By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, December 17, 1997

Cayetano suggests Bishop trustees
need 'cooling-off' time during inquiry

Gov. Ben Cayetano says it is premature for Bishop Estate trustees Oswald Stender and Gerard Jervis to call for the resignation of fellow trustee Lokelani Lindsey.

The two called for her resignation last Friday and said if she doesn't resign they would petition the Probate Court for her removal.

Lindsey has been severly criticized for her oversight of Kamehameha Schools, the beneficiary of the estate, one of the nation's largest charitable trusts.

Cayetano said last night that he believes it is "inappropriate" for Bishop Estate trustees to call for the removal of fellow trustees since the state's investigation into whether they have breached their fiduciary responsibilities is still under way.

"I'm concerned that there needs to be a cooling-off period," Cayetano said.

He added that he agreed with native Hawaiian activist Mililani Trask, who said in a television interview that Lindsey might be set up as a scapegoat when there's an inquiry in progress to determine how all five members of the estate's governing board have performed their trust duties.

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Clinton picks Swindle for FTC commissioner

President Clinton has named Hawaii resident and twice-defeated Republican congressional candidate Orson Swindle to the Federal Trade Commission.

Swindle last night flew to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in as a commissioner, his wife, Angela Williams, said.

Clinton nominated Swindle to the post Nov. 8, but the nomination still is pending before the Senate.

The recess appointment means Swindle can serve on the commission for a year whether the Senate approves the nomination or not, Williams said.

Clinton taps Ariyoshi for trade policy advice

Former Gov. George Ariyoshi has been chosen by President Clinton to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, according to the White House.

Currently chairman of the board of the East-West Center, Ariyoshi works as an international business consultant and attorney at the law firm of Watanabe Ing & Kawashima.

Ariyoshi serves as president of Prince Resorts Hawaii, the holding company of hotels and golf courses throughout Hawaii.

He is also on the Advisory Board of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

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By Star-Bulletin staff

Lead suspect in
shooting death arrested

A Makakilo man is the primary suspect in a homicide that occurred one day after he was released from prison, police said.

James L.W. Kane, 21, of Palailai Street was arrested yesterday in Waipahu on a parole retake warrant. Police said Kane, also known as "Preschool" and "Kimo," is suspected of being the triggerman in the Aug. 6 shooting death of Larry Red Eagle.

Red Eagle was found dead on Waipio Point Access Road shortly after midnight Aug. 7 with a single gunshot wound to the head.

He had been seen with Kane Aug. 6 at the adult probation office, said homicide Detective Harold Fitchett. Red Eagle was last seen alive at about 11 p.m. that day in Waipahu, drinking with a group of men.

Kane was released from prison Aug. 5 after serving six months for second-degree robbery. He had been charged with first-degree robbery for an armed holdup of a cab driver, but agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge, police said.

Kane had previously been classified a "serious juvenile offender" with 41 arrests, and he has been arrested eight times as an adult.

Kane was arrested yesterday at 11:31 a.m. in a Waipahu apartment on the 94-1500 block of Awalau Street by officer Tay Deering. Police expect to charge Kane with murder by tomorrow morning, but he will remain in custody on the parole-violation warrant.

Waipahu youth bashes 17-year-old with a rock

Police yesterday arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly hitting a Waipahu High School student in the head with a rock.

The victim, 17, observed the suspect and another teen throwing rocks near Poailani Circle and Waipio Access Road at 1:15 p.m., police said.

When the victim told the boys to stop, the suspect took a rock the size of "two softballs," and allegedly hit the victim in the head.

The victim was treated and released from St. Francis--West Hospital.

Hilo police on lookout for Grinch who stole presents

HILO -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a burglar who stole wrapped Christmas gifts from under a Christmas tree at a Hilo woman's house.

The 34-year-old mother of an Ainaola Drive address said the burglary took place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. yesterday while she was at work.

Besides the theft of the Christmas presents, the burglar took a television set, video tape player,and video game machine.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 961-2311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

Woman steals car after assaulting its owner

HILO -- Police are looking for a woman who attacked another woman and stole her car yesterday.

The 38-year-old victim told police she was standing in Lincoln Park in downtown Hilo near her car about 5:44 a.m.

Another woman approached and assaulted her, grabbed her keys, and drove off in her 1985 Mustang.

The car was later recovered but police are still looking for the suspect, described as being in her mid-20s, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, stocky, weighing about 150 pounds.

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