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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, September 24, 2002


Nurses group to hold meeting for caregivers

The Hawaii Association of Certified Nurses Aids invites caregivers to a meeting at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at 2933 Kalakaua Ave.

The organization is dedicated to providing assistance and support to community caregivers. For more information, call 923-5918.

State food drive set for hunters' day

The state Department of Land & Natural Resources is sponsoring a food drive at its 31st annual National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Koko Head public shooting range in East Oahu.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Participants are given an activity coupon for every can of food or $1 donated.

Safety instruction is provided with the activities, which include shooting, shotguns, handguns, archery and casting fishing lines.

Archery and fly-casting are available for children.

The Single Action Shooters and the Hawaii Metallic Silhouette Shooters will compete at noon Sunday to see who can first completely cut in half a 4-inch-by-4-inch wooden stake.

National Hunting and Fishing Day recognizes the efforts of sportsmen and women in nature conservation.

Organic gardeners to hold a workshop

Organic gardeners will speak on "Alternatives to Pesticides" at a Saturday workshop sponsored by the Kailua Bay Advisory Committee.

The free 2-6 p.m. event will be held at C&L Nursery, 41-665 Kaulukanu St. in Waimanalo. For more information, call 259-5635 or 291-1116.


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[ TAKING NOTICE ]

Regents’ Medal of Excellence
goes to 14 members of faculty



Star-Bulletin staff

The University of Hawaii has awarded 14 faculty members the Regents' Medal of Excellence in Teaching. This year's recipients are:

>> Michael Bitter, an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. His style has helped students develop an interest in history.

>> Beei-Huan Chao, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in UH-Manoa's College of Engineering.

>> Darryl Dela Cruz, a chef at Maui Community College. He has helped the college establish a national reputation for excellence and has led the three-time state and regional champion junior culinary team.

>> Eric Denton, a religion instructor at Kapiolani Community College. He challenges his students to increase their insight and instills an appreciation for individual beliefs.

>> Jon Goss, a geography professor at UH-Manoa's College of Social Sciences. He sees education as a means to enhance social awareness and participation in society.

>> Amy Hubbard, an associate professor in the Department of Speech in UH-Manoa's College of Arts and Humanities. She encourages students to get involved in the community.

>> Pualani Kanahele, an assistant professor in Hawaiian studies at Hawaii Community College. She was a primary organizer of the 1999 World Indigenous People's Conference and president of the Edith Kanakaole Foundation.

>> Valli Kanuha is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UH-Manoa. Her cultural sensitivity benefits her students.

>> Joy Logan is an associate professor in Spanish in the Colleges of Languages, Linguistics and Literature at UH-Manoa. She has organized an award-winning photographic exhibit by a Chilean author.

>> James Leo McFarland is an associate professor in psychology at Kauai Community College. His goal is to inspire students to become active learners.

>> Jin-Ho Park is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at UH-Manoa. His focus on the use of computers as a design tool has enhanced the school's reputation in this new area of architectural practice.

>> Aaron Tanaka is an associate professor in the Computer Electronics and Networking Technology program at Honolulu Community College. He is developing the curriculum for the community college's first baccalaureate degree.

>> Ingelia White is an instructor of botany and microbiology at Windward Community College. Through her efforts, a glass house was built to support the college's plant biotechnology program and plant identification facility.

>> Gailynn Williamson is an assistant professor of philosophy at Leeward Community College. She has served as a philosophy discipline coordinator and as a member of the faculty senate.

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Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

EAST OAHU

Driver charged after hitting pal's stolen car

A 34-year-old Kuliouou man was arrested for suspicion of first-degree attempted murder this morning after he allegedly chased two suspects who had stolen his friend's car and allegedly rammed into the vehicle with his own car.

Police said the man saw the suspects stealing his friend's car on Kuliouou Road about 1:30 a.m. and went after them. He caught up with the suspects heading west on Kalanianaole Highway near Hawaii Loa Street and rammed into them at about 100 mph, police said, causing both cars to crash.

No one was seriously injured in the collision. Police also arrested a 15-year-old Waimanalo boy who was driving the stolen car for suspicion of auto theft. The other suspect fled the scene, police said.

WINDWARD OAHU

'Lost' mom, child safe after kayak trip

A 29-year-old California woman and her 7-year-old daughter who were presumed missing after failing to return in a rented kayak in Kailua yesterday were found safe this morning in their Waikiki hotel.

The woman told police she put the kayak ashore after going too far and getting lost. The kayak was too heavy to drag back to where they started so she found a roadway and caught a bus back to the hotel.

Police and firefighters began searching for the pair last night after the rental company reported them overdue. The woman, had rented the kayak in the morning and was supposed to return it at 1 p.m.

Firefighters found the kayak on Kailua Beach about 9:30 last night with a life vest and paddles. They suspended their search about 10 p.m. due to darkness and resumed a shoreline search this morning.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Police seek Hilo man on contempt warrants


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Big Island police are on the lookout for a 21-year-old man who is wanted on two outstanding bench warrants for contempt of court.

Police identified the suspect as Eric Fontes Jr., formerly of a Kulana Street address in Hilo.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeremie Evangelista at 961-2377 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

WAIKIKI

Body found in harbor prompts investigation

Honolulu police are investigating the death of an 83-year-old Waikiki man whose body was found yesterday in the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.

Police said security officers at the Ilikai Hotel were notified about the body by an anonymous caller at 11:07 a.m. The Honolulu Fire Department brought the body to the dock, and police have classified the case as an unattended death.

HONOLULU

Motorcyclist suffers critical injuries on H-1

A 20-year-old Moanalua man is in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center with injuries he suffered after crashing his motorcycle on the H-1 Freeway last night.

Police said the man was traveling west on H-1 just before 10 p.m. when he cut across several lanes of traffic, struck the plastic stanchions separating the Middle Street off ramp from the freeway, lost control and was ejected from his motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet.

LEEWARD OAHU

Man shot in chest is stable at Queen's

A 25-year-old man is in stable condition at Queen's Medical Center after suffering a gunshot to his chest last night.

Officials at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center called police after the man was dropped off at the facility at 9:20 p.m. He was later taken to Queen's. The man told police he was shot at Keaau Beach Park with a possible .22 caliber handgun by an unknown suspect.





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