UH to lead research on youth violence
The Department of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine will serve as a national coordinating center for research to reduce youth violence, the school has announced.
A $194,000 grant has been allocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the first year of a four-year grant for the program.
UH-Manoa will coordinate the youth violence prevention efforts with 10 other institutions.
Dr. Gregory Mark, UH medical school faculty member and principal investigator for the project, said in a news release, "Youth violence spans across all cultures with many cultural differences playing a role.
"This valuable research will contribute to the nation's knowledge of what works to help reduce and prevent youth-related violence."
The UH youth violence prevention center began six years ago at several Honolulu high schools and communities. It now works with several community-based groups on methods of reducing youth violence by using science with practice.
Stay safe in hunting and fishing
The 34th annual Hawaii Hunting and Fishing Day will be held tomorrow and Sunday at the Koko Head public shooting range. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and include safety instruction on shooting firearms, shotguns, handguns, archery and casting fishing lines, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said. Coupons can be obtained with a donation of nonperishable food to the Hawaii Foodbank or a $1 donation.
Grant aids prevention of substance abuse
Hawaii has received a little more than $2 million to build community-based programs to prevent substance abuse.
The one-year grant is renewable annually for up to five years. It was one of 16 awarded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration totaling $145 million over five years.
Meetings share info on marine sanctuary
Informational meetings about the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument will be held statewide over the next three weeks, starting Monday on Molokai.
A presentation will include the history, features and wildlife of this remote part of Hawaii's island chain.
All meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.:
Molokai, Kulana Oiwi Halau
» Wednesday: Maui, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
» Thursday: Lanai, Lanai Library
» Oct. 2: Waianae, Waianae District Park
» Oct. 3: Honolulu, Japanese Cultural Center
» Oct. 4: Kaneohe, Heeia Kea State Park
» Oct. 5: Kauai, Aloha Beach Resort, Kapaa
» Oct. 10: Kailua-Kona, Big Island: King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel
» Oct. 11: Hilo, Big Island: Mokupapapa: Discovery Center for Hawaii's Remote Coral Reefs
For more information, contact Keeley Belva at Keeley. Belva@noaa.gov or 397-2660, ext. 230.
Volunteers are sought for pond maintenance
The Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society will hold a volunteer workday at the fishpond in Kaneohe, 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 30.
In addition to maintaining the traditional Hawaiian fishpond, participants will receive a tour of and light lunch. Workers should wear shoes, sunscreen and clothes that can get dirty, and bring water.
Registration is required. Contact Ka'ohua Lucas at 843-1217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming this weekend in your Star-Bulletin:
A church service in the state Capitol courtyard Sunday will feature Muslim, Jewish and Hindu speakers sharing sacred texts from the holy seasons that begin this weekend in the three religions.
Comprehensive coverage of tomorrow night's primary election, including the hotly contested U.S. Senate race between incumbent Daniel Akaka and challenger U.S. Rep. Ed Case, plus the race for the 2nd Congressional seat.
Today: The third season of "Lost" debuts with another big shindig at Sunset on the Beach. As the show has grown bigger, stranger and more popular, information on the cast and the coming plots has become more and more elusive.
Today: Remember Clay Aiken, the geeky, endearing "American Idol" runner-up? He's got a new CD and a new look as he embarks on the next phase of his singing career.
Business: Some Oahu attractions have been struggling because visitor arrivals were down nearly 5 percent during the first half of this year, but an increase in cruise passengers has helped boost business for some tour outfits.
Police, Fire, Courts
A woman sought in connection with a theft and forgery case on the Big Island is captured on a 2005 security surveillance video.
Police seek suspect caught on videotape
Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying a theft and forgery suspect who was captured on a 2005 security surveillance video.
A Mountain View woman reported that her purse was stolen from a Hilo shopping center on Jan. 10, 2005. The next day, the victim's credit card was used for a purchase at a Waimea supermarket.
A woman suspected of forging the victim's name during the purchase was captured on videotape.
Police ask anyone who knows her identity to call officer Robert Panem at the Police Department's nonemergency number at 935-3311.
People preferring to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Suspect is sought in 2005 Hilo attack
Big Island police want help finding a man who attacked a Hilo woman last May and stole her jewelry.
Police said the woman was standing outside her Wainaku Street apartment at about 11 p.m. May 5 when a man assaulted her from behind and stole jewelry she was wearing.
Police said the woman was injured in the attack and was taken to Hilo Medical Center where she was treated and released.
The man is described as being in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a large build and a shaved or crewcut-style haircut.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Richard Sherlock at 961-2379 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Waianae woman arrested in stabbing
Police arrested a 24-year-old Waianae woman who allegedly stabbed her roommate.
Police said the suspect and the victim, a 23-year-old woman, were arguing at about 9:55 Wednesday morning when the victim was stabbed once with a knife.
Police said the woman suffered substantially bodily injury.
Police arrested the roommate for investigation of second-degree assault.
Police did not provide other details.