Local Briefs

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2001

Arrest made in assault case

JUNEAU - Juneau police arrested a man they say broke into a West Juneau home and assaulted a woman living there.

Police Sgt. David Wrightson said a call came in about 4:10 p.m. Saturday from a woman "who said someone entered her residence during the night, and she woke up and found him in bed with her." According to a police press release, the caller said the man lived in the same neighborhood.

Police arrested Ora Glade Schoonover, 30, and charged him with felony sexual assault and burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Fanshaw timber sale meeting tonight

JUNEAU - An open house is scheduled for 6 to 8 tonight in Juneau to collect comments on the Fanshaw project environmental impact statement. The project is associated with the old Port Houghton-Cape Fanshaw Timber Sale EIS.

Proposed alternatives for the timber sale range from no action to 41 million board feet being harvested. Three possible log transfer facility locations are also under consideration - one in Little Lagoon in Port Houghton and two in Farragut Bay.

The open house is at the Juneau Ranger District office, 8465 Old Dairy Road. More information is available from the Petersburg Ranger District at P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, AK, 99833-1328, or by calling (907) 772-3871. E-mail may be sent to tparker02@fs.fed.us.

Marie Drake meeting Tuesday

JUNEAU - The Juneau School District Facilities Committee will hear a recommendation for the future location of programs housed in the Marie Drake building at a meeting at noon Tuesday at the district's central offices, 1208 Glacier Ave.

Superintendent Gary Bader will present his proposal for reworking space in the adjacent Harborview Elementary School to accommodate Marie Drake-housed programs, such as the Harborview Montessori program, which will be displaced next year when high school renovations begin. Some programs or offices may have to be relocated to other schools.

Public comment on the issue was gathered at two meetings held in the past month.

The Facilities Committee will forward its recommendation to the full school board, which will make the final decision.

BLM plans cleanup on Mayflower Island

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to conduct an environmental cleanup project and facility upgrade at its Juneau Mineral Information Center.

The center is at the former U.S. Bureau of Mines station on Mayflower Island in Douglas. The cleanup will remove lead-contaminated soil and siding containing asbestos, said spokesman Jane Albrecht. Upgrades include building demolition and construction. BLM contractors will work with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Alaska State Historical Preservation Office to ensure the facility's Bureau of Mines history, from 1950-96, will be preserved properly, according to a BLM press release.

In case the public has any issues or concerns, including traffic, an informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 10. For details, call Albrecht at 364-1553 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

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Arrest made in assault case

JUNEAU Juneau police arrested a man they say broke into a West Juneau home and assaulted a woman living there.

Police Sgt. David Wrightson said a call came in about 4:10 p.m. Saturday from a woman "who said someone entered her residence during the night, and she woke up and found him in bed with her." According to a police press release, the caller said the man lived in the same neighborhood.

Police arrested Ora Glade Schoonover, 30, and charged him with felony sexual assault and burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Fanshaw timber sale meeting tonight

JUNEAU An open house is scheduled for 6 to 8 tonight in Juneau to collect comments on the Fanshaw project environmental impact statement. The project is associated with the old Port Houghton-Cape Fanshaw Timber Sale EIS.

Proposed alternatives for the timber sale range from no action to 41 million board feet being harvested. Three possible log transfer facility locations are also under consideration one in Little Lagoon in Port Houghton and two in Farragut Bay.

The open house is at the Juneau Ranger District office, 8465 Old Dairy Road. More information is available from the Petersburg Ranger District at P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, AK, 99833-1328, or by calling (907) 772-3871. E-mail may be sent to tparker02@fs.fed.us.

Marie Drake meeting Tuesday

JUNEAU The Juneau School District Facilities Committee will hear a recommendation for the future location of programs housed in the Marie Drake building at a meeting at noon Tuesday at the district's central offices, 1208 Glacier Ave.

Superintendent Gary Bader will present his proposal for reworking space in the adjacent Harborview Elementary School to accommodate Marie Drake-housed programs, such as the Harborview Montessori program, which will be displaced next year when high school renovations begin. Some programs or offices may have to be relocated to other schools.

Public comment on the issue was gathered at two meetings held in the past month.

The Facilities Committee will forward its recommendation to the full school board, which will make the final decision.

BLM plans cleanup on Mayflower Island

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to conduct an environmental cleanup project and facility upgrade at its Juneau Mineral Information Center.

The center is at the former U.S. Bureau of Mines station on Mayflower Island in Douglas. The cleanup will remove lead-contaminated soil and siding containing asbestos, said spokesman Jane Albrecht. Upgrades include building demolition and construction. BLM contractors will work with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Alaska State Historical Preservation Office to ensure the facility's Bureau of Mines history, from 1950-96, will be preserved properly, according to a BLM press release.

In case the public has any issues or concerns, including traffic, an informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 10. For details, call Albrecht at 364-1553 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays.



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