Fundraising drive and putt
Friday is the entry deadline to sign up for the 11th annual Lanakila Golf Tournament fundraiser, "Drive for Lanakila Meals on Wheels." The event -- at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course -- costs $180 for individuals and $540 for teams. Send or fax registration forms to Lanakila, 1809 Bachelot St., Honolulu, HI 96817; fax 533-7264, attention: Golf Committee. Contact Marlena Willette at 356-8533 or mwillette@ lanakilahawaii.org.
Isle doctor honored for veterinary work
Dr. Allen Miyahara
of Honolulu was one of six people recently honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association
for leadership, wisdom and contributions to veterinary medicine and animal welfare.
Miyahara received a Tiffany crystal sculpture and $500 for distinguished contributions to the advancement of veterinary medical organizations.
The association, meeting in the Hawai'i Convention Center, honored Miyahara for devoting himself to the veterinary medical profession and contributing substantially to international understanding of veterinary medicine for more than 40 years.
He also was recognized for his contributions as the association's vice president from 1995 to 1997 and work with the Student American Veterinary Medical Association.
"Throughout his career, Dr. Miyahara has been committed to a stronger, internationally united profession that meets current and future challenges confronting the worldwide medical community such as zoonotic diseases and bioterrorist threats," the association said in a news release.
It said Miyahara has shared his ideas and concerns with Pacific colleagues as an officer of the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association and as Hawaii's delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association since the early 1970s.
He has traveled throughout Asia, spending time with veterinary leaders and visiting schools in each country, and was instrumental in introducing the concept of the human-animal bond through Asian countries, the association said. He was invited to Japan last year to discuss education and accreditation standards in the United States, it said.
His goal is to encourage schools in Asia to become accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which 10 other schools have done outside the United States in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the news release said.
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii received $50,000 from the Strong Foundation in support of its Ohana Career and Learning Center to be built in Kapolei. The center will be a 30,000-square-foot building including a computer lab and multimedia-equipped training rooms.
The Royal Order of Kamehameha 1 Moku o Kuhio VI received a $10,000 donation from the Free and Accepted Masons in Hawaii via the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
"Shining Stars" runs Sunday through Thursday.
Police, Fire, Courts
School fire causes $250,000 in damage
WAILUKU » An intentionally set fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to two classrooms at Maui High School -- the third fire reported on campus this year.
Fire Battalion Chief David Kamalani said a flammable liquid started the fire at plastic lockers outside the building, and smoke and heat caused the damage inside classrooms N-103 and N-104.
The two classrooms are used to teach social studies.
Firefighters had the fire under control at 1:44 a.m. yesterday, about 14 minutes after receiving the alarm.
"It is very unfortunate," said school Principal Randy Yamanuha.
Social studies classes were conducted at other facilities, including the library.
A fire outside a portable classroom caused an estimated $1,000 in damage in July, and the school reported a fire at a trash bin in June, a fire official said.
Collision kills driver of pickup truck in Hilo
HILO » A 42-year-old Pahoa woman was killed Sunday when the pickup truck she was driving crossed the center line of the Keaau-Pahoa Highway on the Big Island and collided with an oncoming truck, police said.
Alcohol might have been a factor in the 5:11 p.m. crash, and the woman was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
The identity of the woman was not immediately released.
Her 1992 Ford Ranger pickup hit a 1995 Mazda pickup driven by a 33-year-old Seattle man near Makuu Hawaiian Homes land, police said.
The Seattle man was taken to Hilo Hospital in stable condition. The woman died at the scene, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.
The death was the 21st Big Island traffic fatality of the year, compared with the same number last year.
Couple's fight leads to arrest of man, 30
Police arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly held his girlfriend against her will for about three hours Sunday and allegedly assaulted her.
Police said the two were arguing in Waipahu at about 3:30 p.m. and that he would not let her leave.
There was a physical confrontation during which the girlfriend, 22, suffered minor injuries.
Police said the boyfriend also threatened the woman while holding a "dangerous instrument," and said the boyfriend damaged the woman's personal property.
Police said the situation ended about 6:30 p.m. They arrested the man for investigation of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree criminal property damage and abuse of a household member.
Police arrest boyfriend after alleged assault
Police arrested a 26-year-old man who allegedly slapped his girlfriend several times and threatened to kill her Sunday.
Police said the incident happened in the Sunset Beach area at about 3:30 p.m.
Police arrested the boyfriend for investigation of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault.