Couple collects goods for Africa
A Honolulu couple is collecting used school supplies and books, medical supplies, sports equipment and computers to take to the poverty-stricken African country of Eritrea. Tom Mountain and his wife, Almaz Welday, hope to fill a 40-foot container by mid-December. Mountain, a former black-history educator born and raised in Kahaluu, has accepted a job in Eritrea's school system. The two are asking for surgical tools and medical equipment. To help, call 239-8112.
Nadalin wins Top in Crowd Salon Award
Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa
in Kahala Mall received the Top in Crowd Salon Award for its outstanding sales and support of TIGI hair products. The salon has been the top Celebrity Level Salon each quarter since January 2005. Owner Marsha Nadalin received the award in September at the TIGI World Release 2006 in Las Vegas.
Anita Coyoli-Cullen is the winner of the Bank of America Local Hero Award and a $5,000 contribution to a nonprofit group of her choice. Coyoli-Cullen is co-founder of "Ukes for Troops," the Greater Los Angeles chapter president of Operation Homefront, and a member of the Silver Star Families of America. She also is part of the "Family of the Year, 2006," honored by the Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club. She is the mother of Diane Gilliam, a survivor of an Army helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2003.
Chaminade University of Honolulu celebrated its 50th anniversary by contributing more than 90,000 hours of community service by its students, faculty and staff.
Meheroo Jussawalla, a senior fellow emerita at the East-West Center, received the 2006 Technology Industry Award from the state, and the Mayor's Award of Recognition. She is recognized internationally as an expert in her field of high-tech communications.
"Shining Stars" runs Monday through Thursday.
Police, Fire, Courts
Honolulu driver dies after crash in SUV
A 42-year-old Honolulu man involved in a single-vehicle crash on Kamehameha Highway in Waipio died yesterday.
The man was heading north on Kamehameha Highway approaching Ka Uka Boulevard when the sport utility vehicle he was driving veered to the right of the roadway and jumped a curb onto a grassy area, police said.
The silver 2003 four-door GMC Yukon then hit a moss rock wall, continued on and rammed into a large tree, police said.
Man allegedly shot by his girlfriend's ex
Police arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the foot.
Police said the new boyfriend, 38, walked onto the ex-boyfriend's Waianae property at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday and was shot. He was taken in good condition to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. Police arrested the ex-boyfriend for investigation of first-degree assault.
Police arrest man in woman's slaying
Big Island police arrested a 53-year-old man Tuesday for investigation of murder in the death of Yu Dejarnette, 56, of Kau.
He is in custody at the Kona police cellblock.
On Sunday, Kau patrol officers found the woman with severe head injuries. She was transported to Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy was performed Tuesday. The cause of death was attributed to the victim's extensive head injuries.
Police have reclassified the incident from a home accident to a murder and are continuing their investigation.
Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Jefferson Grantz of the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4646, ext. 275, or the Police Department's nonemergency number at 935-3311.
2 injured, 5 arrested in brawl after school
Police arrested five boys who were among a group of 15 to 20 juveniles involved in a fight along Kapiolani Boulevard behind McKinley High School yesterday.
Police said the affray lasted about 20 minutes, from 2:50 p.m. till 3:10 p.m.
Two men, both 18, were taken to the Queen's Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Police did not provide other details.
Forgery, theft suspect captured after chase
Police arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly led officers on a foot chase through Moiliili after allegedly trying to cash a stolen check.
Police said the man walked into a bank at about 1:54 p.m. yesterday and tried to cash the check, which was made out to him.
Police were called after it was determined that the check was stolen. When officers got to the bank, the man ran. During the chase the man abandoned a backpack, police said.
Officers caught the man as he tried to get away in a car, police said. Officers found a glass pipe and drugs in the backpack, police said.
The man was arrested for investigation of second-degree forgery, auto theft, and drug violations.