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UH scientist lauded for cancer research

Patricia Lorenzo, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii investigator, has received the Minority Scholar Award for Scientific Excellence from the American Association for Cancer Research's Minority in Cancer Research Program.

Lorenzo is assistant professor in the natural products and cancer biology program at the research center.

Minority in Cancer Research is a membership group within the American Association for Cancer Research committed to preventing and curing cancer while assisting and advancing careers of minority scientists.

Lorenzo was recognized at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research held recently in Anaheim, Calif.

Lorenzo, who received a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award in 2003, was selected for continued outstanding cancer research. She was one of only four investigators recognized with the award from more than 600 former scholars.

Lorenzo joined the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii in 2001 after serving as a Fogarty International Center Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Seminar offers help raising challenging kids

A workshop titled "Dealing with Challenging Behavior" will be sponsored by the Foster Family Program of Hawaii from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1848 Nuuanu Ave.

Intervention strategies will be discussed for working with children who seem to be unmotivated, noncompliant and uncooperative, including those diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.

Reservations are requested. Call 521-9531, ext. 297.

Training scheduled for HIV/AIDS volunteers

Life Foundation, which provides services to HIV/AIDS clients, will hold volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 11 at its offices at 677 Ala Moana, Suite 226.

For more information, call Adrienne at 521-2437 or see www.lifefoundation.org.

Sen. Inouye to lead annual Kailua parade

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye will be the grand marshal of Kailua's 59th annual Fourth of July parade.

Inouye has appeared in the parade more than 30 times, but this is his first time leading it. The Kailua Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event.

Parade entry applications are still available by calling Cissy Romero at 254-1500. The deadline for entries is Tuesday.

A highlight of the parade will be a "Heroes Trolley," sponsored by MidWeek, in which veterans from Iraq and other wars will ride.

The Marine Band and the Royal Hawaiian Band are also among the 100-plus entrants scheduled to appear among the floats, equestrian clubs and other community groups.

The parade route starts at Kainalu Drive from Palapu Street to Kailua Intermediate School at 10 a.m.

The annual fireworks display at Kailua Beach will begin approximately at 7:45 p.m. and last 10 to 15 minutes. Clear Channel Communications and Kaneohe Ranch are spearheading a group of business people in the community to sponsor the $25,000 display.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Hiker missing from Manoa Falls pool

Police are asking for the public's helping in finding a 24-year-old man, missing under mysterious circumstances.
About 9 a.m. Friday, hikers found tennis shoes, clothing and keys belonging to Joel Mcrae Lemmon on a bench at the pool of Manoa Falls.

Police also found Lemmon's black mountain bike secured with a lock at the falls' entrance.

An investigation found that the items were unattended for several days.

A search of the area by foot and air found no signs of Lemmon, who is described as being about 6-foot-8 and weighing 230 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt and white tennis shoes.

Police said there is no evidence of foul play in the case.

Anyone with information on Lemmon is asked to call police at 911 or 529-3115.

Biker dies after crash on University Avenue

A 38-year-old Honolulu man died from injuries in a motorcycle accident on University Avenue at 9:15 p.m. Friday night, police reported.

The man was riding a black and white 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on University in the lane closest to the median, when it apparently struck the median, throwing the man from the motorcycle. He was taken in critical condition with head injuries to the Queen's Medical Center, where he died, police said.

The man was not wearing a helmet. Speed may have been a factor in the accident and it was unknown whether alcohol was a factor, police said. The death was the 32nd traffic fatality this year, compared to 30 at same time last year.

Kalihi man arrested for alleged assault

A 31-year-old Kalihi man was arrested Friday for allegedly hitting his 31-year-old house mate in the head with a pipe. The victim told police that he returned home after work at 4 a.m. Friday and his assailant, who lives at the same address on Notley Street, attacked him. The victim was treated for a one-inch cut at the Queen's Medical Center and released.


2 arrested for theft after traffic stop

Police chased and arrested two auto theft suspects after they fled from a stolen car pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Waipahu Thursday morning.

Police said the patrol officer had stopped the vehicle full of people fronting Kahualoa Street at 4:15 a.m. and was walking back to his vehicle when he heard a car alarm going off.

The officer saw that all of the people in the vehicle had fled and that one of them had climbed over a nearby fence and landed on a parked car, activating its alarm.

Police caught two suspects, a 40-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man. Stolen property and drugs were also found when police searched the vehicle.


21-year-old in custody for alleged sex assault

A 21-year-old man is being held for investigation of sexual assault of a 15-year-old female tourist in August 2004 in Waikiki, police said. The man was taken into custody Friday and his probation revoked after he returned to Hawaii from California.

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