'America's Future' topic of scholarship essay contest
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Hawaii, and its Ladies Auxiliary are inviting high school students to take part in their 2003-2004 Voice of Democracy scholarship competition.
Students may voice their opinions in a National Audio/Essay Competition based on the theme, "My Commitment to America's Future." The deadline is Nov. 30.
The top winner in the state will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., next February, a $1,000 minimum in scholarship funds, and a chance to compete for a $25,000 scholarship.
The group is also sponsoring the National Patriot's Pen Program, a youth essay contest for seventh- and eighth-graders in public, private and home schools. This year's theme is, "My Dream for America."
Hawaii's winner will receive a cash prize, and the national winner will be awarded a $10,000 savings bond and trip to Washington, D.C., next February.
Contact Nicholas Young at 839-6323 or a school counselor for information about both competitions.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Accident victim dies from injuries
A 49-year-old moped driver critically injured Sept. 21 when a station wagon ran a red light at the intersection of Nimitz Highway and Pacific Street died from his injuries Friday, police said.
The collision occurred when a 38-year-old woman driving a 2002 Ford Taurus east on Nimitz Highway ran a red light at the Kalihi intersection.
Helicopter rescues hikers lost on trail
Two hikers were rescued yesterday afternoon after getting lost on Judd Trail on the Nuuanu side of Pali Highway.
The hikers -- a woman and a man -- called the Honolulu Fire Department from their cell phone at about 5 p.m. and were picked up by helicopter about 45 minutes later. They were uninjured.
Kona couple arrested in counterfeiting case
A Kona couple is charged with counterfeiting money and drug offenses, Big Island police said yesterday.
Courtney Marie Texeira, 28, was arrested Friday for theft and forgery after she allegedly tried to buy food and get change with counterfeit bills.
Her boyfriend, David Burrough Jr., 32, was arrested for hindering prosecution.
West Hawaii criminal investigators recovered a home computer, scanner and printer and paper, as well as a number of counterfeit bills and crystal methamphetamine, from the couple's home.
Texeira later was charged with fourth-degree theft, forgery, trademark counterfeiting and attempted theft. Police also said Texeira was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for contempt of court. Her bail was set at $2,400.
Burrough was charged with hindering prosecution, trademark counterfeiting, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing illegal drug paraphernalia. He was also wanted on two outstanding warrants for contempt of court. His bail was set at $3,650.
Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers