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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Aviation school to
hold open house

The Honolulu Community College/University of North Dakota Aerospace program will host a 10 a.m.-1 p.m. open house Nov. 18 at 140 Iako Place just off Lagoon Drive.

Designed for high school seniors and others interested in aviation careers, it will feature pilots from Aloha, Hawaiian, Continental and Northwest airlines who will answer questions about flying. Participants will be eligible to win free flights in the school's aircraft.

"We want people to know that we have a first-rate aviation program right here in town," said Ed Helmick, program manager. "Our open house can show people that there's no need to travel to the mainland to get collegiate airline career-oriented aviation training."

About 60 students are now enrolled. The program began in August 1998.

Effort hopes to slow Farrington Hwy. traffic

The political sign-waving season is over, but a group of Waianae Coast residents plans to line the sides of Farrington Highway next week for a campaign of their own.

The Community Traffic Awareness Partnership will remind motorists to slow down on the roadway, which has been the scene of nine speed-related traffic fatalities this year.

Police will join the effort with a radar trailer that displays the speed of vehicles.

Volunteers are sought for the effort, which will run from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Call Donna Broome at 523-4708.

Navy divers to attend film's Hawaii premiere

More than 100 Navy divers and their families will attend tomorrow's island premiere of the movie "Men of Honor," which chronicles the struggle of the first African-American Navy diver against racism and other adversities.

The divers belong to several Pearl Harbor and Ford Island Navy units: Mobile Diving Salvage Unit, Navy Dive School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team.

Also attending the movie, which opens at 10:30 a.m. at Signature Theatres in the Dole Cannery complex, will be divers from the USS Salvor, a salvage ship.

The Navy plans to erect displays of diving equipment in the theater's lobby.

Carl Brashear, portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding Jr., joined the Navy in 1948, shortly before President Harry Truman desegregated the military. However, Brashear, like other African-Americans and Filipinos, was restricted to galley duties.

He finally was allowed to attend Navy Diving School and, despite losing a leg recovering a nuclear warhead in 1966, he convinced Navy officials to allow him to continue to dive.

Board hands out grants to fight violence

The advisory board for the Fund for Victims of Violent Crimes announced the first distribution of three grants totaling $20,000 to the attorney general's office. The money will be used to implement projects that address the prevention of workplace violence.

The board includes Honolulu police chief Lee Donohue; community representative Pegi Scully, and Glenn Sexton, vice president and general manager of the Xerox Corporation.

The fund was established last November as a memorial to the seven Xerox employees shot to death by Byran Uyesugi.


Some events of interest

Bullet 8:15 a.m., on board the USS Missouri at Ford Island: Veterans Day services, with Rear Adm. Robert Conway, commander of the Navy Region Command, as keynote speaker.



Bullet The owners of the Eight-Fifty Building downtown bought its fee for $540,000 in 1986 after purchasing the lease for $2.58 million. A brief in Hawaii Inc. on Tuesday had incorrect information.

Bullet The last name of Joyce Itokazu, this week's Football Fever winner, was misspelled in yesterday's sports section.

Bullet Attorney Meyer Ueoka, who was appointed to fill the Maui Board of Education seat vacated by Mike Victorino, will keep his seat. Final election results show he received 21,368 votes -- 2,596 more than William Myers, who got 18,772 votes. A story yesterday had incorrect results of the Maui race.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Cause of death for volcano hikers
still unknown; violence ruled out

HILO -- Officials at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park say they still don't know what caused the death of two hikers whose bodies were found in a lava flow area on Sunday.

"Autopsies of the victims have ruled out death by violence or trauma," a park statement said. The bodies of Ivan Klein, 42, of Washington, D.C., and Nancy Everett, 41, of Volcano, were found about four miles from the end of Chain of Craters Road on Sunday near where a lava flow enters the ocean.

The park service said the bodies were burned, but there was no sign of foul play.

"Tests are being conducted for toxic vapors, and those results could take up to eight weeks," a park statement said.

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