State finishes repairs on Big Island trail
The Muliwai Trail on the Big Island has been reopened after repairs, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a release.
The trail was closed May 25 due to a landslide and fallen trees.
Permits for Waimanu Valley Campground can be obtained at the Hilo DLNR Forestry and Wildlife office, 808-974-4221.
More information on the Muliwai Trail is on the state's Na Ala Hele Web site at www. hawaiitrails.org/trail.asp? TrailID=HA+35+001&island= Hawaii.
Conference tackles addiction treatment
"Treating Addiction in the 21st Century" will be the subject of a day-long conference July 14 sponsored by Hazelden Springbrook, Hina Mauka and the HMSA Foundation.
The meetings will begin with a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Dr. Richard Chung, HMSA senior vice president, will open the session with a talk titled "From Mandate to Community: Coverage to Collaboration."
Other speakers and topics:
» Debra and Jeff Jay, co-authors of "Love First: A New Approach to Intervention"
» Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer for the Hazelden Foundation: "The Neurobiology of Addiction"
» Dr. William Haning III, University of Hawaii associate dean for graduate affairs: "Methamphetamine: Natural History and Treatment-Assisted Recovery"
» Dr. Kevin Kunz, Kona Addiction Services medical director: "Hawaii's Recovery Cultures: Basic Values, Shared Perspectives"
» Dr. Vern Williams, medical director of Hazelden Springbrook: "Chronic Pain, Opiate Addiction and Treatment"
For more information, call 503-554-4379 or toll-free 866-866-4662, ext. 379.
The Eddie Aikau Foundation
Eddie Aikau essay winners announced
and the state Department of Education
have selected statewide winners of the inaugural Eddie Aikau Essay Contest from seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. More than 100 entries were accepted in English and Hawaiian. The foundation was set up to honor the Hawaiian surfing icon, who died paddling for help during a Hokule'a voyage to Tahiti from Hawaii in 1978.
The winners are:
Seventh grade -- Zoey Malaluan, King Intermediate School, Kaneohe; Nolan Brack, Halau Lokahi Public Charter, Waianae; Santana Soria, Keaau Middle School, Big Island.
Honorable mentions: Alex Owens, Keaau Middle; La'akea Aiu-Horie, Waimea Middle School, Big Island.
Eighth grade -- Patti Connors, Paauilo Intermediate School, Big Island; Leighna-Ann Lariosa and Kari Naborikawa, Niu Valley Middle School.
Honorable mentions: Holly Fishbach, Ryo Funahashi, Sara Wong, Ronson Hill and Jin Ru Schiller of Niu Valley Middle.
Ninth grade -- Cory Martin-Burrows, Pahoa High & Intermediate School, Big Island; Blake Berinobis, Hakipu'u Learning Center, Kaneohe.
The Hawaiian Division winner was Kehaulani Keli'i of Anuenue School, Waianae.
» Natasha Chang of Baldwin High School won the grand prize in U.S. Rep. Ed Case's art contest, "Kaha Kii: An Artistic Discovery." Her work, "Daddie's Little Girl," will be on display for a year at the U.S. Capitol along with winners from other states. Echo Imai of Castle High School won second place, and her work will also be on display for a year in Case's Washington, D.C., office. Cyndi Kohashi of Waiakea High School on the Big Island won third place. Her art will be displayed in Case's Honolulu office.
» Dr. Helen Varner, retired dean of Hawaii Pacific University's College of Communication, has been named professor emerita. She joined HPU in 1991, became founding dean of the Communication College in 1998 and retired last May.
» Kelly Educational Staffing selected Stacy Nagamine as Substitute Teacher of the Semester for the second semester of the 2005-06 school year. Nagamine, who works in the Honolulu District, was honored during National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week, May 8-12.
» Kate Donnellan of Kailua won second place in the Armed Services YMCA annual essay contest, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The fourth-grader's essay on making a difference in the world won her a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. She wrote about how she shipped more than 50 boxes of supplies to be distributed to the poor in Afghanistan, where her father, Lt. Col. James Donnellan, was stationed.
» Kent Harland, a student in the Leeward Community College TV Production program, won for Best Videography in this year's Emmy Awards scholarships. He was given the $3,000 Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
» The Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation received approximately $10,000 from the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl wine-tasting event and golf tournament for its Family Assistance Program, and $5,000 from National Football League Charities.
» The Maui office of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii was awarded a total of $87,500 to support its work with the homeless and victims of domestic violence. The County of Maui awarded the society $80,000 over two years and awarded the Baldwin Foundation $7,500. The recent withdrawal of the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline from Maui has limited access to legal assistance.
Police, Fire, Courts
Coast Guard rescues ailing man on ship
A 56-year-old man aboard the fishing vessel Sea Falcon was rescued by the Coast Guard yesterday after complaining of chest pain Thursday night.
The Coast Guard rescued the man 75 miles north of Kauai at 7:52 a.m. when he was hoisted from the vessel.
He was then taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital after being transferred at Lihue Airport.