The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on October 4, 2002 · 1
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THE WEATHER: 86-74 7 Partly cloudy M mm :We Hawai'i Real Estate Report tracks home sales, prices C3 AS? I?' 4 n 11 1 U n lvc Lmn FRIDAY 7 Oitober 4,2002 7 HAWAII'S NEWSPAPER 7 honoluluadvertiser.com STATE EDITION O'ahu50 Neighbor Islands 75 e Coniijiu, iw. More Bad Religion With founding member Brett Gurewitz back in the fold, -punk rock band Bad Religion is back on a tighter track. TGIF Police career move HPD's second in command senior deputy chief Robert Au is leaving the force after 38 years of service to accept an airport security job on Maui. HAWAII, Bl Off-the-wall Wahine University of ,,iJ Hawaii volley ball player Hed-derllustreis off-the-wall personality-and playing-wise. SPORTS, 01 He's baaaack! Anthony Hopkins as that evil villain Hannibal Lecter returns to taunt Edward Norton in the new thriller "Red Dragon." Film reviewer Roger Ebert . gives it a big thumbs up. TGIF COMING TOMORROW Rip"' In Saturday Scoops: "Genetics!" a new traveling exhibit at Bishop Museum opening today, really gets down to details. 't IeHonoluliiAdvertiser.com t On the Web: For the latest news of Hawai'i and the world today, check out honoluluadvertiser.com AAA 8 Sections, 134 Pages Classified FI-6.S2-35 Comics E7 Crosswords 2 Editorials A22 Movie ads TC.IF31-3J Nation & World A3 Obituaries B2 Stocks C4-6 TV listings E6 Weather : 1 A4 i - - ii -i 0 "UVU1 UUUUV"'3 j A Gannett Newspapir Aloha, Patsy Mink iw-wyv''iii'T-' " i ..... i . . ,,,1 miiti iwtmwmwmymmmmmmm :v ; - -r . itjr " i -.; -" . - -. ! i ft ?j . i- " I! I 4 ! ' -;n,U.-i-.i-..-t..,.;;-- r- .. - . - ' .j. 1 -I Photos by GREGORY YAMAMOTO The Honolulu Advertiser Gwendolyn Mink, left, John Mink and Gov. Ben Cayetano look upon the flag-draped casket of U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink at the State Capitol atrium. Thousands joined a procession past the coffin yesterday. Thousands say goodbye to Islands' Voice' By Will Hoover ADVERTIStR Stait Writlr , Even as thousands streamed past the casket of U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink at the State Capitol yesterday afternoon, hundreds more formed a "human lei of aloha" around the entire building. They came to honor Mink, the tough political dynamo with an infectious laugh who was seen as a friend and advocate for those without power, prestige and proper connections. Many said they were there to express their appreciation for Mink's work to bring equality to the lot of the common person. Fernando Manago, 69, a retired custodian, hitched a ride to town with a friend in Kalihi, then walked the rest of the way to the Capi tol. Manago sat there quietly by himself until the ceremonies began and the casket line formed. "I didn't know her," he said. "I never even saw her in person. But, she did a lot for the people of the state, the nation, and the whole world, really. She wasn't afraid to fight. And I don't appreciate people who have said negative things." Even in passing, Mink's situation has generated controversy. Since her death Saturday at age 74 of viral pneumonia, following a virtual news blackout of details of her condition, many residents have been critical of the fact that as many as two special elections will be held to replace her and asked if that could have been avoided. But yesterday, that criticism was drowned out by a tidal wave of respect and " v. . i wft - ; k ' k rA-V. lift 4 Members of women's groups formed a "human lei of aloha" around the casket tent at the State Capitol yesterday to honor Rep. Patsy Mink's efforts on behalf workers, women, racial minorities and the poor. appreciation. "I'm so sad because we've lost a voice that wasn't afraid to speak up," said Bertye Jo Harris, who said she wanted to be part of the human lei even though her arthritis made it difficult for her to stand. To compensate, she brought along a wooden chair. "I have a reserved seat," she quipped. The throng began arriving well before the Royal Hawaiian Band struck up "Nearer My God to Thee" at 3:15 p.m. to start the ceremonies. At 3:30 p.m., an eight-man joint service honor guard from Washington, D.C., carried the casket to the center of the Capitol atrium and placed it under a floral-lined tent. The honor guard, flanked by about 200 honorary pall bearers, See MINK, A14 More on the special election to replace Mink. SEE STORY, PAGE Bl wdDD slip By Mike Gordon and Frank Cho Advertiser Staff Writfrs The military said yesterday that it will begin shipping cargo to its Hawai'i commissaries early next week as the West Coast dock shutdown continues to stall the commercial flow of goods to the Islands. The cargo, which will be loaded on a commercial ship, includes groceries and will be available only for the 122,000 active and retired military members and their families in Hawai'i, said Nancy O'Nell, a spokeswoman for the WesternPacific Region of the Defense Commissary Agency. The military's move to continue stocking its shelves comes as the longshore union and the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents more than 80 shipping lines and sea terminal operators, tried to hammer out their differences with a federal mediator yesterday as losses from a West Coast port shutdown continued to cascade through the economy. After five months of negotiations and escalating tensions, the talks in San Francisco were described by both sides as cordial, and one officer with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said there was a good chance that progress would allow the ports to reopen this weekend. "We're working hard. We plan to be here for as long as it takes," said Jim Spinosa, See DOCKS, A21 AAA Movers continue business as usual By Kelly Yamanouchi Advertiser Staff Writer Michelle Moore packed up all of her belongings at Schofield Barracks and watched the movers take them away this week to be shipped off to her new hometown in Arizona. But with all West Coast ports closed, she's not sure how long it will be before she sees her furniture and household goods again. "I've got two kids and we can only take so much on the plane," Moore said. For families moving to the Mainland or arriving here to make Hawai'i their new home, the ongoing port closures are creating concerns beyond just determining whether there's enough Spam, toilet paper and rice on hand. For them, the shutdowns mean they are essentially stranded with no certainty about how long it will take to ship furniture, automobiles and household goods, to start off a new home, a new job or a new military post. Moving companies this week said they are optimistic that a settlement between the shipping lines and dock-workers will prevent any major problems, but there is little they can tell customers to reassure them. Most moving See MOVERS, A15 U.N. may delay inspections Bush wants tough disarmament rules for Iraq By Colum Lynch Washington Post UNITED NATIONS The chief United Nations weapons inspector said yes-" terday he may delay sending a weapons-inspections team back to Iraq as the Bush administration stepped up pressure on the Security Council to approve a tough new Iraqi disarmament resolution. President Bush warned the United Nations and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to accept an American proposal for new rules granting broad freedoms to U.N. weapons inspectors to operate in Iraq or face the prospect of a U.S.-led military attack. "The choice is up to the United Nations to show its resolve," Bush said at the White House. "The choice is up to Saddam Hussein to fulfill his word, and if neither of them acts, the United States in deliberate fashion will lead a coalition to take away the world's worst weapons from one of the world's worst leaders." As the United States seeks See IRAQ, A17 Pentagon putting troops in place for possible attack on Iraq. SEE STORY, PAGE A3 Felony-charge proposal debated By David Wafte Advertiser Courts Writer City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle has joined forces with other law enforcement officials and state legislators in urging voters to ratify a proposed state constitution amendment that he believes will make it easier to bring people accused of felony crimes to trial in Hawai'i. But some of Hawai'i's leading criminal defense attorneys, the Hawai'i American Civil Liberties Union chapter, several University of Hawai'i law HA;J fessors,the i eamsiers, the ILWU and the Japanese American Citizens League contend that adoption of the amendment will lead to a "dangerous erosion" of due process rights for people accused of serious crimes. The proposed amend- CARLISLE ment will be on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. The proposal deals with the way hundreds, if not thousands, of people are ordered to stand trial on felony charges in Hawai'i. At present, those defendants can only be brought to trial in one of two ways: either by a grand jury indictment or as a result of what's called a "preliminary hearing." The proposed amendment would authorize state See AMEND, A8 f Half , vrr r . ljfciSwssi--iife-!ijS?. 50,00 Mail-In Rebate TJ 1 , f i tea tea wthartvatw ; on stledtri rate plans "J 4 CarChanjw V . 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