Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Maui girl wins Junior Miss crown

Twenty-six teenage girls from across Hawaii competed Sunday in the Hawaii's Junior Miss 2002 program on the Kamehameha Schools campus in Honolulu. Winning the honor was Camille Coates, above, from Hana High School on Maui. She won $7,000 in cash scholarships, and will go on to compete in the America's Junior Miss National finals in Mobile, Ala., in June. Coates was the first neighbor island winner in the scholarship program since Nalani Akana of Maui won in 1971.

College board prep course offered to qualified teens

College Connections Hawaii is offering a new $1,000 scholarship for an SAT preparation course that targets low-income and first-generation-to-college high school students.

Students who participate in the nonprofit group's "SAT JumpStart" classes at GEAR UP high schools will qualify for the scholarship.

College Connections said Hawaii has the largest gap -- 200 points -- between public and private school scores on the SAT, a standardized college-admissions test.

GEAR UP is a federal program that prepares low-income students for post-high school education.

In Hawaii, GEAR UP high schools include Waipahu, Waialua, Hilo, Keaau, McKinley, Kailua, Pahoa, Kapaa and Molokai.

Qualifying students receive a discount on the class tuition, fee waivers for the SAT exam and college applications, a semester of school credit and a chance at the $1,000 scholarship, which is partially funded by GEAR UP and the U.S. Department of Education.

College Connections is now offering eight 40-hour SAT preparation courses held Saturdays over a span of 10 weeks.

Classes begin Feb. 9; the enrollment deadline is Monday.

Call College Connections at 540-0434.

Applications are also available from high school counselors and online at

City and state offer fitness demos in parks

Oahu residents are urged to visit their neighborhood parks every Sunday until Feb. 17 to participate in Exercise Honolulu.

The Honolulu Medical Society, state Department of Health, and City and County of Honolulu are sponsoring the program to encourage people to lead healthier lives.

Volunteers will be at the parks to demonstrate proper warm-up and stretching and to lead group walks.

A closing program will be held Feb. 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion.

Although Hawaii is known as the "health state," the organizations point out that the state ranks high in obesity, hypertension, diabetes and arthritis.

For more information on Exercise Honolulu and park locations, call 536-6988 or see

Corrections and clarifications

>> Children and teenagers rode their skateboards and bicycles up and down half-pipes at a newly built skateboard facility at Keolu Hills Neighborhood Park in Kailua. An A3 story that ran yesterday incorrectly used the term half-pikes.

>> Andi ven der Voort is the president of the Hemlock Society of Hawaii. The second reference of her last name was incorrectly spelled as van der Voort in a Friday story on Page A1.

>> San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods Co. does not grow pineapple on Oahu, as was incorrectly stated Friday in Hawaii Inc. on Page C4. Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii) Inc., which does grow pineapple on Oahu, is an independent company.

>> Police are investigating the shooting of a man who was found lying on Jack Lane near the Tendai Mission of Hawaii. A story on Page A5 yesterday incorrectly called it the Dendai Mission of Hawaii.

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

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Police search for escapee from work furlough site

Art CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking the public for information about a man who escaped yesterday morning from the Laumaka Work Furlough Facility across from the Oahu Community Correctional Center. Police said Michael Kauonoi Jay was last seen at 7:15 a.m. when he jumped the fence.

Police said Jay was sentenced in August 2000 to 16 years for burglary, auto theft and a traffic case. Police said Jay is known to frequent the Ewa Beach and Kailua areas.

Jay, 23, is also known as Mickey and is described as having a slim build, black hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos on his arms and hands along with the name "Jay" tattooed across his back, police said. He was last seen wearing jeans and no shirt.

Anyone with information about Jay is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Police ask for witnesses to shooting in Nuuanu

Police are requesting any information regarding the shooting death of a 40-year-old man on Saturday fronting 23 Jack Lane in Nuuanu. The male victim was found unconscious on the roadway just before 11 p.m., with gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Homicide detectives are looking for witnesses who were in the area of Jack Lane between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Anyone with information about this case may contact Detective Sheryl Sunia directly at 529-3166 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.


Counselor improves after being pushed by student

Police investigators said a Waialua High School guidance counselor is recovering after suffering a heart attack last week, which followed being pushed in the chest by a student.

The 55-year-old counselor was listed in critical condition Friday at the Kuakini Medical Center and was upgraded over the weekend, police said.

Police arrested the 17-year-old male student for first-degree assault and later released him pending an investigation.

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