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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, July 7, 2002


Hawaii's U.S. House members file for re-election

Two members of Hawaii's four-person Democratic congressional delegation filed papers for re-election Friday.

Rep. Patsy Mink is seeking her 13th term in the House of Representatives, while Rep. Neil Abercrombie is seeking his seventh term.

"I look forward to this campaign as a chance to reach out to the community to discuss their views," Mink said.

"We feel that we have a delegation that has been doing the job, that doesn't have to make a big splash about itself, that wants to refer to its record," Abercrombie said.

So far, Mink and Abercrombie are running unopposed in their respective Democratic primary races.

Hawaii's two U.S. senators -- Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka -- are not up for re-election this year.

New Maui tax center to open in Kahului

WAILUKU >> A new Maui County service center is scheduled to open tomorrow at the Maui Mall in Kahului.

The center will house the real property tax offices, formerly located at War Memorial Gym.

A number of other agencies, including driver's licensing and motor vehicle registration, will be relocated to the service center in an effort to centralize tax and fee-paying services and provide more parking.

The county is leasing the 12,000-foot service center, the former F.W. Woolworth store, for $16,560 a month and has been authorized to spend up to $700,000 for renovation of space.

Hanauma Bay asking for help in cleaning up

Friends of Hanauma Bay are asking for volunteers to help clean up the beach, park and part of Kalanianaole Highway from 8:30 to 11 a.m. July 21.

Volunteers should meet at Hanauma Bay's upper picnic area adjacent to the new Visitors Center to pick up work assignments and garbage bags. Residents are reminded to bring a photo ID to avoid the beach access fee.

Groups who want more information about the cleanup can call the event coordinator, Harvey Shapiro, at 395-1217. Advance calls are not necessary; just show up at 8:30 a.m.


Corrections and clarifications

>> The Moiliili Hongwanji Mission bon dance was held Friday and last night. A story on Page D1 yesterday incorrectly said it would continue tonight.

>> Sisters Offering Support offers support to people exploited by the sex trade and those at risk of becoming involved in the trade. The June 29 "What Ever Happened to ..." column on Page A2 included only former prostitutes as the organization's clients.

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.






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By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

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Man hurt as cycle collides with car

A 55-year-old St. Louis Heights man was critically injured yesterday afternoon in a car-motorcycle collision at the corner of St. Louis Drive and Bertram Street.

An 89-year-old woman was driving a white 2001 Honda Civic northeast on St. Louis Drive and was making a left turn onto Bertram Street when a 2000 Harley-Davidson Fatboy motorcycle traveling southwest on St. Louis Drive ran into it, police said. The accident happened about 2:26 p.m. Alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors.

The man on the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was listed in critical condition at Queen's Hospital last night, and the woman was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

2 men caught with stolen car at eatery

Two men, 36 and 40 years old, were arrested at 3:15 a.m. yesterday when a police officer found them in a stolen car at the Diners Drive In in Kalihi.

The men took the 1990 four-door Toyota about 1:30 a.m. Thursday from a Kukui Street address, police reported.

A police officer spotted the car driving the wrong way on Colburn Street at 12:41 a.m. yesterday, but the car left the area while the officer checked the license plate.

The officer later saw the car parked at the rear of the restaurant and arrested the men.

10 people arrested in gambling probe

Eight men and two women were arrested about 3:15 a.m. yesterday at 1359 Colburn St. on charges of promoting gambling, drugs, drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.

A search warrant was obtained after undercover police investigated complaints of illegal gambling at that address, police reported.

The 10 people were held at the police cellblock.





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