Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Services tomorrow for isle guardsman

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Punchbowl for Sgt. Deyson Ken "Dice" Cariaga, Hawaii's first National Guardsman killed in Iraq.

Cariaga's ashes will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Cariaga, a member of the 29th Brigade Combat Team's 229th Military Intelligence Company, was killed in Balad on July 8 when a homemade bomb was detonated near his Humvee. He was just eight days shy of his 21st birthday.

Bishop to be installed in ceremony today

The new bishop for the Catholic Church in Hawaii will be ordained today in a 4:30 p.m. celebration at the Blaisdell Center Arena.

The Rev. Clarence "Larry" Silva will be installed in a two-hour public ceremony. The event will be broadcast live on KFVE television and replayed at 3 p.m. Saturday.

A reception, also open to the public, will follow in the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

Silva, 55, is the first Hawaii-born priest to be named bishop of the Honolulu diocese. He has lived in California since childhood. A priest for 30 years, he served as pastor of several churches and as vicar general in the Oakland, Calif., diocese. He was appointed in May by Pope Benedict XVI to fill the position left vacant for 14 months since the reassignment of Bishop Francis DiLorenzo to the Richmond, Va., diocese.


Taking Notice

» University of Hawaii professor Dr. Marjorie Mau was one of seven new members selected to join the National Institutes of Health's 12-member council.

Since 1999 the Council of Public Representatives has advised the NIH director by addressing important public issues.

Mau spent more than 12 years working with native Hawaiian communities to improve their health status.

Mau is chairwoman of UH's Department of Native Hawaiian Health and an active member of the Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians, the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

» Janice Nillias has been named executive director of the new Hawaii chapter of the American Liver Foundation.

Nillias previously was associate director of philanthropy for the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and before that was corporate support manager for the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter.

Nillias is responsible for developing and carrying out a presence and mission for the American Liver Foundation chapter, including raising awareness of liver wellness and liver disease.

The Hawaii chapter was established in January and has formed a chapter board and medical advisory committee.

Board officers include president Wesley K. Yamamoto, Wachovia Securities; vice president Dr. Linda Wong, Surgical Associates Inc.; treasurer Wendell K. Lee, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and secretary Jared N. Kawashima, Ning, Lilly & Jones.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Pearl City man held in stabbing death

Police arrested a 23-year-old Pearl City man in the stabbing death of another man in front of a downtown nightclub last weekend.

Police said the suspect stabbed the victim, 24, outside Club Pauahi at 68 S. Pauahi St. about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police, the victim had been arguing with three men in front of the club when all four got into a fight.

Police said two of the men were punching and kicking the victim while the third dragged him on the pavement. A doorman for the nightclub tried to break up the fight.

But as he was confronting the attackers, a man identified as the murder suspect stabbed the victim in the chest and in the back, police said.

All four attackers fled, and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died several hours later, police said. The suspect was arrested Tuesday night for investigation of second-degree murder.


Man is charged with assaulting officer

Police arrested a 37-year-old man in Kailua yesterday for multiple offenses, including burglary and assaulting a police officer.

A Kailua resident saw the suspect entering a neighbor's house at 1154 Uluopihi Loop shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday.

When police received the report and arrived, they saw the suspect trying to escape out the back door of the house, during which he suffered several injuries. While being placed in the ambulance, he kicked an officer in the face, police said.

After being treated and released from Castle Medical Center, the man was arrested for investigation of first-degree criminal trespassing, burglary and assault, and three charges of contempt.

The suspect has 40 prior arrests and 16 felony convictions.


Teen is arrested in break-in, assault

Police arrested an 18-year-old man yesterday morning for allegedly breaking into a woman's house and attempting to sexually assault her.

Police said the suspect entered the 39-year-old woman's house in Ewa Beach while she was asleep about 3 a.m. and attempted to restrain and sexually assault her.

The victim was able to break free, and the suspect fled the scene.

About two hours later the victim identified the suspect, and he was arrested on Paheahea Street.


Driver is arrested in critical hit-and-run

Big Island police arrested a 52-year-old Honolulu man Tuesday in a hit-and-run accident in Kailua-Kona that left a pedestrian in critical condition.

Police said a 39-year-old man was trying to cross Alii Drive in front of the Kona Sea Ridge condominium at about 8:03 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a white Chevrolet pickup truck heading north.

The truck fled, but police later located and arrested the driver for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent injury and other traffic offenses.

Big Island man found in apparent drowning

A 40-year-old Big Island man apparently drowned Tuesday in waters off Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala.

Houman Emami of Honokaa was found floating face down in waters near shore at about 7:15 p.m. Off-duty nurses at the scene tried to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until police and fire rescue personnel arrived.

Emami was taken to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.

Passenger dies after fatal weekend crash

A second person has died as a result of a traffic accident in Hilo last weekend.

Bessie Tatsuno, 81, of Hilo died at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

Police said she was a passenger in a car driven by Yasuko Tatsuno, 75.

Police said Yasuko Tatsuno was driving a 1989 Toyota four-door sedan south on Kukuau Street at 11:01 a.m. Saturday when she ran a red light and collided with a Dodge pickup truck heading west on Mohouli Street.

Two people in the truck were treated and released. Yasuko Tatsuno was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. at Hilo Medical Center.

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