Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Seminar is offered on sleeping problems

Residents who have trouble sleeping may obtain some help at a free Sleep Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13 at Harris United Methodist Church, Miyama Hall, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd.

Respiratory Home Care Specialists Inc. is sponsoring the event to inform and support people with sleep disorders, which it says can cause symptoms of high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, problems staying awake, loss of productivity and sometimes loss of life.

The latest equipment and accessories, insurance issues and complimentary pressure checks of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure therapy devices) will be covered in workshops. Patients must take their own machine power cord.

Medical professionals will discuss treatment options and different conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea, and answer questions.

Free parking is available in church marked stalls.

Interested participants are asked to call Kris Hara at Respiratory Home Care Specialists by Wednesday at 832-1600.

Caregiver conference to be held on July 20

Caregivers are invited to learn more about resources and solutions at a caregiver conference July 20 at the Sheraton-Waikiki.

The city's Elderly Affairs Division, AARP and HMSA are co-hosting "Caring for Family, Caring for Yourself: A Caregiver's Conference." It will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Specialists will share expertise in such areas as medicine, social work, occupational and physical therapy, public health and law.

Twenty-one concurrent sessions will be offered, with the conference designed so participants can choose the three most helpful sessions.

Among them will be "Preventing Caregiver Burnout," "Respite Options," "Understanding the Dying and Grieving Process," "Popo's Pill Problems," "Coping with Behavior in Dementia," "Legal Issues in Caregiving," "S.O.S.: Stretch or Stress" and "Tips and Tools for Easier Home Care."

Registration fee for family and volunteer caregivers will be $25 up to July 12 and $30 afterward. Fee for paid caregivers will be $50 up to July 12 and $55 afterward.

No registration will be done on the day of the conference. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees include workshops, luncheon, refreshments and resource exhibits.

Caregivers may obtain respite by contacting Catholic Charities Elderly Services at 595-0077 and the Honolulu Gerontology Program, 543-8405.

For information or to obtain registration forms, call the Senior Hotline, 523-4545, or see the Elderly Affairs Division Web site to download the registration form:

2 classes will teach dance and exercise

Two six-week classes will be conducted this summer on an approach to dance and exercise called muve.

The workshops -- aimed at loosening and strengthening the body -- will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday to Aug. 15 at YMCA Central, 401 Atkinson Drive, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21-Sept. 25 at the Moiliili Community Center.

The workshops will introduce the nonchoreographed technique to newcomers, exploring six rhythmical styles: Blues-Jazz, Rock-n-60-80's, Techno/Dance, Worldbeat, Latin and New Age-Rhythm.

The fee is $40 for six classes.

For more information, call 955-8211 or see

Women's health screening available

Women's preventative health screening information will be presented from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 in a community booth at Royal Kunia Wal-Mart.

St. Francis Medical Center's Cancer Screening and Education staff will answer questions and provide guidelines on how women can get free mammograms, Pap smears and pelvic exams.

For information, call 547-6798.

[Taking Notice]


>> Catrala-Hawaii (Car and Truck Renting and Leasing Association) has awarded $2,000 scholarships to Sean Donohoe of Mililani High School and Kacie Galarza of Leilehua. Four renewal scholarships were given to Shiannte Keough, now attending the University of Hawaii-Manoa; Florendo Daguio III, Hawaii Pacific University; Najona Ichimaru, University of Portland; and Thalia Bondaug, University of Nevada.

>> Hawaii students brought home nine awards totaling $11,000 from the International Science and Engineering Fair in Louisville, Ky. Winners include Matthew Jachowski of Maui High School, Kimberly Reinhold of St. Joseph Junior and Senior High, Richard Rodrick of Kapaa, Kiana Arkus of Kamehameha, Liang (Charlie) Wang of Waiakea and Yu-Tzu (Debbie) Liu of St. Andrews Priory.

>> John C. Brogan, president of Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii, was given the Distinguished Alumni award by the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.

>> Maui Community College student Elena Indijeva-Nielson has won the $5,000 Honda Scholarship for International Study. She will study Japanese language and culture this September at the Center for Japanese Studies at Nonzan University in Nagoya.

Other recipients who won $2,000 awards include Bryce Domingo and Lyle Tetsuo Leonard of Kapiolani Community College and Robin Fletcher, Dexter Nakamoto and Cary Yokoo of Leeward Community College.

>> Ben Arcangel, a charter member of the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Dance Ensemble, was recently selected the outstanding performer at the 10th National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, presented by Dance Magazine, represents the highest honor among college and university dance students.

>> Aaron Madriaga, a senior at Kealakehe High School in Kona, won a third-place national award of a $100 U.S. savings bond for an essay on traffic safety in the AAA's Sixth Annual Senior High Communications Contest.

>> Charles Swannack, a computer engineering student from Wahiawa, has received first place and a $300 prize for a poster competition at Clemson University's Calhoun Honors College in South Carolina.

>> Dr. Grace Cheng, assistant professor of political science at Hawaii Pacific University, participated in a six-week fellowship at the University of Chicago, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.

>> Louise Inafuku of Kapolei, a kinesiology major and volunteer for Asian/Pacific American Student Services at the University of Northern Colorado, has been awarded a $725 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership.

"Taking Notice" runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Corrections and clarifications

>> In a June 27 obituary on Page A4, Daniel H. Case III was incorrectly referred to as Daniel H. Case Jr.

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


Fatal crash victim identified on Maui

WAILUKU >> Maui police have identified the woman bicyclist who died in a collision with a delivery truck in Wailuku as Saundra De Savien.

De Savien, 57, with no local address, was traveling on Waiehu Beach Road and making a right turn at the same time as the truck onto Lower Main Street when the crash occurred at 7:29 a.m. Monday, police said.

Police Lt. Charles Hirata said investigators have not made a determination as to the cause of the crash.

The death was the seventh traffic fatality this year, compared with 11 last year.


Crash near Punchbowl kills male bicyclist, 70

A 70-year-old bicyclist was killed yesterday after being struck by a pickup truck near Captain Cook Avenue in the Punchbowl area.

Traffic detectives said the male victim had just traveled across the H-1 freeway on the pedestrian overpass when he was struck by the truck traveling Ewa-bound on Captain Cook Avenue about 10:20 a.m. The 41-year-old man driving the truck was not hurt.

Police said the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police also said that neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the collision.

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