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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

State parks on Oahu to be closed earlier

Beginning Tuesday, entrance gates to six Oahu state parks will close one hour earlier. The winter park hours will be 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. every day until April.

The schedule affects Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area, Aiea; Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku; Puu Ualakaa State Wayside, Makiki; Sand Island State Recreation Area and Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area, Honolulu; and Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, Wahiawa.

For more information, call the Division of State Parks at 587-0300.

UH research lab gets some of its funding

Gov. Linda Lingle has released half of the $2 million earmarked for designing a research laboratory building at the University of Hawaii's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

Current plans for a new lab and visitor reception area include office and wet laboratory space with navigable water access. The facility on Coconut Island will also have its own sea water intake, field equipment storage and mooring for small boats.

Library closed until the end of October

Hawaii Kai Public Library will be closed from today through the end of October for re-roofing and other renovations.

The book drop will also be closed. Library users may visit neighboring libraries such as Aina Haina and Kaimuki.

In addition to re-roofing the 31-year-old library, renovations will include repairs to the central air-conditioning system and replacing interior lighting with energy-efficient fixtures.


» Rear Adm. Charles D. Wurster, Coast Guard 14th District commander, has presented public service awards to Capt. Sony Rivera and his crewman, Robert Lowe, of the fishing vessel Kekahi. They assisted an overturned catamaran, the Paragon I, rescuing 10 passengers, while battling 35-knot winds and 12-foot seas. This occurred March 8 two miles south of Manele Bay, Lanai.

Two passengers on board, David Scherbrooke and Kevin Wisterhauser of Minnesota, also assisted and received commendations.

» Raeanne Pascua, a fifth-grader from Pohakea Elementary School in Ewa Beach, won the state Tar Wars Poster Contest, part of a nationwide campaign to promote nonsmoking. She received a free trip for two to Washington, D.C. Marissa Bertulfo of Alvah Scott Elementary in Aiea won second place; Fabrienne Joy Rosal of Kahului Elementary on Maui, third place.

The contest, sponsored by the Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians, was made possible in part by a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation, Dave & Buster's, Papa John's Pizza and Jamba Juice.

» Lewis Walters of Kailua has received the Federal Republic of Germany's Friendship Award in recognition of his efforts to foster relations between Germany and the United States. He has been president of the local German Benevolent Society of Honolulu charity for 26 years. The organization provides thousands of dollars to local charities annually.

» In recognition of his commitment to women's human rights, state Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu has been named to the Center for Women Policy Studies' National Honor Roll of state legislators. He is one of more than 400 state legislators who have accepted the center's invitation to join its honor roll of lawmakers.

» The Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) has given its Outstanding Service Award to community leaders Art Koga and Colbert Matsumoto. Koga has been a teacher and administrator with the state Department of Education, and is president of the Institute of Zen Studies. Matsumoto is chairman and CEO of Island Insurance Co., and formerly a lawyer for more than 20 years. He is a member and past president of the Honolulu Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Man who allegedly tried to hit officer is charged

A 23-year-old man who allegedly tried to run over a police officer in a stolen car last month near Turtle Bay Resort was charged Wednesday with two counts of auto theft.

Police arrested Edward W. Marshall Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in Kaneohe, but he was not charged with that offense.

Police arrested Marshall at 6:40 p.m. near 45-596 Kamehameha Highway along with a 23-year-old woman. Police said the woman was not involved in last month's case, but was arrested for traffic warrants.

On Aug. 17 a suspect in a stolen vehicle sped up and drove toward a police officer who was approaching the car on foot.

The officer in the case fired four shots at the vehicle, and the suspect got away, police said. Police arrested another suspect who was in the car later that day but charged him with auto theft.

Police seek man wanted for contempt

Big Island police are looking for a 24-year-old man wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court.

Francisco Ihilani San Jose, also known as Cisco, is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. Police said he has brown eyes, black hair and tattoos on his left arm, right shoulder and both legs.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Greg Esteban of the East Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2384 or the Big Island police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers



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