Newswatch


By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, August 28, 1996



Morgado trails rivals
in funds available

But he has raised more money than
Fasi or Harris this year

Mayor Jeremy Harris and former Mayor Frank Fasi have a nearly identical amount of money in their treasuries while Arnold Morgado lags far behind with less than a month to go before Honolulu's special mayoral election on Sept. 21.

That's according to reports filed yesterday with the state Campaign Spending Commission.

Morgado has spent the most to this point, with Fasi spending the least.

Morgado paid $578,364 to advertising firm Starr Seigle McCombs for media aid and advertising. Fasi has given $30,000 to Camera One, a local television production firm, and $7,718 to KHNL Productive. Another $170,000 was spent on advertising, primarily through television. Harris has relied heavily on the advertising firm of Loomis and Pollock, which has received $304,343 from the campaign with another $43,000 outstanding.



Kakaako realizes dream of senior center

Four years ago, Catholic Charities got an offer it couldn't resist - to put a senior center in a historic Kakaako building.

Diane Murayama, executive director of Catholic Charities Elderly Services, said she "jumped at the chance" presented by the Hawaii Community Development Authority, responsible for Kakaako's redevelopment.

She had long wanted to establish a senior center as part of the community, without government involvement, she said. "Here, this dream is coming to fruition."

The Kakaako Senior & Community Center will open Friday in the restored Royal Brewery building, 547 Queen St.



Soldier to stand trial in transvestite slaying

Anthony T. Biscoe, a Schofield Barracks soldier, will stand trial in the Aug. 14 slaying of a transvestite. A key witness identified him yesterday as the man who drove away from the site of the bludgeoning.

Witness Anthony Marcos, also known as Angel, said he saw Biscoe drive out of the parking lot of Dot's in Wahiawa restaurant on 130 Mango St. Marcos said he then saw the bloodied victim, Thomas Hall, yelling for help.

Biscoe is accused of beating Hall, 33, in the head with a brick. Hall died in the hospital the following day.



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




Police/Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff



Youth arrested in
stoning of police lieutenant's car

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after a police lieutenant's car was stoned before midnight Monday near Waipahu.

The lieutenant passed the Farrington Highway underpass on Kamehameha Highway and heard what sounded like an explosion. Realizing his car had been struck, he stopped and reversed. He saw a youth throwing something at his car and heard another crash.

Officers located several males in the area a half-hour later. The lieutenant identified one as the culprit. The youth was released pending investigation.



Lanai man found dead after
pickup turns over

A Lanai man was found dead after the pickup truck he was driving flipped over about a half-mile north of the Lodge at Koele in Lanai City last night.

The man was driving on Keomuku Road toward Lanai City, when his pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an embankment at 10:50 p.m.

Police were investigating whether a heart attack precipitated the crash.



Other Police/Fire headlines
in today's Star-Bulletin:

  • Theft of bread trays leads to arrest of Waianae man
  • Police arrest Aiea woman in gasoline-splashing case
  • Grass fire in Waipahu looks as if intentionally started
See expanded versions in today's Honolulu Star-Bulletin.





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