6 state parks to stay open an hour later
Six Oahu state parks will stay open an hour later than usual beginning next Monday.
Because of longer daylight hours, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will keep gates open until 7:45 p.m. every day instead of 6:45 p.m.
Signs will be posted at the entrance gates, noting the opening time at 7 a.m. and including the new closing time. These parks will be affected:
» Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area, Aiea
» Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku
» Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside, Makiki
» Sand Island State Recreation Area, Honolulu
» Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area, Honolulu
» Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, Wahiawa
ACLU seeks nominees for Guardians award
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has extended the deadline for nominations for its Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Awards to April 30.
The nominees should be young people who have confronted civil liberties injustices and attempted to change them, according to the ACLU.
Anyone may make a nomination, including teachers, counselors, community organizations, mentors, businesses and individuals.
The complete nomination packet and details about the program are available at www.acluhawaii.org/index.php?id=143.
Bone marrow drive set for Windward Mall
A bone marrow drive will be held by the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Windward Mall, near Macy's.
The registry was established in 1989 at St. Francis Medical Center and joined the National Marrow Donor Program to help patients locally and worldwide find bone marrow donors.
Donors must be between ages 18 and 60 and in general good health. They need to register just once. Those who have already registered and need to update information or would like more information may call the registry at 547-6154 or see the Web site www.stfrancishawaii.org/hawaiibonemarrow.
Only 30 percent of patients who need bone marrow transplants find a matched donor within their families, the registry said, so unrelated matches are critical to save lives. Matches are found more easily between people of the same ethnic background.
There are more than 66,000 registered donors throughout Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa.
UH applicants sought for science seminar
Applications are being accepted until Friday for a three-week seminar this summer for science students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
"Ka 'Imi 'Ike -- Explorations in the Geosciences" will be held July 24 through Aug. 11 for incoming freshman and sophomore students of native Hawaiian or Pacific Island ancestry who are interested in learning more about earth, weather and water sciences. Eligible applicants should already be accepted to UH but without a declared major in the sciences.
Students will be introduced to local scientists to explore science careers. Research will give hands-on training in technology, volcanology, water sampling and meteorology, and prepare them for small research projects. Environmental studies, volcanism, geochemistry, geography, geology, geophysics, physical oceanography and hydrology or meteorology will be included.
For more information or to obtain an application, call 587-8593 or visit hbmp.hawaii.edu.
Police, Fire, Courts
Big Isle man dies from crash injuries
A 53-year-old Big Island man died yesterday after running off the roadway on Saturday night and hitting a tree, police said.
The crash happened at about 9:25 p.m. Saturday in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates when the victim's 1979 Toyota pickup truck was headed south on Princess Kaiulani Boulevard.
Police said the pickup went off the left side of the road and hit a tree head-on. The driver was taken to Kona Community Hospital. He was then transferred to the Queen's Medical Center, where he died yesterday morning.
The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the case.
Woman charged in use of stolen credit card
Police charged a 43-year-old woman after she tried to use a stolen credit card at a downtown business last week.
Police charged Sharon McGuire with fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree forgery, second-degree identity theft and second-degree attempted theft.
McGuire allegedly tried to purchase merchandise valued at $698.99 with a stolen credit card at Fischer Hawaii, 1072 Fort St., police said.
The account holder, a 37-year-old man, was contacted, and he explained that the suspect lives in the same house rented by several people but that he did not authorize her to use his credit card.
The man identified the woman.
McGuire is being held on $50,000 bail.
Man held in alleged attack on HPD officers
Police arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly attacked officers who were originally dispatched to help him.
Police said that last week, officers were dispatched to a possible drug-overdose case in Pearl City.
When officers arrived, the man they were sent to help became belligerent and pushed them, police said.
The officers then arrested the man for investigation of harassment. During the arrest, the man kicked an officer and tried to hit him in the face, ripping the shirt of his uniform instead, police said.
Officers then arrested him a second time, for investigation of assault on a police officer.
Wild maneuver leads to arrest in stolen car
Police arrested a 16-year-old Wahiawa girl who was allegedly driving a stolen car last week on Farrington Highway near Lualualei Homestead Road.
Police said the girl had been heading toward town on Farrington Highway in the makai-most lane and suddenly merged into the mauka-most lane, cutting off a patrol officer and forcing him to brake suddenly, police said.
The officer pulled the vehicle over for a traffic violation.
Police dispatch then informed the officer that the car, a 1996 Honda Civic, had been reported stolen from an Ewa Beach address.
The officer arrested the girl for investigation of auto theft, driving without a license and unsafe lane change. She was later released pending investigation.
Woman is arrested at wheel of stolen car
Police arrested a 40-year-old woman who allegedly tried to drive off in a stolen car as an officer watched.
Police said a sergeant was on a routine patrol on Kukui Street in Wahiawa last week when he noticed a car parked in an area known for crime. When the sergeant checked the vehicle's license plate number, he learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen.
As the sergeant waited for a patrol officer to arrive, a woman got into the car and tried to drive away, police said. The sergeant then arrested the woman for investigation of auto theft.