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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, June 5, 2000

Two Windward grads win Mckenna cars

Two Windward Oahu high school graduates left their Project Grad parties Saturday morning with free cars and two others received checks for $2,500 yesterday, courtesy of Kailua auto dealer Mike McKenna.

Kalaheo, Kahuku, Kailua and Castle high schools offer graduates supervised all-night alcohol- and drug-free parties.

McKenna, in a car accident on his graduation night 49 years ago, sponsored a car giveaway at schools with 95 percent of graduates in attendance.

He gave a 1998 Ford Escort to a Kalaheo graduate and a 1996 Ford Taurus to a Kahuku graduate, and $2,500 consolation prizes to Kailua and Castle for having more than 75 percent attendance.

Board of Water Supply mailing quality reports

The Board of Water Supply is mailing out its annual water quality report. Mailing began in May and will continue through this month.

The report lists all regulated primary and nonregulated contaminants and all the chemicals found during testing.

According to the water supply mailing, all contaminates fall far below the acceptable federal limits.

Land-use red tape cut for developer

The state Land Use Commission is allowing the Makena Resort Corp. to seek zoning permits before it pays for state traffic improvements.

But the company must pay its share of the traffic improvements within two years. The commission had originally required the firm to pay for the improvements before obtaining zoning for 145.9 acres, including 28 acres for a low-density resort south of the Maui Prince Hotel.

A group called Maui Tomorrow objected, saying the firm has no inducement to comply if it already has the zoning.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Deliberate fire damages Wahiawa Middle School

A fire deliberately set last night caused $10,000 damage to a second-floor classroom at Wahiawa Middle School, police said.

The fire, at 275 Rose St., was reported at 10:30 p.m. Damage was confined to the one classroom.

Police arson investigators say the suspect entered the room after removing four louvers. Combustible materials, such as books and magazines, were placed on a table and set on fire.

There was no indication that anything was stolen from the room, police said.

Waikiki lifeguards save 25 people from high surf

High surf kept Waikiki lifeguards busy bringing swimmers back to shore yesterday, according to Capt. Kendall Rust of Ocean Safety.

Lifeguards rescued about 25 people who needed help and assisted about 200 more people, Rust said. On a normal day, lifeguards rescue one person and assist 10, but yesterday's waves were 4 to 8 feet high.

The problem yesterday was that an extremely low tide allowed people to walk out to shallow sandbars, but when the tide came in, swimmers found themselves in neck-high water, Rust said.

Man arrested for biting off part of wife's ear

A Waianae man was arrested Saturday after he bit a piece of his wife's left ear off and struck her in the left eye.

Police say a quarrel that began at a graduation party escalated when the two, in their early 40s, returned home.

The woman was taken to St. Francis West Hospital, and the husband was arrested soon thereafter at their Helelua Street apartment.

Man charged with hitting wife with fishing spear

A 44-year-old man has been charged with allegedly striking his common-law wife in the forehead with a fishing spear Saturday.

Fua Sale, 48, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Firefighters battle blaze in forest near Schofield

No serious problems were reported overnight by county and federal firefighters who monitored a wildfire burning along the rugged and steep ridge of the Kawailoa Forest Reserve area near the East Range of Schofield Barracks.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Richard Soo said 42 firefighters from three county and four federal units were involved in fighting the fire, reported at 12:44 p.m. yesterday.

The terrain and lack of a fixed water source handicapped firefighters, but they secured the perimeter before ending operations at 7:23 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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