POSTED: Monday, May 17, 2010

Body is found at Camp Smith

Hunters trespassing on one of the top military installations in the Pacific stumbled upon a body yesterday in a ravine.

The Navy Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the death of the man, who appeared to be in his 40s to 60s, at Camp Smith.

Firefighters said hunters found the body at about 1 p.m. yesterday.

A Marine spokesman said the body was found on the mountain side of the property, the headquarters for the U.S. Pacific Command and Marine Pacific forces.

The poachers who discovered the body did not have permission to be on base, but are cooperating with authorities.

The body was found with a small bag and some bottles of water, the spokesman said.

It was not immediately clear how long it had been there.

The spokesman said there were no signs of foul play.


900 to receive degrees at HPU

Nearly 900 graduates will receive degrees at Hawaii Pacific University's spring commencement ceremony Wednesday at the Waikiki Shell.

John Fleckles, special assistant to HPU President Chatt Wright, is the commencement speaker for the ceremony, which will begin at 6 p.m.

Three valedictorians were chosen for exemplary academic performance and community service. Kira Virginia Vinke, who is receiving a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, will speak for undergraduates.

Earlynne Oshiro, who will receive a master's in business administration, will represent graduate degree programs. Alexis Rivera, a business administration major specializing in computer information systems, will speak on behalf of HPU military campus programs. For a list of graduation ceremonies, visit



Kauai police to check car windows' tint

The Kauai Police Department will provide free inspections of tinted vehicle windows at the Hanapepe Armory parking lot from noon to 2 p.m. today, tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.

The public is encouraged to find out whether their tinted car windows meet the state's legal standards.

Acting Assistant Chief Ale Quibilan said citations for window tint violations will not be issued during the inspections.

“;There are so many different types of window tints on the market, which has caused confusion as to what's legal and what's not,”; Quibilan said in a news release. “;Our intention is to educate residents on this matter, and hopefully, those who need to change their tint in order to comply with the law and be able to pass a vehicle safety inspection will take the opportunity to do so,”; he said.