The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on October 5, 2002 · 1
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 1

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Saturday, October 5, 2002
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ISLAND EDITION & WORLD: U.S. arre THE WEATHER: 90-78 Mostly sunny -A4 IN NATION & WORLD: U.S. arrests 4, seeks 2 others in terrorism conspiracy case - A3 STATE EDITION O'ahu504 Neighbor Islands 75t C Copyright. 2002 SATURDAY October 5, 2002 HAWAITS NEWSPAPER 1 J i Man killed in police chase mk mm Advertiser mwm i org to tow Boy, 2, tossed from truck during highway shootout By Curtis Lum and Scott Ishikawa Advertiser Staff Writers KANE'OHE A driver of a pickup truck was killed and his passenger wounded yesterday afternoon in a gun-battle with police that began with a highway chase and ended with the bullet-riddled vehicle catching fire near Kane'ohe District Park. A 2-yearold boy who was tossed from the truck after it came to a halt at the park was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in good conditioa A police officer was cut by flying glass. The shootout sent bystanders along busy Kahekili Highway ducking for cover as dozens of rounds were exchanged between police officers and a gunman in See SHOOTING, A4 luinmiil i j . i,ij.,WHWWj.ujiii,H, 1. V-J:: 'iiHTtf-,S.j. it's, -..--if .TJi; S . j ,1" . ? U t 4 L x BRuCE ASaTO Tne Honolulu Aavemser A GMC pickup truck rests on a retaining wall off Kahekili Highway near Kea'ahala Road after a shootout with police. n. ion mm mm By Karen Blakeman Advertiser Staff Writer Hawai'i has received an exemption to the port shutdown that has paralyzed the West Coast, and dockworkers will begin loading ships with cargo bound for the Islands today. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents more than 80 shipping companies and terminal operators, said late last night that it had granted the exemption requested by the state. "This is good news for the people of Hawai'i," said Jackie Kido, spokesman for Gov. Ben Cayetano. "There are people here on very tight margins. This is not what they needed." Kido said Joe Miniace, president of the association, told Cayetano about 7:30 p.m. that the governor's request for an exemption had been granted. With the first ships being loaded today, officials with the Islands' two major shipping companies said the relief will take time: Ships lined up at the 29 West Coast ports must have incoming cargo unloaded before any outbound cargo to Hawai'i can be loaded, a process that will take up to two days. The trip across the Pacific takes approximately five days. "Even if we start work (today), we're looking at a week from Sunday before we see anything here," said James An-drasick, president and chief executive of Matson Navigation Co., the largest ship--ping company for the Islands. Brian Taylor, vice president and general manager for Hawai'i and Guam for the Islands' other major shipping company;' CSX Lines, said one CSX ship will be ready for loading a little sooner because it was being worked when the shutdown was announced Sunday. : See DOCKS, A8 Other developments in the dock lockout. SEE PAGE A8 J.C. Penney will close 3 stores in Hawaii Only Maui site to remain open By Andrew Gomes Adurtisfr Staff Writlr After nearly four decades in the Islands, J.C. Penney Co. announced yesterday that it will close all but one of its four Hawai'i department stores by Jan. 10. The Piano, Texas-based retailer said it will close its stores at Ala Moana Center, Pearlridge Center and Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. About 460 employees, who were informed of the decision yesterday morning, will be affected. An official with the retailer said he could not discuss the future of the company's store at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center on Maui, where 100 to v125 employees work. "Basically, the stores have been unprofitable for some time, and we don't see a turnaround coming in the near future," said J.C. Penney spokesman Tim Lyons. Lyons said he could not say anything about the future of the Maui store or whether it also is unprofitable. See PENNEY, A4 SEE RELATED STORIES, PAGE CI 6 Sections, 46 Pages Classified Fl-13 Comics E6 Crosswords E2 Editorials A6 Movie ads E5 Nation & World AJ Obituaries B2 Stocks C2-4 TV listings E4 Weather A4 Hi iiiiiii "40901 "0000 V" 3 t"i'Vin Nnvsri'iti A GRATEFUL STATE, NATION SAY GOODBYE c Thank you Patsy . . . for a job well done5 Mourners raise their hands as they sing "Hawaii Aloha" at the conclusion of memorial services for Rep. Patsy Mink yesterday in the Capitol rotunda. Mourners remember a tireless fighter By Mike Gordon and Dan Nakaso Advirtisi r Staff Writers With heads bowed and hearts heavy, some of the nation's most powerful leaders gathered yesterday to honor the late U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink, a woman they repeatedly and lovingly called a dedicated public servant. At a funeral that drew nearly 1,000 people to the atrium of the State Capitol, Mink's lengthy political career drew praise of the highest order from 17 speakers. She was a champion of the underprivileged who fought for the rights of women, a tireless fighter never to be underestimated She was a trailblazer who broke down barriers of social injustice for minorities. And she was a woman who turned personal discrimination based on her race and gender into federal legislation that opened doors, most notably for female athletes who gained equality in 1972 through Title EX legislation. This week Congress moved to re-name it "The Patsy Mink Act." "If many Americans today do not remember the discrimination in Patsy Mink's life, it is because Patsy Mink dedicated her life to removing them," said Norman Mineta, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportatioa "Patsy's loss is one that can never be replaced," continued Mineta, a former colleague of Mink's in the House. "But her legacy will be that she left the United States a better place than when she found it and all of us will forever be in her del." L Zh'A ' 1 BRUCE ASATO. PtL V Ml I The Honolulu LA! , 1 Advertiser i : 1 r 'p-'" f 1 : , ' P I V m VT' life i-Kro . ' ? rj ty'rf?, T - ckr'r " ' - - BRUCE aSaTO Tne Honolulu Aavemstr Gov. Ben Cayetano spoke at the funeral service for the late Patsy Mink. He remembered her as a person with "integrity beyond reproach." 1 ; Mink, 74, died Sept. 28 of viral pneumonia brought on by a bout of chickenpox. People around Hawai'i had expressed frustration over the lack of news about Mink's illness. And others have asked whether as many as two, $2 million special elections to replace Mink could have been avoided had Democratic Party officials been more forthcoming. But there was no mention of that at her funeral service. This was about her life, not her death. The atrium was adorned with lei and flowers and surrounded by poker-faced sheriff's deputies, some in flak vests. Mink's casket, draped with a U.S. flag, lay in state beneath a white tent as a steady stream of mourners filed by to pay their final respects. Mineta read a letter of condolences from President Bush to Mink's family. "We know what a difficult time this is for you and we extend our heartfelt sympathy," Bush said. "Patsy was a dedicated public servant who See MINK, A5 1 1 More on the special election to replace Mink. SEE STORY, PAGE Bl :.ju i Family mem-bers embrace ; during burial '. ceremonies ;: for U.S. Rep. ; Patsy Mink at, the National , Memorial : Cemetery of ' ': the Pacific at : Punchbowl The congress' woman's husband, John; is a veteran. ; ; ; JEFTWIDCNm ' ' Trie Honolulu . 1 .

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