Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff


Angie Lau, right, and Gail Collins (next to her in white) were among about 30 volunteers from the 9th Regional Support Command at Schofield Barracks who came to the Ready to Learn Warehouse yesterday to pack school supplies for needy schoolchildren. They planned to prepare more than 2,000 packages of paper, notebooks, pens and other classroom accouterments. Ready to Learn will kick off its 2003 campaign to collect school supplies for needy children on Tuesday, and is calling on the public to bring donations downtown to Tamarind Park between noon and 1 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 841-4593.


Ke Ali'i Pauahi seeks nominees

The Order of Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation is seeking nominations of "individuals who have made extraordinary lifetime contributions to the Hawaiian community," according to a release.

Since 1953 the foundation has honored individuals who contributed to the school, but the scope has expanded.

Nominees will be selected based on the following criteria:

>> Character and leadership consistent with the spirit of Ke Ali'i Pauahi
>> Contributions or service to the Hawaiian community
>> Personal and professional achievements

Nomination deadline is Friday. An award ceremony will be held Nov. 5 at the Hawaii Theatre. Call 534-3898 or visit for more information.

Past recipients of the Order of Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation include Mary Kawena Pukui, Duke Kahanamoku, the Rev. Abraham Akaka, Gladys Brandt, Edith Kanakaole and U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka.


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Molokai driver, 28, loses life in crash

A 28-year-old Molokai man died when the black 1989 Jeep Cherokee he was driving ran off Hauakea Avenue in Hoolehua onto the unimproved shoulder, Maui County Police reported.

Jordan Florendo, of Kalae, who was alone in the vehicle, had been traveling north on Hauakea, near the intersection with Moomomi Avenue, police said. Florendo was not using a seat belt. Police were investigating whether speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The accident was reported to police at 12:30 a.m. yesterday.


Kailua apartment fire is under investigation

Fire caused a total of about $35,000 damage to a downstairs unit of a six-unit apartment building in Kailua early yesterday.

The 4 a.m. fire, at 734 Kihapai Place, was under control when four companies and a battalion chief arrived from the Honolulu Fire Department.

No one was in the unit at the time, and no one was injured, said Capt. Kenison Tejada, department spokesman.

Most of the damage was to the lanai and living room area, he said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


Off-roaders at Kaena need emergency help

Two 20-year-old Oahu men had to be pulled out of a Chevy pickup yesterday morning after they apparently lost control while "four-wheeling" on a dirt road on the Yokohama Bay side of Kaena Point.

The pickup "ended up on its tail, staring straight up into the sky," said Honolulu Fire Capt. Kenison Tejada. From that precarious position, with the truck leaning against a boulder, the men "could have fallen another 30 feet into a bed of boulders," he said.

Bystanders urged the men not to climb out of the truck until rescue personnel arrived and secured the truck with a line.


Kalihi Street accident knocks out electricity

About 500 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers were without power for about an hour yesterday after a vehicle ran into a utility pole on Kalihi Street, said HECO spokesman Fred Kobashikawa.

The accident was reported at 3:58 p.m. near the KFC restaurant at 1704 N. King St., Kobashikawa said. The resulting power outage initially affected about 500 customers, including Kamehameha Shopping Center, but by 4:52 p.m. all but a few customers had power restored, he said.

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