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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, May 8, 2000

Grant to help fight 'Net
crimes against children

Internet crimes against children will be fought under a $288,266 Department of Justice grant to the state, says U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink.

Plans are to:

Bullet Create a multiagency task-force response to Internet crimes.
Bullet Develop and deliver awareness programs for children, parents, educators and groups.
Bullet Create a Web site.
Bullet Provide investigative support and training for law enforcement.
Bullet Conduct reactive and proactive investigations.
Bullet Increase investigative capacity by acquiring specialized equipment and providing training for task-force members.

"This grant will increase the capacity of our law enforcement agencies to respond to the growing incidence of Internet crimes against children," Mink said.


Hanauma Bay closed until Wednesday

Hanauma Bay will be closed until Wednesday for emergency sewer line repairs.

A clogged sewer pipe in the park's parking lot caused the unexpected shutdown. City wastewater management crews spent the weekend pumping sewage from the clogged sewer pipe. Repairs began this morning on the line, which is connected to the sewage system in Hawaii Kai. No sewage was spilled or discharged into the bay, the city said.

Hanauma Bay is normally closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.

Kauai Food Bank wins national honor

LIHUE -- The Kauai Food Bank is one of five organizations in the United States honored at the 25th anniversary of World Hunger Year in New York today. Judith Lenthall, Kauai Food Bank executive director, will accept the award.

Each will receive the Harry Chapin Self Reliance Award, named for the songwriter who created World Hunger Year and given annually to groups that best demonstrate the ability to fight hunger and poverty and promote self-reliance.

The Kauai Food Bank created the Hui Mea'ai program that links 46 local farmers. The Food Bank supplies 650,000 pounds of surplus food to about 10 percent of the island's population every year. It provides the food to churches and charities, which distribute it.

Queen's receives grants for research

Research and education related to diabetes and breast cancer will benefit from Hawaii Community Foundation grants totaling $75,000 to Queen's Hospital.

Research to determine how a stroke can affect those with diabetes will continue at Queen's Neuroscience Institute with a $50,000 award.

Dr. Ping An Li, senior research scientist in the Center for the Study of Neurological Disease, heads the research, which may suggest new methods of stroke management and anti-stroke drug development.

The second grant of $25,000 was awarded for "Malama Kekahi i Kekahi: Taking Care of Each Other." This is an educational project for couples facing breast cancer.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Bank robbery suspect shares loot, gets nabbed

A robbery suspect was captured today outside the downtown branch of Bank of Honolulu but not before he tossed some of the stolen loot into the air for people to pick up.

FBI Special Agent Maxwell Marker said Jeffrey Patrick Quinlan, 30, was detained by a security guard at about 9:05 a.m. Quinlan may be a suspect in other local bank robberies, Marker said.

Today's bank robbery was the 13th of the year in Hawaii.

Calif. man, 29, becomes Maui's 12th traffic death

WAILUKU -- A California man has died following a traffic accident in south Maui.

Craig A. Lipkin, 29, became Maui's 12th traffic fatality this year, compared to four for the same period last year.

Lipkin, who died Saturday at Maui Memorial Hospital, was driving north on Piilani Highway near Lipoa Street at 7:46 p.m. Friday, when his vehicle crashed into a pickup truck going south that crossed the center line, police officer Gregg Katayama said.

Paul Baker, the driver of the truck, was listed in critical condition this morning at the hospital.

The condition of Lipkin's girlfriend, Diane Hudock, 29, also of California, was listed as being between guarded and satisfactory.

Grandmother accused of custodial interference

A 57-year-old woman, who took her 8-year-old grandson to the hospital for treatment allegedly inflicted by the boy's mother, was arrested for custodial interference.

Police, however, are also investigating a hospital report that the boy may have been abused. His mother told police the child lied and was disciplined.

The boy's mother and her former mother-in-law argued earlier yesterday about the child being abused.

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