Police, Fire, Courts

Star-Bulletin staff and wire


>> The winners of the 10th Annual Leeward Young Artist Awards, sponsored by the Estate of James Campbell, are:

Alaka'i Mashima, kindergarten, Kapolei Elementary School; Jazlyn Cook, second grade, Iroquois Point Elementary; Brittany Reis, second grade, Kaleiopuu Elementary; Elliot Chen, fifth grade, Kapolei Elementary; Chelsea Villanueva, fifth grade, Pearl City Highlands Elementary; Rhea May Marcelino, sixth grade, Ewa Elementary; Marilyn Joyce Mose, eighth grade, Waipahu Intermediate; Jessica Fabrigas, 10th grade, Pearl City High; Joel Fernando, 10th grade, Kapolei High; and Jasmine Kelekokio, 11th grade, Pearl City High.

The Honolulu Academy of Arts awarded scholarships to Sean Foster, first grade, of Barbers Point Elementary; Jennifer Suwa, seventh grade, of Waipahu Intermediate; and Jasmine Kelekolio, 11th grade, of Pearl City High.

>> Lucrecia Whitehurst, a Windward resident, was given the American Cancer Society's "Look Good ... Feel Better Sunrise Award" for being an outstanding certified volunteer in the cosmetology program for cancer patients at Castle Medical Center.

>> Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu has given its annual recognition awards to these volunteers:

Clinton Trocchio, a search and rescue pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard, 2003 Community-Based Big Brother of the Year.

Jill Inouye, an assistant manager at the Queen Emma Gardens, 2003 Community-Based Big Sister of the Year.

James and Yolanda Ter Hark, a Navy petty officer MM1 and an executive at Hawaiiana Management Co., respectively, 2003 Community-Based Big Couple of the Year.

>> Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu has received several grants to further its youth mentoring programs, including $10,800 from the Hawaii Justice Foundation; $10,000 from the Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation; $10,000 from the Mary and Walter Frear Eleemosynary Trust; $5,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; and $4,160 from the Youth Service of Hawaii.

>> Terance W. Bigalke, former dean of academic programs, is the new director and dean of the East-West Center's Education Program. He replaces Elizabeth Buck, who led the program since 1998 and will remain as special assistant to the president for education.

Before joining the East-West Center in 2001, Bigalke served as the Malcolm Mouat Director of World Affairs at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

>> The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Palolo Elementary School to be used for spellers for students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

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Water purification cost prompts Maui lawsuit

WAILUKU >> A Maui water company that serves the Kaanapali area, including hotels and resort condominiums, has filed a lawsuit to recover the cost of treating three water wells contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals.

The Hawaii Water Service Co. filed the lawsuit against several firms, including Maui Land & Pineapple Co., Dow Chemical, Brewer Environmental Industries, Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Shell Oil Co.

Hawaii Water officials want the firms to pay for the costs of treating the drinking water to meet state and federal standards. Officials have been treating the water from wells with granular activated carbon to filter out dibromochloropropane and trichloropropane in the Kaanapali water system.

The chemical DBCP was used as a soil fumigant in growing pineapples from the 1950s until 1985, when it was banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to the lawsuit, filed in Circuit Court on Jan. 29. The chemical TCP is a pesticide also used in growing pineapples, the lawsuit said.

Detective will fill in as homicide lieutenant

Police Detective Clifford Rubio has been named acting homicide lieutenant until a permanent replacement is found.

Rubio replaces Lt. Bill Kato, who was temporarily demoted Feb. 1 to sergeant for six months and reassigned to the Central Receiving Division.

According to sources, Kato and Detective Bruce Swann were penalized for not taking the proper steps to ensure a successful mission during the March 4 arrest of fugitive Shane Mark. Mark shot and killed police officer Glen Gaspar during the arrest.

Gaspar and the other undercover officers did not wear bulletproof vests.

Swann was to be demoted to patrolman for three months, but retired at the end of January. Three other officers who participated in the undercover operation were disciplined with one-day suspensions.

The police union is filing grievances on behalf of Kato and the other three officers.

Expert to discuss nutritional medicine

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who specializes in nutritional medicine and natural healing, will give three talks this month on Oahu and Maui.

A former member of the U.S. World Figure Skating Team, Fuhrman has appeared on radio and TV and written magazine articles and the book "Eat to Live, the Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss."

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and Castle Medical Center are sponsoring his talks, all at 7 p.m. on these dates:

>> Wednesday, "The Greatest Diet on Earth," Seventh-day Adventist Church, 261 S. Puunene Ave., Kahului, Maui.

>> Next Thursday, "Cooking to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes," Castle Medical Center, Wellness Auditorium, Kailua.

>> Feb. 14, "The Greatest Diet on Earth," McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park.

For more information, call the Vegetarian Society, 944-8344.

Italian doctor to speak at seminar on infancy

Dr. Silvana Montanaro, of Italy, noted for her work in prenatal development and early childhood education, will be the keynote speaker at a two-day seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Chaminade University.

Also speaking will be Patricia Wallner, a Montessori assistant to infancy teacher-trainer who is training and working with Montanaro.

Chaminade and Calvary by the Sea School are co-sponsoring the seminar, "An Aid to Infancy, Education and to Life," geared for parents, educators and pediatricians.

The cost for two days is $80 for registration before tomorrow and $100 thereafter. Student discounts are available.

Montanaro, a psychiatrist, has had extensive experience with the Montessori school in Rome and with training parents and assistants on nurturing children under age 3.

For more information about registration and the seminar, call Kimberlee Belcher, 781-7638, or e-mail

Doctor to cover stroke, heart attack prevention

Dr. Arjun Roy, an internist at the Honolulu Medical Group, will give a free public lecture on "How to Help Prevent a Heart Attack and Stroke" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the medical group's third-floor conference room. For more information, call 537-2211, ext. 581, or e-mail

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Man allegedly breaks jaw of his girlfriend

Police arrested a Wahiawa man Tuesday after he allegedly broke his girlfriend's jaw.

Police said the man and woman, both 32, were arguing at their Wilikina Drive home. When the woman tried to make a phone call, her boyfriend allegedly yanked the phone out of the wall and hit her.

The man tried to stop her from leaving, so she pushed him out of the way, police said. The man responded by striking her several times, breaking her jaw, police said. Police arrested the man for investigation of second-degree assault.


Visitor from Ohio vanishes during trip

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a visitor from Ohio who was last believed to be island hopping last month.

Bradford Turek, 29, rented a Jeep and a hotel room Jan. 23 on Maui, police said.

The next day, Turek's rental was found in the hotel parking area, and several items belonging to him were found in the bottom of the pond at the hotel.

Police also believe that Turek flew to Kauai on Jan. 25 where he rented another Jeep. His rental was found parked on the North Shore near the Kalalau Bridge on Jan. 27.

Turek is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds, with a large build, brown hair and blue eyes.

Police said Turek takes medication, and without it he may be disoriented.

Anonymous calls about Turek's whereabouts may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.


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