'Right to Die' author to give lecture Aug. 4
Bill Colby, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization senior fellow, will present a free public lecture from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine on "From Cruzan to Schiavo: What Have We Learned?"
He is the author of "Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America" and "Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan."
Colby, of Kansas City, Mo., represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in the first right-to-die case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Colby will discuss some of the difficult choices families must face before and after a loved one dies.
His talk will be in the medical school's third-floor auditorium. Parking is available on Ilalo Street or in the JABSOM parking lot for $3.
To register, call 585-9977 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide name, phone, e-mail and organization. The first 30 people to register will receive a free, signed book.
We sweat here more than most
Honolulu is the 16th-sweatiest city in the United States, according to the fifth annual Old Spice Top-100 Sweatiest Cities List.
Phoenix retained its top ranking. According to an Old Spice news release, the residents of Phoenix collectively sweat enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in less than three hours on a typical summer day. Las Vegas remained at No. 2, with Tucson, Ariz., at No. 3. The least sweaty city was San Francisco.
Chinatown Summit set for next Thursday
Saturday is the registration deadline for Mayor Mufi Hannemann's "Chinatown Summit," in which community members and other stakeholders in the historic region will meet to brainstorm on its revitalization.
The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Thursday at the Hawaii Theatre and is sponsored by the city Office of Economic Development and Enterprise Honolulu.
Registration is required for the free event. Call the theater box office at 528-0506 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday. A keynote address by Hannemann will be followed by presentations by several guest speakers and a lunch break.
Workshops will begin at 2 p.m. on the following topics: "New Funding Opportunities," "Community Concerns" and "What Do Customers Want?"
Waipio Center seeks swap meet vendors
The Waipio Center is looking for booth participants at its Community Swap Meet July 8. The deadline for reservations is June 26.
Participants may sell new or used plants, toys, crafts, equipment, small furniture and other items for a $20 booth fee. Application forms are available at Foodland at Waipio Center or by calling 288-2590. Booths are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
The shopping center has donated more than $3,000 to area elementary schools, the Boy Scouts and other nonprofit organizations from the booth fees collected in the past four years, according to a news release.
The center, at 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. in Waipahu, is across the street from the Central Oahu Regional Park.
Tech teacher Chun gets Fulbright grant
Kelvin Y.S. Chun
, an award-winning technology teacher at Nuuanu Elementary School, will participate in the 2006 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher program this summer. Chun is also a magician balloonologist and kite flier. His grant will focus on integrating mathematics (using kites), performing arts (magic) and technology with the Japanese culture.
» Student winners of this year's Nene Award essay, poster, performing arts and digital arts contests are:
Grade 4, first place, Erin Voss, Moanalua Elementary; honorable mention, Xavier Imperial, Maryknoll.
Grade 5, first place, Jake Belding, Maryknoll; honorable mention, Christianne Michel, Maryknoll.
Grade 6, first place, Kylie Ojiri, Maryknoll; honorable mention, Sasha Hall, St. John Vianney.
Poster contest winners were all from Maryknoll:
Grade 4, first place, Sarah Zhang; honorable mention, Michaela Yamashita.
Grade 5, first place, Tatiana Phu; honorable mention, Kara Kozuma.
Grade 6, first place, Nathan Goo; honorable mention, Bobae Kim.
Performance winners were:
First place -- Song and Creative Movement: Kyleigh Amii, Masako Imoto, of Liholiho Elementary School (grade 5).
Digital Arts winners were:
First place -- Dog's Eye View: Sierra Olds-Delaney, Michela Humphrey, Tatiana Meyer, of Aina Haina Elementary (grade 6).
Police, Fire, Courts
29-year-old is arrested in mugging downtown
Police arrested a 29-year-old man yesterday morning in the mugging of a man in downtown Honolulu on Tuesday evening.
Michael Mareko, 29, was charged with second-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Police said that a 46-year-old man dropped a $20 bill as he was walking at about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect grabbed the bill and told the man it was his, so he should "beat it before I take the rest of your money," police said.
The older man tried to walk away out of fear for his safety, police said, but the suspect approached him again, reached into his pants pocket and took another $60. The suspect then shoved the victim into a wall and fled on foot, police said.
Neighbors make peace after dispute over dog
Two Kaimuki men made peace Tuesday after a dispute involving a barking dog and a shotgun.
Police said one of the men, 44, became upset over a neighbor's dog barking and yelled to the neighbor at about 4 p.m. to quiet the dog. The neighbor, 49, yelled back, and the two began arguing, police said.
The younger man rushed to his neighbor's fence yelling obscenities, and the older man came out of his house carrying a shotgun, police said.
The younger man called 911 to report being threatened. Officers arrived and detained the older man, but the neighbors ended up shaking hands and the younger man withdrew his complaint, police said. The older man agreed to re
locate his dog to the opposite side of his house, police said.
Waialua man, 63, held in fight over vehicle
Police arrested a 63-year-old Waialua man Tuesday for allegedly using a forklift to move a car with another man inside.
Police said that the two men were arguing at about 3:30 p.m. April 24 about the removal of a vehicle from their property. The suspect was about to remove the vehicle with the forklift when the other man, 62, got inside the car to try and stop him, police said.
The suspect allegedly lifted the vehicle with the forklift, forcing the victim to jump out.
The suspect turned himself in at the Wahiawa Police Station and was arrested for investigation of first-degree criminal property damage. He was released pending investigation.