[ TAKING NOTICE ]
» The Hon Chew Hee Estate Foundation has awarded its Golden Callus scholarship award of $1,000 to Koty Juliano
, a Kahuku High School graduate now attending the Art Institute of Portland, Ore.
» The Windward Oahu Branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded scholarships to these students:
Christy Ann Gilman of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the $1,000 Susan B. Anthony Scholar.
Bethany Kawehionapua Kimokeo, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, $750 Jan Dorrance Memorial Scholarship.
Romelyn Arellano, Heald College, $450.
Dayna Isa, UH-Manoa, $450.
Kim Ann Jones, Kapiolani Community College, $450.
Rachel Kekaula, Windward Community College, $450.
Evelynn Iosua, an Iolani eighth-grader, is the three-time winner of the Schuler Family Foundation Award for Scholastic Achievement, for youths who are involved in the Lawakua O Kalihi Kajukenbo martial arts club.
As a former student at Dole Middle School, Iosua also won the Parents and Children Together Community Teen Program's Top Student-Athlete Award three times.
» Kailua-Kona resident Jasmine I. Amoguis, who teaches at Holualoa Elementary School, is the winner of the Space Foundation's Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers. She participated in a Summer Institute class in Colorado Springs, Colo.
» Windward United Church has awarded $750 Holmes Living Memorial Trust scholarships to Crystal Arnote and Valerie Galluzzi, who are Punahou graduates, and Emily Gammon and David Nishimoto, Kalaheo High graduates.
» Third-graders at Maili and Makakilo Elementary Schools have won the top $5,000 prizes for their schools for successfully completing the pilot Read-to-Win literacy program, sponsored by the D.R. Horton-Schuler Division. The home-building company also donated nine new books for each child in the program for each month of the 2004-05 school year. It plans to expand the program to more schools in the Kapolei area next year.
» Megan Murai of Honolulu has received one of seven Bernard Kutner Awards for excellence in various areas at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences upon graduation summa cum laude in June.
» Marian Mossman of Kailua was one of 58 students who received a Junior Scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, from the American Kennel Club.
» Hawaii Pacific University students Bonnie Beatson and Teresa Pytel, graduate students in the College of Communication, won first and third place, respectively, in a national logo contest. The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication sponsored the contest, and will use Beatson's design on all its publications and conference materials throughout the year.
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
1 caught of 3 who escaped Hilo jail
HILO » Big Island police have captured Franklin Enos, 31, one of three men who escaped from the Hawaii Community Correctional Center on Oct. 2.
Following a tip, police found Enos sleeping in a car in Paradise Park subdivision south of Hilo on Thursday, they said.
Authorities initially said Enos, Shawn DeCosta and Kole Race-Joaquin escaped by climbing 30 feet down bedsheets. Jail officials later said no bedsheets were used and that the drop was 20 feet, suggesting the men might have jumped.
The other two men are still at large.
Police seek man who held up bank on Ward
Police and the FBI are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of robbing a Ward Avenue bank yesterday afternoon.
Police said a man in his late 20s entered the Queen Ward branch of American Savings Bank at 929 Queen St. about 2:55 p.m., demanded money from the teller and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
The man fled Ewa on Queen Street riding a light-blue mo-ped, police said.
He is described as having a dark complexion and large build, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, weighing more than 200 pounds, wearing a gray long-sleeved jacket, fitted long denim pants and a fisherman-type hat.
Anyone with information about this person is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.
Man in 40s is sought in Kailua bank robbery
Police are searching for a man in his 40s who is suspected of robbing a Kailua bank yesterday morning.
Police said the suspect walked into the Kailua branch of First Hawaiian Bank at 705 Kailua Road at 11:50 a.m. and demanded money from the teller.
He left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
The suspect is described as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, with a medium build, dark graying hair, a mustache and wearing a dark-blue, long-sleeved, button-down shirt, dark-blue pants and a dark-blue baseball cap.
Anyone with information concerning the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.
Arson is suspected in Kaneohe house fire
Fire investigators have determined that a house fire in Kaneohe on Wednesday night was intentionally set. Police have opened an arson investigation.
Neighbors reported the home at 45-404 Kamehameha Highway on fire about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. They also reported hearing rushing air just as the fire started, said Capt. Emmit Kane, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.
The fire investigator found evidence of an ignitable liquid, Kane said.
The damage estimate to the home is $150,000. Damage to its contents was limited to $10,000 because a family was in the process of moving in and had not fully furnished the home.
2 suspects at large in liquor store robbery
Police are looking for two of four men who allegedly robbed a liquor store in Pearl City at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Police said the three men entered the store and shoplifted beer. When the clerk tried to stop the men, they used force against the 58-year-old woman and fled to a waiting car driven by a fourth man.
A Crime Reduction Unit officer saw the suspects as they fled and followed the car until it stopped a few miles from the store. Two of the men escaped, while the two remaining men, ages 19 and 20, were detained and arrested for robbery.
The store clerk suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.