Free kidney disease screening is offered
The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii will provide free screenings for kidney disease 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.
The foundation hopes the Kidney Early Evaluation program will reach more than 200,000 residents.
Glen Hayashida, chief executive officer, said one in seven adults in Hawaii is at serious risk or has chronic kidney disease.
The number of kidney dialysis patients in Hawaii grew to more than 1,800 last year from 894 in 1992, representing an annual estimated cost of $93.6 million in medical expenses, according to the foundation.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact Garrick Baligad, 589-5925, or see the foundation's Web site, www.kidneyhi.org.
Former open-heart patients to celebrate
More than 100 former open-heart surgery patients are invited to a "Heartfelt Celebration" at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Kuakini Medical Center, 347 N. Kuakini St.
During the gathering at the Hale Pulama Mau Auditorium, former patients will be reunited with staff members who cared for them.
Participants will have blood pressure checked, visit informational booths and talk with other patients.
Scholarships in food and nutrition available
Students interested in careers in food science and human nutrition are invited to apply for a Carey D. Miller Scholarship at the University of Hawaii.
Miller pioneered nutrition research and education at UH. Miller Hall on the Manoa campus is named for her.
She died at age 92 in November 1985, leaving most of her estate for scholarships to Hawaii students.
The scholarships assist with costs of tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Applications must be submitted to the Hawaii Foundation for Dietetics by March 31. They are available at the Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences at Room 314-I in the Agricultural Sciences Building, the Department of Public Health Sciences & Epidemiology or the Financial Aid Office on campus.
More information about the criteria can be obtained from Kourtney Sato at 432-8661.
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>> Eighteen outstanding members of the statewide 4-H Youth Development Program attended the 82nd National 4-H Congress in Atlanta last November.
From Maui were Hauanu Santiago, Anne Yoshizawa, Elise Fujimoto, Evonne Wong, Jayna Shimomura, Shanele Shimabuku, Kari Rodrigues, Lindsey Kane, Jill Yamaguma, Kelli Nakano and Tami Ogino.
From the Big Island, Kamie Kajikawa, Tiffany Chang, Sarah Rosenberg, Kandyce Kaneshiro, Kristin Suwa and Joelle Penisten.
From Kauai, Kelcie Kawamura.
Partial scholarships were provided by the State 4-H Alumni Association and the 4-H Weinberg Endowment Trust Fund. The club is conducted through the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources.
>> Ed Krentzman has received a national award as an Outstanding Older Adult volunteer from Generations United, an umbrella organization for programs that bring young people and seniors together. He is a volunteer tutor at Waialae Elementary School who increased the number of volunteers in the Fellowship, Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities with Seniors (FELLOWS) program to 45 from three. Krentzman, now in his mid-70s, also expanded FELLOWS to 16 other elementary schools.
>> The University of Hawaii Foundation has named Kathryn Nelson its new associate vice president for major gifts. She will be responsible for managing a team of 17 people who raise funds for college and unit programs associated with the university's 10 campuses.
>> The Foundation for Hawaii Women's History has received a $5,000 grant from Ruth Lieban to carry out a special project for Women's History Month, which is in March.
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Police look for woman wanted in 'ice' case
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 28-year-old woman wanted for an outstanding warrant.
Nicole Iona was indicted by a federal grand jury several months ago for distributing crystal methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. Police said Iona moves frequently and has lived in Makakilo, Waipahu, Aiea and Kalihi.
Iona is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds with a slim build and has black hair and brown eyes.
Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.
Landlord is allegedly threatened by tenant
Police arrested a 58-year-old man who allegedly threatened his landlord with a hammer when he tried to collect rent Tuesday morning.
Police said the landlord, a 39-year-old Makakilo man, was attempting to collect back rent from a tenant in the Lagoon Drive area near the airport at about 8:55 a.m.
The landlord and tenant began to argue, and the suspect allegedly threatened him with a hammer, police said.
Police arrested the suspect for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening.
Baby boy's injuries prompt investigation
Honolulu police are investigating a possible shaken-baby case involving a 2-month-old boy earlier this week.
Police said the incident took place at Kaiser Medical Center at 6:39 p.m. Monday. The case was later discovered and reported by Child Protective Services personnel at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said though no external injuries on the child were detected, some additional tests were being made. The case is being investigated as a first-degree assault, and no arrests have been made.
Big Isle single-vehicle accident victim is ID'd
Big Island police identified a man killed in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend as Keith Kelekolio, 30, of Holualoa.
Police said Kelekolio died when the van he was driving overturned along Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the Puuanahulu landfill in North Kona just after 4 a.m. Saturday.
Police said speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, and they believe Kelekolio was not wearing a seat belt.
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