Kokua Line

By June Watanabe

Saturday, September 18, 1999

Peter Boy church
report investigated

Question: Regarding Corky's recent cartoon on missing Peter Boy Kema. On TV news a few weeks ago, a minister from a small church on the Big Island was interviewed, saying something about Peter Boy's family coming to the graveyard there. Did Big Island police ever investigate that? If so, what were the results? If not, why not? A whole bunch of us want to know.

Answer: The only thing Capt. James Day, head of the criminal investigation division in Hilo for the Hawaii Police Department, will say is that police are aware of that report and have been "investigating anything involving the Kema case."

He said the church report had been brought up "a long time ago" and again a few months ago.

Day said he could not comment specifically on anything relating to the Hilo boy's disappearance because it is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Peter Boy has been missing for two years. His father said he left the youngster, who was then 6, in the care of a family friend in Honolulu in August 1997. Police have not been able to locate either the boy or the family friend.

Recently, the Missing Child Center-Hawaii began passing out bumper stickers that read, "So where's Peter?"

Q: You had an item the other day about bulky-item pickups, but you didn't print the schedule. Can you print the schedule for us?

A: The schedule depends on the area you live in. Call the city's bulky item, excess yard trimming and dead animal pickup lines, as follows: Honolulu district (Foster Village to Kalama Valley), 523-4685; Aiea-Pearl City-Ewa, 455-1725; Kailua-Waimanalo, 262-4346; Kaneohe, 247-3553; Laie, 293-5657; Haleiwa-Waialua, 637-4795; Wahiawa-Mililani, 621-5241; Waianae, 696-3421.

In the future, you can get the numbers by looking on Page 33 of the government pages in the GTE telephone directory.


To the gentleman in the beige car who helped me get onto the H-1 from the University on-ramp about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The fellow in the black car behind me unnerved me, following me so closely on the ramp, then honking as he angled his car to go around mine. I was really frightened when he pulled out behind me and cut me off when I was able to get on the freeway. I am ashamed that I allowed myself to sink into "road rage" and called him an idiot when he stopped to tell me to go ahead of his car.

I am more ashamed that I didn't thank the man in the beige car that was behind the black car. He allowed both of us to get on the freeway safely. His calm behavior is a reminder to all of us to be thoughtful and considerate drivers! -- Grateful person in the blue car


How very sad that a dog would be put to sleep at 11 years old due to one neighbor's complaint (Kokua Line, Sept. 16). Certainly there could have been a better solution. -- C.T.


To Officer Kyle Takahashi for helping my husband and I when our car stalled on the H-1 Freeway on Sunday, Aug. 29. He followed us all the way from the Kaahumanu Street overpass to our home in Pearl City, making sure we got home safe and sound. Thank you, Officer Takahashi, for your kindness and consideration. -- Seiko Imoto

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