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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, January 12, 2001

Army holds open house
to explain Makua training

To help the public better understand the Army's need to resume live ammunition training in Makua Valley, Army officials will hold an open house for the public on Jan. 20, Army officials announced.

The public is invited to walk the grounds of the Makua Military Reservation with Army leaders, who will conduct demonstrations and explain each phase of training, including extensive safety measures taken to protect environmental and cultural resources located in the valley, said Capt. Cynthia Teramae, Army spokeswoman.

No live fire will be used.

The Army also has changed the date of a public meeting to Jan. 27 at the Waianae Army Recreation Center. The meeting was initially set for Jan. 17.

The public comment phase on the draft environmental assessment also has been extended to Jan. 27 from Jan. 22.

U.S. District Judge Susan Mollway yesterday also continued a hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction by Waianae activists that would stop the resumption of live fire training at Makua to Feb. 26, at the Army's request.

For more information on the open house or public meeting, call Capt. Teramae at 655-8729 or 655-2919.

Events mark King holiday next week

Star-Bulletin staff

Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will be observed as a state holiday on Monday, but events will take place throughout the week.

Many of the events are sponsored by member groups of the Martin Luther King Coalition, which is comprised of 40 environmental, peace, civil rights and minority groups.


Bullet 3:30 p.m. Religious service at Trinity Baptist Church, 3950 Paine Circle

Bullet 6:30 p.m. Bell ringing candlelight ceremony at the Nagasaki Peace Bell

Bullet 7 p.m. Service at the Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.


Bullet 9 a.m. Parade, Magic Island to Kapiolani Park

Bullet 11 a.m. Unity rally, Kapiolani Park

Bullet 6 p.m. Civil Union -- Civil Rights Movement Celebration and candlelight ceremony, state Capitol auditorium


Bullet 7 p.m. Ceremony for art exhibit "Living Harmony," Honolulu Hale


Bullet 5 p.m. Invitation-only dinner for Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights at the Japanese Cultural Center.

Join Waipahu for 'community conversation'

The public is invited to "Waipahu's 4th Community Conversation" from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Waipahu Intermediate School cafeteria.

The discussion will be on the revitalization of Waipahu, the draft update of a strategic plan, and the results of the "3rd Conversation."

Sponsors include the Waipahu Community Association, Weed & Seed, and the Waipahu Business Association in partnership with the Fil-Com Center, Leeward YMCA and the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center.

Supper will be prepared and served by Waipahu High School students.

For more information, call the Waipahu Community Association at 677-6939.

One Kalanianaole lane closed until Feb. 14

The left Hawaii Kai-bound lane of the Kalanianaole Highway from Kalaniiki Street to 500 feet past Analii Street will be closed during the day through Feb. 14 while maintenance work is done on a gas line.

Work will be conducted primarily in the medial strip between Kalaniiki and Analii streets.

Work is scheduled Monday through Friday until Feb. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; tomorrow and Monday, work will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hawaii's Mrs. America represents state at D.C.

Leslie Ann Lam of Hauula, the reigning Mrs. America, will represent Hawaii at President George W. Bush's inaugural parade later this month.

Accompanying her will be Halau Hoomau I Ka Ola Wai O Hawaii, a halau of Hawaii people living in the Washington, D.C., area led by Dwayne Manu Ikaika.

New status improves Oahu conservation

Oahu's designation last week as a Resource Conservation and Development area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should enable island residents to improve their environments, conservationists said.

Resource Conservation and Development councils find practical solutions for community development, land conservation, environmental enhancement and water management.

While Oahu already has a community-led conservation and development program under way, the federal designation will allow for technical assistance and a paid coordinator for the program.

Current projects include beautification on Farrington Highway and at Waianae Intermediate School and a trial planting to see which plants grow best along the banks of the Ala Wai Stream.

Oahu was the last Hawaiian island to receive this designation.

YWCA holds 2 nights of activities for kids

The YWCA of Oahu is holding two evenings of sports, music and games for children called "Parents Night Out," tomorrow and Jan. 27.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in swimming, snacks, videos, games and aerobic exercise at the 1040 Richards St. location. The cost is $10 per child and includes a snack. Drop off starts at 6 p.m. and pick up is by 9:30 p.m.

For information, call 538-7061, extension 277.


Some events of interest


Bullet 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel: "Restoring Resources and Resolving Conflicts," Hawaii Fisheries and Ocean Users second annual forum, will be held in the Garden Lanai Ballroom at 410 Atkinson Drive. Free. Register with Elizabeth Corbin by faxing name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address, affiliation(s), special ocean interest(s) and additional comments to 587-2777 or email her at

Bullet 9 a.m. to midnight: "A Night in Chinatown" on Maunakea Street from Beretania to King streets will feature food vendors, cultural demonstrations and entertainment.



Central Pacific Bank's 6-month CD rate is 4.04 percent. An incorrect figure was included in a chart in the early edition of Hawaii Inc. yesterday.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Man held in kidnap, death threat

Police arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday for kidnapping and threatening to kill his girlfriend on Christmas Day.

The man allegedly took the woman to an unknown location on Kapaa Quarry Road and held a gun to her head, threatening to kill her, police said.

He then drove her home and held her against her will, according to police.

Driver, passenger hurt in Palolo

Police say an 18-year-old woman speeding north on 10th Avenue in Palolo Valley yesterday afternoon lost control of her subcompact car, injuring herself and her front-seat passenger.

The passenger, who was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, has been upgraded to guarded.

The driver sustained head and upper body injuries and was in guarded condition.

The car was severely damaged after it struck a sidewalk and crashed into a rock wall and an embankment at about 4:09 p.m.

Speed contributed to the accident, police said.

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