» Andrew Agbayani of Aiea, a sophomore at Saint Louis School, attended the National Young Leaders conference in June in Washington, D.C.
» Ann Stamp Miller, an associate professor at TransPacific Hawaii College in Honolulu, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant for 2005 to 2006 to lecture at Friedrich Schiller Universitat and Technische Universitat in Germany. She teaches history, German and women's studies.
» Dawn Reding, a zoology graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was one of 12 in the nation to receive a National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Scholarship for Conservation. The $5,000 was awarded by the Walt Disney World Co., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
» Kristen Frole and Julie Longworth, graduate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, are among more than 1,000 from the nation selected to travel abroad under the Fulbright Program, the federally sponsored international education exchange program.
Frole was nominated to receive a grant to study botany in South Africa, and Longworth was nominated for a grant to study East Asian language and literature in Taiwan during the 2005-2006 academic year.
» Kelly Kanayama and Laura Quek of Hawaii Kai will be visiting scholars in English literature in the Keble College at Oxford University for the 2005-2006 academic year. Both English majors are Nemerov Writing Scholars at Washington University in St. Louis.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Police nab man in attack with bat
Police arrested a 45-year-old man after he allegedly struck another man with a baseball bat on Tuesday.
The victim, 47, was found with a head wound in the Kalihi area at about 5:30 p.m. The suspect had been seen leaving the area with a bat and later returned to the scene and was arrested by police for investigation of first-degree assault.
The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition but was later upgraded to good condition.
Boy, 11, arrested over knife threat at school
Police arrested an 11-year-old boy after he allegedly threatened a classmate with a knife at school on Tuesday.
Police said that at 11:55 a.m. in downtown Honolulu, the suspect showed a knife to another 11-year-old and asked him if he would cry if he got stabbed.
The boy was detained by school authorities for bringing a weapon onto school property. Police arrested him for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening and released him pending an investigation.
Ewa man arrested in standoff at hotel
Police arrested a 51-year-old Ewa man who shot himself after a standoff with police at an airport-area hotel earlier this month.
Police arrested Arthur Pascual following his release from the Queen's Medical Center on Tuesday. Pascual had barricaded himself in a hotel room on Oct. 1. He fired two shots out the window and then shot himself, police said.
On Sept. 28 an intentionally set fire heavily damaged Pascual's home. Neighbors had said Pascual had been emotionally distraught over the loss of his son, who was killed two years ago in a car accident.
Police arrested Pascual under suspicion of two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, possession of prohibited firearms and drug violations.
Work furlough fugitive arrested in Honolulu
Police arrested escapee Fabian Krzyska on Tuesday in the Date Street area. Krzyska had failed to show up for work at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center Oct. 3 and did not return at 6 p.m.
Stolen van gets stuck at Mokuleia beach
Police arrested a man and a teenager yesterday after the stolen van they were in got stuck in the sand at Army Beach in Mokuleia at about 11 a.m.
When officers arrived, they discovered a 31-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl inside the van. Police discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen, and arrested them for investigation of auto theft.
Gold, silver reported stolen in Kurtistown
Big Island police are investigating a burglary in which a number of rare and valuable coins and metals were taken from a Hawaiian Acres subdivision home in Kurtistown during the last week of August.
Police said a man reported that someone entered his home while he was away and removed two firearms, two ivory chess sets and a substantial quantity of gold coins, gold nuggets, gold bars, silver coins and silver bars. Police did not release the value of the items taken.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Richard Sherlock at 961-2379, the police non-emergency number at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Fuel truck spill kept from reaching ocean
A fuel tanker truck overturned yesterday on Hawaii Belt Road near Honomu, north of Hilo, spilling 2,700 gallons of fuel, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Although the fuel drained into a stream, authorities were able to keep it from reaching the ocean.
A Fire Department hazardous materials team responding to the 8:46 a.m. call found the tanker overturned and leaking. The driver reported that he had lost control of the truck. There were no injuries.
Multiple dikes were erected out of dirt to stop the flow of fuel toward the ocean. Hawaii Petroleum personnel pumped the remaining fuel from the overturned tanker, collected some fuel on the ground and soaked up the remainder with absorbent material.