By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 19, 1999

Isle woman on forestry panel

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has named a Hawaii resident to a national advisory council.

Teresa Trueman-Madriaga started her term on the National Urban and Community Forestry Council earlier this month. Her term will be completed at the end of 2001.

The 15-member council implements the National Urban Community Forestry action plan. It also evaluates and oversees the National Challenge Cost-Share Program.

Trueman-Madriaga coordinated the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry program, which provides financial assistance for projects in four areas. Those areas are tree planting, educational or informational programs, technical tree-care programs and Arbor Day activities.

"In her seven years with DLNR she has made a significant contribution to the beautification of Hawaii's communities through urban and community forestry projects," said Tim Johns, chairman of the state department.

Trueman-Madriaga will head to Connecticut for her first meeting June 24. Members serve without pay, but she will be reimbursed for expenses by the Agriculture Department's Forest Service.


Kilauea's east rift resumes lava flow

HILO -- The east rift eruption of Kilauea resumed about midnight as the day began yesterday, said Arnold Okamura at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A pause in the eruption had gone on for four full days, starting midnight at the beginning of Monday.

The resumption yesterday began with lava spilling out of an old underground tube and tumbling down Pulama Pali, about two miles from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park coast.

By midday it was pooling in a flat area at the base of the pali, or cliff. Past experience suggests the flow will eventually re-enter old tubes and that no activity will be visible on the surface, Okamura said.

All of the activity is about three miles from a national park viewing site, visible only by telescope or from a helicopter.

U.S. to fund isle pest control, crop programs

Hawaii will receive $8.9 million for a number of agricultural research and pest control programs, including one to prevent a brown tree snake invasion, announced U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye yesterday.

Other programs to benefit from the federal money include research for tropical and subtropical agriculture, aquaculture, sugar cane, diversified crops, pineapples, papayas, floriculture, subterranean termites and agriculture diversification.

Religious gathering to hear author speak

The author of "Socks in the Dryer -- The Secret of Real Power" will be the guest speaker at the Center for Positive Living's Celebration of Life tomorrow.

The Rev. Paol Seagram will speak at the Ala Moana Hotel's Carnation Room at 410 Atkinson Drive beginning at 10 a.m.

A book signing will be held afterward.

Call 988-6907 for more information.

Two guilty of selling fake brand-name goods

Two Honolulu businessmen have pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit brand-name goods at their stores.

Michael Chung, 31, owner of Ming's Fashions, pleaded guilty to the federal charges of money laundering and trafficking in counterfeit items.

Billy Li, 33, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in counterfeit watches.

U.S. Attorney Steven Alm said U.S. Customs Service officers found more than 12,000 items with phony trademarks on sale in Chung's shop.

Federal agents found more than 2,000 watches with Rolex, Tag-Heuer and Chanel tags in a search of the store Li operates with his brother.

Ken Say Li pleaded guilty May 26 to three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods and one count of money laundering.

Li and Chung, who is also known as Houan Mysengsay, will be sentenced Oct. 25.



Acting Gov. Mazie Hirono said University of Hawaii appointments are an internal matter. She said combining the UH health and medical schools may be premature, and comments in an article yesterday did not relate to the appointment of an interim public health dean.



Among David and Abigail Campbell Kawananakoa's three children was daughter Liliuokalani, who had a daughter. An item in Wednesday's millennium section said Liliuokalani had a son.

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Police, Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Man enters Ewa Beach home, attacks woman

Police are searching for a man who broke into a woman's Ewa Beach home and robbed, strangled and sexually assaulted her early yesterday morning.

The man entered the woman's Pohakupuna Road home at about 3 a.m. and approached the woman, who was sleeping on the couch, police said.

The suspect, who had a T-shirt on his face, demanded money.

When she refused, he strangled her with a thin cord. The woman, 36, lost consciousness and he sexually assaulted her, police said.

He then took her money and ran away.

Police said the woman's father and three children were asleep and didn't hear the commotion.

No description of the suspect was listed in a police report.

Police arrest fugitive Pearl Harbor sailor

A 20-year-old Pearl Harbor sailor, who is a wanted fugitive in Arizona, was arrested yesterday.

Honolulu Police on Thursday received a request from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department in Phoenix about the wanted USS Lake Erie sailor, police said.

On Friday, the sailor was turned over to the police.

The man is wanted in connection with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor in May, police said.

He is scheduled to be extradited to Arizona.

Man broke wife's arm in Wahiawa, police say

Police yesterday arrested a 22-year-old Wahiawa man for allegedly breaking his wife's arm.

The fight started while they were in the car, police said. The husband reportedly hit the woman, stopped the car and pushed her out.

The woman walked home, while the man drove home with their child.

At their Wilikina Drive home, the husband hit the woman in the arm, fracturing it, police said.

He took her to the hospital where the staff notified police.

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