Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Nanakuli boy critical after car-moped crash

A 14-year-old Nanakuli boy is in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center after a car struck the moped he was riding.

Police said the boy exited a driveway at 87-597 Farrington Highway just before 9 p.m. when a car traveling west on Farrington struck him. The impact threw the boy off his moped. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the car, a 60-year-old Waianae man, was not injured.

91 to aid Big Isle agriculture work

HILO >> State Agriculture Department employees were to select 91 Big Island residents today for temporary environmental jobs, according to the Big Island Invasive Species Committee of the department.

The three-month jobs are funded by the Big Island's share of $1.5 million from the Legislature for statewide job creation in the economic aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

In east Hawaii, the workers will poison the aggressive weed tree Miconia, hand-capture noisy coqui frogs where their concentrations are small, and attack stinging red fire ants, said Nelson Ho of the Invasive Species Committee.

In Kona, workers will cut nonnative fountain grass, which poses a fire hazard, and do other projects, Ho said.

From more than 200 applicants, six supervisory people already have been selected, Ho said. Another 52 workers and 17 alternates will be selected in east Hawaii and 22 workers in west Hawaii. Those hired will be assigned to teams and put to work as needed.

Besides state money for wages, Hawaii County is providing logistical support, such as a base of operations and worker transportation.

Renovations close mission library and reading room

The Hawaii Mission Children's Society Library and the Hawaiian Historical Society's reading room at Mission Houses Museum will be closed for renovations from Monday through March 5.

The renovations will include installing compact shelving units to increase shelf space and upgrading the collection storage vault to high preservation standards. The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation is funding the project.

The Hawaiian Historical Society's administrative office will remain open during the renovation period.

For more information, contact Marilyn Reppun, head librarian of the Children's Society Library, at 531-0481, ext. 25, or Barbara Dunn, Hawaiian Historical Society librarian, at 537-6271.

Corrections and clarifications

>> Mayor Jeremy Harris' 2 percent pay increase raised his salary to $112,200 from $110,000. A Page A3 story on Saturday incorrectly reported that his salary was raised from $100,000.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Managing Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at

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Worker hospitalized after roll of fencing hits him

A Campbell Industrial Park worker was in critical condition yesterday after being hit in the head with a roll of chain link fence.

Honolulu fire officials were called to the Island Mechanical Corp. on Hanua Street at 2:25 p.m. after they said the roll of fence fell from a forklift and struck the victim.

Emergency medical crews transported the victim by ambulance to Hawaii Raceway Park where he was transferred to a military helicopter then airlifted to the Queen's Medical Center.

Ambulance crews said the victim was in critical condition when he left for Queen's, but an update on the victim's condition was not available last night.


Scottish rock star's death ruled suicide in hotel

The death of Scottish rock star William Stuart Adamson has been classified as a suicide by hanging, the Honolulu Medical Examiner's office said.

The body of the 43-year-old former lead singer of the band Big Country was found in a hotel room near the Honolulu Airport on Sunday.

Police said Adamson hanged himself using the clothes' bar in a closet. He was found laying face down on the floor with his neck suspended.

A maid on Saturday had seen Adamson's body but thought he was sleeping, police said. After finding him in the same position the following day, the maid notified hotel managers who called police.

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