'J Camp' accepting applicants
The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting applications from high school students for "J Camp" -- a free six-day intensive journalism training program to be held July 30-Aug. 4 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
J Camp students learn writing, broadcasting and photography from experienced professional journalists with some of the country's top media outlets.
Applicants for J Camp must be high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors available to travel to and stay in Washington, D.C., for the six-day program. There is no fee to apply and students selected will have all costs covered, including airfare, housing and meals. The association will select a maximum of 40 participants.
Application forms are available online at www.aaja.org and must be received by April 1.
State to hold meeting on Malaekahana rentals
The Division of State Parks will hold an informational meeting Thursday about seeking proposals from private companies to operate cabin and camping rentals at Malaekahana State Recreation Area.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Kahuku High and Intermediate School cafeteria, 56-490 Kamehameha Highway.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, which oversees state parks, "is seeking a bidder to develop, operate and maintain public recreational facilities at both sections of the park in exchange for a long-term lease," said DLNR Director Peter Young.
"This effort will help us expand recreational opportunities for the public without requiring additional expenditures of state funds," Young said in an announcement of the meeting.
Currently the state operates the southern or Laie portion of the Malaekahana Recreation Area, while a private concession operates the northern or Kahuku portion.
For more information, contact Lauren Tanaka, 587-0293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Woman critically hurt in crash
One woman was in critical condition yesterday after the white Cadillac she was driving was involved in an accident with two other cars and a school bus in Hauula.
Traffic investigators said the car was stolen earlier in the day from New City Nissan on 900 Ala Moana.
Firefighters helped extricate the woman from the Cadillac after the accident at 11:30 a.m. on the Kamehameha Highway, Fire Capt. Emmit Kane said.
She was taken to the Queen's Medical Center by a military helicopter.
Four people in the other vehicles were able to get out of them on their own, Kane said.
There were no passengers in the school bus and its driver was unharmed, Kane said.
Other vehicles involved in the wreck included a red Volkswagen bug and a white sedan, he said.
Two women from those cars were taken by ambulance to Castle Hospital, where they were treated and released.
Kamehameha Highway near the Hauula Shopping Center was closed for investigation of the accident until 3:18 p.m., when traffic was contraflowed. Both lanes were opened at 4 p.m., police reported.
Waimanalo fire damages apartment
One apartment was damaged yesterday but no one was injured in a fire at 41-664 Kaaumana Place in Waimanalo, the Honolulu Fire Department reported. The cause of the 8:04 a.m. fire and amount of damage were still under investigation yesterday. A mother and daughter who were home at the time managed to escape unharmed, a spokesman said.
Highway closed after car hits utility pole
Kamehameha Highway near Kualoa Regional Park was closed in both directions for about an hour yesterday when a car hit a utility pole and flipped over. Kaneohe police said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Johnson Road. Four people in the car were reported in stable condition. Hawaiian Electric officials said the pole was damaged in the accident, but no service was affected.
2 Waipahu men hurt after car flips over
Two Waipahu men were in serious condition after their 1994 Honda Accord flipped over on the H-1 Freeway about 12:25 p.m. yesterday, Honolulu police said.
The driver, 21, and his passenger, 22, were in serious condition at the Queen's Medical Center yesterday evening, said Traffic Sgt. William Baldwin. The accident closed the H-1 eastbound one mile before the Kunia offramp for more than two hours while police investigated the scene.
Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car
A man driving a motorcycle on Lumiaina Street in Waikele was taken to St. Francis-West Medical Center where he died yesterday after he crashed into a parked car.
The accident occurred about 5:54 p.m. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, police said.
Surfer from S. Africa injured during contest
A surfer received head injuries yesterday at Pipeline during the Hansen's Energy Pro surfing contest.
The man was assisted by Hawaiian Water Patrol, which are off-duty lifeguards working for the contest, and taken by helicopter to the Queen's Medical Center, said Ocean Safety Capt. Bodo Van Der Leeden.
Contest spokeswoman Jodi Young identified the surfer as Daniel Redman, 19, of South Africa.
She said he had received five staples in his head and was being held overnight at Queen's for observation.
The surf at Pipeline was running 6 to 12 feet, measured local-style from the back of the wave, Van Der Leeden said.
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