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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 14, 2000


Triathlon will alter traffic,
parking patterns Sunday

No street parking will be allowed on Ala Moana Park Drive from Magic Island to the Ala Moana/Atkinson Drive intersection from 3 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday because of the Tinman Triathlon.

One makai lane will be coned off for the race on Ala Moana from Atkinson and one makai lane will be coned on Kalakaua Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., according to the traffic advisory. One lane will be coned eastbound and one lane will be coned westbound on Kalanianaole Highway from 5:30 to 9 a.m.

No parking will be permitted Ewa of Monsarrat Avenue from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m., and no parking will be permitted on the mauka side of Kalakaua Avenue from Paki to Monsarrat avenues from 1 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The 800-meter swim segment of the triathlon will take place at Ala Moana Beach Park starting at 5:45 a.m. The 40-kilometer bike segment will start at Ala Moana Beach Park and wind through Waikiki and Kahala, proceed on Kalanianaole Highway to Lunalilo Home Road and continue on Hawaii Kai Drive back onto Kalanianaole, then onto Kilauea Avenue and Elepaio Street.

The route then turns right onto Kahala Avenue and goes on Diamond Head Road to finish at the Ewa end of Kapiolani Park. The 10-kilometer run segment starts at Kapiolani Park, proceeds on Kapahulu Avenue, turns right on Paki and then left on Monsarrat, left on 18th Avenue, right on Kilauea, right on Elepaio, right on Kahala Avenue, then proceeds on Diamond Head Road, left into Kalakaua and finishes at Kapiolani Park.

Tapa

Isle police officers union
adopts 'one strike rule'
on certain drugs

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers union has agreed to a zero-tolerance stand for officers on all islands who test positive for specific illicit drugs.

The SHOPO board agreed to a "one strike rule" which means police officers will be fired for testing positive once for cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, PCP and Methaqualones. Under the current policy, officers are dismissed after they fail two drug tests.

SHOPO officials said the policy change, which will take effect in three months, will benefit the officers, departments and community.

Tapa

Navy vessels collide while
refueling; no injuries, leak

Two U.S. naval vessels that collided yesterday while refueling west of Hawaii will dock for repairs at Pearl Harbor, with the amphibious transport ship USS Denver expected to arrive this afternoon.

Lt. Flex Plexico, Pacific Fleet spokesman, said the 570-foot Denver was approaching the USNS Yukon, an oiler stationed at Pearl Harbor, for a replenishment mission when the collision occurred 180 miles west of Oahu at about 6:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported, and there were no fuel leaks from either vessel, he said.

"There was structural damage but both ships are seaworthy," Plexico said.

The Denver, with crew of 400, has a contingent of Marines returning to its home port in San Diego after a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

The Yukon, a 677-foot refueling vessel with a crew of 80, will return to Pearl Harbor tomorrow morning.

Tapa

Mighty Mo gets $300,000
grant for preservation

The USS Missouri has been awarded a $300,000 historic preservation grant.

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie said the funding is from the Save America's Treasures program under the U.S. National Park Service.

"The USS Missouri is a significant asset for Hawaii's military community and our visitor industry," said Abercrombie. "It pays tribute to the 'greatest generation', which made impressive sacrifices to defend our country and achieve victory in World War II.

"I'm very pleased we're receiving this grant to help the Missouri's staff and volunteers preserve and restore such an important memorial and visitor attraction."

Tapa

Judge denies expanded estate attorney probe

A state judge today denied a request to expand special master Robert Richards' review of the legal billings of Kamehameha Schools.

Probate Judge Kevin Chang said the attorney general's petition to enlarge Richard's investigation is "unwarranted and premature," given that the $6 billion trust is conducting its own internal investigation into fees paid to its outside law firms and accountants.

Richards, the special master appointed to review the trust's attorney fees for the August 1997 through July 1998 period, found that the former trustees of the estate spent millions of dollars in legal fees that benefited them personally. He recommended that the probate court surcharge ex-board members Henry Peters, Richard "Dickie" Wong, Oswald Stender, Gerard Jervis and Lokelani Lindsey for those fees.

In a related matter, Judge Chang approved Richards' request for about $62,000 in fees for his review of the trust's legal matters.

Akaka to see Cubans' conditions firsthand

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka will join two other senators today to get a firsthand look at the conditions in Cuba.

The delegation will be led by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who wants to lift the U.S. trade embargo on the communist island nation. Also making the trip is Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

The senators will fly to Havana on an Air Force plane and will return Sunday.

Xtreme Radio, park raise $14K for Alyshia

Xtreme Radio @ 104.3 and Sea Life Park have raised more than $14,000 for 5-year-old Alyshia Shimizu, who is recovering from a rare bacterial infection at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, Calif.

Sea Life Park wrote a check for $10,000 collected from staff and visitor donations and gate proceeds at a benefit concert held there by the radio station. The park said it also waived its usual concert fees, which would have been from $1,500 to $2,500.

The radio station raised another $4,000 from motorists at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road.

A check to help the family was presented today to Honolulu police officer Anthony Shimizu, the girl's father.


Corrections

Tapa

Bullet Cruel Theatre's production of "The Devil's Tea Party" today through Monday will take place at Salon 5. An incorrect site was given in yesterday's Do It! Information: 523-1004.

Bullet The name Braddoc DeCaires, an actor in "As Bees in Honey Drown," was misspelled in a story in yesterday's Do It!






Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Murder attempt with car alleged

Police charged a woman yesterday for allegedly trying to drive over a man with her car Wednesday near Kahuku after an argument over stolen bananas.

Debra Mainaaupo, 45, also known as Debra Kanakaole, was charged with attempted murder, police said.

She is being held on $35,000 bail.

She is accused of trying to run over a 48-year-old man after he confronted her over stealing bundles of bananas. She also reportedly threatened him with a machete.

Hilo man charged in threat with gun

HILO -- Police have charged Byron Miyashiro, 41, of Hilo for threatening two people with a handgun in connection with a dispute, they said.

Miyashiro was arrested Wednesday night following the incident at a house on Alawaena Road.

He was charged yesterday with terroristic threatening and having a firearm in an illegal place, and is being held in lieu of $4,000 bail.






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