Help car, environment with free used-oil boxThe city will offer 40,000 oil change boxes to the public beginning May 15 to promote the proper disposal of used oil.
The boxes, made by Intech and Kafko, will be available free at more than 90 Oahu retailers as part of the city's recycling program for used oil.
The promotion will continue until the boxes are gone.
First lady invites all on tour of Capitol"A Capital Day Down Capitol Way" takes place May 15.
This fifth annual 9 a.m.-4 p.m. observance provides free rides on the Waikiki Trolley and free admission to museums and historic sites in the Capitol district in celebration of National Historic Preservation Week.
First lady Vicky Cayetano will serve as honorary chairwoman. Support also comes from the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, E Noa Corp., the Historic Hawaii Foundation and Native Books Inc.
The "capital" experience includes Washington Place, the Capitol, City Hall, the Police Museum, Iolani Palace, Mission Houses Museum, the Judiciary History Center, St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Richards Street YWCA.
Dream jobs, publishing tips offered for freeRich Budnick, author and self-publisher, will present free workshops on "How to Get the Job You Want in Hawaii" and "How to Self-Publish Your Book" May 15 at the Hawaii Kai Library.
The job presentation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the book advice to follow, from 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.
Woman accused of $20,000 welfare fraudWendy L. Klimpl, indicted with first-degree theft, is accused of fraudulently obtaining welfare benefits totaling more than $20,000.
Klimpl, also known as Wendy Lou Guerriero, Karrie Lou Gray and Wendy Lou Gray, will be arraigned and allowed to enter a plea, at which time a trial date will be set.
Trucking businessman faces prison in tax caseWilliam H.C. Campbell Jr. has entered no-contest pleas before Circuit Judge Elwin Ahu for failing to file his general excise tax returns for 1996 and 1997.
Campbell faces a fine of up to $25,000 and up to a year of imprisonment for each count. Sentencing was set for June 7.
His no-contest pleas were for having gross income for the two years from his motor carrier business, Hiki No Trucking, and failing to file returns with the state Tax Department.
Admiral in Memphis tapped for Pearl dutyRear Adm. Ann Rondeau has been selected to become the deputy chief of staff for shore base management for the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
She is currently commanding officer of the Naval Support Activity in Memphis.
Beverly Kutsunai, a Kamehameha Schools elementary science teacher, was named a winner of the annual Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. An article Thursday omitted her name.
Parents who have concerns or problems to report regarding public schools should first call the school, then the district office and finally the state school superintendent, according to Greg Knudsen, Department of Education communications director. Knudsen said if concerns still exist or if callers cannot reach the school, they should call him at 586-3230. If it is after work hours, they may leave a message on the superintendent's hot line at 586-3587.
This is a corrected version of Corky's cartoon published in the Star-Bulletin Thursday. The original cartoon included a caricature of Sen. Sam Slom among the senators who voted to oust Attorney General Margery Bronster. Slom voted to reconfirm her appointment.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Roosevelt student arrested for alleged shooting threatA 17-year-old Roosevelt High School girl was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening to shoot everyone at the school, according to police.
The threat happened after the girl was suspended for three days for arguing with another student, which disrupted an assembly, police said.
In other news...A 2-year-old girl was run over by a Ford pickup truck near downtown. The truck was headed north on College Walk when the girl walked in front of it at 12:09 p.m., police said. She is in guarded condition at Kapiolani Hospital.
HONOKAA, Hawaii -- A Big Island man fell off a 200-foot cliff to his death while picking opihi yesterday on the Hamakua Coast north of Hilo, police and Fire Department officials said. The man was identified as Anthony Jeremy Ancheta, 27, of Paauhau, near Honokaa.
Two boys were arrested yesterday for allegedly robbing a 13-year-old boy in front of Washington Intermediate School, police said. The suspects, age 14 and 15, reportedly threatened the boy with a razor blade at 2:10 p.m.
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