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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, May 28, 2002


UH food irradiation expert honored

James H. Moy, a professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences & Biosystems Engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2002 Institute of Food Technologists International Award.

Moy, who works for the University of Hawaii in the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, specializes in advancing food irradiation as a preservation technology.

The award honors an IFT member who has made outstanding efforts to promote international exchange of ideas in the field of food technology and whose work has led to such exchange of ideas to better international understanding in this field. The award also honors the individual's work in successfully transferring food technology to economically depressed areas in a developing or developed country.

The award will be presented to Moy on June 15 at the opening event of the IFT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

[Taking Notice]

GRANTS

>> The Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline has received a contribution of $8,000 from the presentation of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," which played at the Hawaii Theatre Jan. 22 to Feb. 3. Producer Jam Theatricals donated $6,139, and Compadres Bar & Grill, $1,860.

>> Goodwill Industries of Hawaii has been awarded $10,000 from the G.N. Wilcox Trust toward the purchase of production and retail equipment for its thrift store.

>> Na Pu'uwai Inc. in Kaunakakai, Molokai, has been awarded a continuation grant of $198,924 for May 1, 2002, to April 30, 2003, to better the health conditions of native Hawaiians. The federal Native Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988 authorizes the grant for the project, which falls under the state Public Health Services Division.

>> The Hawaii Youth Symphony Association has received a $25,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation for its annual spring concert. The grant made it possible to bring in students from Japan and the mainland to play with the local orchestra.

>> The Mental Health Association in Hawaii has received contributions totaling $12,500 from Pfizer Inc. ($4,000), AstraZeneca ($3,000), Hawaii Medical Service Association ($1,000), GlaxoSmithKline ($1,000), Servco Foundation ($1,000), and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($2,500) for primary care depression screening.

>> The Bishop Museum has received $30,000 from the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation to support its Family Sunday Community Program, and $100,000 from the Natural Resources Conservation Grantmaking Fund. The latter fund, under the Hawaii Community Foundation, will be used to conduct research on the impact of exotic marine life around the neighbor islands.

>> Fifty-seven public and private schools on Oahu and the Big Island collected $69,000 during the three-week Pennies for Patients fund-raiser, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The schools that raised the most money include Mililani Middle School ($4,696), Holy Family Catholic Academy ($4,600) and Holomua Elementary ($3,313).

HONORS

>> The 36th Annual Mayor's Senior Recognition Program for those 60 and over, presented by the Honolulu Committee on Aging and the city's Elderly Affairs Division, gave Akamai Living Lifetime Achievement Awards to the following: Hazel Kauahikaua, outstanding female volunteer; Clifford Takishita, outstanding male volunteer; Jeanette King, gold; Elizabeth Kauahikaua, platinum; Jane Takayesu, Edwin Krentzman, silver; Josephine Carreira, Chan Duy Tran, bronze.

>> The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce has named Scott Ho'olulu May and Herb Kawainui Kane as recipients of the 'O'o Award for their extraordinary contributions as business professionals. May recently retired as CEO of Cardinal Mailing Services Inc., a family-owned business he headed for three decades. Kane is a celebrated artist, historian and author.

>> Julie Ann Aragaki of Moments ... Memories Photography by Julie, has won the Fujifilm Masterpiece award for excellence in the year spanning August 2000 to July 2001 for her photograph in the wedding album category.

>> Youth delegates representing Hawaii at the National 4-H Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C., included Kelcie Kawamura of Kauai, Pilahi Arce of Molokai, Angela Sugar of Keeau, Elise Fujimoto of Maui and Kellianne Chong of Kona. Adult delegates were Sue Dela Cruz of Paauilo, Ruth Spargo of Honolulu, Barbara Bloemke of Kauai and Carol Ikeda, state program leader.

>> Jacob Yoshioka has been named Vocational Rehabilitation's East Section's Rehabilitant of the Year and was recognized by the state Legislature for overcoming personal barriers to become employed at the Lanakila Rehabilitation Center.

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Corrections and clarifications

>> Goodenow Associates Inc., a private detective agency, conducted an investigation of Honolulu Liquor Commission inspectors 14 years ago. An editorial on Page A11 on Saturday incorrectly stated that the investigation was conducted four years ago.

>> Lifeguard Shannon Clancey advised Jens Nordahl to take Benadryl after he was stung by a box jellyfish at Kailua Beach Park on Sunday. A story on Page A1 yesterday incorrectly spelled the medication as Benedryl.

>> Items listed in the "This Day in History" column on Page A2 yesterday happened on May 31, 1877. The column incorrectly stated that they happened on May 27, 1877.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Managing Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at fbridgewater@starbulletin.com.






Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Kona woman whams intruder with rolling pin

KAILUA-KONA >> A Kona woman, encountering a burglar who struck her husband, grabbed a rolling pin and hit the burglar on the head, police said.

The woman and her husband arrived at their Kona Oneloa condominium last night to find a burglar, police said.

The burglar hit the husband in the face and tried to hit the wife, but she struck back with a rolling pin.

Police said the alleged burglar was treated at Kona Hospital and then arrested.

He did not receive serious injuries. The husband was treated by fire department paramedics for cuts to his face.

Lava-flow fires continue to test firefighters at park

HILO >> About 30 firefighters at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are in their 11th day of trying to maintain control of fires ignited by lava flowing downhill near the park's eastern boundary.

They are supported by 20 more workers who help prepare water buckets for four private helicopters that are part of the firefighting effort, said spokeswoman Mardie Lane.

CENTRAL OAHU

2 suspects break jaw of 64-year-old, police say

A 64-year-old man suffered a broken jaw, abrasions and loosened teeth after two men punched him numerous times and stole his backpack in Wahiawa, police said.

The victim was walking to work on Kilani Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. yesterday when two males blocked his way and attacked him. The two then met up with two other men and fled.

Police later arrested two men for robbery and assault investigation.

The backpack was not recovered.





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