Chief Of Naval Operations will speak here
The USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center will host the Pearl Harbor Day commemoration ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the Dec. 7,1941, attack.
Keynote speaker at the ceremony, which begins at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, will be Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chief of naval operations. Other guest speakers include U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and Lynn Scarlett, deputy secretary for the Department of the Interior.
About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to attend the ceremony. Seating will begin at 7:20 a.m.
Similar private ceremonies marking the 64th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the Pacific Fleet will be held at Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor and Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
At noon, Mullen also will speak at the 45th annual Honolulu Council Navy League luncheon at the Hale Koa Hotel.
Also honored will be five crew members of the USS Ward which fired the first American shots of World War II and sank a Japanese midget submarine as it tried to sneak into Pearl Harbor early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 422-9404.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
German tourist drowns at Garden Isle beach
A 38-year-old man vacationing from Hamburg, Germany, drowned at Kauai's Polihale Beach on Friday, police said.
Witnesses told police that the man was swimming when a large wave knocked him down. He was not seen again until his body washed onto shore.
Paramedics unsuccessfully administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene. The victim was taken to the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The drowning is the 10th on Kauai this year.
Man charged in alleged samurai sword slaying
A 30-year-old Waipahu man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing
, which apparently involved a samurai sword.
Frank Sanes was charged yesterday and is being held on $250,000 bail.
The stabbing happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside Star Karaoke at the Waimalu Shopping Center. Police said the victim, 21-year-old Bill P. Refilong, had walked with his cousin to the shopping center from his home to buy cigarettes. He was talking with friends when two suspects arrived in a white or silver-colored sedan, jumped out and attacked Refilong, police said.
One of the suspects was armed with what appeared to be a kitchen knife, and the other with a sword, according to witnesses.
Only Sanes has been arrested in the case.
Police are asking that anyone with information on the case call the Criminal Investigation Division at 529-3115 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
Refilong was an Aiea High School graduate who recently returned from Alaska, where he worked in the fishing industry. He was living with his parents on Lokowai Street, a block away from the shopping center where he was killed.