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Construction to close some Farrington lanes

Single lane closures at the Farrington Highway and Kahualii Street intersection are scheduled for tomorrow through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The lanes will be closed for construction work, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Museum extends hours of library and archives

Bishop Museum has extended the public hours of its library and archives Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.

The library and archives are also open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Telephone reference services are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The library and archives provide information about history, culture and science in Hawaii and the Pacific.

For more information, visit

Forum offers advice on assisted living sites

Senior citizens considering a move to an assisted living community are invited to a free forum on "the do's and don'ts" of such a move at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Kakaako Meeting Room, second floor, Ware Warehouse.

The Plaza at Punchbowl is sponsoring the event, "Making the Move," to help seniors look at best solution for their situation. A light lunch will be served. Anyone interested in attending should call 792-8800.

Maui group honored for helping community

WAILUKU >> The nonprofit Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. recently received a national award.

The 1,000-member National Community Action Partnership said the Maui group and three other agencies were recipients of the "Award of Excellence in Community Action" last month.

The national group cited Maui Economic Opportunity's work in making hundreds of small loans to low and moderate income entrepreneurs, creating 520 jobs.

Maui Economic Opportunity also provides support to the economically disadvantaged, the elderly, and the handicapped through its transportation program.

Kids' contests explore life on the waterfront

Children are invited to participate in "On The Waterfront," a writing and poster contest sponsored by Matson Navigation Co. in celebration of the Honolulu Harbor Festival.

The poster contest is open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and the writing contest is open to grades 4 to 6. Students are asked to imagine what happens each day on the waterfront, where most goods enter Hawaii, and capture that in their entries. Writing contest entries may be essays, poems or stories of 500 words or less. Posters should measure 11 by 17 inches.

Entries must be submitted by Sept. 19 to the Harbors Division, 79 S. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the name of the contestant, grade level, school, contact person and daytime phone number on the back.

Awards will be given out Nov. 9 at the Honolulu Harbor Festival: $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for three honorable mentions.

For more information, contact Diane Fujio, Harbors Division at 587-2044.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Wanted 8-time felon captured on Maui

A 39-year-old felon wanted on several criminal charges was captured early Friday morning in Pukalani, Maui, police said.

Alan Alika Vegas was wanted on arrest warrants for failure to appear on drug charges, assaulting a police officer, attempted first-degree theft and bail jumping. He has eight felony convictions including escape, weapons, forgery, terroristic threatening and theft.


Missing woman found 1 mile from her home

An 86-year-old Haleiwa woman, missing since Friday afternoon, was discovered a mile from her home at 11 a.m. yesterday.

She was taken by ambulance to Wahiawa General Hospital for treatment and was in good condition, police said.

Police said the woman suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Police and the family concentrated their search near bus stops in Haleiwa. A police helicopter and the family found her lying in thick grass 75 yards from the road where she was last seen by a neighbor, police said.

Tourist from Italy hurt in alleged assault

A tourist from Italy suffered a laceration to his neck and a bruised eye in a confrontation with a group of males in the Sunset Beach area about 9:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

The 34-year-old man rode to Sunset Beach on his bicycle to visit his girlfriend and stopped the group to ask directions. One of the males broke a bottle and slashed him in the neck, police said.

The man was treated at Kahuku Hospital and was in good condition. Although police detained suspects, the victim chose not to identify them, and no one was arrested.


2 teenagers arrested after robbery attempt

Police arrested two teenagers who allegedly attempted to rob a couple at a Kalihi bus stop about 9 p.m. Friday.

A 30-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were sitting at a bus stop on North School Street and Kamehameha IV Road when a male in his late teens or early 20s asked for a dollar, police said.

According to police, the couple said they had no money and the suspect began threatening them. When the bus arrived, the woman boarded it. The suspect allegedly punched the man in the face before he could get on the bus.

The suspect left the area, but when police arrived, the victims pointed out two teens who had been with him. Police arrested the two area residents, ages 17 and 18, for second-degree robbery. They were released yesterday pending investigation.


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