Hawaiian education event planned
The Ku'i Ka Lono: 2006 Conference on Hawaiian Indigenous Education, Research and Well-Being will be held Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend as the state's education community shares the best practices, studies and findings in the field of native Hawaiian education.
Keeping elders active requires smart cities
The public is invited to a free forum entitled "Designing Livable Communities in an Aging Society" from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 S. King St.
The event is sponsored by the City and County Department of Community Services, Elderly Affairs Division.
Speaking will be Sandy Markwood, chief executive officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Planning, and Hale Takazawa, of Pacific Atelier International.
Discussions will concern aging baby boomers and the need for good planning of homes, transit systems, community facilities, health, safety, commercial and social services to enable people to remain independent and reduce the need for family or government assistance, the Elderly Affairs Division said. For more information, call 768-7700.
DLNR names new boating administrator
Ed Underwood is the new administrator of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, the department said in a release.
"Ed brings a broad range of experience that will facilitate our commitment to improving the state's boating facilities and strengthening ocean recreation opportunities for residents and visitors," DLNR Director Peter Young said.
Underwood previously was DLNR assistant Oahu district manager for boating and most recently was Oahu district manager for DLNR's Division of State Parks.
The boating division operates and manages 21 harbors, 50 ramps, 2,122 moorings and berths and 19 piers across the state.
Police, Fire, Courts
Mo-ped driver, 34, critically hurt in crash
A 34-year-old Honolulu man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition Friday evening after his mo-ped collided with a car, police said.
The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. on Lusitana Street, south of San Antonio Avenue. According to police, the driver of the 1985 black and red Honda moped struck a 2002 white Saturn that was making a left turn into the driveway of an apartment building.
The impact threw the man off the mo-ped. The 31-year-old man driving the car and two passengers were not injured.
It is unclear whether speed or alcohol were factors.
Woman reports robbery in Kakaako
A woman was allegedly robbed near Kona Street yesterday morning.
The robbery happened about 9 a.m. near 1215 C.J. White and Associates, police said. No other information was immediately available.
Suspect sought in bar stabbing
Police are looking for a man who stabbed a 27-year-old man in the neck Friday night.
At about 10:40 p.m. Friday, police were called to a bar on Pensacola Street, where the two men were fighting. The suspect stabbed the victim in the neck, then fled.
There is no description of the suspect yet, and anyone with information is asked to call police.
Juvenile detention inmate tries to flee
A juvenile being taken by a police officer to the Alder Street detention home escaped briefly Thursday.
Police said the juvenile was captured following a short chase, and then arrested. Police did not release the gender or age of the juvenile.
3 pulled from water after boat sinks
Three people spent about two hours floating in waters off the Waianae Boat Harbor yesterday morning after their fishing boat sank, the Coast Guard said.
The 13-foot boat they were in apparently sank at about 10 a.m. because of a big fish caught by someone on board, according to the Coast Guard. All passengers were rescued unharmed by a passing boat.
The Coast Guard was unable to retrieve the boat.