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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Waahila power line
closer to construction

Hawaiian Electric Co.'s proposed Kamoku-Pukele 138-kilovolt transmission line moved a step closer yesterday with a revised final environmental impact statement submitted to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Heco is proposing a partially underground and partially overhead transmission line to improve reliability for 54 percent of its Oahu customers, said Chuck Freedman, Heco vice president for corporate relations. The next step would be consideration of Heco's conservation district use application.

In response to concerns about an overhead line on Waahila Ridge, Heco said it is proposing ways to reduce visual impact:

Bullet Steel poles for the overhead portion of the line would replace wooden poles which carry two 46-kv lines that have been on the ridge for some 30 years, with both the new 138-kv and existing 46-kv lines going onto the new steel poles.

Bullet Heco would paint the poles to better blend into the natural background, landscape to partially screen them and locate some poles lower on the ridge to decrease the number of poles silhouetted above the ridgeline.

Applications due soon
for Inouye internships

College students interested in internships in Sen. Daniel Inouye's office in the nation's capital for the spring 2001 semester should apply now.

Application deadline is Oct. 31.

For additional information on application procedures, call (202) 224-3934 of visit Web site

Applicants must submit:

Bullet A cover letter providing background information and reason for applying.

Bullet A most recent school transcript.

Bullet A resume.

Bullet A short writing sample and

Bullet Two letters of recommendation.

All documents must be sent to Sen. Daniel Inouye, 722 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510-1102.

"An internship on Capitol Hill is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Congress and governmental processes," Inouye said.

"I believe the experience will have a lasting impression on students and will help them develop new skills."

Sticker statement

By Ronen Zilberman, Star-Bulletin
An upside-down Hawaiian flag sticker adorns Kaneohe residents
Wayne Enos and Cisha Nakanelua's car. Enos is a musician with
Natural Vibes, and Nakanelua is with the Naturalists.

British, French ships to pay six-day visit

Five British and one French warship will arrive here tomorrow for a six-day visit before heading to San Diego on Tuesday to participate in war games with the U.S. Navy.

The British ships include two frigates, HMS Cornwall and HMS Sutherland, destroyer HMS Newcastle and tankers RSA Fort Victoria and Bayleaf. The lone French vessel is the frigate FS Aconit.

They make up the UK Task Force Group, which left England in May and participated in naval exercises with the navies of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Forty firefighters advance in rank

Honolulu Fire Chief Attilio Leonardi has promoted 40 firefighters, including Charles Wassman as one of four assistant chiefs.

Other promotions announced yesterday include Eric Adams Jr. to battalion chief and nine to the rank of captain: Peer Blichfeldt, Vernon Enriques, Edmundo Pablo, John Bowers, Nathan Kapule, Paul Stankiewicz II, William Donnelly, Earle Kealoha Jr. and Dave Takehara.

Air guard flying again under new commander

The Hawaii Air National Guard's 18 F-15 fighter planes were back in the air Monday after a 12-day stand-down that was held after a new commander came aboard.

The suspension was ordered Sept. 12 by Col. Albert Richards after he arrived in Hawaii to take command of the 154th Fighter Wing.

Hawaii National Guard officials said the suspension was needed to determine proper documentation procedures. Guard spokesman Capt. Chuck Anthony said there was nothing wrong with the planes or the pilots.

Noise, odor force Delta flight to return to L.A.

A cooling fan malfunction caused a grinding noise and a burning odor and forced a Delta Air Lines jet headed for Honolulu to return to Los Angeles, federal officials said.

Flight 1579 left Los Angeles Airport about 2:20 p.m. yesterday on the Lockheed L-1011 wide body aircraft.

The jetliner was at 19,000 feet when crew members heard a grinding noise behind the flight engineer's position and began to smell electrical fumes. "At no time did anyone see smoke or flames," a flight operations official said.

A cooling fan for wiring on an instrument panel apparently malfunctioned, tripping a circuit breaker that shut it off and allowed the wiring to heat up, an FAA spokesman said.

The wiring was undamaged, but the cooling fan was replaced and the plane allowed to depart later.

The plane's 226 passengers, six flight attendants and three cockpit crew members boarded another plane and arrived in Honolulu 4 1/2 hours late.

Nov. 4 fair at Hickam open to crafters

The Hickam Air Force Base craft fair, featuring 200 booths, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4.

Registration will begin Oct. 21 for crafters wishing to participate. The booth fee is $45, or $60 for two crafters who want to share a booth. For information, call 449-1568.


Some events of interest

Bullet 6:30 p.m., Pearl City Library: Pearl City No. 21 Neighborhood Board meeting, 1138 Waimano Home Road.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Waianae man attacked after confronting burglar

A Waianae man was attacked yesterday after confronting a teen-age burglar in his home, police said.

The resident returned to his Moelua Street home and found two boys inside at 4:30 p.m., police said. He struggled with one boy but the second escaped through a window and returned with two other boys.

All the suspects reportedly attacked the resident, but ran away when a neighbor came to his aid, police said.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

The boys, a 13-year-old and three 14-year-olds, all live in the neighborhood and were arrested shortly afterward, police said.

Police seek suspect in Kaimuki robbery

The Kaimuki branch of Territorial Savings and Loan was robbed yesterday of an undisclosed amount of cash by a man who claimed to be armed.

The robbery at 1108 12th Ave. was reported at 11:25 a.m. The suspect pointed to a demin jacket wrapped in his left hand and told the teller he was "not afraid to use it," police said.

The suspect is in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 9, 150-160 pounds, has light brown hair parted in the middle, a mustache, and was wearing blue jeans and a light gray T-shirt.

Waipahu residence stoned and shot at

A Waipahu resident whose house has been stoned and shot at believes his family is being targeted mistakenly by a group of youths.

Ronie Martinez of 94-405 Paiwa St. says there was a fight near his home on Sept. 11 and several boys, who were being beaten, ran onto his property and hid in back.

On Sept. 15, rocks were thrown at the Martinez residence, breaking windows.

Nine days later, at about 2:30 a.m., shots were fired at the house. Police recovered eight .30-caliber bullets.

"Whoever is doing this, I want them to know I don't know the kids who ran to our house," Martinez said. "None of them live here."

No one has been injured so far in the rock-throwing and drive-by shooting incidents.

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