CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Bob and Brigitte Campbell, dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing, hold a poster with designs of the UH Centennial stamp. At right is the stamps' designer, Miles Hakoda, public information officer of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
UH anniversary stamps on sale
In commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of the University of Hawaii, the Women's Campus Club on the Manoa campus is selling 41-cent U.S. postage stamps to raise funds for student projects and scholarships until Nov. 9.
These stamps are not available at any U.S. Post Office. Because the WCC is a licensed charity, part of the $20-a-sheet cost and all additional contributions are tax deductible, a release said.
The stamps are produced on a 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of 20 stamps, available in three designs crafted by Miles Hakoda, a public information officer of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
The first design is of a white "Centennial" anthurium bred by the college; the second, the UH Centennial Seal with green print on white background; and the third, the UH seal with white print on green.
For more information, click on the stamp order form link found on www.hawaii.edu/wcc Web site. The WCC has already sold 18,000 Centennial stamps since the project was first initiated this spring. Today's deadline was extended in response to many more requests for stamps, a release said.
TheBoat ferries 10,000th rider
TheBoat, the city's commuter ferry system in its seventh week of operation, logged its 10,000th rider yesterday, Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced.
TheBoat averages about 320 riders a day -- or 1,600 per week -- for the two vessels that carry 149 passengers each, according to project manager Darin Mar.
TheBoat, which is operating at about a third of capacity each day, has three main morning routes from Kalaeloa to Aloha Tower and three afternoon rides in the opposite direction in addition to several "reverse route" rides.
"We are happy that so many people have chosen to use this new service," Hannemann said. "TheBoat is providing our residents with a choice they never had before."
The demonstration project began Sept. 17 with just one vessel running in the first week while the second boat awaited Coast Guard certification that allowed it to operate the next week.
For more information, visit trytheboat.com.
Police, Fire, Courts
Sexual assault suspect arrested
A 30-year-old Ewa Beach man turned himself in to police in Kapolei yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting the 15-year-old daughter of a co-worker.
The man sexually assaulted the girl Sept. 1 at his home, police said. The man voluntarily turned himself in and was arrested on suspicion of first-degree and third-degree sexual assault.
Stove blamed for Nanakuli fire
A fire that destroyed a four-bedroom home in Nanakuli was caused by a stove that was left on, according to Capt. Frank Johnson, spokesman of the Honolulu Fire Department.
Firefighters responded to a fire at 87-134 Kahau St. in Nanakuli at 12:45 a.m. yesterday. The blaze was under control in less than a half-hour.
A family of six -- four adults and two children -- escaped the fire through a rear bedroom window. Contents left on the stove were ignited, Johnson said.
Details of the type of contents left on the stove were not available. Damage was estimated at $300,000 to the structure and its contents.
Waipahu man arrested in attack
Police arrested a 46-year-old Waipahu man yesterday morning in the alleged stabbing of a fellow resident of a halfway house.
Police said the suspect approached the victim at the Victory Ohana House and started arguing with him. He then allegedly grabbed his arm, threatened to kill him and stabbed him in the arm, police said.
Police said the victim, 55, received a puncture wound to his left forearm.
Bystanders intervened and held the suspect until police arrived, police said.
The victim was taken to the Hawaii Medical Center West in good condition, police said.
The incident occurred 8:54 a.m. yesterday at 94-104 Pupuole Place.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.
Firefighters call school blaze arson
Maui police suspect arson in a fire that caused $400,000 in damage to the Central Maui Preschool.
Firefighters responded at 9:10 p.m. Monday to a report of a fire at the preschool located at 398 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. Maui police found evidence of a burglary and suspect the fire was intentionally set. No one was injured in the blaze.
The fire caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to the structure and an estimated $100,000 in damage to the contents.
Man allegedly threatened guard
Police arrested a 21-year-old man after he allegedly threatened at knifepoint a security guard at the Aloha Tower Marketplace yesterday.
Police said the man was allegedly rummaging through some items on the Star of Honolulu, docked at Pier 8. An employee of the boat confronted the suspect, who tried to leave the area on a mo-ped about 5:25 a.m., police said.
When the security guard arrived and tried to hold the suspect, the suspect allegedly threatened him with a knife, police said.
Police arrested him for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.