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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, December 5, 1997

Checkpoints will seek holiday drunken drivers

Honolulu police will set up drinking-driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations every weekend this month.

The checkpoints will also be up from Christmas Eve through Jan. 5 to curb drunken driving.

Alcohol has been a contributing factor in 23 of 66 fatal collisions this year which have resulted 71 deaths on Oahu's roadways, police said.

McKinley High athletics selling Christmas trees

The McKinley High athletic department is sponsoring a Christmas tree sale tomorrow at the school's cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oregon Evergreens between 6 and 7 feet are available for $44.50. The trees can be trimmed for an additional $2.

Proceeds benefit the school's 35 athletic teams in 18 different sports.

Pratt is foundation's Kamaaina of the Year

The Historic Hawaii Foundation was to present Charles Dudley Pratt Jr., retiring Campbell Estate trustee, with its Kamaaina of the Year award today.

Pratt, former chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Industries, will retire this month after seven years with Campbell Estate.

He has served on the boards of organizations including Mission Houses Museum, Bishop Museum, Friends of Iolani Palace, Hawaii Maritime Center, The Nature Conservancy and Historic Hawaii Foundation, and is active in Boy Scouts.

"For generations, the Pratt legacy has been one of caring for the land and our heritage," foundation Executive Director David Scott said.

The award will be presented at a dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Funds raised by the event will support a May Historic Preservation Conference.

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Police/Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Car hits, injures man lying in road

A man lying in the middle of Harding Avenue was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle last night.

The Kaimuki man, 33, told police he wanted a car to run over him on the 3100 block of Harding Avenue.

Police are still looking for the vehicle that struck the man and fled the scene at 10:15 p.m.

The man, who was under the influence of alcohol, is in fair condition with a broken leg at Queen's Hospital.

Center calls off tsunami watch

The National Tsunami Center called off a tsunami watch for Hawaii this morning.

National Weather Service officials said the watch was called at 2:10 a.m. following a 1:26 a.m. major earthquake in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

The quake registered registered a 7.7 magnitude on the Richter Scale.

The watch was called off at 3:51 a.m.

Police arrest man for alleged theft

Police yesterday arrested a homeless man man for allegedly trying to steal 42 cartons of cigarettes from the Safeway on South Beretania Street.

The suspect, 36, who took a taxi to the store, apparently ran in without paying his fare at 10:30 p.m., police said.

The man was then apprehended trying to flee the store with the cigarettes, police said.

Student arrested for alleged threats

Police arrested a 17-year-old Campbell High School student Wednesday after he allegedly threatened his teacher at 12:05 p.m.

The student was arrested for terroristic threatening and was released pending an investigation.

The arrest came on the same day that a Waianae High School student was arrested for allegedly threatening a vice principal.

Police said a threat that involves bodily harm on any school personnel, whether a secretary or the principal, is a felony.

Police seize gun, arrest Hilo man

HILO -- A 60-year-old Hilo man was arrested yesterday afternoon for threatening his neighbors because of loud music.

Police seized a 12-gauge shotgun and charged Andrew Agres with three counts of terroristic threatening and a firearms violation.

He was released last night on $4,000 bail.

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