What's inside your Star-Bulletin this weekend:
Jewels in the lotus
An exhibit of relics of revered Buddhist masters to be shown here next weekend includes spiritual particles that the Dalai Lama identified as being from Shakyamuni Buddha, who founded the Buddhist philosophy 2,500 years ago.
For writers Michael and Karen Yamamoto, "Waipahu ... Recollections from a Sugar Plantation Community in Hawaii" started out as a simple reminiscence of grandfather Tatsuichi Ota, but these things have a way of snowballing and the project instead became a lively collection of anecdotes about growing up in Waipahu.
Being a comic-strip creator is not all fun and doodling. It's hard work, and many find themselves needing a break. The latest of these is Aaron McGruder, who draws the "Boondocks" strip.
More than lockers
Once little more than a clean, dry and safe place to store things, self-storage facilities are increasingly offering services like WiFi access, conference rooms and free coffee.
Fit for a president
Image-conscious hotel chains are going after VIPs by offering luxury suites featuring panoramic views and amenities that can cost guests up to $15,000 a night.
Police, Fire, Courts
Man rejects money demanded at bank
Police arrested a 43-year-old man who attempted to rob a bank yesterday and then refused to take the money.
Police said the man entered the Pearl City branch of First Hawaiian Bank, 890 Kamehameha Highway, at around 12:15 p.m.
He passed the teller a demand note, then refused the money and left.
Police arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
Stepfather allegedly assaults stepdaughters
Police arrested a 38-year-old Wahiawa man yesterday who allegedly sexually assaulted his two stepdaughters over several years.
Police said the older daughter, now 21, reported that her stepfather had sexually assaulted her from the age of 7 and stopped when she turned 18 and moved out of the home.
The younger sister, age 16, said her stepfather also began sexually assaulting her when she was 7 and stopped earlier this year.
The man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.
Fight ends in attempt to run over woman
Police arrested a 62-year-old woman for allegedly trying to run over another woman with her vehicle Wednesday.
Police said the suspect and the victim, 24, got into a fight at about 3:45 p.m. when the suspect got into her vehicle and tried to run over the victim.
The suspect drove off when police were called, but returned later while officers were at the scene. The victim identified her, and she was arrested for second-degree attempted murder.
Police did not give a location for the incident other than it was in the "Honolulu area."
Off-duty police officer helps robbery victim
An off-duty police officer came to the aid of a man being robbed at a bus stop at 848 Ala Lilikoi St. in Salt Lake on Wednesday, police said.
The 18-year-old victim was approached by two male suspects, ages 16 and 19, who demanded his money at about 5:45 p.m., police said.
The off-duty officer witnessed the incident and intervened. He then chased and captured the older suspect.
The second suspect was known by the victim from school and turned himself in at the Kalihi Police Station. Both suspects were arrested for investigation of second-degree robbery.
Man arrested following threats to ex-girlfriend
Police arrested a 24-year-old man after he allegedly terrorized his ex-girlfriend and damaged her car earlier this month.
Police said that on March 16 the man approached his girlfriend, 19, as she sat in her car near Moua and Fricke streets in Makaha and threatened her life.
The suspect reached into the car, broke levers off her steering column, ripped off her necklace and threw it into the road, police said.
An officer recognized the man during a traffic stop Tuesday near Ala Walua Street and Farrington Highway in Waianae. The suspect was initially arrested for investigation of six outstanding warrants and later for investigation of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree terroristic threatening.
Father allegedly hits son with beer bottle
A 44-year-old man was arrested after allegedly hitting his son with a beer bottle earlier this week.
Police said the victim, 16, was kicked out of his family's home in Waianae on Tuesday by his mother for being disrespectful to her. When the victim's father got home and found out what happened, he went looking for his son and found him.
Both parties got into an argument, during which the suspect allegedly hit the victim in the jaw with a beer bottle.
The case was reported at Kaiser Medical Center, where the victim went for treatment.
The suspect turned himself in at the Waikiki substation and was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault.