Speaker is specialist in Parkinson's diet
Kathrynne Holden, a dietitian who specializes in diet for Parkinson's disease patients, will be keynote speaker at a public symposium to observe Parkinson's Awareness Month.
The fifth annual symposium, "Food for Thought: Recent Advances in Nutritional & Medical Management of Parkinson's Disease," will be held 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 19 in the Ala Moana Hotel's Hibiscus Ballroom. It is sponsored by the Hawaii Parkinson Association.
Holden will discuss nutritional concerns of Parkinson's patients and new developments, especially regarding supplement use.
A physician panel will present the latest information on research developments and treatment for the chronic neurological disorder, which progresses slowly, affecting a small area of cells in the midbrain.
Panelists will include neurologist Melvin Yee, co-medical director of the Kuakini Parkinson's Information and Referral Center, and Dr. G. Webster Ross, Honolulu Heart Program researcher and Department of Veterans Affairs neurologist.
Connection repaired at Kahului Airport
WAILUKU >> Technicians repaired a loose electrical connection yesterday suspected of causing outages in the runway lights at Kahului Airport on the Valley Isle.
Maui airports manager Jon Sakamoto said the loose connection was located in the main terminal's electrical vault, which contains circuit breaker panels.
Federal and state workers, along with a private contractor, have been trying to identify the problem since Monday morning.
The lights at the airport's two runways went out for a couple of minutes Saturday and for 50 minutes Sunday. Both outages occurred at 7 p.m.
While the lighting system righted itself Saturday, it had to be turned on manually by a state contractor Sunday night.
The outage Sunday also delayed the Maui departure and arrival of five interisland flights, including one passenger jet that circled in the air for more than 80 minutes.
Academy of Arts supports the military
The Honolulu Academy of Arts has started Military Appreciation Sundays.
Family members of military personnel will get free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month until further notice. For more information, call 532-8700.
Corrections and clarifications
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
ID'd from photos, bank robbery suspect nabbed
A man has been charged with the November robbery of the Kaimuki branch of Territorial Savings Bank.
Murray Roy Fairman was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging him with bank robbery. According to an affidavit filed by Taro Nakamura, special deputy U.S. marshal, two people identified Fairman in photographic lineups.
At 9:55 a.m. Nov. 21, a man entered the bank at 1108 12th Ave. and passed a note to a teller demanding money, the affidavit says. The teller gave the suspect $577 in cash, and the suspect fled through the front door.