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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, November 22, 1999


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Millennium Moments

Millennium special

Waimanalo

In the last decades of the Hawaiian monarchy, which was overthrown in 1893, Waimanalo held much glamour.

Waimanalo Beach on Oahu's Windward Side is the island's longest continuous sand beach, curving around the bay's shore for 3.5 miles, says "The Beaches of Oahu" by John R.K. Clark. The shoreline includes Wailea Point, Bellows Field, Sherwood Forest, Waimanalo Beach Park and Kaiona Beach Park.

The area was where John Cummins, a rich half-Hawaiian nobleman, had his estate. Cummins founded and was the first owner of the Waimanalo Sugar Plantation, which began in 1878 and survived for some 70 years before being liquidated in 1947, Clark says.

Tapa

Grenade found by boy
at Makaha wasn't live

By Rod Ohira. Star-Bulletin

Police bomb technicians yesterday determined that a grenade found at Makaha surfing beach was non-explosive.

News reports that it was a live grenade were unsubstantiated, police said.

"It was inert, non-explosive and we recovered it for proper disposal," said police Sgt. Derek Hanzawa. "It looks like a replica of a grenade."

The device was found buried in the sand by a 10-year-old boy at about 9 a.m. The boy then notified police.

An Army spokesman praised the boy for following proper procedure but was concerned about news reports about the grenade.

"Explosive ordinance is a tremendous safety-concern issue for folks in the area and it doesn't change the message that we need to do what kid did when something like that is discovered," said Army Maj. John Cornelio.

Tapa

Taking Notice

Scholastic honors

Bullet Students in the Upper School at Hawaii Preparatory Academy who received honors in academics, the arts, athletics and community service include the following: Jeni Nishimura, Nathaniel Bryson, Chad Ledson, Ana Yarawamai, Matt Lee, Bryan Spencer, Lisa Lesnett, Chris Ross, Hana Roberts, Ty Parks, Leonard Hyman, Amy Langenstein, Kai Rediske, Sarah Luscomb, Brendan Carolan, Cindy Cheng, Sofia Jensen, Lisa Gollaher, Lisa McManus, Shea Joachim, Jamie Worth, Kerry Balaam, Sophia Bassan, Jess Melrose, James Rizzuto, Adeline Veillet, Brandi Wilcox, Robert Yamasato, Alika Conley, Meghan Feeney, Alan Fujimoto, Marisa Ganir, Walter Coronel, Sean Vitousek, Shinsuke Tamaru, Paul Liu, Sandy Nicholson, Imiola Lindsey, Lisa McManus.

Bullet Michael Tom of the University of Hawaii has been awarded the $1,000 Student Aid Award for Physically Disabled Students by the Venture Club of Honolulu, a young women's business organization.

Bullet The Aiea-Pearl City Business Association has awarded $500 scholarships to Jason Oda of Aiea High School, Garrett Taira of Pearl City and Glen Takamatsu of Leeward Community College.

Bullet The University of Idaho has awarded scholarships to these Hawaii students for the next academic year: Alisa-Ann H. Hyun, Jayson T. Masaki, Dara A. Mittelstaedt, Jack A. Tappe of Honolulu; Diane D. Butay of Kahului; Dawn A. Sanchez of Kailua; Brandon K. Milliken of Kailua-Kona; Mindy L. Marques of Kalaheo; Dustin L. Moises of Lawai; Kristen A. Konishi, Jennifer A. Soriano of Lihue; Nichole L. Banquil of Pahoa; Stephen M. Mosher of Volcano; Hui Y. Lee, Owen Jay A. Smith of Wahiawa; Sheree D. Morris, Bert Cross of Waianae.

Jaime Yoshino of Aina Haina Elementary School won a $100 honorable-mention prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Kansas City for her invention, "The Wood Piper," and a business plan entered in the Entrepreneur Invention Society competition. Her entry was one of 16 selected from 4,000 in the event, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Bullet Lauren Hong, a recent graduate of Moanalua High School, has won a $1,000 National Honor Society scholarship, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She is majoring in food sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Bullet Hawaii Pacific University has named Dr. Thomas E. Farewell, president and chief executive officer of the Oceanic Institute, the 1999 recipient of the Fellow of the Pacific Award, the university's highest accolade.

Bullet Ashley Katamoto of Aina Haina Elementary School won third place and a $250 U.S. savings bond in the nationwide Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors Awards Program for a dog feeder.





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Agents net pounds of crystal meth

Federal agents and state narcotics officers seized from 1 to 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and a "substantial amount of cash" in a drug raid Friday night at a Waikiki hotel.

Reynoldlyn Botelho, 27, has been charged for the federal offense of possession with intent to distribute crystal meth, said Tom Kelly of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

'Ecstasy' pill sold to undercover cop

Police yesterday arrested a 27-year-old Kaneohe man at a Kalihi nightclub after he allegedly sold "ecstasy," or methylenedioxy, to an undercover officer.

The pill was purchased at the Rave Nightclub at 142 Mokauea St. for $30, says Capt. Darryl Perry of HPD's Narcotics/Vice Division. The suspect was in possession of 47 other tablets, believed to be methylenedioxy.

Suspects sought in fatal shooting

Police are continuing their search for suspects in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man during a car chase in Ewa Beach early Saturday morning.

The shooting on Fort Weaver Road, mauka of Renton Road, was reported to police at 12:54 a.m. Shots were allegedly fired from a red compact car, possibly a two-door Honda hatchback. The car has not yet been located, police said.

1 of 2 armed robbery suspects caught

Armed robbery charges are pending against a 21-year-old Keeaumoku Street man who allegedly robbed three people at knife-point yesterday at about 4 a.m. outside a fast-food restaurant in Wahiawa.

Cash and jewelry were allegedly taken from the victims -- two Schofield soldiers, ages 19 and 20, and an 18-year-old woman from Waipahu.

One suspect is in custody. The suspect with the knife was still at large.

Visitor, 80, critical after near drowning

An 80-year-old woman was in critical condition this morning at Straub Hospital after an apparent near drowning at Hanauma Bay yesterday at about 11:30 a.m.

Lifeguards brought the Japanese tourist to shore and performed CPR, according to Ocean Safety.






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