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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Art foundation offers $5,000 fellowships

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is offering up to seven $5,000 individual artist fellowships for exceptional talent, excellence and achievement in the visual arts.

Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday.

Forms are available at the SFCA office, 250 S. Hotel St., second floor, public libraries and online at

Applicants must be Hawaii resident artists with at least five years professional activity.

Selection is made by a panel review, board approval and based on artistic excellence, creativity, contribution and commitment in the visual arts, scope and quality of proposed fellowship activity.

The foundation has awarded 50 performing and visual arts fellowships since 1995.

For more information or to request an application, call Carol Hasegawa at 586-0736 or e-mail

Tour explores sites in Kawai Nui, Maunawili

A historic tour of Kawai Nui and Maunawili Valley Saturday will emphasize the period between 1840 and 1940 and include stops at an old rice mill, poi factory, general stores, the Queen Liliuokalani Retreat and a heiau in Maunawili.

The tour leader will be anthropologist Paul Brennan, who has done archaeological surveys in Maunawili Valley.

The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Ulupo Heiau off the Pali Highway in Kailua.

For more information or to register, contact Chuck "Doc" Burrows at 595-3922 or e-mail

A donation of $5 per person is requested, and the group size is limited to 20. The tour is co-sponsored by the Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation, Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and the Kailua Historical Society.

Hundreds gather to count humpbacks

There were more than 1,100 sightings of humpback whales around the state yesterday in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary ocean count. More than 500 volunteers gathered along the shores of Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island and Kahoolawe.

Officials point out that just because there were 1,100 sightings doesn't mean 1,100 whales were seen, as some may have been recounted.

Hawaiian waters provide a breeding ground for an estimated 5,000 whales.

Studies have shown that the local population of whales has been increasing at an annual rate of about 7 percent over the last 10 years.

Analyzed results of the ocean count will be available on the Sanctuary Web site, by next fall.

Neurologists to meet at Convention Center

More than 6,000 neurologists and neuroscientists are expected to attend the American Academy of Neurology's 55th annual meeting this week at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The conference, which continues through Saturday, will include more than 200 courses and seminars and 1,300 scientific presentations.

More than 600 exhibits will be presented, representing 150 pharmaceutical, medical equipment and other companies.

The academy will return here in 2011 for a meeting, depending on the success of this week's gathering, said Joe Davis, general manager of the convention center.

He said the group is "purchasing an extraordinary amount of services ... it is a great piece of business for Hawaii."

The academy was established in 1948 as an international association of more than 18,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals.

Fund raiser to help kids of slain HPD cop

A fund raiser will be held today for the family of slain Honolulu police officer Glen Gaspar from 4 to 10 p.m. at Murphy's Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St.

Gaspar, a 12-year police veteran, was shot to death while trying to arrest attempted murder suspect Shane Mark at the Kapolei Baskin-Robbins store on March 4.

Mark, 28, faces a first-degree murder charge in the case.

Tickets to the fund raiser cost $100 and according to a news release all the money donated will go to a fund created by Smith Barney for Gaspar's two daughters, Taysia, 11, and Kiana, 13.

Checks can be made out to Smith Barney Inc. Additional donations can be made at Murphy's.


Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

'Jaws of Life' used in 3 separate accidents

Honolulu firefighters used their "Jaws of Life" tool to remove victims from at least three auto accidents yesterday afternoon and evening, in Pacific Palisades, on the H-1 freeway near Pearl Harbor and in Nanakuli, a department spokesman reported.

Accidents eastbound on the H-1 near the Radford Drive overpass and at the intersection of Hakimo Road and Farrington Highway didn't result in serious injuries, according to the ambulance service.

But a 4 p.m. accident at 2356 Komo Mai Drive in Pacific Palisades sent a man and a woman to Queen's Medical Center. The man was in critical condition last night, while the woman's condition was not available, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Suspect sought in use of stolen credit card


Police want help finding a woman who was captured on film by a bank surveillance camera using a stolen Visa credit card on March 11.

The credit card owner's Kaimuki residence was burglarized March 11, and a Visa credit card taken was used at a bank machine in a Nuuanu 7-Eleven store at 5:45 p.m. the same day, police said. The stolen Visa was used again on March 13 at a Macy's store.

The suspect is described as a woman in her 30s or 40s, with a heavy build and dark, shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information can call Detective Eric Yiu at 529-3071 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

E-mail to City Desk


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