Zoo event to build cancer awareness
Children and families are invited to a "Jungle Adventure" in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Honolulu Zoo.
The Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation is sponsoring the event, which will include entertainment, animal hunts, games, rides, prizes and food. Na Leo will give a special performance. All proceeds will be used to provide services to children with cancer and their families.
The admission fee is $5; children under age 6 are free. Guests can park at Kapiolani Community College and catch a free trolley service running throughout the day. For more information about the foundation or Jungle Adventure, or to reserve tickets, call Susan at 528-5161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter sign-up deadline near
If you want to vote in this year's primary election on Sept. 23, Thursday is the deadline to register. Voter registration forms must be turned in to the county clerk's office by 4:30 p.m. or postmarked by midnight Thursday if mailed. Wikiwiki forms are at post offices, public libraries, county clerks' offices, most state agencies, www.hawaii.gov/elections
and in the Yellow Pages.
Kahuku coach is named DOE's top employee
Kahuku High School
head football coach Reginald "Reggie" Torres Jr.
was named the state Department of Education's
Employee of the Year for his work helping students achieve in school.
Torres oversees the school's Academic and Behavioral Intervention Program, which connects students with available resources to help them academically, the department said.
He also was cited for mentoring his athletes in a way that ensures they are students first, athletes second.
Torres was named head football coach this year. He has coached Kahuku teams to championships in wrestling, judo and JV football.
Torres will be the department's nominee for overall state Employee of the Year.
Roshani Shay, executive director of the Hawaii Wellness Institute, is one of six delegates to represent Hawaii at the Nonprofit Congress national meeting to be held in October in Washington, D.C. The congress is a national movement to build a diverse network of leaders to identify and address the challenges that all nonprofits face.
The Home Depot has donated $10,000 to the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross to recruit and train disaster volunteers and increase disaster-preparedness programs to local elementary and secondary schools. The grant is part of a three-year initiative between the two to educate 1 million people across the country on disaster preparedness, which includes educational clinics and in-store collateral materials.
The Queen's Medical Center has been selected as one of the country's leading centers for women's health and wellness. It was recognized by the Snowmass Institute, a national leader in women's health, as the Success Profile for 2006. Cited were its excellence in clinical programs, patient satisfaction ratings, positive financials and spalike setting.
"Shining Stars" runs Sunday through Thursday.
Police, Fire, Courts
Pedestrian, 47, dies from weekend crash
A 47-year-old Honolulu woman has died from injuries she suffered Saturday when a car ran over her at Kinau and Pensacola streets.
The Honolulu medical examiner identified the woman as Jadelin Nakamura.
Police said Nakamura was crossing Kinau from the mauka, Diamond Head corner when a car making a left turn from Pensacola to Kinau ran over her at about 7:30 p.m.
The 28-year-old driver and her passenger, a 2-year-old girl, were not injured.
Nakamura suffered multiple injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.
Police said they were notified that she died from her injuries Sunday.
Big Island fugitive is back in custody
A Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate who escaped earlier this month while out on temporary release for drug treatment is back in custody.
Big Island police arrested Wren Kealoha Evans, 28, in Kailua-Kona on Sunday.
Fire Department paramedics and police went to an apartment building parking lot on Alii Drive on a report of a man passed out in a car. The man was Evans.
Evans escaped Aug. 7. He was in the jail awaiting trial on theft, forgery and related crimes and for traffic offenses involving numerous police pursuits.
Driver identified who died in truck plunge
The 26-year-old man who died Sunday when his pickup truck dropped 50 feet into a gulch in North Kohala was Kauhi Simao of Waikoloa.
Big Island police said Simao was traveling east on Akoni Pule Highway when his truck crossed the center line near the 24-mile marker, went over an embankment and plunged into Halawa Gulch.
He was taken to North Kohala Hospital early Sunday morning, where he was pronounced dead.
Simao's death is the 25th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year, compared with 22 at this time last year.
Soldier is arrested in Mililani sex assault
Police arrested a 25-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier who allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman who was apparently doing him a favor.
Police said the woman allowed the man to stay overnight at her Mililani home because he had no way of getting to his own place.
Police said she was awakened at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday to find the man sexually assaulting her.
Police arrested the man on base for investigation of second-degree sexual assault.
Windward man is held in parking lot threats
Police arrested a 27-year-old Windward Oahu man who allegedly threatened a woman who was waiting for a parking stall.
They said that when the woman, 42, parked next to the suspect at 11:12 a.m. Friday, he got out of his car, approached her and threatened her.
He was later arrested for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening.