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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Sunday, October 10, 2004


Meetings set to discuss isle education

The Board of Education will hold community meetings on the Big Island and in East Honolulu this month to discuss public education and promote 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.:

>> Wednesday, Konawaena High School cafeteria (Big Island)

>> Oct. 19, Kalani High School cafeteria (Honolulu)

>> Oct. 28, Keaau Middle School cafeteria (Big Island)





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

HONOLULU

Bicyclist killed after truck collision

A 68-year-old East Honolulu bicyclist died yesterday morning after he was hit by a pickup truck on Kalanianaole Highway near Kaimoku Place, police said.

A 22-year-old East Honolulu woman driving a black 2000 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck was eastbound on the highway when she apparently attempted to change lanes and may have lost control of the vehicle near Waialae Iki Park, police said.

The truck hit the bicyclist, who had been traveling east in the bicycle lane. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 8 a.m.

The woman driving the truck and her only passenger, a 2-year-old boy in a car seat, were not injured.

Police said speed was a possible factor in the accident, but alcohol was not. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet.

Police said a negligent homicide case has been opened.

The death is the 50th traffic fatality on Oahu in 2004, as compared to 61 at this time next year.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Big Island men could face federal charges

Two of three Big Island men arrested in September on drug charges related to a shipment of crystal methamphetamine are being held on Oahu pending possible federal drug charges.

William Clifford, 25, of Kaumana, and Sloan Paglinawan, 25, of Keaukaha, were arrested last month in a drug bust in which investigators recovered more than three pounds of ice in a parcel delivered to Hilo on Sept. 11.

A third Big Island man, Mariano Carriaga, 32, of Kaumana, was also arrested and released pending investigation.

The three were arrested at a Waiakea uka residence after they tried to discard the parcel in their backyard. Big Island police said they consider the bust a major seizure.

The investigation continued in California, where federal agents identified the sender of the parcel as Scott William Stadnisky, 29, of Milpitas, Calif., who was arrested on federal drug charges and is being held there.

Officers from the East Hawaii Vice Section, East Hawaii Ice Task Force, state Narcotics Enforcement Division and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration participated in the case.

CENTRAL OAHU

Police say man used machete in attack

A 34-year-old man threatened a 42-year-old man with a machete at a Mililani residence Friday night, police said.

The victim told police he was talking with someone at the residence about car parts at 8:20 p.m. when the suspect threatened him with a machete and chased him down the street.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threatening.

LEEWARD OAHU

Beating occurred after vehicle was cornered

A 51-year-old man driving down Ewa Beach Road at 9:20 p.m. Friday was beaten by two men who used their vehicle to block his vehicle, the victim told police.

The victim said he was punched and struck in the face with a beer bottle before the two assailants fled.

One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was arrested later. The victim refused medical treatment.

WINDWARD OAHU

Co-worker accused of unprovoked assault

A 31-year-old man's co-worker started punching him for no apparent reason, after the two had been drinking beer together at 7:30 p.m. Friday on Maluniu Avenue in Kailua, he told police.

The victim drove himself to a hospital for treatment of a facial fracture, police said. Police arrested the 28-year-old suspect for second-degree assault, at his home in Kalihi.




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