Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2000

Prince of Wales school burglarized

JUNEAU - Troopers are seeking suspects for a theft from the Thorne Bay School.

The burglary was reported about 9:30 a.m. Saturday and apparently occurred Friday night, said Dorothy Arensman, superintendent of the Southeast Island School District. Thorne Bay is on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, west of Ketchikan.

Suspects stole cash and possibly some chemicals from the school's lab. Investigation of the incident is continuing.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers in Klawock at (907) 755-2918.

Police: Man greeted trick-or-treaters naked

ANCHORAGE - Trick-or-treaters got a surprise Tuesday night when they rang the doorbell of a man who greeted them without a costume or any other clothes, according to Anchorage police.

Anthony Frank Lewis, 49, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure after police responded to his home and he came to the door naked.

Police received two phone calls at about 9 p.m. reporting that a man without clothes had greeted trick-or-treaters.

Two patrol officers knocked on Lawrence's door. Police say Lawrence opened the door naked with a bowl of candy in his hands. Police said Lawrence tried to slam the door shut but the officers blocked the door and arrested him.

He was booked at an Anchorage jail and released on $5,000 bail.

Chinese discuss natural gas imports

FAIRBANKS - A Chinese delegation visited Alaska today to explore the prospect of importing North Slope liquefied natural gas. "Alaska has always gone to the market. It's not often the market comes to us," said Bill Walker of the Alaska Gasline Port Authority.

The eight-member delegation will be in Alaska for four days. Among those in the Chinese delegation is the third-ranking official in the Chinese national power corporation. He is also head of the corporation's liquefied natural gas study group.

The port authority is promoting the split of the proposed North Slope gas line into two parts. One arm would go east from Delta Junction to Canada along the Alaska Highway and hook up with the Canadian pipeline system into the Lower 48. The other spur would go to Valdez for liquefaction and export to the Asian market and perhaps for shipment to the West Coast.

Shooting suspect arrested in Kansas City

ANCHORAGE - A man sought in connection with a September shooting outside an Anchorage bar was arrested Wednesday in Kansas City.

Police said Shawn Cloyd, 29, was found hiding in the basement of a woman's apartment by the Kansas City Fugitive Apprehension Team. A tipster told police where they could find Cloyd.

Cloyd is suspected of shooting Eric Chaney, 23, in the parking lot of the Moment Reggae Pub on Sept. 2. Chaney was seriously injured.

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