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Vanessa Shin, 6, left, Breanna Shin, 2, their mother Brenda Shin and grandmother Leonora Hiu admired a brick inscribed in memory of Dr. Dawes N. Hiu at a dedication ceremony yesterday of the first phase of the Legacy Path at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The path began as a beautification project to build tradition and pride in the university, and consists of bricks purchased and inscribed with personal messages. Phase I of the project will create a plaza and pedestrian walkway past Krauss Hall from the Dole Street gateway.

Isle march to focus on immigrant workers

Island labor unions will observe Labor Day with a demonstration in support of some of the lowest paid workers in America.

An "Immigrant Workers Freedom March" will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Ala Moana Park and proceed through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. The march, sponsored by the Hawaii State AFL-CIO, was planned in support of a national demonstration seeking support for meaningful reform of immigration laws, including workplace protection.

Buses of workers in the "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride" will set out from eight U.S. cities in time to arrive in Washington, D.C., for Oct. 2 and 3 meetings with Congress members.

Unity House is holding its annual Labor Day picnic at Ala Moana Beach Park today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unity House staff is asking that attendees bring at least one can of food for a food drive.

About 4,000 Teamsters Union members and families, including striking bus workers in Local 996, are expected to take part in a fun day at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, a spokesman said.

Study cites increase in whale-ship collisions

WAILUKU >> A researcher said the number of collisions between vessels and humpback whales are increasing in frequency in Hawaiian waters.

Marc Lammers said a study conducted by the Oceanwide Science Institute said boats operating around Maui were involved in the most incidents and accounted for two-thirds of the collisions.

Lammers is scheduled to present his findings at a workshop on Maui this week at the Wailea Marriott.

The workshop, sponsored in part by the National Marine Sanctuary Program, will look at ship strikes at whales and identify possible ways to reduce collisions.

Much of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is located in Maui County waters.

Humpback whales migrate from Alaska to Hawaii during the winter months.

Lammers said the increase in the frequency of collisions has increased as the number of humpback whales and vessels have risen.

"It's to be expected," he said.

Lammers said young calves and juvenile whales were particularly susceptible, comprising over half of the whales involved in the collisions.

The full report may be accessed on the Web at

Sign-ups start today for race to fight cancer

Those interested in participating in the 2003 Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure can sign up early today at the Pearlridge Center.

The race sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Oct. 26 at Kapiolani Park.

For more information, call Marcy Thomas at 754-1817.


[ Taking Notice ]

This special two-page section in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in August last year won a National Journalism Award for best graphic design in the Asian American Issues category.
( Web adaptation by Susana Choy.)

Star-Bulletin staffers
earn national honor

The Asian American Journalists Association recognized Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter Craig Gima and Assistant Editor Mike Rovner for their work on a special two-page section on the first day of issue of the Duke Kahanamoku stamp.

The special section won a National Journalism Award for best graphic design in the Asian American Issues category. The award was presented at the AAJA national convention earlier this month.

The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in August last year commemorating Kahanamoku, who won five Olympic medals and is considered the father of international surfing.

>> Niti Villinger, assistant professor of management in the College of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University, has been selected to attend the Fulbright Hays Seminar Abroad program in Brazil. She is one of nine selected nationwide to attend and will focus on Brazil's emerging economic role in the world.

>> Tyrone Z.S. Taito, a Radford High School senior from Waipahu, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Los Angeles with more than 350 other high school students in the nation who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine.

>> Seventeen outstanding elementary and intermediate school teachers throughout the state have been recognized as "Everyday Heroes" with $1,000 awards from sponsors Papa John's Hawaii, Foodland, Coca -Cola Hawaii, the state Department of Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and Hawaii Catholic Schools.

They include Fran Imai of Waimalu Elementary School; Aimee Kumura of Waialua; Twila Smith of St. John Vianney Parish; Douglas Garris of Kamiloiki; Laurie Dela Cruz of Hokulani, Linda Kato of Nuuanu; Cheri Keefer of Iolani; Gwenn Tomiyoshi of Hilo Union; Janine Kawazoe of Naalehu; Michael Foley of Kohala; Lydia Odo of Kapaa; Shannon Tamashiro of Holomua; Katherine Balatico of Highlands; Elizabeth DeLyon of Makawao; Karyn Murphy of Princess Nahienaena; Jan Olson of Sunset Beach; and Peggie Taylor Gomes of Maunawili.

>> The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has given its first Youth Award to seniors Shealea Tindall and Maile Shay-Mountain of Kalaheo High School, who started the state's first Gay Straight Alliance in the public schools. They will share a $1,000 cash award. Finalists Ian Tapu of Kahuku High and Jennifer S. Jung of Moanalua High were also recognized by the ACLU for promoting awareness of civil liberties.

>> Nicholas W.Y.A. Quon of Manoa has been promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout by the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Please send items to City Desk, Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Spooked horse dies after falling on H-1

A horse died yesterday after leaping from its trailer on to the H-1 freeway near the Aiea Heights Drive overpass at about 11:30 a.m.

The horse named Sonny had been startled when a passing motorcyclist gunned his engine, witnesses said.

The horse received cuts to its legs and backside, but the biggest problem was its owners were unable to get Sonny to stand up.

"When a horse stays down for more than 20 minutes -- they're heavy, we're talking about 2,000 to 3,000 pounds -- they crush their insides. They cannot breathe," pau rider Princess Kahikulani said at the scene.

The owners and passers-by did their best to comfort the horse, including dousing it with water keep it cool as it lay on the hot pavement. A tow truck was called to help lift the horse, but failed to arrive in time.

Sonny had been scheduled to appear in the Aloha Festival's Floral Parade on Sept. 13 in Waikiki.


Man held for cuts to 2 who tried to stop fight

Police arrested a 26-year-old man who cut two men with a knife in a large fight in Kalihi yesterday.

Police said two victims tried to stop a fight in a Dillingham Boulevard parking lot about 3:10 a.m.

As the victims tried to break up the fight, the suspect allegedly lunged at a 25-year-old man and cut him on his neck.

A second victim, 35, was stabbed in the leg.

Police arrested the suspect for second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.

Delivery girl escapes attempted kidnapping

Police are looking for the man who tried to kidnap a 10-year-old girl while she was delivering newspapers in Honolulu yesterday morning.

Police said the victim was on Kamoku Street by Lauiki Street about 4:40 a.m. when a white SUV bearing the license plate FTS-652 pulled up beside her.

An adult man in the car yelled for the victim to get in, but the victim refused and ran away, police said.

The suspect drove off, and the victim flagged down a police officer and reported the incident.

Crews look for hikers near Kapena Falls

Police and fire rescue crews were searching in the Kapena Falls area of Nuuanu Valley last night for a possible missing hiker or hikers.

Police alerted the Fire Department at 7:53 p.m. The fire department helicopter and several engine companies responded to the call.


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