Small earthquake reported on Big Island
A minor earthquake shook the Big Island yesterday, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The magnitude-3.7 temblor occurred about two miles south-southeast of the Puu Oo crater at a depth of about 3 miles.
There were no reports of damage or injuries in the 10:48 a.m. quake.
Mayor urges street safety on Halloween
Mayor Mufi Hannemann has proclaimed next Monday as Halloween Pedestrian Safety Day.
The city will distribute 65,000 reflective stickers and safety brochures to children through Oahu elementary schools and satellite city halls in its annual "Be Safe, Be Seen" campaign under the Department of Transportation Services.
The brochures give safety tips for trick-or-treaters, including: wear light colors and reflective stickers; carry a flashlight; go from house to house in groups; obey all pedestrian rules; and watch out for cars.
Children are urged to go trick-or-treating only in their neighborhoods, and only go to houses that have porch lights on. Adults should check all candy and treats before they are eaten.
South shore beaches due for box jellyfish
People who are allergic to bee or jellyfish stings are being advised by city lifeguards to stay out of the water from Wednesday through Friday, when box jellyfish are expected to come ashore.
The jellyfish normally appear about 10 days after a full moon.
The most commonly affected areas are Waikiki and Ala Moana beaches. Other waters that have been affected include Hanauma Bay, Pokai Bay, Makaha and Waimea Bay.
Warning signs will be posted if lifeguards find jellyfish during the alert period.
Persons stung by box jellyfish are advised to flush the sting area with white vinegar.
Rembrandt etchings set for UH exhibition
For two weeks beginning today, 30 rare Rembrandt etchings will be on display at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hamilton Library. The exhibition will be open to the public at no charge.
The artworks are in the private collection of Baltimore cardiologist Dr. Morton Mower and his wife, Tobia, and are being brought to Hawaii by special arrangements through University of Hawaii at Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research Gary Ostrander, a personal friend of the Mowers.
The collection has previously been exhibited at Johns Hopkins University, Mower's home institution, where a reviewer noted that "the prints reveal the breadth of Rembrandt's subjects, from portraits and landscapes to historical and biblical narratives."
The collection can be seen at the Bridge Gallery beginning today through Nov. 5.
The exhibition is available for public viewing during library hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon- 11 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Aaron Young, president of Aaron Fine Arts of Baltimore, will present a lecture about the exhibited works tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the library's Eugene Yap Room.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
31-year-old held in assault on pedestrian
Police arrested a 31-year-old Hawaii Kai man in connection with the assault on a couple near Ala Moana Center.
Police said a traffic incident occurred near the intersection of Mahukona Street and Kapiolani Boulevard involving the occupants of a vehicle and a couple walking in a crosswalk at about 10:38 p.m. Saturday.
The pedestrians, a 45-year-old man and his 42-year-old wife, continued walking on Kapiolani Boulevard when they were approached by a passenger in the vehicle.
Police said the suspect punched the man several times. The driver of the vehicle attempted to break up the fight and punched the man's wife while fleeing from the scene, police said.
The 31-year-old suspect turned himself in to police and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and third-degree assault.
The second suspect is at large.
Hanauma Bay victim is New Zealander, 89
The Honolulu medical examiner identified an 89-year-old man who drowned at Hanauma Bay as Harry L. Gee of Auckland, New Zealand.
Gee was not breathing and had no heartbeat when lifeguards found him at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was administered by lifeguards before he was taken to Straub Clinic & Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Pedestrian in street hurt by car in Kahaluu
A pedestrian in his 40s was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition last night after he was struck by a car in Kahaluu.
The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Kamehameha and Kahekili highways.
Police said the man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit. The accident was under investigation last night.
The car's driver, whose age was not available, was not hurt, police said.
Kona woman dies after crashing ATV
A 44-year-old woman died Saturday from injuries after she lost control of an all-terrain vehicle and slammed into a tree in South Kona.
Police identified her as Jeanne Moriguchi of Captain Cook.
About 12:29 p.m., police said Moriguchi was traveling west on a private driveway near the end of Rock Bottom Road in South Kona in a 1986 Honda 350 all-terrain vehicle. Police said she lost control of the ATV, ran off the driveway and struck a tree.
Moriguchi was transported to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m. Police said she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.