Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Kamehameha Schools names new principal

Julian Ako will become principal for Kamehameha Schools' high school campus at Kapalama starting next school year.

Ako, a former dean of student activities, is now interim head of Education Support Services for Kamehameha's statewide education system, which serves 5,700 students in preschool through 12th grade.

"As we proceed towards the goal of strengthening our Hawaiian identity here at Kamehameha, I am confident Julian will provide passionate and compassionate leadership in this very key initiative," said Headmaster Michael Chun. "He will serve us well."

A 1961 alumnus of the school, Ako joined Kamehameha's faculty as a social studies teacher in 1980 and was later appointed dean of student activities, a position he held until January 2000, when he was asked to help develop Kamehameha Schools' strategic plan.

Police Week starts by hailing slain officers

The Honolulu Police Department invites the public to help celebrate the 37th annual Police Week, themed "Ke Ao Hou -- To Begin Anew," beginning Monday.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann will officially proclaim the start of the celebration at 10:30 a.m. Monday on CenterStage at Ala Moana Center.

Later that evening, a memorial service honoring Honolulu police officers killed in the line of duty will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St. There will be a special tribute to officer Issac Veal, who died in a crash on the H-2 freeway in August while responding to a service call.

Aquaculture summit looks at isle industry

The Hawaii Aquaculture Association will host the Sixth Annual Hawaii Aquaculture Conference on May 25 at Windward Community College in Kaneohe.

The 8 a.m.-7 p.m. event is open to the public, with sessions on research, startup and advanced operations, ornamental fish, food production and the future of aquaculture.

The conference will include "The Taste of Hawaii Aquaculture," featuring locally grown aquaculture products prepared by some of the best chefs in the state.

Registration by Monday is $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers and $20 for students. Late registration is $10 more. For more information, call Dean Toda at the Aquaculture Development Program at 587-0030.



» The winning entries by students in the "Sew a Lei for Memorial Day" poster contest will be on display on the third floor of Honolulu Hale until May 31.

The winners in each grade category are:

Kindergarten through Grade 4 -- First place: Nicholas Simon, Paauilo Elementary School, fourth grade. Second: Bailey Slevin, Paauilo, first grade. Third: Keani Shirai, Waiakeawaena, fourth grade. Honorable mention: Kela Jose, Paauilo, second grade; Alissa Uyeda, Kanoelani Elementary, fourth grade; Ilaf Yoosuf, Kaleiopuu, fourth grade; Taimane Passi, Kalihi Waena, fourth grade; Reymart Rosario, Kanoelani, fourth grade; Joseph-John Pascua, Pearl City Highlands, second grade.

Grades 5 through 8 -- First place: Ayako Linden, Our Redeemer Lutheran, eighth grade. Second: Tracie Tsujioka, Stevenson Middle School, seventh grade. Third: Elvie Alob, Kalakaua Middle School, eighth grade. Honorable mention: Karen Shiu, Stevenson, seventh grade; KeiLee Rivera, Alvah Scott Elementary, sixth grade; Shelby Hao-Tamon, Alvah Scott, sixth grade; Woori Bae, Stevenson, seventh grade; Daryl Day Sagucio, Eleele, sixth grade; Michelle Kwock, Stevenson, eighth grade.

Grades 9 through 12 -- First place: Merry Pham, Farrington High School, 12th grade. Second: Krystal Patterson, Kalani High School, 11th grade. Third: Bronson Salmon, Waianae High School, 12th grade. Honorable mention: Tamari Miyashiro, Kalani, 12th grade; Dara Waialae, Kalani, 12th grade; Breana Pakele, King Kekaulike High School, ninth grade; Jan Takamatsu, Campbell High School, ninth grade; Shantel Tangaro, Waianae, 11th grade; Fabian Meacham, Waianae, 12th grade.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Suspect caught on tape stealing purse

A male suspect was caught on surveillance video stealing a purse in the back of Market City Shopping Center.

Police are looking for a male suspect, possibly in his teens, who was caught on surveillance video stealing a purse from a 78-year-old woman on April 28, at the back of Market City Shopping Center in Kapahulu.

Police said the woman was walking about 3 p.m. behind the shopping center at 2824 Kihei Place when the suspect ran up to her and grabbed her purse.

A bystander chased the suspect, who dropped the purse and fled.

The suspect is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with a slim build, wearing a black baseball cap backward, a gray T-shirt, blue denim shorts and slippers.

Anyone with information may call Detective Davin Futa at 733-8733. Anonymous calls can be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.

Police nab suspect in purse-snatching

Police yesterday arrested a 41-year-old Wahiawa man suspected of purse-snatching last month at Kuhio Park Terrace.

Police said the suspect, an acquaintance of the victim, allegedly took a 41-year-old Kalihi woman's purse by force while she was in her apartment on April 4.

Officers arrived at College Walk and North Kukui Street yesterday after the suspect was identified. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery.

Construction accident injures police officer

A special-duty police officer for work along Kalanianaole Highway received minor injuries yesterday morning after being struck by a construction vehicle in Wailupe.

Police said a construction worker was backing up the vehicle traveling about 5 mph when he struck the officer at 10:30 a.m.

The officer fell and was taken to the Queen's Medical Center for injuries to his shoulder and neck but is doing fine, police said.

Firefighters contain Big Island brush fire

HILO » Hawaii County firefighters expected today to continue mopping up remnants of a 900-acre grassland fire near South Point on the Big Island. The fire in dry pasture land caused no injuries or property damage, said Lanny Nakano, acting head of Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Six firefighters were assigned to keep watch on the burn area through the night after it was contained by a firebreak yesterday but not declared controlled. Fifteen county, state, federal and private personnel fought the fire yesterday.

The cause of the fire was unknown, the Fire Department said.

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