Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 1 for the Carey D. Miller Nutrition Scholarship Award for students interested in a career in food science and human nutrition.

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students may apply for the award, administered by the Hawaii Foundation for Dietetics.

Applications must be turned in by March 15. Interested students should contact scholarship chairwoman Joy Kunimitsu at for application forms.

Professor Miller was a pioneer in nutrition research and education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 36 years.

Miller Hall is named after her.

She died in 1985 at 92 and left the bulk of her estate to provide scholarships for tuition, fees, books and supplies to students from Hawaii.

Care Givers Expo set for center in Waipahu

Care Givers Expo '03, a first-time event focusing on the state's 1,000 residential care-home operators, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.

The center is collaborating with the Alliance of Residential Care Administrators to host the expo. It will feature seminars to educate participants about various aspects of the industry, such as caregivers' rights and current legislation, proper procedures and caregiving standards.

Workshops will cover business aspects, including financial management and how to start a care-home business. Products and services geared to the care-home industry also will be displayed.

Residential care homes provide care for about 2,900 residents, mostly elderly.

Besides the workshops, the LBC Foundation, established by the LBC Mabuhay Hawaii Corp., will host a "Kababayan Day" celebration with food and entertainment in the center's Consuelo Courtyard.

The public is invited to the expo to learn about the caring industry. Care-home operators may pre-register to be eligible for certification.

Call Mila Beltran at 671-0354 or Nora Rimando at 455-2392 for pre-registration information.

More information may be obtained by calling 680-0454.

Wellness seminar will cover women's issues

Five women will present their personal philosophies on "Achieving Optimal Women's Wellness for the New Year" at a free Women's Wellness forum at 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Castle Medical Center in Kailua.

Speaking in the Wellness Auditorium of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Medical Plaza and Wellness Center will be Dr. Susan Chapman, Pali Women's Health Center; Diane Cirincione, psychotherapist and expert in attitudinal healing; Angela Keen, KGMB 9 News health reporter; Joanna Bilancieri Rasmus, physical therapist and fitness expert; and Rebecca Woodland-Hawley, wellness cuisine cooking instructor and author.

Seating is limited. Register online at or call 263-5400.

Waikiki hosts meeting about heart disease

A free public meeting on cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of women and men in America, will be discussed from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.

Straub Foundation and the Heart Center of the Pacific have organized the event, "Valentine in Paradise: What's New in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease."

Specialists will discuss risk factors of the disease, irregular heartbeats, aortic aneurysms, blood clots in the legs, medicine-releasing stents and varicose veins.

Controversies over hormone replacement therapy in women and air-travel related blood clots in the legs also will be addressed.

Exhibits, demonstrations, interactive workshops and free cholesterol screening will be held during the break.

Registration is requested because of limited seating. Call the foundation at 524-6755.


[Taking Notice]

>> The Hawaii Joint Police Association has named 10 new members to its Hall of Fame, established in 1999 to recognize those in public and private security.

They are Jack S. Annon, in private criminology practice and investigation; former Deputy Chief Robert Au and Assistant Chief Boisse Correa, both of the Honolulu Police Department; Edward F. Clarke, criminal investigator, Defense Logistic Agency; Maj. Gen. Edward L. Correa Jr., adjutant general of Hawaii's Department of Defense;

Edward H. Kubo Jr., U.S. attorney for Hawaii District; Kenneth W. McWade, retired attorney from Internal Revenue Service; Ted Sakai, director of state Department of Public Safety; C.E. Rags Scanlan, president/CEO of Royal Guard Security Inc.; and Shirley Streck, U.S. Customs, retired.

>> Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Hawaii Supreme Court has been honored with the 2003 Distinguished Service Award by the National Center for State Courts.

>> Duke's Canoe Club Kauai has named James Rocha its 2002 Employee of the Year. The restaurant also gave its third- and fourth-quarter Mea Ho'okipa Quarterly Award for 2002 to Tyrene Kauahine and Erwin Vidal, respectively.

"Taking Notice" runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please send items to City Desk, Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Convicted felon sought on 2 warrants

Police want help finding convicted felon Henry Leo Kaiser on two family court warrants. Police said he is considered dangerous.

Kaiser is wanted for questioning in theft cases in which construction materials were ordered, delivered but never paid for. He is also wanted for questioning in the investigation of a construction fraud case in which an elderly woman paid for services that were never completed.

Kaiser has previous convictions for robbery, auto theft, weapons charges and felony assault. Police said Kaiser may be operating a silver van described as a 1991 Ford, license number JCX 482.

Kaiser is also known as Henry Fujimoto and Hank. He is described as 5 feet 2, 225 pounds, with a stocky build, dark brown hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a beard.

Anyone with information may call Detective John McCarthy at 261-6106 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Agents arrest suspect in welfare fraud case

Investigators from the state Attorney General's Office arrested Leslie Eileen Morimoto on Friday in a welfare fraud investigation.

Morimoto, also known as Leslie Eileen Kendall, was indicted by an Oahu grand jury on Aug. 14 on one count of first-degree theft.

Anyone having information concerning possible welfare fraud crimes is asked to call the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 587-8444.


Missing girl believed to be in the Ewa area

Police want help locating a missing 11-year-old girl.

Elena Carvalho left a foster care residence in Kapolei Aug. 26 and is believed to be with her biological mother in the Ewa area, police said.

She may be using the name Elena Raymond.

A family court judge has issued an arrest warrant for the girl's mother, Brandi Vierra.

Carvalho is 5 feet 2, 109 pounds, has long dark-brown hair and brown eyes. Vierra, 28, who is also known as Brandi Carvalho, is 5 feet 6, 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Erik Iinuma at 529-3099, the Missing Child Center-Hawaii at 753-9797 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME by cellular telephone.


Hilo area suffers property vandalism

Big Island police want help identifying vandals who have damaged at least six building windows and 10 vehicles over the past two weeks in downtown Hilo.

Police said the rash of vandalism was first reported on Jan. 8 and involved a drive-by shooting with a pellet gun. Since then, police said, the vandals have been shooting at the windows of business establishments as well as at vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hilo patrol at 961-2311 or the police nonemergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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