Dreyfuss joins cast of Moore play
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will appear in KHON-TV news anchor Joe Moore's latest theatrical offering, "Prophecy & Honor."
Moore's play about U.S. Air Force Gen. Billy Mitchell will be presented at the Hawaii Theatre from Aug. 16 to 19. Dreyfuss' casting was announced at a launch party last night.
Dreyfuss will play congressman Frank Reid, the attorney who defended the controversial and outspoken Mitchell -- played by Moore -- at his court-martial on charges of insubordination.
Dreyfuss won an Academy Award for best actor for his role in "The Goodbye Girl" in 1977 and was nominated in 1995 for "Mr. Holland's Opus." His film roles have included "American Graffiti," "Jaws" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Previously announced as a member of Moore's cast is another Hollywood star, George Segal, as Col. Sherman Moreland, the prosecutor.
Tickets go on sale July 3 at Hawaii Theatre, with proceeds to benefit the Pacific Aviation Museum at Ford Island. Call 528-0506.
Festival parade to close Kalakaua
Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki will be closed between Saratoga Road and Kapahulu Avenue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today for the Pan-Pacific Festival-Matsuri in Hawaii parade.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Fort DeRussy, travels down Kalakaua Avenue and ends at 7 p.m. at Monsarrat Avenue near Kapiolani Park.
Kalia Road will be a two-way road from Saratoga Road toward Lewers Street, allowing motorists from Ala Moana Boulevard to access the Halekulani, Outrigger, Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian hotels.
Lane closures and parking restrictions will be in effect.
It is the main event of the three-day Pan-Pacific Festival, which began in 1980 as a cultural exchange between Japan and Hawaii. More than 1,000 marchers will participate, including high school bands from Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.
Summer youth program offered
Palama Settlement is offering a seven-week summer program for kids age 12 through 17, beginning Tuesday.
The cost is $100.
Activities include a camping trip, community recycling project, volunteering at the Hawaiian Humane Society, excursions and a healthy-relationship education program. Swimming and movies are also on the agenda.
To register, call Natalie at 848-2501. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Police, Fire, Courts
Girl, 2, injured in beach accident
A 2-year-old girl was in serious condition yesterday after an inflatable bouncer she was playing in was blown into the ocean.
The girl was inside the bouncer at Maili Beach Park about 11 a.m. when a strong wind blew it into the water, said Honolulu Emergency Services spokesman Bryan Cheplic.
A bystander rescued the girl and brought her to shore, where lifeguards helped stabilize her.
The girl was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, Cheplic said.
Fire does $50K damage to home
Fire damaged a home in Makawao on Maui yesterday.
Fire crews responded to the blaze at a home on Puia Place at about 9:18 a.m. The fire was confined to the hallway and kitchen.
A woman and four children live in the house. No one was hurt. Damage was estimated at $50,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Arson suspected in apartment fire
Police have opened a second-degree arson case in connection with a fire that damaged the master bedroom of a Kaahumanu Homes apartment in Kalihi yesterday.
Firefighters responded to the fire at 802 Waiakamilo Road, Apartment F, about 8:15 a.m. and extinguished the flames within 15 minutes, said Honolulu Fire Capt. Earle Kealoha.
"It wasn't really big, nothing dramatic," Kealoha said.
Investigators estimated the damage to the structure and contents at $13,000.
Police reported that a neighbor, who requested anonymity, said she heard the tenants arguing before the fire and saw a man flee the scene.
The cause of the fire was possibly a propane torch that ignited bedding, police said.
Accident fuels attack, then arrest
Police arrested a 32-year-old woman who allegedly punched another woman after a traffic accident.
The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Friday in Salt Lake, police said. Details of the accident were not available but police said the suspect left her vehicle and hit a 23-year-old woman several times through the open driver-side window of her car. The victim suffered minor injuries, police said.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.
Man allegedly chokes girl
Police arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly choking a 15-year-old girl.
The two, who live together in a house on Young Street, were arguing at about 8:30 Tuesday night, police said. The suspect allegedly put the girl in a choke hold and impaired her breathing. Police arrested the man on suspicion of abuse of a family or household member.
The girl suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.
Man held on sex, TRO violations
Police arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly violated a restraining order against him and allegedly tried to rape a woman.
The suspect violated the temporary restraining order about 5 a.m. Thursday when he entered a 30-year-old woman's home, police said. Once inside the home the suspect tried to rape the woman, police said.
The suspect left, but was found early Friday at his Waimalu apartment and arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault in the first degree, first-degree burglary and three counts of violating a temporary restraining order.
Rockslide closes Pali Highway lane
A small rockslide closed one Kailua-bound lane of the Pali Highway on the windward side near the hairpin turn yesterday.
At about 3:45 p.m., rocks the size of softballs fell off the mountain and spread across a 10-foot stretch of the highway, said Scott Ishikawa, state Department of Transportation spokesman.
Crews closed the right lane for several hours to clean up debris from the roadway and from behind a concrete barrier.
No one was injured, but a tree that fell with the rocks broke off the passenger-side mirror of one car, police said.