By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Hawaii voyaging canoe makes it to Majuro

HILO -- Welcoming ceremonies in Majuro for the crew of the Big Island voyaging canoe Makali'i were set for today following its arrival yesterday at the Marshall Islands atoll, said canoe business manager Clay Bertelmann.

The canoe with a crew 16 completed the first leg of a series of voyages honoring Micronesian navigator Mau Piailug, who guided the ship on its 2,640-mile voyage from west Hawaii.

Piailug is the traditional, noninstrument navigator from Satawal who taught Hawaiians traditional navigation 24 years ago.

Bertelmann flew to Majuro on Friday in anticipation of the arrival of Makali'i, he said by phone.

"I'm really impressed with the crew, especially the young crew," he said. "I talked to these guys and their eyes are like you wouldn't believe."


Bank of Honolulu has assets of $83 million. It also denies any violation of federal or state banking regulations. A Hawaii Inc. report yesterday on a federal order to correct problems at the bank had incorrect information.

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Police, Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff


Carjacking, robbery suspect, 18, arrested

An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with last month's carjacking in Waipahu and a robbery in Ewa Beach after detectives compared their notes.

At 3:45 a.m., Feb. 13, officers found an injured man lying in the street at 94-766 Farrington Highway in Waipahu.

While officers attended to the man, they heard over their police radios that the man's pickup truck was just used in an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven in Ewa Beach.

The critically injured man was taken to Queen's Hospital.

The suspect was not apprehended.

Yesterday, the suspect was arrested for an unrelated robbery. While the detective was making his report, an officer saw the suspect's mug shot, which fit the description of February's robberies.

The suspect was identified by two 7-Eleven employees in a photo lineup.

He was booked on two counts of first-degree robbery and auto theft.

In other news...

BulletPolice yesterday charged a 28-year-old Salt Lake man with allegedly attacking a Wahiawa man Monday.

Ryan Cole of Luapele Drive was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and attempted kidnapping, police said.

He is being held on $100,000 bail.

BulletThe 70-year-old woman who died in Sunday's four-car accident has been identified by the medical examiner's office as Roberta Jacobson.

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