AIDS Walk for Life scheduled for Sunday at Kapiolani Park
The 15th annual AIDS Walk for Life, a benefit to support the Life Foundation's work, will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Kapiolani Park.
The foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS organization, cared for more than 600 HIV positive men, women and children last year.
Walkers are encouraged to create teams of co-workers, family and friends to help raise funds to support the foundation's programs and services.
Starbucks Coffee is the title sponsor of the event for the third consecutive year.
Visit www.aidswalkhawaii.org to register for the walk, sponsor a walker or team, or make a general donation. Registration forms are available at Starbucks.
Cindy Sheehan in Hawaii for talks
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will speak tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church of Honolulu.
She will also talk Sunday on Maui, and has two speeches scheduled for Monday on the Big Island.
Sheehan, whose son died in the Iraq war, travels around the country to protest the war. She first spoke in the islands last year.
The free talk tomorrow on Oahu is set to start at 7 p.m. at the church at 1020 S. Beretania St. For more information, contact Not in Our Name-Hawaii at 534-2255.
On Sunday, Sheehan will speak at Maui's Castle Theater at 8 p.m. after a showing of "Sir! No Sir!" The talk is free, but admission to the film costs $10 for those 18 and over.
On the Big Island, Sheehan will speak at the University of Hawaii-Hilo Campus Center Room 301 starting at noon. She will also have a talk at the Aloha Theatre at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $7.
State high court suspends attorney
The Hawaii Supreme Court has suspended Honolulu attorney Howard J. Gravelle from practicing law.
The suspension became effective April 7 based on a March 21 "trusteeship of Gravelle's client files and funds ordered by the court," according to a news release.
He is not allowed to practice law until he is reinstated by the Hawaii Supreme Court.
Gravelle, 58, was admitted to the Hawaii bar on Oct. 17, 1975. He is a graduate of Hastings College of Law.
Waianae Coast gets new wellness center
The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center will open a new Wellness Center today.
Malama Ola: The Integrative Medicine Center is located under the center's dining pavilion, which cantilevers over the cliff with an ocean view.
The facility houses a large fitness center with equipment, exam and counseling rooms.
Malama Ola specializes in wellness-focused care, incorporating prevention, primary care, lifestyle enhancement, fitness training and alternative therapies.
Physicians, behavioral therapists, registered dietitians, physical therapists and fitness trainers work together to help clients.
What's inside your Star-Bulletin this weekend:
Local churchmen separate fiction from fact in author Dan Brown's novel to prepare the faithful for the May release of the movie version of "The DaVinci Code."
Asato duo headed for hall
The Asato family of KC Drive Inn fame made an island icon of a hot dog in waffle batter and built an empire. Leeward Community College's culinary program inducts Jiro and Agnes Asato into its Culinary Hall of Fame next month.
When stars have borne
It seems almost unimaginable for any modern movie star to send his children out among the Hollywood elite equipped with ordinary names like Michael, Eric, Joel and Peter, as Kirk Douglas once did. These days, stars are more likely to name a new child Apple.
Cold front on home front
Housing sales have cooled off nationwide, including in Hawaii, as prices are high and interest rates are rising.
American losing ground
American Airlines has never filed for bankruptcy, but the airline by many measures is now losing ground to leaner competitors who have gone through reorganization.
Police, Fire, Courts
2 people are charged in ramming of police vehicle
Police charged two of three people arrested after a stolen pickup truck rammed into a police sergeant's subsidized vehicle on the North Shore on Tuesday.
Dempsy D. Macaraeg, 21, was charged with first-degree criminal property damage, auto theft and drug offenses.
April Rose Ringor, 19, was also charged with auto theft and drug offenses.
The third suspect, a 20-year-old man, was released Wednesday pending an investigation.
Police said Sgt. Joseph Whittaker, 44, spotted the stolen 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup truck in Haleiwa near Matsumoto Shave Ice at about 9:30 a.m.
He told police dispatch that he was following the truck toward the Anahulu Stream bridge.
Another officer blocked the Kahuku side of the bridge with his police vehicle.
Police said that while on the bridge the truck came to a stop, and Ringor, who had been driving, traded places with Macaraeg, who then reversed the truck into Whittaker's vehicle on the Waialua side of the bridge.
Whittaker fired one shot into the truck's left rear tire.
Macaraeg is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail while Ringor is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Woman who allegedly took purse is charged
Police charged a 31-year-old woman who allegedly dragged another woman on the ground when she stole her purse earlier this year in Ewa Beach.
Keanukapulani Lapilio was charged Wednesday with second-degree robbery. Police said that around 12:25 a.m. Jan. 20, Lapilio approached a 47-year-old woman who was sitting in her car. Lapilio then hit the woman in the chest and took her necklace, police said.
Lapilio then allegedly reached over and grabbed the woman's purse. Outside the car, the women struggled over the purse, and Lapilio dragged the woman on the ground before getting away, police said.
Police arrested Lapilio yesterday near Oahu Community Correctional Center. She was being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Traffic stop turns into arrest for auto theft
A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of an auto theft suspect Wednesday night.
At 9:37 p.m., a police officer pulled over a vehicle in Manoa because of defective tail lights, police said. The officer then learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen.
The officer arrested the driver, a 41-year-old man, for investigation of auto theft.
2 men allegedly try to take pickup truck
Police arrested two men after they allegedly tried to steal someone's truck by towing it away with another truck on Wednesday night in Nanakuli.
Patrol officers investigating a report of an auto theft in progress saw the men, ages 38 and 39, in a pickup truck towing another truck at about 9 p.m.
Police checked the license plate of the vehicle being towed, discovered it was reported stolen and arrested both men for investigation of auto theft.
2 people flee scene after bus hits vehicle
An unknown female driver and male passenger of a Jeep Cherokee broadsided by a city bus in Waianae Wednesday night fled the scene of a serious accident.
Police said the three back-seat passengers -- two men, ages 30 and 22, and a woman, 24 -- and a 15-year-old boy seated in the cargo area were taken by ambulance to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition but later improved.
An Emergency Medical Services spokesman said the four were in serious condition.
An eastbound city bus broadsided the westbound Jeep on Farrington Highway near Leihoku Street as it turned left at Lualualei Beach Park.
Police said speed was a factor in the 9:20 p.m. crash.
Auto theft suspect seen without seat belt
Police arrested an auto theft suspect yesterday morning after an officer noticed the man was not wearing a seat belt.
Police said that at 2:06 a.m. an officer pulled the man over near Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard for a seat-belt violation.
The officer then learned that the car the man was driving was reported stolen. Police arrested the man, 28, for investigation of auto theft and drug offenses.