night, Kinghorn said, enabling firefighters to make significant progress.

The Elk Heights fire burned 5 miles northwest of Thorp, between state Highway 10 and Interstate 90.

On Sunday, erratic winds pushed the fire west and southwest toward established containment lines.

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