Newswatch


By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, June 10, 1996



Relief from weekend storm
expected today

A low pressure area north of the islands caused the unusual June thunderstorms yesterday with Kauai, Lanai and the windward side of Oahu the hardest hit.

Weather forecasters today said tradewinds are expected to return, bringing relief later in the day.

The unexpected heavy rainfall created numerous minor traffic jams yesterday on Oahu.

Kauai reported more than three inches of rain yesterday afternoon while four inches were reported in windward Oahu and on Lanai.

Hawaii also was under two short tsunami watches following earthquakes in Alaska yesterday and today. Each was canceled in about an hour after small tsunamis of three feet and 10 inches, respectively, were generated.



UH students take aim on concrete feat

University of Hawaii students will go against the odds and try to float concrete - in the shape of a canoe.

Eleven UH engineering students will compete against 26 other college teams in the national canoe race in Wisconsin.

Team captain Jeff Kalani is optimistic that their entry "Awiwi" will do better than last year's sixth-place finish. "Awiwi" in Hawaiian means quickly or hurry. The 191/2-foot-long canoe weighs more than a hundred pounds.

The team will compete later this week, with the winner to be awarded a $9,000 scholarship and bragging rights for a year.



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Police/Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff



Kaneohe Marine
dies in crash on Likelike

A 20-year-old Kaneohe Marine was killed last night after crashing his car into a tree on Likelike Highway near the Burmeister overpass.

Witnesses said the victim appeared to be racing with another driver in the Honolulu-bound lanes at about 9:20 p.m.

The Marine, traveling in the right lane, overtook the other vehicle before switching to the center lane.

He then lost control of his car as it slid sideways on the wet roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:48 p.m.

Since last Monday, four people have died in traffic-related incidents on Oahu.



Two California women killed
in Kona accident

KONA - Police are investigating the cause of an accident that killed two California women in a three-car crash in Kona yesterday.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

The women were in a sedan in the north-bound lane of Kaahumanu State Highway waiting to turn left into the Kona Coast State Park at 2:53 p.m. when a vehicle struck them from behind.



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