By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

Clinton changes
stopover plans

President Clinton will spend two hours here tomorrow on a refueling stop on his way home from New Zealand.

The president was scheduled to stop over for eight hours, but today changed plans in light of the impending landfall of Hurricane Floyd on the East Coast.

Clinton is scheduled to arrive around 9 a.m. at Hickam Air Force Base and will depart at 11 a.m. It will be his sixth visit to Hawaii since becoming president.

Accompanying the president will be his mother-in-law, Dorothy Rodham, and Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, a student at Stanford University.

No public appearances have been scheduled and Hickam will be closed to visitors.

Clinton's first visit in 1993 included a speech at Waikiki Beach. In 1995, Clinton spent several days on Oahu and attended ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Pacific war with Japan.

His other brief visits were in 1994, 1996 and last November.

Last week Clinton made a refueling stop Friday morning at Hickam en route to New Zealand.

Millennium Moments

Millennium special

1900 milestones

IN 1900, Hawaii at the start of a new century was poised for dramatic changes.

The census reported the population at 154,001: Japanese comprised two-fifths; Hawaiians and part-Hawaiians, one-fourth; Chinese about one-sixth; Portuguese about one-eighth.

And, fewer than half were actual citizens of Hawaii, and fewer than 5 percent were Anglo-Saxon, says A. Grove Day in "History Makers of Hawaii."

Also in 1900, according to Day:

Bullet The American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. started building 22 cargo ships to ferry bulk sugar to the mainland.

Bullet Alexander & Baldwin, a "Big Five" company, was incorporated in San Francisco.

Bullet In January, a Chinatown fire set to purge plague blazed out of control, burning 38 acres and leaving over 4,000 homeless.

Bullet In April, President McKinley signed the Organic Act that set up territorial government here; 1-1/2 months later, Sanford B. Dole became the territory's first governor.

Bullet In November, the first inter-island message by Marconi wireless was sent from Kaimuki to Molokai.

Attorney wants Ireland conviction overturned

HILO -- The attorney for a man convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault and murder in the 1991 death of Big Island newcomer Dana Ireland wants the conviction thrown out because irregularities may have occurred.

Attorney Clifford Hunt filed two motions in Circuit Court on behalf of Frank Pauline Jr., one to overturn the Aug. 27 jury verdict and acquit Pauline, the other to seek a new trial.

In seeking a new trial, Hunt wrote that the prosecution may have withheld potentially exculpatory evidence and that the prosecution engaged in improper conduct in letting jurors see the vehicle allegedly used to run over Ireland.

During the trial, jurors were first shown the Volkswagen "bug" with the gasoline tank removed, making the front-end trunk appear bigger than its normal size. When controversy about the point arose, the jurors were again shown the car with the gas tank in place.

Ireland was allegedly placed in the trunk when she was kidnapped.

Hunt also says evidence was improperly excluded from the trial. Hunt based his claims on information that came to him, but wrote he has not had time to investigate it. He suggested the information may question the integrity of the prosecution or jurors or both.

In the motion seeking acquittal, Hunt said he hasn't had time to write up the specific grounds, but they will probably include claims that the evidence, expert testimony, and other testimonial evidence were all insufficient.

He said he will provide memorandums supporting his contentions later. Both motions are to be heard by Judge Riki May Amano on Oct. 14, the same day that Pauline is to be sentenced.

ID of 2 Korean War servicemen sought

A special ceremony will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific tomorrow morning as the remains of two U.S. servicemen killed in the Korean War are removed in an attempt to identify them.

The Department of Defense will use DNA technology to try to identify the remains of the two Korean War servicemen classified as "unknown." The identification process will be done by the Army's Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu.

The cemetery overlooking Honolulu has 866 sets of remains of unidentified servicemen from the Korean War. Most were turned over by North Korea following the cease-fire in 1953.

Scientists believe 50 to 70 sets of remains may be candidates for eventual DNA testing, the U.S. Pacific Command said.

Musician Nash injured in boating accident

Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame was hospitalized yesterday after breaking both legs in a boating accident off Kauai's south shore.

The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Famer was off Port Allen with his wife, Susan, and 10-15 friends on Sunday when the boat they were in hit a wave. Nash was thrown into the air and landed hard inside the boat.

Nash, 57, was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery to insert pins in his legs.

Nash is a part-time resident of Wainiha on Kauai's north shore.



Bullet The closing stock price of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. yesterday was $35.875. The "Hawaii Stocks" listing yesterday, Friday and in some editions Thursday had an incorrect price.

Bullet A story Saturday gave the wrong date for a meeting to discuss the effectiveness of safety measures implemented on Auhuhu Street at Palisades Elementary School in Pearl City. It will be at 7 p.m. next Tuesday.

Bullet An incorrect graphic ran with yesterday's Streetwise about slowing traffic on Kuahaka Street in Pearl City.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Child molestation suspect
ordered held pending trial

An Ewa Beach man indicted for sexually abusing a minor girl will remain in custody until his Oct. 11 trial.

A Circuit judge yesterday denied Bruce McShane's request to be released into the supervision of his wife or have his bail reduced.

McShane, 60, has pleaded not guilty to charges he molested a 14-year-old girl.

He is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center unable to post $60,000 bail.

Circuit Judge Melvin Soong yesterday agreed with the state's arguments opposing his release. Deputy Prosecutor Trish Morikawa expressed concern over McShane's prior criminal history and his potential sponsor, who also has a previous criminal history.

Deputy public defender William Bento argued that McShane's family depended on him and that McShane's past convictions for bank robbery and sexual abuse of a child under 16 were old convictions.

Info Box

Police want public's help in finding murder suspect

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 25-year-old murder suspect in connection with yesterday's slaying of Alexander Faleafine.

Addison Cabanting, of Kalihi, was identified by eyewitnesses, police said.

Faleafine and Cabanting, who knew each other, were seen fighting at 755 McNeill St. at 12:30 a.m. yesterday morning, police said. After the fight, Faleafine returned to his apartment with a stab wound.

Cabanting was seen fleeing in a red or burgundy four-door Jaguar sedan with two other passengers.

Police said Cabanting should be considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Cabanting is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with a slim build. He has short, black hair and a tan complexion.

Anyone with information about Cabanting is asked to call Homicide Detective Anderson Hee at 529-3356 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Maui condominium fire causes $40,000 damage

WAILUKU -- More than 100 people were evacuated last night from a condominium in Maalaea after a fire in the electrical room.

Assistant Fire Chief Alan Cordeiro said the fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damages and halted operation of the elevator to the four-story Maalaea Banyans Condominium. Elevator parts will need to be ordered, he said.

The fire, extinguished about an hour after being reported, was caused by an electrical problem, Cordeiro said.

In other news...

Bullet A 50-year-old man apparently drowned in waters off Old Kailua Airport Beach in Kona Sunday. The man was identified as Alvin Ulu Kealoha of Waimea, Hawaii.

Bullet A 41-year-old Waimanalo man was critically injured last night in a motorcycle accident when his Harley-Davidson hit a concrete freeway divider on Aolele Street near the H-1 Freeway on-ramp.

Bullet A 91-year-old man died this morning at Queen's Hospital after he was hit by a bicyclist Wednesday near the Ala Wai Canal and University Avenue. He suffered head injuries in the collision.

Bullet A man whose body was found floating in Waikele Stream Thursday has been identified as Michael Scott Laughlin, 40, of Waianae. Police have tentatively ruled out foul play in the death.

Bullet A 32-year-old man was arrested in Waimanalo yesterday after he allegedly stabbed a 26-year-old man in the left arm with a knife. Police said the men had argued after drinking.

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