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» Japan has donated $259,920 to Hawaii's Pacific International Center for High Technology Research to provide solar electric power to villages in Fiji and to continue education and training programs to establish a Distributed Energy Development Program.

» Ruby Tuesday Ala Moana, the franchise's second restaurant in Hawaii, celebrated its opening in January with a fund-raiser/ party to benefit the Lokahi Tree Project. More than $5,000 was raised to support needy families. The Wedding Ring Shop donated grand opening prizes.

The restaurant also donated $5,000 in gift certificates to the Arthritis Foundation for use in its Arthritis Walks held throughout the year, and is serving year-round as a designated drop-off site for Hawaii Food Bank donations.

» Starr Seigle Communications employees have raised $1,500 for Central Middle School's Planet Central after-school program for teens. The program is run by volunteers from all professions who tutor students, build positive relationships and guide them through recreational activities.

» Castle Medical Center has received $100,000 from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation to support a $15.5 million construction project that will provide more space for private patient rooms within a new three-story wing under construction at the rear of the hospital.

» PATCH, a child-care resource and referral agency, has received $6,500 for its Early Education Scholarship program from the National Football League Charities Pro Bowl Grant Program.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Police catch second Hilo prison escapee

Big Island police in Puna captured the second of two prison escapees yesterday who escaped June 21 from the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo.

Puna officers apprehended 31-year-old Kyle Keola Quilausing after a foot chase through the Ainaloa Subdivision.

Police recognized Quilausing at 4:56 p.m. as he was driving a vehicle allegedly stolen from South Kohala earlier this week. Quilausing stopped the vehicle and ran into the brush after realizing police were following him, police said.

Police saw him running from the brush and chased him on foot.

Quilausing was caught and arrested for second-degree escape. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation.

Police also arrested an 18-year-old woman on suspicion of second-degree auto theft. She was a passenger in the stolen vehicle.

Quilausing and Ludivico Lazo, 35, escaped by tying bedsheets together and escaping through a window in the sunroof area of the prison. Lazo was arrested June 27 after turning himself in to police.

Man arrested following stabbings of 2 people

Big Island police arrested a 26-year-old Pahoa man who allegedly stabbed a man and woman yesterday at a Pahoa home.

Police found the victims, a 23-year-old man and a woman, with stab wounds at a home on Route 132 in Pahoa.

The stabbings began about 2:30 a.m. when the woman awoke to find the suspect allegedly trying to sexually assault her. Police said the suspect allegedly stabbed her when she resisted.

The man awoke and confronted the suspect, who allegedly stabbed him, police said.

Police recovered the weapon.

Both victims were taken to Hilo Medical Center by Hawaii County Fire Department Rescue personnel, where they underwent surgery for severe wounds. The man was in guarded condition, and the woman was in stable condition.

Police arrested the suspect at 3 a.m. yesterday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree assault and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Man who allegedly ran red light critically hurt

A 20-year-old mo-ped driver was critically injured Thursday morning when he allegedly ran a red light in Kaimuki and struck a car, police said.

Police said the man was traveling Honolulu-bound on Waialae Avenue at 10:50 a.m. when he crossed 3rd Avenue and collided with the car, driven by a 25-year-old woman.

The mo-ped operator was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

The woman was not injured.

Driver injured after crashing car into home

A 21-year-old man was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center yesterday morning after his car crashed into an Aiea home.

The incident took place at 99-389 Paihi St. shortly after 6 a.m. The driver was listed in stable condition.

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