Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Seminar to offer tips on kindergarten admissions

There will be a seminar tomorrow evening for parents considering enrolling their children in private-school kindergartens next fall.

The free seminar, "Learn the ABCs of Kindergarten Admission," is sponsored by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

There will be presentations on the basic developmental stages of 4- and 5-year-olds as well as information on admission procedures and characteristics of private kindergarten programs. Admissions directors from various schools will be available to answer questions and distribute applications.

It will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave.

For more information, call Meg Miguel at 973-1543.

Fund-raising effort set for 'Bruddah Iz' sculpture

The Duke Kahanamoku Family Foundation and Foodland are joining to help raise money for a bronze sculpture of legendary Hawaiian entertainer Israel "Bruddah Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole, who died in 1997.

During September, Foodland will match donations made by the public to the "Bruddah Iz Portrait Sculpture Project."

The donations are tax-deductible and can be made at any Foodland or Sack 'n Save store.

Sculptor Jan-Michelle Sawyer has been tabbed to create the bust.

For more information, call Liz Rizzo at 842-8314.

Lava flow closes access to Big Isle scenic spot

Big Island police say sometime over the weekend, a finger of lava crossed a gravel access road off Highway 130 in Kalapana that allowed people a closer look at flows entering the ocean.

Hawaii County officials opened the road on Aug. 17 but were forced to close it on Thursday because of the approaching flow.

Marine base neighbors warned of gunfire noise

Residents near Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, should expect to hear blank artillery rounds being fired tomorrow and Thursday evening.

The Marine Corps said the rounds will be fired for a change-of-command ceremony rehearsal tomorrow between 5 and 6 p.m. and for the actual ceremony between 6 and 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Corrections and clarifications

>> Honolulu attorney Earle Partington's first name was misspelled as Earl in a displayed quote in yesterday's report on bail bonds.

>> University of Hawaii law professor Randall Roth was a volunteer in Linda Lingle's 1998 campaign for governor. Roth's role in Lingle's campaign was inaccurately characterized as campaign manager in a story on federal judicial appointments in Sunday's Insight section.

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

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West Oahu

Woman arrested in attack on motorist in Moanalua

A 31-year-old woman was arrested early yesterday for allegedly attacking a man with whom she was involved in a traffic accident.

Police said that after the 2 a.m. accident, the woman followed the other driver, a 28-year-old Aiea man, to the corner of Moanalua Road and Ualo Street. She entered his car through the front passenger door and hit him, police said. The man held the woman until police arrived.

Windward Oahu

Female inmate allegedly attacks and injures guard

An inmate at the Women's Community Correctional Center was arrested Sunday for allegedly attacking a male prison guard.

Police said the woman attacked the guard at about 11 a.m. for not allowing her to smoke in the facility. The 35-year-old woman was taken to the Honolulu Police Kailua Substation, where she was booked for assault, then returned to the prison.

The 32-year-old prison guard was released from Castle Medical Center after being treated for cuts on his head.

Neighbor islands

Fire in Hilo destroys abandoned warehouse

Big Island fire investigators have not determined the cause of a fire that destroyed an old warehouse early Monday but said it appears suspicious.

By the time firefighters arrived on the scene minutes after the 1 a.m. alarm, the 70-year-old wooden structure at 60-A E. Ohea St. in Hilo was engulfed in flames and had collapsed.

Because the warehouse had been abandoned, fire investigators did not place a monetary value on the damage caused by the fire.

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