By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Duke stamp closer to reality

By Pete Pichaske
Phillips News Service


WASHINGTON -- Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is one step away from having his likeness on a U.S. postage stamp.

The Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee decided last week to put Kahanamoku "under consideration" as the subject for a postage stamp.

That means the final decision is now up to Postmaster General William J. Henderson, who will announce this fall which subjects will be honored on stamps.

"This is good news for (Kahanamoku) supporters," said Postal Service Spokeswoman Helen Skillman.

While being "under consideration" does not guarantee selection, most subjects never make that list.

Hundreds are under consideration, but thousands are submitted and not recommended, said one person familiar with the process. Each year, the Postal Service picks about 30 subjects for new stamps.

Kahanamoku, the father of international surfing who died 31 years ago, had been pushed heavily by surfing groups and friends in Hawaii, who voiced their support by sending the Postal Service petitions with thousands of signatures.


Hawaii 2000

The governors

WHILE there have been but five governors in the state's history, there were 12 governors of the Territory of Hawaii before statehood in 1959.

Starting with Sanford Dole's service from 1893-1903, the other territorial governors were:

Bullet George Robert Carter, 1903-07.

Bullet Walter Francis Frear, 1907-13.

Bullet Lucius Eugene Pinkham, 1913-18.

Bullet Charles James McCarthy, 1918-21.

Bullet Wallace Rider Farrington, 1921-29.

Bullet Lawrence McCully Judd, 1929-34.

Bullet Joseph Boyd Poindexter, 1934-42.

Bullet Ingram Macklin Stainback, 1942-51.

Bullet Oren Ethelbert Long, 1951-53.

Bullet Samuel Wilder King, 1953-57.

Bullet William Francis Quinn, 1957-59.

Upon Hawaii statehood, Quinn continued as governor through 1962. He was succeeded by John A. Burns from 1962-74; George R. Ariyoshi from 1974-86; John D. Waihee III from 1986-94; then Ben J. Cayetano, now governor since 1994.

UH Foundation names McFadden to top post

Patrick McFadden has been appointed president of the University of Hawaii Foundation. McFadden has served as the chief financial officer and, most recently, interim president.

The foundation has an investment portfolio of more than $95 million, and raised in excess of $20 million during the last year. Before University of Hawaii President Kenneth Mortimer arrived six years ago, the average annual fund-raising totaled between $7 million and $8 million.

McFadden replaced Donna Howard.

Woman gets 10 months in counterfeiting case

U.S. District Judge Alan Kay has sentenced a woman to 10 months in prison for being part of an Oahu counterfeiting ring that produced false identification cards to use with stolen checks and credit cards. Mary Jane Fontanilla had already served a year, so she will go free.

At least nine people pleaded guilty in the counterfeiting ring. Richard Pascua, who pleaded guilty with Fontanilla, is to be sentenced Aug. 2.

Both faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The alleged ring involved stolen mail that carried checks and credit cards.

Seeing Eye To Eye

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
Students Rachel Kapu, 10, left, and Clorinda Peter, 8, use sign
language to converse during their lunch break on the last day
of summer school yesterday at the Hawaii Center
for the Deaf in Waikiki.



Bullet Sister Marion Kikukawa, in an article yesterday about being selected to head the religious order that founded St. Francis Medical Center, talked about perpetuating the Franciscan "charism." The article quoted a different version of the word.

Bullet A Newswatch item that ran Thursday included the wrong date for a meeting on waste-water discharge. The informational meeting on the city's Urban Area Pretreatment Program Project will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Blaisdell Center Maui Room.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Kauai woman charged with false robbery claim

WAIPOULI, Kauai -- The Kauai Police Department has called off its search for a blond-haired Caucasian mugger. Turns out he never existed.

Police officers on the midnight shift yesterday took a complaint from the employee of a restaurant who said she was attacked on her way to work at 5:15 a.m. and robbed of $300. A few hours later, detectives on the day shift arrested the woman and charged her with making a false complaint.

The department issued a statement late yesterday saying the detectives assigned to the case immediately recognized the woman as someone who had made false complaints in the past and she admitted there had been no robbery.

Texas man is charged with Kona hotel assault

KAILUA-KONA - Police have charged John P. Quiroz, 25, of El Paso, Texas, with two counts of sexual assault in the Sunday night attack on an El Paso woman at a Kailua-Kona hotel, they said.

Quiroz, who was charged Monday night, is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Drinking session leads to threats, then arrest

Honolulu police yesterday charged a man for chasing another man around with a knife after a drinking session on Saturday.

Robson Nupeiset, 33, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree burglary, police said. He is being held on $75,000 bail.

On Saturday, the two men were drinking at a Kalihi apartment when Nupeiset allegedly made the threat, police said. The resident jumped out of a window to get away the suspect, suffering minor injuries.

Rape suspect arrested after Kahuku party

Police yesterday arrested a man for allegedly raping a woman following a party in Kahuku.

The woman reported she drank too much at a friend's party and fell asleep on the floor, police said. At 3:30 a.m. she awoke to find the suspect having sex with her.

The suspect was booked later that day for second-degree assault.

Kunia man charged with beating girlfriend

Police last night arrested a 23-year-old man for beating his girlfriend with a wooden broomstick at their Kunia Homestead Road home.

She was treated and released.

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