Alaska Digest

Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004

Juneau man arrested on felony drug charge

JUNEAU - Police responding to a call of a disturbance Wednesday night in the Mendenhall Valley ended up arresting a 39-year-old man on a felony drug charge.

Edward A. Schauwecker appeared before Juneau District Magistrate John W. Sivertsen Jr. on Thursday afternoon on a charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He also was charged with two misdemeanors - fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

"I wasn't even told what I was arrested for," Schauwecker told Sivertsen, who noted that police went to him overnight in applying for a search warrant.

Police received a report at 9:45 p.m. of a dispute at a Valley home. At the scene, they arrested Schauwecker. They lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. They also reported seeing large amounts of suspected drug paraphernalia and applied for the warrant to search the residence.

Capt. Tom Porter said police seized "a white, powdery substance" that tested positive in a field test for a controlled substance. He said he couldn't say what the drug is suspected to be until subsequent tests confirm the results.

Gardner told Sivertsen on Thursday afternoon that there were syringes and digital scales inside Schauwecker's residence. He said Schauwecker sustained the large red mark clearly visible on his forehead when he banged his head inside the police car.

Sivertsen set bail at $10,000.

Pollock processors seek Alaska workers

JUNEAU - The pollock processing industry needs more than 500 Alaska workers from January through late April.

Workers are also needed for the opilio (tanner) crab and Pacific cod seafood harvest, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Processing will begin in early January in the Bering Sea area, Dutch Harbor and St. Paul, lasting through late April.

Applicants may apply in advance at any of the 24 statewide Alaska Job Center Network locations but will need to interview in person at the Anchorage Job Center Midtown, 3301 Eagle Street.

In-person interviews with the various companies began Nov. 30 and will end Jan. 4.

The minimum employment age for many companies is 18 but some exceptions are allowed for 16-year-olds who have their own housing and aren't required to work with knives or machinery.

Most jobs involve filleting, canning, freezing and value-added preparation of fresh seafood. Typical starting pay is $7.15 plus overtime at $10.72 in addition to room and board and travel incentives. Job locations include shore-based plants and at-sea processing ships.

UAS holds medieval movie festival

JUNEAU -The University of Alaska Southeast Medieval Literature Class and English Club will host a Medieval Film Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Egan Lecture Hall on campus.

The series starts with "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at 10 a.m., followed by "The Adventures of Robin Hood," with Erroll Flynn and Olivia de Haviland at noon; "Beckett" at 1:30 p.m.; "The 13th Warrior" at 4 p.m. and concluding with "The Name of the Rose" at 6:30 p.m.

The festival is free and open to the public. All films will be followed by an audience discussion period.

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