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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, March 10, 2003


Long-term care is lunch topic

The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society will hold its quarterly luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Monday at Scoozee's Restaurant, 1200 Ala Moana.

Sue Cornish, of Eldercare Resources Inc., will speak on "Long-term Care: Hawaii Directions."

The cost for the public meeting is $10.

For reservations or more information, call Kathy Miyasoto at 543-8468 or e-mail kmiyamoto@cfs-hawaii.org.

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Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

[POLICE / FIRE]

HONOLULU

Man, 78, critical after collision with city bus

A 78-year-old man was in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center this morning after the car he was driving collided with a city bus in Kalihi, fire officials said.

The man was driving toward town on North School Street, near Kamehameha IV Road, about 8:35 a.m. when he crashed into the bus in the oncoming lane, officials said.

WINDWARD OAHU

Motorcyclist, 57, dies in Waimanalo accident

A 57-year-old motorcyclist died last night after colliding with a car on Kalanianaole Highway near Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo.

A 24-year-old Waimanalo man, identified as the car driver, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and negligent homicide.

Police said the car was speeding and trying to pass a pickup truck about 10:35 p.m. when it collided head on with the motorcycle in the oncoming lane.

The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, was thrown into the truck and died at the scene, police said.

The car driver was taken to Castle Medical Center in serious condition but was later released and arrested. His passenger, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, police said. The truck driver was not injured.

CENTRAL OAHU

Police seek 20-25 men in Wahiawa beating

Police are searching for a group of 20 to 25 men who beat and stabbed two men in the parking lot of Whitmore Community Center Friday morning.

Police said the victims, both 21, were treated at Wahiawa General Hospital and released.

Police said one man was beaten and stabbed in the back, and the other victim was beaten with a baseball bat.

NORTH SHORE

Army destroys device that washed ashore

Emergency officials evacuated beachgoers near the Turtle Bay Resort after a small, rusted cylinder -- emitting smoke -- washed ashore yesterday afternoon.

Bob Warner, Army spokesman, said the cylinder was a red phosphorous maritime marker and posed no danger to the public. Members of the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were called and destroyed the marker, he said.

Man found dead in ocean off Kahuku

A diver died in water off Kahuku yesterday, an Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman said.

The victim's brother-in-law found him floating about 3:30 p.m. and brought him to shore near the eighth hole of the Kahuku Golf Course, officials said.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

French tourist burned after falling on lava

HILO >> A French tourist was burned seriously early today when he fell onto hot lava while hiking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, police said.

Guy Bouneau, 55, was taken to Hilo Hospital and then flown to Straub Hospital on Oahu ,where he was reported in serious condition this morning.

He suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns on both hands, a forearm, and a thigh, police said.

Police said Bouneau apparently fell through a fresh crust of hardened lava about midnight in the coastal lava-flow area of the park. The area is not staffed by park rangers late at night.

EAST OAHU

Third teen arrested in Kaiser bomb threat

Police arrested a third teenager yesterday in connection with a bomb threat made against Kaiser High School in Hawaii Kai last month

The 13-year-old boy was arrested for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening.

A girl and a boy, both 14, had been arrested last week. All three suspects were released pending investigation.

Police said they have no evidence linking this case with last week's bomb threat.

In that case, police told the Department of Education on Wednesday that an anonymous caller to 911 claimed a bomb had been planted at a public school on Oahu and was set to go off in three days.

Officials searched campuses Wednesday and early Thursday but found no bomb.

Late Thursday, police clarified the report, saying it was against one public high school and was not considered credible.



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