Heavy rain expected tomorrow from storm
Tropical Storm Kenneth is expected to bring heavy rains and possible flooding to the islands tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm was forecast to be about 300 miles east of Hilo by today and to weaken to a tropical depression. Late yesterday, it was moving at 12 mph with maximum winds of 40 mph with higher gusts.
"For now the forecast calls for a chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms through Saturday," said lead forecaster Tim Craig. "It depends on how quickly it dissipates and where it goes relative to the islands."
The remnant of Kenneth, which started as a Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific, is bringing increased moisture, while an upper-level trough is expected to develop over the islands, turning the air mass unstable. Craig said Kenneth's passing slap at Hawaii is expected to "be a rain event, not a wind event."
Search for boy, 12, to continue a half-day
CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii » Hawaii County Fire Department rescue personnel and family members of missing Big Island boy Alexander Derego planned to conduct another half-day of searching for the boy today, Fire Capt. Reuben Chun said.
The search began Sunday after family members reported Saturday night that the 12-year-old had disappeared while fishing on the Kona Coast north of Kealakekua Bay.
An uncle and brother said they became aware that they did not know where Derego was and were unable to find him.
The boy's flashlight was found in 20-foot-deep water, and a rope connected to a makeshift plank bridge leading to the fishing site called Rock in the Water was damaged.
The family agreed to end the effort after one more half-day, Chun said.
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Saturday, Oct. 01, 2005
» Scott Stensrud has been named vice president of enrollment management at Hawaii Pacific University. A "Taking Notice" item on Page A2 Thursday incorrectly reported that he had been named associate vice president.
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» Stacey Kawasaki Djou
, an attorney with Cades Schutte LLP, has been named president of the Hawaii Women Lawyers, a nonprofit group of women and men dedicated to improving the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities for both sexes. Lynne McGivern
of Ashford & Wriston is vice president; Emi Kaimuloa
has been named secretary; and Lauren Sharkey
will continue as treasurer. Joining the board are Prairie Bly, Dianne Winter Brookins
and Wendy Hanakahi
» Maui Memorial Medical Center has appointed Patrick Saka as chief administrative officer in addition to his current duties as chief financial officer. Patrick Miyahira has also joined the hospital as the new regional project manager.
» Scott Stensrud has been named associate vice president of enrollment management at Hawaii Pacific University.
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Suspect arrested after Liliha bank is robbed
Honolulu police arrested a bank robbery suspect Tuesday, about two hours after the holdup and less than a mile from the scene.
The robber entered First Hawaiian Bank's King-Liliha branch at 455 N. King St. just before 9 a.m. and presented the teller with a demand note, police said.
The robber fled after the teller handed him an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
At 11:23 a.m. police arrested the suspect in a vehicle near River and North Beretania streets. The 36-year-old man with no local address was arrested for investigation of second-degree robbery.
Crash debris closes Moanalua Freeway
The Moanalua Freeway through Kalihi was closed in both directions for about two hours yesterday following a traffic incident in which a vehicle rolled over, police said.
The accident happened in the Waianae-bound lanes near the Fort Shafter exit about 4:30 a.m. No one was seriously injured in the crash, but debris from the impact spread to the Koko Head-bound lanes, forcing police to close the freeway.
Traffic was rerouted to surface streets while the debris was cleaned up. Police reopened the freeway at 6:35 a.m.