MBA program benefits neighbor isle students
The University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Business
received $120,000 from Young Brothers Limited/Hawaiian Tug & Barge
to fund 10 scholarships for neighbor island students seeking a master's in business administration. The Executive Neighbor Island MBA program, based on grade point average, financial need and leadership potential, starts this fall and end in summer 2008.
» The Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America received $15,000 from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.
» The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation awarded the first Windward Youth Activities fund grant of $5,000 to the Windward Soccer Club, which will use the money to stencil signs on storm drains in the Aikahi Park area of Kailua to prevent water pollution, and to paint over graffiti in public areas.
» The Environmental Law Program of the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law received the 2006 American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy.
» William R. Brown of the Pearl City Elks Lodge No. 2669 was installed as the new leader of the Hawaii District of the Hawaii Elks Association.
» The Wahiawa Lions Club presented its Outstanding Achievement in Community Service Award to Carole Kai Onouye for years of devotion to the Variety School, Great Aloha Run, Carole Kai Charities and other community services. Aki Kakazu received the new Wahiawa Lions Club Every Day Hero Award for supporting the Hawaii National Guard in the Middle East since 2003. He also spent personal funds and garnered support from Club Asoka and the community to send care packages to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq.
The public may nominate Every Day Heroes by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or mail suggestions to P.O. Box 860651, Wahiawa, HI 96786.
» Goodwill Industries of Hawaii was awarded $10,000 from The Pettus Foundation to support its employment services programs for people with disabilities.
» Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. gave $5,000 to Hawaii Literacy to fund the continued service of its Classroom on Wheels Program, a traveling library and classroom on the Waianae Coast.
» Gary S. Varner, assistant professor of physics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, received an Advanced Detector Research Award for $37,300 from the U.S. Department of Energy. He was one of nine winners nationwide.
» Hawaii Maoli was awarded a grant of $150,000 from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation to help its restoration efforts at Mauna'ala, the Royal Mausoleum.
» The Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. awarded $5,000 to the American Lung Association of Hawaii for its statewide Asthma Sports Day Camps for children, ages 5 through 12.
» Gregory House Programs received $10,000 from the ABC Stores of Hawaii through the Kosasa Foundation for support of its residential and support programs for individuals with HIV and AIDS.
» Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. recently awarded $10,000 to the Institute for Human Services, Oahu's only 24-hour emergency walk-in homeless shelter.
» Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center received $150,000 from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation to build a new family medical building. The grant will be paid over three years.
Police, Fire, Courts
Cab driver shot in an attempted robbery in Aiea
A 52-year-old taxicab driver was shot and critically wounded last night outside the First Hawaiian Bank in Pearlridge Center.
The man, an employee of TheCab, had his cab stolen.
The man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in extremely critical condition with an apparent gunshot wound to the neck, said Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Services Department spokesman.
The shooting occurred at 9:11 p.m. yesterday.
Police sent out an all-points bulletin for the cab, a 2006 Honda van, last night, but found it on the H-3 freeway at the Likelike Highway offramp.
Woman allegedly stabs man in Aiea home
Police have arrested a 43-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old man and allegedly tried to stab his girlfriend, 34, in their Aiea home.
Police said the couple were watching television in the living room Thursday when the older woman arrived home "enraged." She went into the bedroom and returned with a kitchen knife and allegedly threatened to kill the woman, chased her and tried to stab her, police said.
The man intervened, and the 43-year-old woman stabbed him at about 4 p.m., police said. The man received injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Police arrested the woman on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault. Police also recovered the knife.
Police seek suspect in alleged sex assault
Police are looking for a 32-year-old Honolulu man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl at a hotel midnight Tuesday with the help of four other men.
Police said the man knew the girl and took her to a Honolulu hotel room, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
A second man, 29, then allegedly threatened her with a handgun. The other three men, two 19-year-olds and one 18-year-old, then allegedly restrained her in the hotel room until 8 p.m. Thursday.
Police were called and arrived at the scene where they arrested the 29-year-old for terroristic threatening and the other three younger men with unlawful imprisonment.
The girl was taken to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center for an examination.
The 32-year-old faces arrest on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.
32-year-old arrested in sex-assault case
Police arrested a 32-year-old man yesterday who allegedly tried to force a 28-year-old woman into prostitution and sexually assaulted her at a hotel on Waiwai Loop.
The woman said she had met the suspect on Monday through a telephone dating service and agreed to go with him on the pretense of applying for jobs, police said.
But instead the man picked up another woman and the three went to a room at the Pacific Marina Inn, police said. Inside the room, the man allegedly sexually assaulted her, police said.
Police said the man then suggested the victim go into prostitution, which the other woman was allegedly engaged in, police said.
The victim returned home Tuesday and immediately reported the incident to police.
The woman positively identified the man in a photo line-up. Police arrested the man on suspicion of four counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of third-degree sexual assault and first-degree promotion of prostitution.
69-year-old allegedly punches man in traffic
Police arrested a 69-year-old Kapolei man who allegedly punched a 44-year-old driver stopped in traffic about noon Thursday in Honolulu.
Police said the older man approached the driver who was seated in his car and allegedly punched him in the face through the open window.
The driver got out of the car and held the suspect until police arrived, police said. The driver suffered some pain to his face and his car was door was dented.
Police arrested the Kapolei man for investigation of first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and fourth-degree criminal property damage.
Police arrest son after mother is beaten
A 29-year-old Wahiawa man was arrested at his home for allegedly beating his 44-year-old mother with a two-inch thick walking stick Thursday morning.
Police said the man got up about 7 a.m. Thursday and began demanding drugs from his mother.
The woman wedged the walking stick against the door, but the son allegedly kicked in the door. He continued to demand drugs, but she told him she didn't have any, police said.
The son grabbed the 4-foot-long stick and allegedly beat her with it, police said. The woman escaped the apartment and called police from the apartment next door, police said.
The man was arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault.
The woman was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital, where she was treated for a broken left arm and multiple bruises to her arms, legs and upper torso.