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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Schools out Friday
for workshops

Oahu public schools will take Friday off so teachers can attend professional development workshops for Teacher Institute Day, which is part of the collective-bargaining contract for public-school teachers.

The workshops, sponsored by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, will cover a variety of topics, and each HSTA chapter will have a general assembly on collective-bargaining contract issues.

A look at the workshops:

Bullet The Honolulu chapter will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the general assembly at McKinley High School.
Bullet The Leeward chapter will begin with registration at 7:15 a.m. and its general session at 8:15 a.m. at Kapolei High School.
Bullet The Central chapter begins with registration at 8 a.m. and workshops at 10:45 a.m. at Moanalua High School gymnasium.
Bullet The Windward chapter will begin at 8 a.m. at King Intermediate School cafeteria.
Schoolteachers on other islands will hold Teacher Institute Days on different days this week.

Makakilo plans a drive to slow down drivers

Residents and the Honolulu Police Department will launch a sign-waving campaign in Makakilo, asking motorists to slow down.

The action will take place at the intersection of Makakilo Drive and Panana Street from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday . A radar trailer will display the speed of passing vehicles and the posted posted speed limit for the area.

A traffic survey reported 85 percent of vehicles on Makakilo roads travel an average of 12 mph over the posted speed limit.

Work will shut onramp at University Avenue

The University Avenue on-ramp to the westbound H-1 freeway will be closed today and tomorrow from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.

Bingham Street will be closed for resurfacing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays beginning today.

The resurfacing is expected to last six weeks. The first phase will include the area between McCully and Isenberg Streets.

Only local traffic will be permitted during the closures.

Fund-raiser is planned for victim of coma

Friends and family members of Aries "Poochie" Pilago, who has been in a coma since March, will hold a fund-raiser to defray his medical costs on Saturday at the Daiei store parking lot in Waipahu.

"Friends for Aries" are trying to raise $2,000 to start experimental Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Kuakini Medical Center, which will cost at least $20,000 to complete and is not covered by insurance.

Huli-Huli chicken will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daiei, 94-144 Farrington Hwy. Tickets are $7.50 each and available in advance by calling 625-7237 or 676-2488

Donations (check or money order) can be made to the "Friends For Aries" Fund, P.O. Box 971777, Waipahu 96797.

During renal surgery at St. Francis Medical Center, Pilago, 29, a Leeward Community College student, experienced massive hemorrhaging, followed by a stroke and coma.

A medical team at Kuakini informed Pilago's family about the experimental treatment, which involves the patient's breathing pure oxygen to increase circulation to tissues damaged by stroke.

March to call for halt to family violence

Children who witness family violence will be the major focus at tomorrow's Men's March Against Violence, which will begin at noon in Chinatown and end on the grounds of City Hall.

Women as well as men are invited to participate in the march, which will start at Kekaulike Mall on South King Street, between River and Maunakea Streets, and along King Street to Skygate Plaza, between Honolulu Hale and the municipal building.

A rally will begin about 12:20 p.m. there.


Some events of interest

Bullet 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church: Waialae-Kahala No. 3 Neighborhood Board meeting, 1350 Hunakai St.
Bullet 7 p.m., Waipahu Cultural Garden Park: Waipahu No. 22 Neighborhood Board meeting, 94-695 Waipahu St.
Bullet 7 p.m., Kaneohe Senior/ Community Center: Kaneohe No. 30 Neighborhood Board meeting, 45-613 Puohala Road.

Bullet 7:15 p.m., Makiki District Park: Makiki/Lower Punchbowl/Tantalus No. 10 Neighborhood Board meeting, 1527 Keeaumoku St.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

James Correa is the Big Island's
actiing police chief

Carvalho steps down; Correa is acting chief

Deputy Police Chief James Correa assumed new duties today as the Big Island's top cop after the retirement yesterday of Police Chief Wayne Carvalho.

Carvalho finished his police career quietly yesterday after 31 years of service with an informal party thrown by the department, said a police spokesman.

Carvalho, convicted in December of cheating on department promotions while he was deputy chief in the 1980s, had been under pressure to resign his post. Carvalho had said last month that he was retiring to pursue business opportunities, possibly a restaurant in Los Angeles.

The Hawaii County Police Commission meets Friday and is likely to officially name Correa as interim chief while seeking to permanently fill the position, the police spokesman said.

The selection process is expected to take between 60 and 90 days.

Police seize drugs, cash in raid at Hilo apartment

HILO -- Police arrested three people and recovered a variety of drugs during a raid on a unit in the Orchid Manor apartment building yesterday, they said.

The raid yielded 13.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine or "ice," 9.4 grams of dry marijuana, 0.6 grams of crack cocaine, six prescription drug pills and an additional amount of methamphetamine. They also seized $1,921.

The suspects -- a woman, 45, and two men, 39 and 43 -- were released pending further investigation.

School fire was arson, investigators determine

Monday night's fire at Benjamin Parker School that caused an estimated $70,000 damage was deliberately set, investigators say.

The 9:30 p.m. fire started in a teacher's workroom adjacent to the library.

There were no initial signs of forced entry, but fire investigators determined yesterday that the cause is arson. The case will be investigated by police.

Threats at schools result in arrest of 3 students

Three students at three Oahu schools were arrested this week, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Kalaheo High School for reportedly threatening to cut another student with a razor blade, police said. The incident occurred on Monday, but was not reported until yesterday.

A 13-year-old boy at King Intermediate School and a 17-year-old boy at Castle High School were arrested for threatening teachers.

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