By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, May 10, 1999

Scholarships aid aspiring broadcasters

University and high school students contemplating a broadcasting career in Hawaii are eligible for some $30,000 in scholarships.

The Hawaii Association of Broadcasters established these scholarships in the memory of two radio marketing men in Hawaii, Mike Vassar and Al Zaharis.

Half of the money will be divided among eight to 10 students at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii. Each university's students will get $7,500.

The money will be available through their campus aid offices, which will be flexible in distributing available funds, at least in part on the basis of need.

The balance, $15,000 in awards, will go to seniors in high school who plan to enroll in higher education.

Those with high marks will be given preference. It is estimated that these funds designated for high school seniors may be divided between five recipients.

Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word essay on one of three selected topics and a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher.

Also, each applicant will undergo an interview with the scholarship committee.

Applications are available from school financial aid offices or by calling 599-1455.

Application deadline is Saturday. HPU students must submit applications by mail or in person to Communication Division, Hawaii Pacific University, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 504, Honolulu 96813.


Makiki Stream cleanup occurs Sunday morning

Volunteers will meet for a Makiki Stream cleanup at King Street and Kalakaua Avenue before 9 a.m. Sunday.

The local nonprofit group Citizen Action Project, telephone 941-4854, has adopted Makiki Stream.

'Honolulu Police Week' to honor fallen officers

Mayor Jeremy Harris proclaimed this week as "Honolulu Police Week" at a ceremony this morning at Ala Moana Center's CenterStage.

There will be a memorial for officers who died in the line of duty at 7 p.m. at the Harris United Methodist Church.

The two events coincide with National Police Week.

Tax Dept. solicits ideas for improving forms

The state Department of Taxation welcomes suggestions to improve tax forms as it reviews and updates returns, instructions and forms.

Taxpayers are asked to submit suggestions by June 25, by calling 587-1577.

Comments may also be faxed to 587-1584.

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Police, Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Two hurt, one critically, in Waianae auto crash

One Waianae man remains in critical condition and another in serious condition after a head-on collision yesterday in Waianae.

The crash occurred on Waianae Valley Road. Alcohol and speed are suspected factors, police said.

Boat capsizes off Kauai, killing one of two aboard

A man was pronounced dead on Kauai after the Coast Guard retrieved him from Nawiliwili Bay this morning, Coast Guard officials said.

The victim and another man were on a 10-foot boat when it capsized in the bay about 3:40 a.m. One swam to shore to get help, Coast Guard official Jason Hagen said. He said an attempt was made to revive the other man, who was brought ashore by the Coast Guard.

In other news ...

Bullet WAILUKU -- A 21-year-old Maui man remained in critical condition this morning at Maui Memorial Hospital after the pickup truck he was driving crashed in Kula yesterday, police said.

Bullet HILO -- A Big Island driver died and his passenger was seriously injured when he lost control of his car while passing another car last night, police said.

The victim was identified as Kekoa Viernes, 22, of South Point. The name of the woman riding with him, who was taken to Hilo Hospital, was not released.

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