Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff


With snow-capped Mount Fuji in the background, soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks prepared last Sunday for a live-fire training exercise during Keen Sword 2003. The biannual, combined exercise allows U.S. and Japanese self-defense forces to share tactics, techniques and procedures, which strengthens military relationships and promotes a more efficient alliance.

Foundation seeks grant applicants

Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation is accepting applications for 2002 grant requests from organizations and projects that help improve the legal status and welfare of women and children in Hawaii.

The deadline for grant applications is Friday.

The foundation has made grants to organizations such as the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline, Waikiki Health Center, Family Planning Centers of Hawaii, Sisters Offering Support, and the Leeward and Windward Abuse Shelters.

Grant criteria and applications are available by mail, fax, e-mail or in person. For more information, call 521-9219.

Female mentors sought for girls' career conference

Teaming for Tomorrow 2003 is looking for female mentors to participate in the career exploration conference for high school girls sponsored by the Girl Scouts.

The conference is Feb. 17 and 18 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. For more information, call 595-8400 ext. 212 or go to

Slow Army convoys due on N. Shore

Motorists traveling today between Wahiawa and Kahuku may be sharing the road with Army convoys traveling from the Kahuku Training Area near Sunset Beach and Dillingham Army Airfield, the Army announced.

The Army vehicles will move in groups of 25 or less traveling at 10 mph below posted speed limits. There will be a 30-minute window between the convoy groups.

The first convoys will move from the Kahuku Training Area along Kamehameha Highway from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second convoys will move from Dillingham Army Airfield traveling along Farrington Highway to Kamehameha Highway from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Waialua staffer named Librarian of the Year

The Hawaii Library Foundation has named Tim Littlejohn, Waialua Public Library branch manager, the 2002 Public Librarian of the Year for the Hawaii State Public Library System.

The foundation will honor Littlejohn at a ceremony Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the courtyards of the Hawaii State Library at 478 S. King St.

Littlejohn has been with the Hawaii State Public Library System since 1993 and has been the branch manager of Waialua Public Library for four years. He will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a $500 Borders Books gift certificate.

Free seminar offered on taking the SAT

High school students interested in improving their SAT scores can learn some tricks and traps of the test at a free seminar at Kaneohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Princeton Review, a test preparation company, will conduct the hour-long seminar in the library's Young Adult Section. Both parents and students are invited. Many colleges use SAT scores as a guide in selecting students.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 233-5676.

Walk raises $20,000 to aid cancer fight

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's third annual Light The Night raised more than $20,000 for research and services to patients and families.

More than 500 people participated in the Oct. 27 walk at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. It was dedicated to Sandy Takao, who died of leukemia earlier last month. Her family led the walk carrying a dedication banner signed by participants.

The society, part of a nationwide voluntary health organization, is dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improving patients' quality of life.


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


HFD rescues teens lost near Aiea trail

The fire department helicopter rescued two Honolulu teenagers who got lost while hiking off of the Aiea Loop trail yesterday, fire department spokesman Capt. Kenison Tejada said.

The teenagers went hiking at about 1 p.m. and called for help on a cell phone shortly after 6 p.m. After talking with them, fire department rescuers were able to figure out where the teenagers were and the fire department helicopter located them and brought them out at about 7:10 p.m.

Fugitive caught after photo in MidWeek

CrimeStoppers, the Honolulu Police Department and MidWeek announced that a fugitive whose photo was published on the front page of MidWeek was arrested yesterday afternoon.

Police arrested Wayne Kila at 1:45 p.m. yesterday at 1659 Kapiolani Blvd.

Kila was wanted on a parole revocation warrant for prior assault, drugs and weapons convictions.

It was the eighth arrest of a fugitive whose photo was printed in Midweek.

Anyone with information about a fugitive may call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.


2 arrested in alleged Kuhio Beach fight

Police arrested two men who allegedly accosted a group of people at a pavilion at Kuhio Beach Park and beat up at least two of them.

Police said the suspects, ages 18 and 24, were intoxicated when they approached several people at about 1 a.m. yesterday.

One victim suffered cuts to his face and the other had a broken nose.

The victims, a 27-year-old Waikiki man and a 29-year-old Honolulu man were taken to a hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released.

The suspects were arrested for assault.

Man allegedly robbed at knifepoint after sex

Police are looking for a man in his 20s who allegedly robbed a 34-year-old man at knifepoint early yesterday morning, after they had sex.

Police said the two men met on Kuhio Avenue, and agreed to have sex in the Kapiolani Park area.

While the victim was driving the suspect back to Kuhio Avenue sometime before 5 a.m., police said the suspect brandished a pocketknife and stole the victim's purse.

The suspect is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 165 pounds, with dark short hair, dark eyes, a fair complexion, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt and khaki shorts. He called himself Paco or Frank, and possibly works as a part-time waiter, police said.

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