Section: CAPITAL REGION,  Page: B3

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999

This almanac of community news provides coverage of local governments, local courts and police calls from selected communities in our region. Government listings focus on communities in Albany County, and police calls are taken from the actual police blotters from larger communities throughout the area. This feature usually appears on this page Mondays through Saturdays. S B NISKAYUNA MONDAY Action items:Reviewed the findings of the Shared Decision Making Team on block scheduling to a group of students, teachers and parents, which is expected to take effect on the 2000 school year next September. Heard from Dave Wexler, Shared Decision Making Team member, who reported on the benefits changing from a 40-minute period of instruction per class to an extended 80-minute period. Responding to the violence in high schools, study halls will be broken into sections: 10 minutes for nonacademic counseling, 45 minutes arranged appointments with teachers, and the remaining time spent in catching up on independent study. This will encourage closer relations between students and adults. Heard from Gordon Zuckerman, also of the Shared Decision Making Team, who reported that Brockport High School, which has been under block scheduling since 1993, saw suspensions drop by 30 percent, and 95 percent of teachers, staff and students said they would not want to go back to the old schedule. Those in attendance raised questions about the preparation time of teachers and staff in transition to the new system, and students were concerned with catching up on band and orchestra practice. The Board of Education will have another meeting on block scheduling in July. Approved the textbook ``Journey to Nowhere'' by Mary Jane Auch for the Social Studies CORE Team, Glencliff fourth grade and four other elementary schools in future.

Calendar items:May 22, Niska Day. June 7, 7:30 p.m., next meeting, Van Antwerp school. P B ALBANY TUESDAY, May 11 3:04 a.m. ROBBERY. Someone reportedly entered a cab and grabbed a man by the throat and fled with $80 cash.

3:44 a.m. HARASSMENT. A woman pushed a man and poured beer on him on Judson Street.

2 p.m. ASSAULT. A male, 16, of Mountain Street, allegedly hit a victim in the head. Officer: Edward O'Leary.

5:55 p.m. IMPERSONATION. A man, 36, from the 100 block of First Street, was arrested on active warrants for the above, criminal mischief and violating probation. Officer: Kevin Reedy.

6:50 p.m. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. A man, 33, of Central Avenue, allegedly identified himself as another, had a bench warrant in his real name, and kicked a car window with his feet and attempted to escape from police. He was charged also with criminal impersonation, failure to pay a fine and third-degree escape.

6:55 p.m. FAILURE TO APPEAR. A man, 28, of Red Fox Drive, Colonie, was arrested on a bench warrant. Officer: Thomas Towsley.

8 p.m. GRAND LARCENY. A Delmar man allegedly stole equipment and assorted tools worth $1,718 from a utility company. Officer: Kenneth Kennedy.

8:11 p.m. NOISE COMPLAINT. A man, 31, of Brady Avenue, allegedly played music loudly from a car stereo. Officer: Charles Miranda.

8:30 p.m. UNLICENSED DRIVER. A man, 45, from the 200 block of Morton Avenue, was also charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding. Officer: William Wilson.

9:05 p.m. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. Someone at Loudon Arms Apartments scratched a vehicle with a key and a witness saw the incident from her window.

9:10 p.m. LOITERING. A man, 44, from the 200 block of Second Street, allegedly was with others for the purpose of obtaining crack cocaine.

10:30 p.m. DRUG CHARGE. A man, 46, of the 400 block of Central Avenue, allegedly had a spoon of heroin and a needle. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

11:15 p.m. LARCENY. A pager, $600 cash and other items were taken from a vehicle on New Scotland Avenue. BETHLEHEM SATURDAY 1:44 a.m. UNAUTHORIZED USE. A vehicle was stopped westbound on New Scotland Road and was found to have been taken from a victim in East Greenbush. Officer: James Rexford.

11 a.m. DWI. A man, 22, from the 1000 block of Madison Avenue, Albany, and a man, 21, from the 400 block of Manning Boulevard, Albany, were both charged with DWI. Officer: James Rexford.

12:12 p.m. ANIMAL ANNOYING. Several persons on Adams Street complained about a dog barking constantly. Officer: Richard Wood. COHOES MONDAY, May 10 AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT. A McElwain Avenue woman said she received several calls from a subject who was the roommate of the father of her child. The subject reportedly threatened her and her unborn twins.

TUESDAY, May 11 10:30 a.m. FAILURE TO APPEAR. An Egbert Street man was held at Albany County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. He was also charged with violating condition of sentence. Officer: Ron Enfield.

11:40 a.m. HARASSMENT. A man, 34, of Lancaster Street, was arrested on a warrant. Officer: John Fisher. COLONIE THURSDAY ARREST. A man, 20, of the Bronx, was charged with petit larceny, second-degree forgery, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree possession of a forged instrument. He was arrested following an investigation for allegedly forging stolen $500 Western Union money orders to purchase mall gift certificates. Officers: J. Shewczyk, S. Morrison.

FRIDAY 12:08 a.m. DWI. A man, 19, of Newton Road, Newtonville, was involved in an accident and allegedly was found to be intoxicated. Officers: Timothy Gaunay, Stephen Frank.

1:58 a.m. WEAPON CHARGE. A man, 24, from the 1900 block of Central Avenue, was found to have brass knuckles at a restaurant on Central Avenue and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Officers: Michael Woods, Robert Winn.

2:17 a.m. ARREST. A woman, 42, from the 100 block of North Ferry Street, Schenectady, was charged with DWI and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was reportedly driving a car belonging to another without permission and was found to be intoxicated. Officers: Stephen Frank, Paul Van Alstyne.

3:20 a.m. DWI. A man, 35, from the 200 block of Whitehall Road, Albany, was stopped for speeding on Kenlyn Drive and was found to be intoxicated. Officers: Timothy Gaunay, Charles Rockwell. GUILDERLAND THURSDAY 1:43 p.m. LARCENY. Colonie Police reported a subject was in custody for stealing money orders from Western Union and buying gift certificates with them. A total of 200 money orders were said to have been stolen. Officer: Inv. Daniel McNally.

2:22 p.m. MISSING DOG. A man on Church Road reported someone unhooked his Siberian Husky in his back yard and took the dog. Officer: Russell Tallman.

FRIDAY 12:08 a.m. DWI. A man, 36, was pulled over on East Old State Road and charged. Officer: Tim Halloran.

8:27 a.m. BOMB THREATS. A caller from North East Industrial Park reported someone called in two bomb threats. Officer: Curtis Cox.

11:53 a.m. HIT AND RUN. It was reported a car hit a person in Stuyvesant Plaza and attempted to leave the scene before security blocked it in near the post office. Officer: Kenneth Harrison.

3:19 p.m. EARLY WARNING. A caller from a store on New Karner Road reported he had information that someone was going to burglarize or rob the store. Officer: Emanuel Shulman.

8:48 p.m. PETIT LARCENY. A woman, 25, was picked up for shoplifting at a store in a mall. Officer: Emanuel Shulman. SCHENECTADY FRIDAY 7:35 a.m. HARASSMENT. A man, 21, of Cheltingham Avenue, was charged with second-degree harassment on a complaint by a McClellan Street man. Officer: Margaret Mazza.

7:58 p.m. DWI. A man, 38, from the 100 block of Mercer Avenue, was charged with having a blood alcohol level greater than 0.10 percent. Officer: Phil Notto.

9:27 p.m. ARREST. A man, 45, from the 600 block of Lang Street, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation and violation of parole. Officer: Lt. Michael Hamilton Jr.

9:34 p.m. DRUGS. A man, 20, of Harvard Street, was charged with third- and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Officer: Richard Barnett.

9:50 p.m. DRUGS. A female, 17, of Cutler Street, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Officer: Richard Barnett.

SATURDAY 1:20 a.m. DRUG CHARGE. A woman, 39, from the 100 block of Prospect Street, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officer: Christopher Maher.

1:23 a.m. WARRANT. A man, 35, of Malone, was also charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Officer: Christopher Maher.

2:17 a.m. WARRANT. A male, 18, from the 900 block of Delamont Avenue, was also charged with two counts each of third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Officer: Lt. Michael Hamilton Jr.

8:51 a.m. DOMESTIC DISPUTE. A man, 38, from the 1400 block of State Street, was charged with third-degree assault on a complaint by a woman of the same address. Officer: Lt. Michael Hamilton Jr.

5:40 p.m. TRAFFIC CHARGE. A man, 30, from the 800 block of Stanley Street, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Officer: Phil Notto. STATE POLICE, LOUDONVILLE TUESDAY, May 11 PEDESTRIANS. A check was made for pedestrians on Interstate 90 to Interstate 87 and patrol found subjects with a disabled vehicle looking for a lost tire. Officer: Trooper John Kolach, Jr.

ROLLOVER. A driver moved from a lane unsafely, overcorrected, lost control and rolled into a ditch on Interstate 90 near Exit 2. Officer: Trooper John Kolach, Jr.

LADDER IN ROAD. A reported ladder was no longer there when police investigated on Interstate 90 between Exits 4-5. Officer: Trooper William Drapeau.

ACCIDENT. Someone reported a man in an accident in the area of Exit 5 of Interstate 87. Damage had occurred in Colonie and police there had taken a report. WATERVLIET WEDNESDAY, May 12 11:18 a.m. GRAFFITI. Someone wrote graffiti on garages in a back yard on the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue.

3:05 p.m. ACCIDENT. A bus with children on it was hit by another vehicle at 15th Street and Fifth Avenue. There were only minor damages and no injuries were reported.

4:44 p.m. AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT. A woman reported her brother's ex-girlfriend drove by her house and called the residence on the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue.

9:10 p.m. BONFIRE. Juveniles allegedly had a bonfire behind a building at a club. The fire department was also notified and put out the fire.

9:25 p.m. SUSPICIOUS MALE. A suspicious man walked back and forth on the 1800 block of Avenue B and talked to himself.

11:38 p.m. LARCENY. Three rings were reported stolen from a jewelry box on the 300 block of Third Avenue. Information provided by Empire News Exchange and Times Union staff writers. Empire News Exchange is seeking correspondents. For information, call 372-0785. Births St. Peter's Hospital Albany JACOB, Sarah Louise, daughter of Diane M. and Christopher S. Jacob, Waterford, Feb. 17.

HUGGINS, Emily Ruth, daughter of Erin and Patrick Huggins, Slingerlands, March 16.

AULITA, Rebekah Angelina, daughter of Deborah and Mark Aulita, East Berne, March 22.

VanDYKE, Jamie Alexandra, daughter of Lisa and Gerald VanDyke, Wilton, March 22.

JABLONSKI, Richard Timothy, son of Patricia and Richard Jablonski, Averill Park, March 22.

TEBBANO, Anthony Joseph, son of Nicole and Paul Tebbano, Clifton Park, March 22.

FACTO, Sydney Susan, daughter of Patricia Case and Robert Facto, Latham, March 22.

SPIAK, Mikayla Marie, daughter of Stephanie and Michael Spiak, Clifton Park, March 22.

RUNKO, Emma Rose, daughter of Barbara and James Runko, Slingerlands, March 22.

FRANCIS, Quinten T., son of Sherry and Jonathan Francis, Albany, March 22.

RUSSON, Jared Frederick, son of Maggie and Jeff Russon, Mechanicville, March 23.

PELTON, Ryan Joseph, son of Tracie and Jason Pelton, Clifton Park, March 23.

SUMNER, Robert Roger, son of Heather and Christopher Sumner, Cobleskill, March 23.

LANGLOIS, Nicholas Robert, son of Helen and Thomas Langlois, Colonie, March 23.

MURRAY, John Lawrence, son of Patricia and Timothy Lawrence, Latham, March 23.

RUOTOLO, Matthew Richard, son of Michelle and Richard Ruotolo, Troy, March 23.

LeFEVRE, Hannah Kaitlin, daughter of Suzanne and Stephen LeFevre, Saratoga Springs, March 23.

DiGUILIO, Zachary Joseph, son of Michele and Gerald DiGuilio, Niskayuna, March 24.

COONS, Ryan Gregory, son of Jeannine and Gregory Coons, Albany, March 24.

GRAHAM-JOHNSON, Josiah Marquis, son of Jeanna Hill and Joseph Johnson, Albany, March 24.

KONTOS, Athena Rose, daughter of Stacey and John Kontos, Albany, March 25.

COYNE, Meghan Elizabeth, daughter of Jody and Thomas Coyne III, Watervliet, March 25.

BOMBARD, Ryan Daniel, son of Nicole Bombard and Daniel McCormick, Albany, March 25.

WEAVER, Charles Nelson, son of Colleen Turnbull Weaver and Gregory Weaver, Voorheesville, March 25.

LUE, Joseph James III, son of Carrie Curley-Lue and Joseph Lue Jr., Troy, March 25.

KELLY, Moira Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth and William Kelly, Selkirk, March 25.

HOKE, Dane'a Marchea, daughter of Ebony Witters and Greg Hoke, Albany, March 25.

LINDSAY, Ashante De'Lon, son of Andrea Norris and Steve Lindsay, Albany, March 25.

LOSI, Nikita John, son of Natalia and John Losi, Albany, March 26.

LaGRANGE, Amanda Nicole, daughter of Cindy and David LaGrange, Feura Bush, March 26.

CROSSETT, Caden Conner, son of Vicki Porto-Crossett and Lance Crossett, Glenmont, March 26.

BAKER, Carly Adelaide, daughter of Dina and Keith Baker, Johnstown, March 26.

POWELL, Natasha Michelle, daughter of Melissa Rodriguez and Robert Powell, Albany, March 26.

HARRIS, Darian Christopher Jr., son of Judith Morgan and Darian Harris, Albany, March 26.

JONES, Andrew James, son of Sheila Alise and Michael Jones, Glenmont, March 26.