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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, October 30, 2000

Straub Family Health Center
moves to Kapolei Medical Park

The Straub Kapolei Family Health Center has moved from Campbell Square to expanded quarters at the Kapolei Medical Park building at 599 Farrington Highway.

Drs. Siuling Kwan and Macario Rivera are providing Straub Kapolei services, including diagnosis and treatment of illness, gynecological examinations, well-baby and well-child services, occupational medicine services, lab testing and on-site x-rays.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Rivera also will provide new urgent care hours from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for medical conditions that aren't life threatening.

For an appointment, call 674-2930 or Straub's 23-hour appointment line, 522-4777.

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Science board to meet 3 days at Waikiki, UH

A 15-member board that helps guide national ocean science and research programs in Hawaii and the Pacific will meet here for three days, starting tomorrow.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board includes scientists, educators, resource managers and engineers.

"We are charged with ensuring that NOAA's science programs are of the highest priority," said Michael Uhart, the board's executive director.

The board meets at least twice a year and makes recommendations to D. James Baker, NOAA administrator and under secretary, on strategies for research, education and application of science to resource management and environmental protection.

The meetings -- open to the public -- will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd.

On Wednesday, the meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at the East-West Center.

Management issues and science needs for the Humpback Whale Sanctuary and Northwest Hawaiian Islands are among the items on the agenda.

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Hawaiian activists hold 'Stop the Theft' talks

Hawaiian sovereignty, the Akaka bill, legal challenges to Hawaiian entitlements and native resistance will be discussed at workshops held this week by educator Haunani-Kay Trask and attorney Mililani Trask.

The Trasks will conduct the first workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies auditorium.

The second workshop is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Maui Community College science room 10A.

The talks, "Stop the Theft: Fight for Our 'Aina," are sponsored by Protect Our Native 'Ohana. PONO organized these free public events to educate people on the Rice vs. Cayetano ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The group says the ruling has been a catalyst to further diminish native entitlements and rights, as well as challenged the constitutionality of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and native gathering rights.

Call 386-7057 for more information.

Citizens' input invited for future of Waimea

The public is being invited to participate in a community advisory committee to deal with the future of Waimea Valley Park.

Councilwoman Rene Mansho, who represents the North Shore, is holding an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Waimea park's Pikake Pavilion.

Three subcommittees will be formed to deal with botanical, cultural and economic development issues.

Mansho wants the city to condemn the property to preserve it for public use.

Mansho said it's not too early to start an advisory committee. Even if the city does not purchase the valley, "at least we're giving input and getting some community consensus as to the desire for the use of the area."


Some events of interest

Bullet 7 p.m., Hahaione Elementary School: Hawaii Kai No. 1 Neighborhood Board meeting, 595 Pepeekeo St.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Mental hospital escapee arrested in Waikiki

A 46-year-old man who escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital on Saturday was arrested in Waikiki early Sunday morning.

Johnie Gray, who has a history of violence and schizophrenia, had been on unsupervised status at the hospital when he left for the gym Saturday at approximately 6:30 a.m. and failed to return, police said. He was arrested at the Waikiki Substation at 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

Thrown passenger in critical condition

An 18-year-old Waianae woman remains in critical condition today after being thrown from a pickup truck on Saturday.

The woman was a passenger in the front cab of a Mazda pickup driven by a 19-year-old man "joy riding" in a dirt parking lot at Campbell Industrial Park, police said.

The truck flipped several times, throwing the woman, who was not wearing a seat belt, police said. The truck then toppled on her.

She was airlifted to Queen's Medical Center with serious head injuries. A 17-year-old girl who was also a passenger was treated at St. Francis West Medical Center. The driver was not injured.

Oahu man killed pushing stalled car

A man died yesterday in an accident that occurred while he was helping a friend push a car home that ran out gas, police said.

The friend had been pushing and steering from the driver's side of the car when the door hit his arm and he let go, police said. The car rolled toward his friend, pushed him over an embankment on Farrington Highway and Fort Weaver Road, then fell on top of the victim, police said.

9-year-old arrested for starting fire in home

A 9-year-old Wahiawa boy was arrested yesterday after he started a fire in his bedroom, which injured his father, police said.

A small fire erupted in the boy's room at their Mala Street home after the father told him to get ready for church at 9:45 a.m., police said.

The father, 42, suffered minor burns to the stomach while putting out the fire, police said. The son later admitted to starting the fire, which caused $100 damage.

The boy was arrested for criminal property damage and reckless endangering after the boy's father insisted his son be arrested, police said.

Body lacking ID is found during Kailua canoe race

KAILUA-KONA -- Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man found floating in waters near Kailua-Kona on Saturday.

The body was found around 9:15 a.m. about 300 yards off Kaiwi Point by people participating in a canoe regatta, police said. The regatta participants brought the body to Kailua pier.

The man was described as Caucasian, about 40 years old, and 6 feet tall. He was wearing shorts and walking shoes, but had no identification on him.

The case is classified as a coroner's inquest. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death.

Highway barricade used as weapon in fight

A 27-year-old man was arrested early yesterday morning, accused of hitting another man over the head with a highway safety barricade in Waikiki, police said.

The victim, 27, had been trying to break up a fight in front of the Burger King at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Lewers Street at about 3:20 a.m. when he was hit with the barricade, police said.

Swimmer leaves pool, gets stabbed from behind

Police are investigating the stabbing of a 38-year-old man on Rycroft Street Saturday afternoon.

The victim had just finished swimming in a pool and was walking toward the street when he was attacked from behind, police said. He was able to walk to a friend's residence to call police. The victim was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The police have no suspects.

Marshall Islands man flown in for care dies

A Marshall Islander who was flown to Queen's Medical Center on Friday has died from injuries incurred while he was having drinks in a bar.

The man had been in a bar in Majuro when he fell on his head and sustained a skull fracture and brain damage, police said.

He was transported to Queen's Critical Care Unit where he died Saturday night at about 11 p.m.

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