The Committee on Resources in the U.S. House has passed the native Hawaiian recognition bill at the urging of Rep. Neil Abercrombie.
House committee OKs
native Hawaiian bill
The measure is patterned after one that passed the House last year, but was unable to win approval in the Senate.
The bill, according to Abercrombie would permit native Hawaiians to re-establish self-government while affirming "the special trust relationship between native Hawaiians and the federal government."
"It took hard work, bipartisan cooperation, and mana'o from throughout the community to get this far," Abercrombie said.
He said he hopes the bill will be approved by both the House and Senate this year.
Kauai students to take UH writing test at KCCKauai students planning to enroll at the University of Hawaii-Hilo are advised to take a writing placement exam Saturday morning at Kauai Community College.
The exam is required before enrolling in 100-level classes in English or English as a second language.
The exam will be in the community college's automotive classroom from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration forms are available from high school college counselors on Kauai and the UH-Hilo admissions office.
For more information, call Karla Hayashi, exam coordinator, at (808) 974-7545, or leave a message at (808) 974-7479.
H-1 onramps closed at University, WaialaeMotorists are advised that the University Avenue and Old Waialae Road onramps will be closed for guardrail and drainage work.
The Old Waialae Road onramp to the westbound H-1 freeway will be closed today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for drainage work.
The University onramp to the H-1 freeway will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through May 25 for guardrail work.
Motorists are advised to look for alternate routes.
Naalehu's Cabudol is Librarian of the YearLucy Cabudol, a technician at the Naalehu Public Library on the Big Island, has been named the Hawaii State Public Library System employee of the year.
According to a news release, Cabudol's work increased the Naalehu library's collection of books on tape for patrons in an area with poor rural radio reception.
Police to set roadblocks for next 8 weekendsHonolulu police will set up roadblocks on Oahu through the next eight weekends, looking for impaired drivers.
The roadblocks will be set up at unannounced times and locations beginning May 18-21 through July 4-7.
Police said half of the 22 fatal accidents so far this year have been alcohol- or drug-related.
Bicycle race raises funds to find cure for leukemiaThe 2001 American Bicycle Association's "Race for Life" to raise funds to cure leukemia and blood-related cancers will be held Saturday at the Wheeler BMX track at Wheeler Army Air Field.
Kids racing at local tracks across the country since 1991 have raised more than $2.3 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (formerly Leukemia Society of America.). This year's race will feature bicycle motocross riders collecting donations to race and qualify for prizes.
The funds support research to develop new treatments and therapy for leukemia and blood-related cancers.
For more information, call Jason Chang at 625-7827.
Pediatric CPR courses offered by heart groupFree pediatric CPR courses will be offered by the American Heart Association of Hawaii during the New Baby Expo 2001 this weekend at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
The two-hour courses will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.
AHA will teach people how to save the lives of infants and small children using a new CPR Family & Friends Pediatric Course. The first 75 people for each class will be admitted.
The entrance fee for the Expo is $3.50. Children age 5 and under are free.
For more information, call the AHA's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Department, 531-0174.
Dental issues featured at town meetingsDr. David C. Kennedy, authority on preventative dentistry and water fluoridation, will discuss those and other dental issues at several town meetings sponsored by Hawaii Citizens for Health.
The events will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Aiea Public Library; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at McKinley High School, Hirata Hall, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at the State Capitol auditorium.
Kennedy has lectured around the world on preventative dental health, mercury toxicity and fluoride and is author of the book, "How to Save Your Teeth."
Corrections and clarifications>> Emeril Lagasse fans will be able to watch the chef live and see a luau display starting at 11:30 p.m. today at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. But a Hilton spokeswoman said the food is for display for a TV show only and not for eating. An item in yesterday's food section had incorrect information.
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers
Wife allegedly threatens husband, kids with gunHonolulu police arrested a Waikele woman who allegedly threatened her husband and two children with a handgun yesterday morning. According to police, the victim said his wife arrived at their Maiau Street home "drunk and argumentative."
Police said the suspect then got hold of a handgun that is registered to the victim by cutting through the weapon's leather case.
The suspect then pointed the handgun at her husband and the two children in bed with him, saying, "I'm going to kill you" and "You're going to die," according to police reports.
Police said the victim managed to wrestle away the gun and call 911.
Inmate turns himself in after 4 days of freedomAn Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate was arrested for escape for an unauthorized four-day absence from the prison's Laumaka Work Furlough Center.
The inmate failed to return on April 28. He turned himself in on May 2.