By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 30, 1999

Hawaii 2000

Each of Hawaii's major islands
possesses distinctive emblems

AS an island state, Hawaii has a collective identity -- as well as distinct, separate ones for each island.

One example of this: Each of the eight major islands have their own emblems.

Seven of these symbols are plants, with Niihau's alone being a seashell. The isle emblems, according to "Ronck's Hawaii Almanac":

Bullet Oahu: The ilima, a woody shrub whose popular orange flowers are used for lei, once reserved only for Hawaiian royalty.

Bullet Big Island: The lehua blossom, which is the red, orange or yellow flower of the ohia tree, a reddish hardwood.

Bullet Maui: The lokelani, a small pink rose of, interchangably, the Damask rose from Asia or the China rose.

Bullet Kauai: the mokihana, the citrusy fragrant seeds of a bush native to Kauai.

Bullet Molokai: The kukui, or candlelight tree, whose versatility ranges from its fine wood, to its fruit's nut which contains oil used for candles, medicines and lei.

Bullet Lanai: The kaunanoa, a rusty-orange vine often braided into use for lei.

Bullet Kahoolawe: The hinahina, or "Pele's hair," an herb whose leaves and white flowers are twisted into lei.

Bullet Niihau: The pupu, or shells of the columbella family which are used to make lei.

St. Louis staffer fired over party with stripper

A noncoaching member of the St. Louis School athletic department has been fired for participating in an after-hours party on campus that involved a stripper.

The Rev. Mario Pariante, St. Louis president, is in Italy and was unavailable for comment, while Burton Tomita, the school principal, did not respond to a call-back message left at his home.

Cal Lee, athletic director and varsity football coach, confirmed "there was an incident" that resulted in a termination. No football coaches or players were involved, he added.

"The setting was inappropriate, and it's a case of very poor judgment," Lee said. "I didn't handle the investigation; the school did."

Sources outside the school say the incident involved a handful of adult athletic department support staff, who hired a stripper for a party to celebrate a 21st birthday.

Man faces new charges in child porno case

William P. Sealy Jr., 38, a registrar at Washington Middle School originally arrested March 24 for receiving child pornography, has been indicted again.

Steven Alm, U.S. attorney, said the latest indictment is for knowingly receiving child pornography through the Internet and for producing child pornography using materials that had traveled in interstate commerce.

The earlier arrest and subsequent indictment was for ordering four videotapes showing minors of estimated ages 8-13 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Department of Education spokesman Greg Knudsen later said Sealy was on school-directed administrative leave.

Federal agents reportedly searched Sealy's apartment and boat and recovered various homemade child pornography which Sealy had produced, along with thousands of child pornography images which Sealy admitted he downloaded off the Internet.

Sealy, detained pending trial, was to be arraigned today. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum 10-year jail sentence for each count of producing child pornography.



Bullet The first name of a paramedic who attended to Dana Ireland was reported incorrectly in a story yesterday. His full correct name is Johnson Kahili.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Woman dead, husband critical as truck overturns

WAILUKU -- A 21-year-old Wailuku woman died yesterday after the truck she was riding in overturned in sugar cane fields in central Maui.

Maribel C. Souza was ejected from a pickup truck traveling in the Kihei direction on Mehameha Loop. Her husband, Guy P. Souza Jr., 19, was listed in critical condition this morning at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

In other news ...

Bullet A 60-year-old Ewa Beach man was arrested yesterday in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

Bullet Police arrested a 45-year-old Wahiawa man in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old.

Bullet Police arrested five Oahu men near Aala Park for allegedly soliciting prostitutes Wednesday. Three women, 45, 45 and 51, were arrested and booked for prostitution.

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