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$600,000 grant to help protect sea turtles

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for continued sea turtle research and conservation in the Western Pacific.

The money will be used primarily to protect loggerhead and leatherback turtle nesting grounds in Papua New Guinea, Papua and Japan, and foraging grounds in Western Mexico, said Westpac spokesman Paul Dalzell.

"We're very pleased to get the money," Dalzell said. "Turtle populations across the Pacific have been quite depleted over the last 50 years."

The council is the policy-making organization for the management of fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (generally three to 200 miles offshore) around Hawaii and U.S. Pacific island territories and possessions.

NOAA annually awards $900 million in grants to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision-makers with reliable scientific information.

Goodsill memorial set for Saturday at church

A memorial service for attorney Marshall Goodsill is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church.

Goodsill, who died of cancer Saturday at his Kahala home, was a legal pioneer in Hawaii in a career that spanned five decades. He was 87.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the University of Hawaii law school.

Anti-war group to hold conference on Iraq

Not in Our Name -- Hawaii is presenting "Resist the War -- 2004," a conference on the war in Iraq, from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies.

The conference includes a panel of speakers on the war, a discussion of GI resistance, a workshop on building resistance to the Stryker combat vehicle and a talk by Gulf War resister Jeff Paterson.

Paterson was a U.S. Marine based at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in 1991 when he refused to board his plane for deployment to the Gulf War.

The organizations asks for a $10 to $20 donation to help pay for dinner, air fare for the speakers and workshop materials.

To register for the conference with dinner included, call 286-8268 or e-mail No registration is required for Paterson's talk.


[Taking Notice]

>> The Pacific Arts Foundation has received a $50,000 matching grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation for the sequel to ICE: Hawaii's Crystal Meth Epidemic, the one-hour documentary film that simulcast across the state last fall on 11 television stations. "Life or Meth: Hawaii's Youth," produced by filmmaker Edgy Lee, is the sequel to be broadcast this fall.

>> The University of Hawaii Women's Campus Club has awarded $21,583 in annual grants, the highest total in its history, to nine UH department projects. Funds were raised through the club's thrift shop and EXCHANGE newsletter.

The two largest grants, totaling $9,120, were awarded to the Kennedy Theatre and Windward Community College's Paliku Theater to unify online UH ticket purchasing for events on all five Oahu campuses.

Kennedy Theatre and Dance also received $950 for performance rights and rental fees for the musical Philemon, to be presented this fall for the first time.

Other grants include: $2,488 to the Art Department; $850 to Botany; $1,212 to Indo-Pacific Languages; $1,522 to the library; $3,000 to Lyon Arboretum; $2,435 to the English/Biography Center.

>> The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation has awarded $2,000 to the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Maui for the planting of 24 rare and endangered Native Hawaiian species, including the alani (melicope knudsenii). The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation has also donated $1,000 to the arboretum for the maintenance and care for these seedlings.

>> The United Church of Christ on Judd Street in Honolulu has received $2,500 from the First Hawaiian Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, to be used for the renovation of its Pali Preschool playground.

>> Holy Nativity School has been awarded a $5,000 grant from First Hawaiian Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, for its Keiki co-op program to serve the developmental needs of children.

The non-profit school serves 177 children, two and three years of age, and plans to expand next year.

"Taking Notice" runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please send items to City Desk, Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Passenger is killed in Kaneohe car crash

A man died yesterday in a single-car crash near Castle High School in Kaneohe.

Emergency Medical Services' District Chief Jason Kaneshiro said the man, described as in his early 20s, was in a black sedan with two other people when the driver struck a utility pole on Puohala Street near Kulauli Street about 5:45 p.m. yesterday.

Kaneshiro said one of the passengers was taken to Castle Medical Center in critical condition. Police said the passenger went into cardiac arrest and died.

The driver and the other passenger, who were described as in their late teens, were taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.


16-year-old reports Waipahu sex assault

A 16-year-old Ewa Beach girl was sexually assaulted Sunday after accepting a ride from strangers, police said.

The girl told police she was waiting to catch a bus home when she accepted a ride from four men. They drove to the Oasis apartment complex in Waipahu, and one of the men asked her up to his apartment about 11 p.m., police said.

She agreed and he sexually assaulted her, according to police. The suspect was described as a man in his 20s with a dark complexion.


Makiki woman arrested for abuse

Police arrested a 20-year-old Makiki woman Sunday night at her Kinau Street apartment after she allegedly threatened her 26-year-old husband with a knife.

The two were arguing at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when the woman hit and scratched her husband, police said.

When the man was about to leave, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to kill him if he left, police said.

The husband left, and when he returned about 10:20 p.m., he got into another argument with his wife. When police arrived, the woman began screaming and tried to kick the officers, police said.

Police arrested the woman for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening, abuse, two counts of harassment and obstruction of justice.

Neighbor Islands

Remains in Fern Acres to undergo autopsy

An autopsy will be done to determine the identity of a person whose skeletal remains were found Saturday in the Fern Acres subdivision of Puna.

A Puna resident discovered skeletal remains near a home on Pikake Street about 6:40 p.m. and called police. Detectives said the body was fully clothed but so severely decomposed that its sex could not be determined.

Detectives have ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death and hope to make a positive identification through dental records.

The remains were found in the area where missing person Carl E. New, of Pikake Street, was last seen, according to police. New, 46, was reported missing in the Fern Acres area last month.

Big Isle police report credit card scam

Big Island police are warning businesses about a credit card scam used to order merchandise.

Police said a Puna auto parts company got a text telephone message on Thursday from a person who ordered 10 fuel pumps that each cost $200.

The caller gave a credit card number, but the number was rejected. Police said the caller gave another credit card number that also was rejected.

When the person from the auto parts company called his supplier in Honolulu to check if there were a sufficient number of fuel pumps available, he was warned that a similar scam occurred on Oahu.

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