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Wednesday, November 3, 2004


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BARRY MARKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-BULLETIN
A mobile crane truck's outrigger stabilizer broke through an unknown abandoned cesspool yesterday while setting a new septic tank at a Hauula residence. The roof of the house, across from Hauula Elementary School, was damaged.




Blood bank seeks donors across Oahu

Oahu residents can help save three lives in about an hour by giving blood at various Blood Bank of Hawaii drives to be held around the island this month.

The schedule is:

» Today: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chaminade University, Ching Conference Center.
» Today and tomorrow: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Lehua Residence Hall parking lot.
» Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Town Center of Mililani.
» Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pearlridge Center.
» Monday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., BYU-Hawaii, Aloha Center 155 and 165.
» Nov. 13: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 14th Annual Windward Community Blood Drive at Ben Parker Elementary School Cafeteria (sponsored by the Honolulu Police Department).
» Nov. 14: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hawaii Kai Towne Center.
» Nov. 15: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kapiolani Community College.
» Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Town Center of Mililani.
» Nov. 21: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Kahala Mall near Macy's Men's Department.
» Nov. 22: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Laie Shopping Center.
» Nov. 29: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., UH-Manoa School of Law.

To donate blood, you must be in good health, at least 18 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more and provide a valid photo ID.

To make an appointment or get more information, call the blood bank at 845-9966 or view the Web site at www.bbh.org.

Kamehameha alumni give books to schools

Kamehameha Schools alumni have donated 30 books on Hawaiian history and culture to each of the 200 public elementary schools in the state, a gift worth $64,000.

"This donation will not only help our Hawaiian youngsters, but other students as well to learn about our Hawaiian heritage and culture," said Gerry Johansen, coordinator of Kamehameha's Parents and Alumni Relations office.

The schools' libraries will receive two 15-book sets of Kamehameha Schools Press publications. Each set includes an eight-book monarchy collection, from Kamehameha the Great to Queen Liliuokalani, as well as other titles, including "Stories of Life in Old Hawaii," "Tales of the Menehune" and "From the Mountains to the Sea: Early Hawaiian Life."

Financial donations from Kamehameha alumni in the classes of 1940 through 2000 made the project possible. The 6,000 books will be distributed to the 180 regular public elementary schools and 20 charter elementary schools statewide.

"This project was done in an effort to bring our Kamehameha alumni family together as one," Johansen said. "We were looking for a way that we, as one alumni family, could make a positive difference in the community."

MDA seeks volunteers for its summer camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking for volunteers to help people with the neuromuscular disease at its upcoming summer camp June 22-29.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old and be able to lift a person between the ages of 6 and 81. Each counselor will become a companion to a camper, and help with eating, bathing, dressing, recreational activities, swimming and horseback riding.

The free MDA program at the YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman is "the premier event of the year for so many of our kids," said Executive Committee President Bruce Clark.

"They get to participate in activities especially tailored to their needs. For one week a year, having a muscle-wasting disease is the norm, not the exception. The confidence and friendships kids gain in this week are invaluable," he said.

For more information and to offer support, call MDA's Honolulu office at 548-0588, or its national headquarters at 800-572-1717. Or visit its Web site, www.mdausa.org.


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» Hawaii Pizza Hut awarded $105,000 in grants to four Hawaii organizations that provide literacy programs: Read Aloud America, Inc., $50,000; Hawaii Public Television, $25,000; Hawaii Technology Institute, $15,000; and Mutual Assistance Associations Center, $15,000.

» The Fleming Arboretum has received $5,000 from the Atherton Family Foundation to fund the second phase of its "Habitat Maintenance Upgrade and Expansion Project." The arboretum has already spent $2,000 from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation and $1,000 from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation to complete the first phase of new planting.





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

HONOLULU

Breakup results in alleged knife threat

Police arrested a 22-year-old Kalihi man after he allegedly threatened his 29-year-old girlfriend with a knife Monday.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at their Kalihi apartment, police said.

The suspect assaulted his girlfriend and threatened her with a knife because she was breaking up with him, police said.

The man fled before police arrived. He returned while the woman was moving out of her apartment, and threatened her with a knife a second time, police said.

Police returned and arrested the suspect on two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and abuse of a household member.

EAST OAHU

Man, 25, is charged in Kahala burglary

Police charged a 25-year-old homeless man Saturday for allegedly burglarizing a Kahala home Friday.

Police arrested Brandon Chin at 9:50 p.m. Friday after he was found inside a Kahala home with jewelry in his pockets belonging to the 36-year-old resident of the house.

Chin was charged with first-degree burglary.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Death after possible road-rage fight probed

WAILUKU » Maui police are investigating the death of a Valley Isle man after an alleged road-rage fight.

Shannon Manosa, 26, of Makawao was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon at Maui Memorial Medical Center, a hospital official said.

Police Lt. Glenn Cuomo said preliminary results of an autopsy on Monday indicated Manosa had a fractured skull.

Manosa was taken by ambulance to the hospital following a fistfight early Thursday morning with a 22-year-old Pukalani man in the parking lot of the Pukalani Terrace Center, Cuomo said.

He said Manosa did not seem to be injured seriously but later slipped into a coma.




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