By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, July 3, 1996

Kamehameha Schools staffer
gets prison term

A Kamehameha Schools video technician will spend a year in jail beginning July 12 as part of his sentence for fondling an 8-year-old boy who was not a student.

Administrative Circuit Judge Victoria Marks yesterday also sentenced Christopher Brainerd to five years' probation and set as a condition that he not work at any school system. Brainerd, 32, was convicted of three counts of third-degree sexual assault. The offenses occurred from late 1993 to mid-1994 away from the campus.

Deputy Prosecutor Darrell Wong said the state agreed to probation but argued for the maximum jail time of one year for the community's safety. But he also said the state didn't know at the time of the plea agreement that Brainerd had a 1988 conviction from another state for a similar offense for which he received three years' probation.

Isle group escalates bid
for 'Mighty Mo'

Business, military and other local leaders say they are ready to begin a $15 million to $25 million nationwide fund-raiser once the Navy agrees to moor the USS Missouri at Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor.

Ed Carter, USS Missouri Memorial Association chairman and president, today said $6.5 million has been promised in state and bank loans, and another $1 million in pledges from business and other private donations is anticipated.

Besides Hawaii, the cities of Bremerton, Wash., San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif., are competing to be the permanent home of the battleship. The ship, decommissioned in 1992, is now mothballed in Bremerton.

Carter said he believes Secretary of the Navy John Dalton will make a decision this summer. Congress will then have 60 days to review Dalton's recommendation.

Hearings to explore food rules
all may swallow

Will Spam musubi or sushi that's been sitting on a store shelf more than four hours make you sick?

The Department of Health says it's more than likely, but bento makers argue that people are still standing after eating local foods that sit at room temperature for that time. The issue will be debated at statewide public hearings this month on the adoption of new rules for food service and sanitation.

In 1994 the state tried to enforce the old rule to prevent potential food poisoning, but caused an uproar among consumers and the ethnic food industry. After months of negotiations, a compromise allowing food to remain at room temperature for four hours became the "handshake agreement" that has to be formalized via the hearing process, said a Health Department spokeswoman.

For expanded versions of these and other stories,
see today's Honolulu Star-Bulletin.


By Star-Bulletin staff

Armed robber
hits Kaneohe pool hall

Police are seeking a gunman who robbed the owner of a Kaneohe pool hall early today.

The owner of Denny B's at 45-934 Kamehameha Highway was closing just before 2 a.m. when he was confronted by the suspect, who demanded money.

The suspect took cash from a register and fled on foot. The owner was not injured.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds.

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