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Police, Fire, Courts

Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Saturday, September 11, 2004


[ TAKING NOTICE ]

>> Alu Like Inc., through a $38,189 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, implemented a program to help native Hawaiians at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility this summer. More than 50 percent of the youths incarcerated are of Hawaiian ancestry. The program's goal is to teach Hawaiian values, practices and customs to increase their self-identity and self-worth.

>> The Junior League of Honolulu has awarded a grant of $3,000 to support the Free Women's Heart Advantage Heart Assessment Program at the Queen's Medical Center. The program targets at-risk females, ages 40 through 65, on Oahu and includes screening for cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose.

>> The Salvation Army has received $2,500 from the Hawaii Community Foundation for the replacement of the existing carpet at its 'Ohana Keiki Preschool in Kona. The grant was derived from the West Hawaii Fund, the Hartwell and Rebecca Carter Fund and the Robert C. and Helen F. Nichols Fund, all administered by the foundation.

>> Aloha First, which tries to improve the socioeconomic conditions of native Hawaiians in Waimanalo, and Hawaii Family Advocacy Center have received $25,000 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The funds will be used for the Kako'o 'Ohana Project, which will conduct at least 10 statewide Parent Rights workshops to teach families their civil and legal rights during Child Protective Services investigation and intervention processes.


"Taking Notice" also runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Drainage fixes delay Likelike repaving work

More drainage repairs have prompted the delay of repaving work at the Wilson Tunnels on Likelike Highway that was to start this month.

The month-long repaving work was postponed until late spring or early summer of next year after construction workers recently discovered more drainage repairs are needed.

The work is part of a $13.8 million improvement project that began in March to overhaul the tunnels. Work includes repairing leaks and cracks, replacing the drainage system and pavement, installing ceramic tiles along the tunnel walls and painting the ceiling. The project is now slated to be completed at the end of next year.

Education board plans community forums

The Board of Education will continue its series of community meetings to discuss public education and promote family and community involvement in the schools.

Each meeting includes a presentation on the Reinventing Education Act of 2004 and offers opportunities for discussion. The meetings run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

>> Tuesday, Kailua High School cafeteria.
>> Sept. 20, Wilcox Elementary School cafeteria, Lihue.
>> Sept. 21, Lahainaluna High School Library, Lahaina.
>> Sept. 23, Farrington High School Library, Kalihi.
>> Sept. 27, Aiea Elementary School cafeteria.
>> Sept. 29, Mililani Middle School cafeteria.

Maui and Kauai police receive training grants

The Maui and Kauai county police departments will receive federal grants for their anti-gang training and education programs, U.S. Attorney Edward Kubo Jr. said yesterday.

Maui will receive $34,000 and Kauai will get $42,499 from the Department of Justice, Kubo said. The grants are intended to train officers in a school-based curriculum in which officers provide instruction to children in life skill competencies, gang awareness and anti-violence techniques.





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

WINDWARD OAHU

9-year-old student allegedly hits teacher

Police arrested a 9-year-old boy yesterday after he allegedly punched his teacher at Mokapu Elementary School at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.

Police said the student became angry after his teacher approached him about 9:30 a.m. and told him to turn off his computer.

Police said the suspect punched his 20-year-old teacher in her side.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault. He was released pending further investigation.




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