Apply for state IDs in Mililani
State personnel will be at the Mililani High School cafeteria to process applications for state ID cards Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Identification cards for senior citizens 65 and older will be $10, and for all others $15, payable in cash only. Cards will be processed and mailed within 10 business days.
Required documents include an original Social Security card and a certified copy of a birth certificate (or resident alien card, if applicable). For renewals of current ID cards, call 587-3112 to see whether other documents might be required.
All changes in name or status due to marriage, divorce, annulment, adoption or citizenship must be government-documented. Altered or illegible documents will not be accepted.
Information on requirements is available on a recording at 587-3111, by calling 587-3112 or by visiting www.stateid.hawaii.gov. Application forms are on the Web site, at the state ID office and at Mililani High on Saturday.
The school is located at 95-1200 Meheula Parkway; a map is on the Web site.
Other ID processing scheduled this fall will be at:
» Kalihi Waena Elementary School cafeteria, 1240 Gulick Ave., Sept. 6.
» Mitchell Pauole Center, Aiona Street and Ala Malama Avenue, Kaunakakai, Molokai, Oct. 25.
» Kapolei High School cafeteria, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Nov. 15.
Conservation grants available
Nonprofits, state and county agencies seeking to conserve Hawaii's natural resources are encouraged to apply for grant money from the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Legacy Land Conservation Fund.
In 2008, $4.7 million will be distributed to selected applicants endeavoring to acquire and protect areas such as watersheds, beaches and cultural sites. Candidates must be able to provide a minimum of 25 percent of the proposed project cost.
"The intent of these grants is to contribute to the protection and conservation of unique cultural, natural, historical, and recreational resources that have value to people of Hawaii," Laura Thielen, Board of Land and Natural Resources chairwoman, said in a release.
The state's Legacy Land Conservation Program will review all applications. Conservation easements or fee title acquisitions may be included in proposals. Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
For more information or to download an application, visit hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/llcp.
KCC scholarship fund created
Retiring Kauai Community College Chancellor Peggy Cha and her sisters Bette Uyeda and Jean Toyama have established a scholarship fund at the college in memory of their parents, the University of Hawaii Foundation said in a news release.
All three sisters graduated from UH-Manoa and worked for the university system.
Toyama taught French at UH-Manoa for more than 30 years, and Uyeda retired after 27 years as a financial aid and student academic adviser at UH-Manoa.
They credit their parents, Tsutomu and Fumie Yamasaki, with giving them opportunities for education, even though neither parent was able to go to college.
The amount of the donation is not being released at the request of the donors, said a UH Foundation spokeswoman, but at least $25,000 is required for a named fund.
A fundraising retirement dinner, "Growing a Legacy," will be held Aug. 28 at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club, with proceeds going toward the scholarship fund.
The fund will benefit students in financial need at Kauai Community College. Preference will be given to single parents and first-generation college students.
For more information about the dinner, contact Shirley Tani at 245-8377.
Law firm donates to UH faculty
Carlsmith Ball LLP is donating $150,000 to the University of Hawaii law school to establish an endowment to support law school faculty, the UH Foundation announced in a news release.
The Carlsmith Ball Faculty Scholar fund will offer financial support for faculty research and scholarship for professors at the William S. Richardson Law School.
"Carlsmith is a benefactor of UH's distinguished law school program by employing graduates who come to our firm with the values, skills and knowledge to serve clients and the Asia-Pacific community," said Karl Kobayashi, chairman of Carlsmith Ball and a 1981 graduate of the law school.
Police, Fire, Courts
Teens allegedly kidnap baby boy
Police are looking for two teenage girls who allegedly pushed their way into a Kapahulu apartment Sunday and kidnapped a 1-year-old boy.
But the mother of the boy called 911 later and said she had her child with her, according to police.
Police said that at about 11:30 a.m. two girls estimated to be 16 to 18 years old knocked on the door to an apartment and told a 10-year-old girl that they were there to pick up the boy.
One of the girls allegedly pushed her way into the apartment and knocked down the 10-year-old. The other girl allegedly grabbed the baby's bag, and then both suspects left the apartment with the baby.
Kalihi man arrested over sucker punch
Police arrested a 46-year-old Kalihi man who allegedly punched another man from behind Saturday night in Kaneohe.
At about 9:50 p.m. a 43-year-old man was having an argument with a friend when the attack occurred, police said. The victim fell and hit the back of his head on the pavement on Hui Koloa Street. The victim had a fractured jaw, a laceration on the back of his head and a concussion, police said.
Police arrested the suspect at the scene on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Bicycle crash witnesses sought
Big Island police are looking for witnesses to a bicycle crash July 27 in Kailua-Kona in which a man was critically injured.
Police said a 51-year-old Kailua-Kona man was riding his bike west on Henry Street at about 2:15 p.m. when he lost control and hit his head on a light pole east of the entrance to Lanihau Shopping Center.
The man was taken to Kona Community Hospital and then transferred to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, where he remains in critical condition, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call officer Darren Cho at 326-4646, ext. 253, or the police nonemergency line at 935-3311.