By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, June 21, 1999

Sailor held on attempt to solicit sex with girl

A Pearl Harbor submariner is being investigated for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a minor through the Internet.

The sailor, a member of the crew of the nuclear attack submarine USS Honolulu, was picked up in Thailand June 2 for allegedly violating the federal Child Sex Tourism Act. A first offense is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

The sailor thought he had arranged a sexual encounter with a girl between the ages of 10 and 14. But the contact was a Navy investigator.

Artillery to thunder at Camp Smith

Artillery shots will ring out from Camp H.M. Smith tomorrow evening, beginning shortly after 6:15 and may be heard throughout Halawa Heights and surrounding areas.

The artillery will be part of a ceremony to mark a change in command of Marine Forces Pacific and Marine Corps Bases Pacific. Lt. Gen. Carlton W. Fulford Jr. will relinquish command to Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti.

Hawaii 2000

1887 Constitution weakened king

The "Bayonet Constitution" of 1887 was signed by King Kalakaua, who was forced to do so after a bloodless coup stripped the Hawaiian monarchy of power.

The Constitution reduced the monarch to a figurehead and gave control of the government to the white Hawaiian League. The document also excluded Asia-born residents from voting but allowed Caucasian foreigners to vote for representatives even though they weren't Hawaii citizens.

The Hawaiian League was secretly formed in 1887 by an elite group of white businessmen and sugar growers, many descended from the missionaries who began coming in 1820. The league's members aimed to limit Kalakaua's power and give themselves expanded rights and benefits. They succeeded.


Taking Notice

Honors earned

Honors recently went to these island residents or groups:

Ah Quon McElrath, a UH regent and retired ILWU social worker, became the first nonlawyer to receive the National Employment Lawyers Association, Hawaii Chapter's Employee Rights Advocate of the Year award.

Volcano Art Center received the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau's Keep It Hawaii Kahili Award.

Finalists in the 18th annual Congressional Art Competition -- from Castle High School: Teddy Duldulao, Liane Ikemoto, Scott Naauao, Amberlee Rosolowich, Bane Wong and Michelle Yoshida; Kahuku High School: Jacob Kongaika; Kailua High School: Hayley Cuban and Melissa DeSica; and Nanakuli High School: Justin Kaawa and Robert Naeole. Three finalists also received special awards -- Liane Ikemoto, Mayor's Award; Scott Naauao, County Council Award; and Robert Naeole, Department of Education Award.

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Police, Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Man critical after being knocked to sidewalk

A 41-year-old man, who struck his head on the pavement after being punched Saturday night in Waikiki, is in critical condition at Queen's Hospital.

Police detectives said the man was walking along Kuhio and Kealohilani Avenue with a female companion in Waikiki at 8:30 p.m. Saturday when three males approached the woman and began harassing her.

When the man tried to intervene, he was allegedly knocked down by a punch, hitting his head on the concrete sidewalk.

The suspects, who fled the scene, are still at large.

'Ice'-eating-baby suspect faces upgraded charge

Police have reclassified a case against a Kailua woman charged earlier this month with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor after her 3-year-old son ingested crystal methamphetamine.

After conferring again with prosecutors, police are now seeking a more serious charge of attempted first-degree assault by omission.

The case was reclassified Saturday, but the woman, 25, has yet to be charged on the upgraded count.

On June 6, the woman told Castle Hospital emergency personnel that her son had accidentally swallowed acetone.

After lab tests revealed the presence of crystal meth, the woman allegedly admitted to police that the child ingested drugs she had left in the bedroom.

In other news ...

Bullet On Maui, fire destroyed an abandoned piggery and more than three acres of brush at Waiko Road near Waikapu Saturday night.

Firefighters fought the blaze for nearly five hours before it was brought under control. Fire units were called out again yesterday afternoon to battle flare-ups.

Bullet Police yesterday arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband in the shoulder during a domestic dispute. The woman was booked for second-degree assault.

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