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Grant for research facility on Big IslandA $2.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant will go toward building a new facility to serve the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii and the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park.
U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink said the new facility will support ongoing and proposed work in energy, climate and defense-related challenges and innovations.
The National Energy Laboratory is at Keahole Point on the Big Island. It is an ocean science and technology park that provides resources, support and facilities for innovative ocean-related businesses.
EPA grant earmarked for pollution controlThe state Health Department and the state's Coastal Zone Management program will receive a $763,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to control pollution before it gets into island streams and coastal waters.
Nonpoint source pollution, which the grant addresses, includes rain that washes motor oil off roadways, garden watering that flushes fertilizers and pesticides down the storm drains and sediment from construction sites and agricultural land run off.
Ninth time zone may be named for ChamorrosThe United States' ninth time zone, sitting amid Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, would be called Chamorro Standard Time under a bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Guam is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. The bill names its time zone after the indigenous people of Guam and the Northern Marianas.
TomorrowSome events of interest
6 p.m., Waianae Neighborhood Community Center: Vision meeting. Contact: Clifford Jamile, 527-6180.
7 p.m., Ala Wai Clubhouse, 2nd Floor: Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights No. 5 Neighborhood Board meeting, 404 Kapahulu Ave.
7 p.m., Ewa Beach Public Library: Ewa No. 23 Neighborhood Board meeting, 91-950 North Road.
7 p.m., Aliamanu Intermediate School Cafetorium: Aliamanu/Salt Lake/Foster Village No. 18 Neighborhood Board meeting, 3271 Salt Lake Blvd.
7 p.m., Hauula Community Center: Koolauloa No. 28 Neighborhood Board meeting, 54-010 Kukuna Road.
By Star-Bulletin staff
Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers
Help needed to find missing woman, 47Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 47-year-old woman last seen Monday night in Waikiki.
Eunjoo Park was seen at about 11:15 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center getting into a taxicab, police said.
She reportedly went to the Philadelphia Mission Church on South Street to meet someone. Afterward, she reportedly again got into a cab and has not been seen or heard from since.
Park is 5'4" tall, 140 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes and fair complexion. She was last seen wearing a black blouse and green skirt.
Anyone with any information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or missing-persons investigators at 529-3115.
Police hunt three men after Kalihi carjackingPolice are searching for three men accused of a carjacking early this morning in Kalihi.
A man, 28, a girl, 15, and a boy, 14, were inside a parked car near North School Street and Kamehameha IV Road when they were approached by three males who threatened them with a handgun and assaulted the man and the boy, police said. The men then took the blue 1995 Acura Integra four-door sedan.
One suspect drove away with the girl still in the car, but let her out a short distance away on School Street, police said. The other two drove away in a different car.
Dole schoolboy arrested in threats to teachersA Dole Middle School student was arrested yesterday for reportedly threatening two teachers last week.
The boy threatened one teacher verbally and threw a chair at the other teacher on Oct. 3, police said. He was released to his parents.
Girl who died in wreck identified by authoritiesThe 12-year-old girl who died in Sunday's one-car crash near Waipio has been identified as Jasey Delos Reyes of Kalihi.
Delos Reyes was ejected from a 2000 Toyota Camry that struck a light pole and overturned on the H-2 Freeway near the Ka Uka Boulevard overpass on Sunday.
The driver, a 36-year-old man, has been arrested for first-degree negligent homicide and negligent injury.
The two adults in the car were wearing seat belts, but Delos Reyes was not, police said.
Speed and possible drug use could be factors in the accident, investigators said.
Big Isle police nab 12, seize drugs at PanaewaHILO -- Police arrested eight men and four women and seized a variety of drugs during a raid at a Kaieie Place house in the Panaewa area Monday, they revealed yesterday.
A 24-year-old man was arrested for manufacturing "crack" cocaine from regular cocaine, they said. The eleven others, ranging in age from 19 to 47, were arrested for various drug offenses. All were released pending further investigation.
Police seized 7 grams of cocaine, 4.9 grams of crack, 13.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, known as "ice," 107.6 grams of marijuana, and 7 tablets of an unknown substance.
They also seized $296 in cash and various drug paraphernalia.
Neighbor name-calling sparks Kaneohe arrestPolice arrested a Kaneohe man for allegedly threatening his two neighbors with a handgun yesterday.
The incident happened after the suspect yelled a derogatory remark at his two neighbors at 5 p.m., police said.
Hawaiian Air pilot's wife charged with murderENTERPRISE, Ore. -- The wife of a Hawaiian Airlines pilot has been charged with murder in connection with his death this weekend, police said.
Lisa Ann Northon, 38, is accused of killing Christopher James Northon, 44, whose body was found Sunday night at the Shady Campground. Police say they found the body after responding to a possible domestic disturbance call.
The couple is known to have property in the Bend, Ore., area and in Lanikai.
Former Hawaii resident holds TV woman hostageDANNEMORA, N.Y. -- Convicted killer and former Hawaii resident Kenneth Kimes held a free-lance producer for Court TV hostage for four hours yesterday, demanding that his mother, Sante, not be extradited to California on murder charges.
Kimes is serving a 125-year sentence for murdering Irene Silverman in a scheme to steal her $7 million Manhattan home. His mother was sentenced in June to more than 120 years for the same crime.
Mrs. Kimes and her husband, Kenneth Kimes Sr., were convicted of slavery 12 years ago for keeping their domestic workers in involuntary servitude at residences in Las Vegas and the Portlock area of Honolulu.