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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Oahu water usage up 2 million gallons a day

Honolulu Board of Water Supply customers used almost 2 million gallons a day more during the week of Sept. 18-24 than the week before, despite significant rainfall, the board reported yesterday.

Water consumption for the week ending Sept. 24 averaged 161.39 million gallons a day, compared with 159.57 million gallons a day the prior week, the board said.

On Aug. 2, the board asked users to limit outdoor watering to Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The conservation was requested after record water use in May, June and July.

As long as well levels remain low, the board is urging continued conservation of water.

Elderly can apply for emergency ID card

The state Department of the Attorney General is initiating a Kupuna ID Project to make it easier to assist emergency personnel in identifying a lost senior citizen and contact a responsible party.

Seniors on Oahu 65 years or older who may become disoriented or lost may apply for an identification card that includes their photo, name and emergency contact information. Application forms will be available:

>> Today through Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Seniors' Fair, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall;

>> Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m., at the McGruff's Keiki and Kupuna Day, Ala Moana Center, center stage;

>> Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mayor's Cultural Festival, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

For more information, call the Attorney General's Office at 586-1500.

Military contractor to help Kahuku center

Actus Lend Lease, a general contractor building military housing in Hawaii, is sending teams of construction workers from Ford Island and Hickam Air Force Base to the Life Center at Kahuku tomorrow for a community project.

The company sponsors yearly community service projects around the world.

The Life Center at Kahuku is the location of Kokua Koolauloa Youth of Hawaii, organized by Jamie Olson, Actus Lend Lease office manager and North Shore resident.

Robert Scott, Actus regional vice president, will lead the teams and join with subcontractors and vendors who are donating materials and labor. The project will include clean up, grading, landscaping and construction.

The nonprofit Life Center is a coalition of nonprofit groups organized by Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs and Koolauloa Youth Organization in response to a lack of agencies and resources in the area. The center was established to provide vocational training for youths and assist senior and disabled residents.

Some activities offered for youths include training service dogs, woodworking, carving, nursery, garden and landscaping maintenance, bicycle repair and service projects in the community.

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By Star-Bulletin staff

Isle fugitive makes U.S. Marshals' top 15

The U.S. Marshals Service has added a Hawaii fugitive to its 15 Most Wanted list.

Reiner Kraan is the first Hawaii fugitive to make the Marshals Service National Top 15 Most Wanted List. He has been one of state's 10 most wanted fugitives since 1998, when a federal grand jury charged him with multiple drug and firearm offenses.

Kraan was able to avoid arrest after leading U.S. Drug Enforcement Agents on a high-speed chase. When federal agents raided his Kaneohe home, they found 37 rifles, an assortment of handguns, explosives, body armor and armor-piercing incendiary bullets.

Federal and local investigators believe Kraan fled to California but may have returned to Hawaii. He is 5-feet-6 inches tall, 150 pounds, and has green eyes and brownish blond hair.

Anyone with information about Kraan is asked to contact the nearest U.S Marshals Office or call U.S Marshal Headquarters at 800-366-0102.


Moped rider critical after Nimitz fall

A 44-year-old man was in critical condition yesterday after he fell off his 1993 black Yamaha moped on Nimitz Highway.

The accident occurred about 11:10 a.m. near Sand Island Access Road.

The man was not wearing a helmet and was taken to the Queen's Medical Center with a head injury.

Police are investigating the accident.

North Shore

Waialua blaze takes 50 firefighters to tame

More than 50 firefighters worked through the afternoon yesterday to contain a brush fire that has already burned more than 1,000 acres of old sugar cane and pineapple fields in Waialua.

The fire, centered in Poamoho Gulch, was contained about 4:40 p.m. and crews are expected to monitor the area today for additional flare ups.

The fire started Wednesday, coming within 20 feet of three homes in Poamoho Estates and within 100 yards of homes along Hukilau Loop.

Yesterday's blaze threatened no homes or other structures.


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