Reservists honor slain comrade
An Army Reserve unit in California will rename its headquarters tomorrow in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, right, a native of Lahaina who was killed Nov. 15, 2003, when two Black Hawk helicopters collided in Iraq.
When they returned home in March 2004, the 102 reservists in his unit made the suggestion to rename the headquarters of the 137th Quartermaster Company in South El Monte, Calif., the Kelly Bolor Hall, Capt. Gustavo Murillo said.
Health event to focus on public work force
Dr. Deborah Klein Walker, American Public Health Association president-elect, will present a national view of major public health issues in the opening session of a conference Wednesday and Thursday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The Hawaii Public Health Association, Hawaii Primary Care Association and state Department of Health are hosting the event. It will focus on critically important issues for the public health work force, including emergency preparedness and response and socioeconomic impacts on health.
Loretta Fuddy, president of the Hawaii Public Health Association, said the conference theme reflects the importance of keeping the state's public health workers well informed about developments in those areas and to increase information exchange between public health professionals.
Speakers will share critical information on public health preparedness, said state Health Director Chiyome Fukino, encouraging all public health professionals and others to attend. The conference "is an excellent complement to our pandemic flu working meeting and other emergency preparedness activities occurring statewide," she said.
See www.hawaiipublichealth.org for more information.
12 Oahu schools to host SAT tutorials
Twelve Oahu high schools will host a series of SAT tutoring sessions conducted by Raymond Karelitz, author of several books on the test taken by college-bound seniors.
The first of the several-day sessions begin Tuesday, but others will be offered through early August. The cost is $220. Call 261-6666 for locations and times.
What's inside your Star-Bulletin this weekend:
Keep track of bon dances
A lantern-floating ceremony on the North Shore will launch the summer-long Obon season. A schedule of bon dances at island Buddhist temples will appear tomorrow on the religion page.
Art by the young and hopeful
An exhibition of artwork -- dubbed "The Young Hopefuls" -- by 10 students hailing from a variety of local high schools speaks volumes about the students' views of a world outside school walls.
Yahoo for Wahoo's
The three Pietsch siblings have turned Wahoo's Fish Taco in the Ward complex into one of the chain's top sales leaders after just five months of operation.
Skyrocketing prices of the two metals used to make the penny -- zinc and copper -- have sparked a debate on whether it is time to retire the currency, which now costs 1.23 cents for each one that is made.
Police, Fire, Courts
Motorist is arrested following fatal mo-ped accident
A 27-year-old man driving a mo-ped was killed Wednesday night when he was rear-ended by a motorist who had been overtaking traffic on Kamehameha Highway near Helemano Plantation, police said.
Police said the motorist, another 27-year-old man, was heading toward Honolulu in a blue 2003 Volkswagen four-door sedan and overtaking other town-bound traffic at about 11:20 p.m. when he hit the mo-ped, which was also town-bound.
The victim was thrown from the mo-ped and landed on the highway, where he died, police said.
After the crash, the motorist allegedly stopped his vehicle and fled on foot. Police later found him and arrested him for investigation of fleeing the scene of an accident and negligent homicide.
Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Police closed Kamehameha Highway between Kamananui Road and Weed Circle in Haleiwa for about four hours as they investigated the crash.
This was Oahu's 46th traffic fatality of the year compared with 38 at this time last year.
Teen is caught after assaults and robberies
Police arrested a teenager for allegedly head-butting a man during a robbery Wednesday night.
The suspect, a 17-year-old boy, jumped out of a vehicle as three males were walking down the street in Mililani at about 8:30 p.m., police said. The suspect then head-butted a 19-year-old man and took his money, then head-butted a 17-year-old boy and took his money, police said.
The suspect then pushed a 14-year-old boy, took his money and fled, police said.
Police found the suspect later at a nearby park and arrested him for investigation of three counts of second-degree robbery.
Visitor allegedly steals watch valued at $1,195
Authorities charged a 32-year-old woman from Japan for allegedly stealing an expensive wristwatch from a Waikiki department store on Tuesday.
Mayuri Hashimoto was charged with second-degree theft.
Security at Duty Free Shoppers saw the woman allegedly steal a wristwatch valued at $1,195.
Witness misidentified as a theft suspect
A witness to an attempted-robbery case at a Kalihi 7-Eleven met with police after seeing surveillance camera images of herself on TV news this week.
The woman was with a couple who allegedly began beating a man for his wallet in April at the 7-Eleven on Dillingham Boulevard near Oahu Community Correctional Center.
Police said the witness did not take part in the crime and was seen on the security video pulling the suspects away from the victim.
Police said that when the witness met with them, she brought with her an 18-year-old man who is a suspect in the case. Police were still looking for the female suspect.
Pursuit after break-in involves 3 collisions
Two men suspected of breaking into a car at Leeward Community College led police on a chase that involved three collisions and ended in their arrest in Halawa.
Police said officers responded to a car break-in at the community college at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.
A caller told police that the suspects fled in a pickup truck, which was determined to have been stolen.
The officers pursued the truck for about a mile, but during the pursuit the suspect driver struck three different cars.
Police cut the pursuit because the third collision was major, said Detective Alex Garcia.
But 15 minutes later, another caller reported seeing a pickup truck on Halawa Drive being abandoned by two men.
Police arrested the men, who matched the description of the original suspects.
They were arrested for investigation of unauthorized entry into the car, auto theft, three counts of fleeing the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
Drive-by shooter hits fast-food restaurant
Big Island police were looking for the shooter in a drive-by pellet gun shooting at the McDonald's Restaurant in Waimea on Monday.
A shot was fired at a large front window of the fast-food restaurant from a dark-colored sedan traveling west on Mamalahoa Highway at about 8:35 p.m., police said.
Customers were seated near the window, but no one was hurt, police said.
Damage was estimated at $2,500.
Police ask anyone with information to call officer Michael Molnar at 887-3080, the police non-emergency telephone number at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Suicide victim in domestic dispute ID'd
Big Island detectives identified a man involved in an attempted murder/suicide in Puna last month as Christopher Cline, 45, of Glenwood.
Police said that on May 25, Cline and a 39-year-old woman were having a domestic dispute on the Volcano-bound shoulder of Highway 11 in Glenwood.
The woman tried to leave by driving in the Keaau direction. Witnesses said Cline then rammed his car into hers, got out of his vehicle and shot himself in the head. No one else was in either car.
Cline was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center. The woman was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later flown to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. She has since been released.