State Briefs

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2001

Man recovering from shooting

JUNEAU - A man, 34, is in good condition today after he shot himself, apparently by accident, Sunday morning.

Police and Capital City Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a call at 10:48 a.m. Sunday near Mountainside Drive, police officials said. According to a police statement, Jeffrey Kozbiel was loading his small-caliber handgun when it went off, shooting him in the stomach. His wife, who was present in the house, called 911.

He was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital where he was evaluated and underwent surgery, police said. Doctors told the police he had no major internal injuries, according to the statement. He is resting and in good condition and is expected to be released within a few days, said Bartlett spokeswoman Marijo Toner.

Police Capt. Tom Porter said there was no evidence the shooting was anything but accidental. There are no charges pending at this time.

Schools register new students

JUNEAU - Elementary and middle school children new to the Juneau School District, or those who haven't registered for kindergarten, can be registered from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, school officials said.

New high school students can register from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

Parents should bring the student's birth certificate and a record of immunization shots to the registration at the school the child will attend. To enter kindergarten, a child must be 5 by Aug. 15.

Registration for the RALLY before- and after-school program for children age 5 to 12 also will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

The Juneau Public Health Center is sponsoring a free immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Valley Medical Clinic, on Hospital Drive.

Other dates of interest: Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 at Juneau-Douglas High School can get their locker assignments and pay fees on Aug. 21, 22 and 23. Freshman orientation will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Freshmen will get locker assignments and photo IDs, and can pay activity fees and yearbook fees.

The first day of school for all Juneau students is Aug. 29.

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