By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

It's official: Brewer fined $7,000 for spill

Brewer Environmental Industries received official notification yesterday from the state Department of Health of an acid spill-related $7,000 fine that first became public Dec. 17.

The fine was levied for "failure to notify" the Health Department about the large Thanksgiving Day spill of sulfuric acid at Campbell Industrial Park.

Brewer said in a news release after official notification the fine is subject to appeal.

Jim Andrasick, Brewer chairman, said the $7,000 fine will be paid. "We will meet all our obligations, and our ongoing conversations with the Department of Health are aimed at achieving a mutual agreement about the events that surrounded the spill," he said.

Andrasick said steps are being taken to prevent any future accidents.

Girl Scouts can pick up cookies tomorrow

It's Girl Scout cookie time again.

More than a half-million boxes will be delivered to Girl Scouts statewide tomorrow. The largest cookie drop -- some 450,000 boxes -- will take place in Aloha Stadium's lower parking lot, where Girl Scouts will pick up their cookies from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cookies will be sold from Friday to Feb. 6.

Girl Scouts here expect to gross $1.8 million from cookie sales this year. The net, about $750,000, will fund council operations, programs and camp upkeep.

The cookies are $3.50 a box. They are available in eight varieties: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Striped Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon and Lemon Drops.

Nominations sought for Red Cross award

Know any Oahu residents who performed courageous, kind or unselfish acts last year? The Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to hear from you.

The Red Cross is seeking nominations from Oahu residents and organizations in 12 different categories. Winners will be acknowledged at the organization's third annual Everyday Heroes Breakfast on March 4 at Hilton Hawaiian Village.

To request a nomination form, call 734-2101. Nominations are due Jan. 28.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Three injured when truck hits disabled car on H-1

A 24-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier remains in critical condition today after an accident yesterday on the H-1 Freeway near the Waimalu exit.

The soldier was fixing a left-front tire on his black 1998 Nissan Sentra while stopped in the far left town-bound lane, police said.

At about 12:20 p.m., a white 1995 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup truck, driven by a 34-year-old Kaneohe man, rear-ended the Sentra which hit the soldier, police said.

He was transported to Queen's Hospital with pelvic and rib injuries.

The Kaneohe man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition with injuries to his chest.

A passenger in the Sentra, who is also a Schofield soldier, was taken to Tripler Hospital and is in stable condition.

Woman injured while trying to get vehicle back

Police arrested a man for allegedly dragging his girlfriend with her truck yesterday in Waipio Gentry.

The woman told police her boyfriend took her truck a week ago and didn't return it.

She saw him yesterday at a Waipio Gentry gas station inside the truck with another woman at 9:36 a.m., police said.

She demanded the truck back and reached into the vehicle to grab the key, according to a police report.

She was dragged and suffered minor injuries when he drove forward, according to a police report. The man was apprehended shortly afterward on Kahuanani Street in Waipahu.

He was arrested for auto theft and second-degree assault.

Hauula woman allegedly threatens with machete

A 57-year-old woman who allegedly threatened her landlord with a machete in Hauula was arrested for first-degree terroristic threatening.

The suspect waved the machete at her 60-year-old landlord at 9 a.m. yesterday, police said.

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