Weinberg Foundation helps Kaimuki school
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
donated $5,000 to the American Lung Association of Hawaii
to support Kaimuki High School's tobacco-free advocacy activities.
» First Hawaiian Bank Foundation gave $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy's Corporate Council for the Environment, a coalition of local businesses that supports the protection of the environment.
» The Waipio Center donated more than $3,000 to area elementary schools, swim club, Boy Scout and other nonprofit organizations through its community swap meet.
» The Assistance League of Hawaii received $10,000 from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for needy children in public schools. Last year, more than 900 children received new clothing through the program.
» The Hawaii Theatre Center received two grants for its educational programs, including $100,000 from the Strong Foundation and $52,000 to hire an education director for creating a program at Hawaii Theatre for K-12 students.
» The American Cancer Society received $3,000 from the Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation to encourage women to get annual screenings for breast cancer.
The Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust also donated $6,000 to the society's Families Can*Sur*Vive -- the family conference for children with cancer, their parents and siblings which provides education, guidance and support.
» The Barefoot Natives, Willie K and Eric Gilliom, performed aboard the cruise ship Pride of Hawaii to raise $250,000 for four Hawaiian charities. They include the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Child and Family Service, 'Aha Punana Leo (Hawaiian language immersion program) and the Hawaii Maritime Center.
» Nanakuli Housing Corp., a nonprofit organization, was awarded $187,658 from the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs to renovate its training center at Kalaeloa, Oahu.
» C.M. Bidwell & Associates Ltd. gave the Honolulu Pilot Club $20,000 for corporate sponsorship of the C.M. Bidwell & Associates/Pilot Foundation of Hawaii's 18th Annual Tennis Tournament for five years. The Pilot Clubs of Hawaii are nonprofit volunteer service organizations that promote awareness of brain-related disorders through service and friendship.
» The Louis Vuitton Golf Cup 2006 Hawaii Charity Tournament raised $181,500 to benefit the Hawaii Opera Theatre and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. The proceeds will be used to sponsor the theater's upcoming production, "The King & I"; and the creative arts program for physically challenged individuals at the hospital.
» The Windward United Church of Christ awarded six $500 scholarships from the Holmes Living Memorial Trust, established in 1970 to honor the memory of former Rev. Jerome C. Holmes and his wife, Eva.
Winners include Elayne M. Bannister, Steven W. Heyd and Raelene M. Samson of Kalaheo High School; Charles Bell of Kahuku High School; Jenna N. Nakamaru of Castle High School; and Shane H. Stubblefield of Punahou School.
Police, Fire, Courts
Woman jumps from moving vehicle
A pregnant female was critically injured after she jumped from a moving car on Kamehameha Highway in Punaluu at about 8:45 last night, police said.
The female, whose age was unknown, was taken by ambulance in critical condition to Kahuku Hospital and was to be taken by helicopter to the Queen's Medical Center. An update on the condition of the woman or her fetus was not available at press time.
Police said initial reports indicated that the woman was arguing with the driver and jumped from the vehicle.
Police contra-flowed traffic on a quarter-mile stretch of Kamehameha Highway while they investigated.
Man allegedly hits victim with paddle
Police arrested a man who allegedly struck his sister's boyfriend with a canoe paddle while the boyfriend was trying to break up a fight between his girlfriend and the suspect's girlfriend Thursday in Kaneohe.
The two women were arguing when the victim, 35, came home at about 12:30 p.m., police said. While trying to intervene, the suspect struck him in the head with the paddle, police said.
The suspect is the boyfriend of one of the women and brother of the other.
The victim suffered a laceration to the back of his head, police said. Police arrested the suspect for investigation of second-degree assault.
19-year-old arrested in theft of jewelry
Police arrested a 19-year-old woman who was found with allegedly stolen jewelry Wednesday in Kailua.
A 47-year-old woman called police at about 4 a.m. to report that someone had broken into her vehicle and taken a box full of jewelry.
Officers later found the suspect pretending to be asleep inside of a vehicle, and a jewelry box was in plain view on the back seat, police said.
The victim identified the jewelry box as the same one that was taken, and police arrested the suspect for investigation of detaining stolen property.
Woman is allegedly stabbed in Honolulu
A 38-year-old woman was taken to the Queen's Medical Center after police said she was stabbed Thursday night by an unknown suspect.
The incident occurred at 9:38 p.m. in Honolulu.
Police said the victim was reported in stable condition at the hospital.
Woman reports thief in her bedroom
Police arrested a man who allegedly was caught going through a woman's purse in her home while she was brushing her teeth Thursday.
The incident happened near Kanewai and Dole streets at about 4:15 a.m. The woman, 26, said she woke up and went to the bathroom to brush her teeth, and when she returned to her bedroom several minutes later, she saw a man going through her purse.
The woman yelled at the man, and he ran out of the house.
She saw that cash was missing from her purse, and called police.
The suspect was later arrested for investigation of first-degree burglary.
Man is arrested in alleged 2005 theft
Police arrested and charged a 41-year-old man Thursday afternoon with first-degree burglary for allegedly stealing numerous items from a Manoa home last year.
Police said Robert Deguchi broke into a 61-year-old woman's Armstrong Street residence Dec. 30 and removed several items.
He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
62-year-old arrested on firearm offense
Police arrested a 62-year-old man on suspicion of firearm offenses after he tried to make a complaint about someone else Thursday night.
The man approached police officers in Waikiki at 8:27 p.m. to tell them about another man, who had been chasing stray cats in a nearby park. While officers took the man's report, they noticed the butt of a revolver sticking out of his pants pocket, police said.
Police recovered the revolver and arrested the suspect for investigation of having an unregistered firearm.