Teachers from Japan, U.S. probe Dec. 7, 1941
High school teachers from the United States and Japan are taking part in a six-day workshop that is looking at the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor from different perspectives, according to the East-West Center. The workshop started yesterday and continues until Friday.
Participants will visit the Arizona Memorial and related historical sites and meet with Pearl Harbor survivors. Namji Steinemann, director of the center's AsiaPacificEd Program, said in a news release that the workshop will "explore the multiple histories that converge there, including not only American and Japanese, but also Hawaiian and those of American-Japanese ancestry."
The workshop, titled "Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial," was organized by the East-West Center, the National Parks Service, the Arizona Memorial Museum Association and the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu.
Hurricane expected to enter Pacific zone
Hurricane Daniel was expected to enter the Central Pacific Hurricane zone sometime last night -- the first hurricane of the season to do so.
If the storm behaves as predicted, Daniel is expected to weaken before passing over the islands as a tropical storm on Friday.
"But a lot of things can happen between now and Friday," said National Weather Service forecaster Brad Fujii.
Last night, the Category 1 hurricane was about 1,090 miles southeast of Hilo and moving west at about 17 mph.
Sustained winds were at 109 mph with gusts of 132 mph.
Fujii said the storm was moving over colder water, which should weaken it.
Once the storm enters the Central Pacific Hurricane zone, responsibility for tracking it falls to the National Weather Service office in Honolulu.
Police, Fire, Courts
Examiner identifies killed pregnant woman
The medical examiner's office identified the pregnant woman who died after she jumped or was ejected Friday night from a moving car on Kamehameha Highway near Punaluu.
Delphine Haina, 28, of Waianae died Saturday morning at the Queen's Medical Center. She was not breathing and had no pulse when police arrived and began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The case was turned over to homicide detectives, but no arrests have been made and it is not clear how the incident is being classified.
Hiker airlifted off Manana trail
Firefighters rappelled into a ravine Saturday to help rescue a woman who suffered minor injuries while hiking on an offshoot of the Manana trail in Pacific Palisades, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.
The woman slipped on a "difficult and steep trail" and slid into the ravine, HFD Capt. Terry Seelig said.
HFD received a call for help at about 7:05 p.m., and the Fire Department helicopter and a fire rescue team responded.
The woman was airlifted from the ravine and treated at the scene at about 7:30 p.m. Seelig said the incident is a reminder that hikers should carry some kind of signaling device like a whistle or mirror to help firefighters locate them if they should get into trouble.
HFD helps hiker on Hawaii Loa Ridge
The HFD helicopter helped a man who sprained his ankle on the Hawaii Loa Ridge trail Saturday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Capt. Terry Seelig said the department received a call for help at about 4:51 p.m. and airlifted the hiker off the trail.
The man was treated at the scene and did not go to the hospital, Seelig said.
HPD investigating alleged sex assault
Police have opened a sex assault investigation after a 5-year-old girl told her therapist that she was molested by her mother's 41-year-old boyfriend in Ewa Beach within the past year and a half.
Police said the therapist was not able to determine specifics about the alleged incident or incidents.