High seas keep Superferry docked
The Hawaii Superferry has canceled its voyages to Maui for a third day today due to high seas.
The company said all passengers booked on the voyages will be contacted about alternative arrangements.
The possibility of voyages tomorrow remains "marginal," the company said. Passengers can check the Web site for updates.
The ship offers round-trip service between Honolulu and Kahului but has had to cancel several times this month due to sea conditions in the channels.
On the Net: www.hawaiisuperferry.com.
Penguin makes it to Hyatt's wilds
Baby Buddha, an African black-footed penguin, has waddled into the wildlife habitat at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.
Parents George and Waddles have cared for Baby Buddha for some eight weeks since his birth Oct. 20.
Hotel officials say the baby has shed his downy feathers and now has blue feathers.
Alert sirens will sound on Friday
The state Civil Defense monthly test of the siren warning system is scheduled for Friday at 11:45 a.m.
It will be held simultaneously with live television and radio broadcasts of the Emergency Alert System throughout the state, instructing the public what to do.
The siren test is the "Attention/Alert" signal, a steady 45-second tone to alert the public to any emergency that might threaten life and property, including natural and technological hazards, terrorist incidents or acts of war.
When the siren is sounded, the public should turn on any local radio or TV station. Participating stations will carry detailed explanations of what the sirens mean and related information.
Disaster preparedness information also is located in the front section of telephone directories' white pages.
Police, Fire, Courts
Car accidents leave 2 dead
KAILUA-KONA » Two people died from separate auto accidents on the Big Island yesterday, police said. Speed and alcohol use were suspected in both cases.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, a 1991 Honda sedan driven by Danyea L. Kuanoni, 33, of Holualoa ran off the narrow, winding old Mamalahoa Highway above Kailua-Kona, police said. Kuanoni, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Kona Community Hospital and later to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died at 8:06 a.m. yesterday, officials said.
Hours after the Kona crash, about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a 1995 Honda sedan driven by a 23-year-old Hilo man on Kalanianaole Street in Hilo failed to follow a curve, drove off the street and hit a utility pole, police said.
Neither the driver nor passenger David H. Young, 25, of Keaau, was wearing a seat belt, but both were trapped in the car, police said. Both were removed by Fire Department personnel and taken to Hilo Medical Center, where Young died at 6:08 a.m.
The driver was arrested for investigation of negligent homicide, driving under the influence of an intoxicant, driving with his license suspended or revoked, and no insurance.
The driver was believed to be passing another car at the time of the crash, and police want to talk to the driver of that car, they said. Anyone with information is asked to call 961-2293.
The two deaths bring the Big Island traffic toll for the year to three compared with four at the same time last year.
Vehicle is used in alleged attack
Police arrested a 20-year-old Waipahu man for allegedly attempting to run over another man with his vehicle after an argument in Wahiawa on Sunday.
According to police, the man, who was operating a vehicle, was arguing with a 47-year-old man at about 6 p.m. The driver then allegedly attempted to run over the man with his car. The man jumped out of the way and was not hit, police said.
The driver fled but was located at his home on Waipahu Depot Road and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Escaped inmate turns himself in
A 32-year-old inmate
who escaped Saturday from the Laumaka Work Furlough Center in Kalihi surrendered to police yesterday.
Police said the man had failed to return to the facility from a work furlough program by the scheduled time of 8 p.m. Sunday.
He turned himself in to police yesterday and was arrested for investigation of second-degree escape.