Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, June 14, 2001


Carolyn Ching, left, a third-grade teacher at Noelani School,
and Principal Clayton Fujie accepted a Blue Ribbon award
from Mayor Jeremy Harris yesterday at Honolulu Hale.
The Blue Ribbon, issued by the U.S. Department of
Education, was also awarded to Holy Family
Catholic Academy.

Program teaches use of newspapers in class

A course designed for teachers who use or wish to use the daily newspaper as an instructional tool will be held at Punahou School next month.

The two-week, two-credit program, developed each year by the Star-Bulletin, is part of the regular summer session of the University of Hawaii's Outreach College.

The program will be held July 2 to 13, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Wo Center.

The institute, themed "A Living Textbook," will combine materials about the newspaper and demonstrations on how to use it.

Newspaper professionals will talk about their jobs, providing background on news gathering, advertising and policy.

The course will cover all disciplines where use of the newspaper is important and applicable.

It will also deal with incorporating the newspaper into a program of individual instruction.

For more information, call Stan May at 529-4794.

Kauai man postpones second swim to Niihau

LIHUE >> A 27-year-old man who was plucked from the ocean last week while trying to swim from Kauai to Niihau said yesterday that he canceled a repeat attempt "out of respect for the Niihau people."

Matthew Davidson of Kauai had said he would attempt the nearly 20-mile swim at sunrise yesterday, but later backed off.

"It's better this way," he said. "I'd like to be prepared better, anyhow."

Jeffrey Glaze, who was assisting Davidson, said Niihau residents said they preferred Davidson respect their privacy.

A nude Davidson was plucked from the Kaulakahi Channel on Friday by a Navy helicopter 10 miles from Niihau after the Coast Guard had conducted a 10-hour search.

Red Cross class offers CPR and first-aid skills

The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes in the downtown Honolulu area.

Courses will include instruction on how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies and how to perform rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Classes are scheduled for June 25 and July 23.

Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1132 Bishop St., in the third-floor conference room.

Registration is limited. Please contact the American Red Cross office at 734-2101.

Foundation grant to aid victims of breast cancer

A $2,750 grant from the Beta Beta Gamma Foundation will support a Big Island retreat this summer to aid women coping with breast cancer.

The O Ka Mana Ka Ho'ola project, held under auspices of the North Hawaii Hospice, was given the grant for a pilot Wellness Weekend Project.

The foundation also granted two $500 University of Hawaii scholarships and $1,000 to RESOLVE of Hawaii, an organization that provides help for families with infertility problems.

Free presentation covers federal disability policies

The "Federal Disability Policy" will be described in a free presentation from 10 a.m. to noon July 11 at the state Capitol auditorium.

Speaking will be Paul Marchand, assistant executive director for policy and advocacy at the Arc of the United States, a national organization for mental retardation.

The event is sponsored by the Arc in Hawaii and the Disability and Communication Access Board.

Sign language interpreters will be provided, and other aids or services for people with disabilities can be provided if requested by July 1. Call 586-8121.

Workshop on Big Island tackles childhood issues

The AmeriCorps "Parent Support Project" of the Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii will sponsor free Parent Empowerment Workshops for families of children with special needs on the Big Island.

A video presentation called "Last One Picked ... First One Picked On" will discuss tools for kids to learn social success. The presentation will be held on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Kona HeadStart on Mamalahoa Highway.

For additional information, contact Lesley Patton at 889-5002.

'Successful Negotiation' session to be given free

The Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii along with Hawaii Families as Allies and Parents United for Support in Hamakua will co-sponsor a free Parent Empowerment Workshop called "Successful Negotiation." The presentation will take place June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Tex Drive-In Meeting Room.

For more information, contact Donna Mitts at 936-8894 or Lisa Keiler at 776-1039.

Corrections and clarifications

>> John Razonable is the trustee of the Friends of Etienne Yim Trust Fund. An incorrect position was listed for him in a "Whatever happened to ...?" report Saturday.

Corrections and clarifications

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Publisher and Editor in Chief John Flanagan at 529-4748 or email him at

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Paradise Park teenager drowns in Wailuku River

HILO >> A teenager drowned in the lower Wailuku River yesterday, the Fire Department said. Police identified him as Aaron James Luhia-Ogata, 14, of Paradise Park.

A companion saw Luhia-Ogata get into trouble with undertow and called police at 2:13 p.m. Fire rescue personnel found the boy's body caught under an underwater ledge, police said.

Kailua woman arrested for attacking husband

A 44-year-old Kailua woman was arrested for assault last night after she allegedly slashed her husband, 54, several times with a kitchen knife during an argument at their Kalaheo Avenue home.

Police said the woman slashed her husband as she chased him around the home. The husband fled and called 911 from a pay phone.

The husband suffered minor cuts to his arm and back.

Woman killed in H-2 crash identified

The woman killed in a June 5 crash during a rain storm on the H-2 freeway near Mililani was identified as 62-year-old Duk Yi Ahn of Pearl City.

Ahn's Toyota Camry was heading north on the freeway when it collided head-on with a white van.

Car left running is stolen; female suspect arrested

A man who left his car running as he ran into the mini-mart of the Tesoro gas station in Kalihi Valley had his car stolen yesterday afternoon.

While inside the store located at 1950 Kalihi St., the man saw a woman get into his car and drive off, police said.

Police issued an all-points bulletin, and the car was located at Nimitz Highway and Puuhale Road. The woman was seen walking away from the car. Police detained her until the man was brought to the scene to identify her.

Police then arrested her.

Stolen car recovered when suspects squabble

Suspected car thieves were arrested after they had a domestic argument while riding in a stolen vehicle on Windward Oahu Tuesday evening, police said.

Witnesses reported to police that a woman driver and her male passenger were fighting in the car at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. When police arrived they ran a check and learned the car had been stolen on Monday at Prospect Street and Ward Avenue.

The man and woman filed cross-complaints of abuse of a household member, but police arrested them for auto theft.

The car was recovered and returned to Avis Rent A Car.

Armed robbery reported at Waikiki Beach Marriott

Police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel guest at gunpoint in the elevator at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort early yesterday morning.

After the guest got in the elevator, the suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded money. The suspect exited at the ground floor and fled, police said.

The suspect is described as 5 feet 7, 150 pounds, with short, curly black hair, wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

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