Alaska Digest

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2004

Man charged with felony shoplifting

JUNEAU - Police charged a 50-year-old man with a felony Friday after he allegedly tried to leave a hardware store with more than $600 worth of its property.

Glen Albert Stuart allegedly tried to flee when a Don Abel Building Supply employee confronted him, police reported. The man was later detained by police. Officers responded at 1:30 p.m. to a request for assistance on Industrial Boulevard near the store.

Police charged Stuart with second-degree theft and lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Report of drunk leads to sexual assault arrest

JUNEAU - An incident that began with Capital City Fire and Rescue calling for police assistance to deal with unruly people under the Gold Creek Bridge led to a third-degree sexual assault charge against a 42-year-old man Friday.

Police reported that CCF&R personnel responded at about 11:30 a.m. to a report of an intoxicated man needing assistance near the bridge. They called police for help.

While at the scene, police talked to a woman who said she had witnessed a sexual assault against a 27-year-old woman.

Police reported that after interviewing the witness and the alleged victim, they arrested Christopher Evans Kadake on a charge of third-degree sexual assault.

School district to talk about HS proposal

JUNEAU - The Juneau School District will hold two public meetings about the latest proposal to build a high school at Dimond Park.

Voters on Oct. 5 will be asked to consider approving $54 million in bonds to build the 840-student school.

The meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the district's board room at Glacier Avenue and 12th Street, and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Riverbend Elementary School library.

Labor Day closures

JUNEAU - All federal, state and city offices will be closed on Monday.

The downtown and Douglas public libraries will be open today from noon to 5 p.m. but will close on Monday for Labor Day. The Mendenhall Valley Public Library will be open today from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All the post offices will be closed Monday.

Capital Transit will provide bus service today but not Monday.

Augustus Brown Swimming Pool will close Sunday and open Monday. It will offer lap swim from noon to 2 p.m., open swim from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. and 4 t0 5 p.m. as well as lap and open swim from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

The public schools are closed.

Nader added to Alaska ballot

ANCHORAGE - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader has been added to the Alaska ballot.

Nader and running mate Peter Camejo were added Thursday as Populist Party candidates after supporters turned in enough valid signatures for the party to receive official recognition by the state.

Once the party was recognized as a limited party last weekend, its members were able to nominate the consumer advocate for president.

Nader needed 2,878 valid signatures. The state Division of Elections verified more than 3,000 signatures of the 5,000 to 6,000 that Nader's supporters turned in, according to Election Coordinator Naomi Nelson.

As a limited party, the Populist Party can field only presidential and vice presidential candidates. It will remain a limited party in Alaska if Nader receives more than 3 percent of the vote in November, Nelson said.

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