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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Isle water systems get training program fund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $210,900 to the state Department of Health to create a systemwide training program on drinking water systems.

The department will be working with the University of Hawaii's Outreach College to develop and implement the program to educate operators of drinking water systems that service 3,300 people or fewer.

The program will ensure operators are properly trained and certified to correctly operate their facilities, said Alexis Strauss, director of EPA Pacific Southwest Region's Water Division.

The grant will also support creating a financial plan for continued funding of the program, providing eight hours of training to operators and establishing a schedule for classes.

Isle Japanese cultural center to host gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will honor four leaders for their service and generosity to the community at a dinner Sept. 17 at the Hawaiian Hilton Village Coral Ballroom.

The "Celebration of Lifetime Achievement" will recognize Fujio Matsuda, former president of the University of Hawaii and former director of the state Department of Transportation; Albert Miyasato, former deputy superintendent of the state Department of Transportation; Joanne Ninomiya, who guided KIKU-TV and is president of JN Productions; and Ryozo Sakai, president of Sony Hawaii Co.

No-host cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30.

Tickets cost $125. Proceeds will benefit art, history and cross-cultural programs at the center.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 945-7633.

Lanakila hosting Kapolei golf tourney

Lanakila is holding its ninth annual golf tournament Friday, aiming to raise more than $35,000 for its programs and services for disabled adults.

The tournament, with the theme of Overcoming Hurdles Like an Olympian, will be held at the Kapolei Golf Course at noon, followed by an awards banquet and live auction. Herman Frazier, head of the U.S. Olympic delegation and athletic director at the University of Hawaii, is honorary chairman.

Lanakila, which was founded in 1939 as a nonprofit organization, provides training for more than 400 people with disabilities and serves more than 2,000 meals to seniors islandwide per year.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Nuuanu man arrested in alleged knife threat

Police arrested a 31-year-old Nuuanu man Monday for a June incident in which he allegedly abused and threatened his wife.

On June 13, the 33-year-old woman and her husband were arguing in their home when the husband allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and a pair of scissors and threatened to kill her, police said. The woman fled and called 911.

Police arrested the man at the home yesterday on first-degree terroristic threatening and abuse of household member offenses. The suspect, a convicted felon, has 19 prior arrests.


Kauai police attempt to ID drowning victim

LIHUE >> Kauai police last night were attempting to identify the body of a man who apparently drowned yesterday afternoon at Kealia Beach on Kauai's east shore.

The man was described as Caucasian, in his late 50s to early 60s, and weighing 230 to 240 pounds. He was wearing only shorts and carried no identification. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Fire damages wall and eaves of Kihei cottage

WAILUKU >> A fire caused about $31,000 in damage to a cottage at 109-A Miha Place in Kihei Monday, Fire Capt. David Thyne said.

He said the cause of the fire, which damaged the front wall and eaves, was undetermined.

Firefighters took a little more than an hour to extinguish the blaze after the alarm at 5:35 p.m.

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