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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Friday, June 25, 2004


HAWAII'S JUNIOR MISS ENTRANT
WINS SCHOLARSHIP

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Emi Manuia, of Hawaii, center, was among scholarship winners taking the stage yesterday at the second day of preliminaries in the America's Junior Miss contest in Mobile, Ala. They included from left, Shannon Essenpreis, of Texas; Aundrea Cook, of South Carolina; Manuia; Sopen Shah, of Wisconsin; and Lydia Cuffman, of Tennessee. Manuia was a scholarship winner for fitness, but was not among the top 10 finalists. The competition concludes tomorrow.





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

3-year-old boy dies after car accident

KAHAKULOA, Maui >> Maui police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Kahakuloa, police Capt. George Fontaine said.

The boy was identified as Jrew Viela, of Kahakuloa. He had been riding on the vehicle with his father and a 6-year-old cousin in the back yard of the family home, police said.

The incident was reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, and Viela was taken to Maui Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The 6-year-old boy had minor injuries.

LEEWARD OAHU

Waipahu man accused of luring teen for sex

Police arrested a 29-year-old Waipahu man Wednesday after he allegedly arranged to meet a 15-year-old boy to engage in sexual conduct.

Police said the boy's father became aware of the plan and reported it to police.

Police went to the designated meeting place and arrested the man at 10:30 p.m. under suspicion of electronic enticement of a child. The suspect was later released pending investigation.

Maili blazes leaves 4 people homeless

Fire destroyed a Maili house, leaving four people homeless early yesterday.

A man and his son were awakened by the crackling of the fire, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Kenison Tejada. The man said they had to stay low to get out of the house because smoke was only 5 feet off the floor, Tejada said.

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:44 a.m. to 87-237 Hookele St. The fire was extinguished at 2:53 a.m. Two other people who live in the house were not home when the fire started.

HONOLULU

Remains sought after rod is found at Pali

A team of forensic anthropologists from the Army's Central Identification Lab and police Missing Persons Detail personnel searched for skeletal remains near the Pali Lookout on Wednesday.

Police said a 43-year-old Nuuanu man discovered a 6-inch titanium rod, usually implanted in someone's arm to repair fractures.

The man discovered the rod at 4:10 p.m. May 22 while hiking near the Pali Lookout and turned it over to police. Police said surgeons do not usually remove the rods until the person dies.

Boy is arrested for owning explosive

Police arrested a 12-year-old Kalihi boy for owning a prohibited explosive.

Police said the boy's mother came home from work Sunday and found what appeared to be an explosive device on her couch. She questioned her children and learned it belonged to her son. On Monday the mother turned the device and her son in to police. The boy was arrested and then released pending investigation.

WAIKIKI

3 suspects are sought in beating and robbery

Police are looking for three men who robbed a 47-year-old man in the Waikiki Shell parking lot 12:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the man was getting into his car when one suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded his backpack. The suspect then struck him in the back of the head, knocking him down.

The three suspects allegedly punched and kicked the victim while he was on the ground, and took his backpack. The victim followed them and demanded his backpack, police said.

The suspects then took his wallet and continued beating him, police said.

After the suspects walked away, the victim again followed them demanding his backpack, police said. They looked through the bag and returned it to the victim, police said.

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