Radio show to play Don Ho tunes
The radio program "Music of Hawaii" will be devoted to Don Ho's songs this Sunday from 3 p.m. on KIPO, 89.3 FM.
"Don was a longtime friend," said Keith Haugen, producer and co-host of the show, in a news release. "To those of us who have shared his Waikiki for so many years, he is and always will be the 'chairman of the board.'"
Ho died on Saturday of heart failure at age 76.
"Music of Hawaii" is a one-hour program devoted to Hawaiian music.
"We'll play the music of Don Ho, old and new, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian," said co-host Carmen Haugen.
KIPO can also be heard on the Internet at www.hawaiipublicradio.org and on Oceanic cable.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2006
Don Ho, shown here performing at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel in January 2006 for the first time after receiving experimental heart treatment in Thailand, died Saturday at age 76.
Likelike closed nights for repair
Likelike Highway will be closed in the Kaneohe-bound direction between Valley View Drive and Kahekili Highway from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly through Friday. The closures started last night.
During that time, state Department of Transportation crews will resurface the pavement. Kaneohe-bound motorists should use the H-3 freeway or Pali Highway and allow for extra travel time, the DOT said in a news release.
At the same time, drivers should expect single-lane closures in the Honolulu-bound direction between Kamehameha and Kahekili highways.
The work is part of a $3.5 million project to resurface Likelike Highway from the Wilson Tunnels to Kamehameha Highway by August.
Sewage spills into Pearl Harbor
State health officials are warning the public to stay out of the water near Pearl Harbor channel for the next three days after 20,833 gallons of treated but nondisinfected sewage spilled into the ocean Saturday.
At about 6:50 p.m. the Fort Kam Waste Water Treatment Plant had a five-minute power failure, knocking offline an ultraviolet disinfection unit, according to the Clean Water Branch of the state Department of Health.
The sewage flowed into the ocean through the outfall near the entrance to Pearl Harbor. Officials said the water was treated but not disinfected.
The public is advised to stay out of waters fronting the Pearl Harbor channel leading to Pearl Harbor, the Hickam Yacht Harbor channel and the Ewa half of the reef runway for the next three days.
Public has say on Haleakala fees
Haleakala National Park is seeking public comment from May 1 to June 15 on proposed increased entrance fees. The proposed increases that would go into effect Jan. 1 are:
» To $20 from $10 for a pass that allows a vehicle unlimited entry for one to three days.
» To $10 from $5 for a pass that allows a pedestrian or bicyclist unlimited entry for one to three days.
» A new $15-per-motorcycle fee for unlimited entry for one to three days.
» To $30 from $25 for a Hawaii Tri-Park pass for entry into Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes and Puuhonua o Honaunau parks for a year.
Mail comments to Superintendent, Haleakala National Park, P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI 96768; or via e-mail at HALE_Superintendent@nps.gov.
Junior lifeguard training offered
The city is accepting applications for this summer's Junior Lifeguard Program.
The program emphasizes general fitness, ocean swimming, paddle boarding and lifesaving skills. The five-day course includes ocean hazard identification and prevention, ocean and surf rescue techniques, emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
There are six sessions on consecutive Mondays starting June 11 at Ala Moana, Kailua and Ehukai; the program expands to Waimanalo and Pokai Bay the following week.
Registration is open to boys and girls between 13 and 17 years old. Applicants must have strong swimming skills.
Sign up is online at www.myjuniorguards.com.
Contact Matthew Miller, email@example.com, 589-2251, or James Barros, firstname.lastname@example.org, 922-3888, ext. 23, for more information.
Award to expand breast cancer screening
» The Susan G. Komen Foundation
has awarded $25,000 to the Hawaii Medical Center's
Cancer Screening and Education program to expand breast cancer screening to medically underserved women 40 to 49 years old. "A goal of this program is to focus outreach efforts to priority populations, including native Hawaiians, Filipinos and Pacific islanders," said Paul Ross, director of oncology and research services at Hawaii Medical Center. For more information on breast cancer prevention and screening, call 547-6889 or 547-6798.
» Judge Samuel P. King of the federal district court has been named an honorary fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He joins a prestigious group of others who have received the honor, including U.S. Supreme Court Justices Earl Warren, Lewis Powell, Harry Blackmun, Warren Burger and Sandra Day O'Connor. King co-authored "Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulations at America's Largest Charitable Trust" with University of Hawaii law professor Randall Roth. The book delved into corruption at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate and contributed to the public's understanding of trust and estate law.
Police, Fire, Courts
Man, woman held in Kakaako fight
Police arrested two people for first-degree assault for beating a 23-year-old woman at 6 a.m. Saturday at Keeaumoku and Makaloa streets.
Police said they found a 41-year-old Manoa man and a 30-year-old Aiea woman kicking the woman on the ground during a fight. The two fled when they saw police, but were arrested a short distance away.
The 23-year-old woman was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in stable condition, police said.
The two suspects were released pending investigation.
Teen is arrested in attack on clerk
An 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly roughing up a store clerk and taking money last week.
At about 5:24 a.m. April 8, the suspect allegedly used physical force against a 52-year-old convenience store clerk while taking money from the register.
The suspect was found Friday and arrested on a second-degree robbery charge.
Kalihi rape leads to drug arrest
A man was arrested on drug charges after police found him with a Kalihi rape suspect Friday morning.
Police following up on leads for a suspect who allegedly raped a stranded motorist found a 48-year-old man riding in the same vehicle driven by the suspect on Friday.
Police said Keli Leao had three outstanding traffic warrants and was found with drugs and drug paraphernalia. They arrested him for the three warrants and drug possession.
Man held in attack on house guest
Police arrested a man in his 20s who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while she slept.
The woman, 28, told police she went with a friend to the man's house in town and drank some alcohol. She fell asleep and woke up to find the man sexually assaulting her, police said. The man was arrested on charges of first-degree sexual assault.
Wife says husband fractured her foot
Police arrested a 36-year-old man Friday for allegedly fracturing his wife's foot in an argument at their Waianae home.
The woman, 36, visited a doctor for treatment after police arrested her husband for abuse of a family member. The physician diagnosed a fractured right foot, and police upgraded the case to second-degree assault.
Homeless man robbed in Nanakuli
Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing a homeless man's backpack and groceries outside a gas station in Nanakuli early Saturday morning.
The men, ages 17 and 18, approached the 50-year-old homeless man sitting in the Tesoro gas station parking lot on Farrington Highway at about 3 a.m. One of the men kicked and punched the homeless man. They took his belongings and left, police said.
They were later found and arrested for second-degree robbery.
Car chase, threats lead to pair's arrest
Police arrested a man and a woman Saturday evening for chasing two others from their vehicle and threatening to beat them up.
Police said a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, no local addresses, were driving separate vehicles and chasing and sideswiping another car on Waianae Valley Road around 6:30 p.m. They were threatening to beat up the two men, ages 25 and 30, in the other car.
Both were arrested for first-degree terroristic threatening.