The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on October 13, 2003 · 11
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 11

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Monday, October 13, 2003
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Hie Honolulu Advertiser LEEWARD O'AHUNORTH SHORE WILL HOOVER 52S8038 URBAN HONOLULU JAMES GONSER 53S2431 WINDWARD O'AHU ELOISE AQUAR 2345266 EAST HONOLULU SUZANNE R01Q 39&8831 BIG ISLAND KEVIN DAYTON 35-3916 KAUAI JAN TEN8RUGGENCATE 245-3074 MAUI TIMOTHY HURLEY 2444880 CHRISTIE WILSON 2444880 PAGE B3 MONDAY October 13, 2003 E-mail: OEFIY is n n rmp ljTD n CENTRAL Father arrested in baby's death A Salt Lake man was arrested this weekend on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his 7-month-old son. Derrick S. Smith is being held on $100,000 bail. The baby died Thursday. Smith told police he was holding his son at their home on Ala 'Ilima Street about 2 a.m. when the boy slipped from his grasp and fell on his head. HONOLULU Parking trouble topic of meeting A public meeting to discuss parking problems in Kaimuki will be held at 8 am. Saturday at the Lili'uokalani Elementary School cafeteria. Call the Greater East Honolulu Community Alliance at 737-7487. Convicted attorney resigns A convicted Honolulu attorney has resigned from the practice of law to avoid facing disciplinary action. Attorney Stacy Moniz, 44, has been restrained by the Hawai'i Supreme Court from practicing law since May 23, 2000. Moniz was convicted in December 1999 of six counts of money laundering and income-tax violations. He was sentenced in April 2000 to 27 months in prison. Resigning in lieu of discipline is akin to disbarment for all purposes under Supreme Court rules, according to a statement from the court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Moniz was admitted to the Hawai'i bar in October 1985. Memorial Park utilities back on Friends of Honolulu Memorial Park said yesterday the cemetery's utilities have been turned on and its liability insurance has been reinstated. The former owners had closed the cemetery last month, turning off the water and electricity and ending maintenance. Honolulu Memorial Park is the site of a beautiful but deteriorating landmark pagoda in need of repairs totaling $1 millioa The former owners, brothers Manning, James and Montague Richards, said they had been losing money, and recently turned over majority ownership to the plot and niche owners. Bids are out for adrninistra-tors, landscapers and marketing specialists; call Rod Tarn at 216-5454. Volunteers are being sought to help with the landscaping; call Ann Ono at 261-0549. WINDWARD Cause of fire investigated Investigators were trying yesterday to determine the cause of a fire that left a Kailua family homeless late Friday night Red Cross workers helped the family a husband and wife, their daughter and an 80-year-old grandmother find temporary housing. Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Kenison Tejada said the fire started after 10:30 p.m., when only the grandmother was at home. Neighbors helped her out of the house at 418 N. Kainalu Drive, he said. No one was injured. Damage to the five-bedroom house and its contents was $260,000. Advertiser staff reports Hamakua Marsh project would benefit waterways By Dotes Aguiar Advertiser Windward O'ahu Writer KAILUA There is a movement under way to improve the wetland habitat of Hamakua Marsh and surrounding ecosystems. The state will resubmit a request to the Army Corps of Engineers for a feasibility study, the first step in the process to improve the Windward habitat. Most of the cost of the project, if it comes to pass, would be paid by the federal government. Improvements to Hamakua Marsh could result in benefits to surrounding ecosystems including Kawai-nui Marsh, the Oneawa Canal running along the flood-control levee in Kawainui Expo features 'V 5 ;.n '.V . , . XiS-x' . ABOVE: Pam Nakamura, left, of Taj Clubhouse at Ward Warehouse helps Georgette Kinoshita create a snowman "shaker card" during the Rubber Stamp and Paper Expo at Neal Blaisdell Center. RIGHT: Shaker cards have a picture in a small cut-out space enclosed with a clear plastic, with glitter that moves when shaken, like the "snow" in water-filled glass ornaments. Photos by BRUCE ASATO The Honolulu Advertiser Award fight domestic abuse The Office on Violence Against Women, a U.S. Department of Justice agency within the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded $497,877 to the Hawai'i Department of the Attorney General to help support the FY 2003 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. The grant will enable the Department of the Attorney General to address domestic violence cases through the mmam wmmm Marsh, and waterways beyond the two wetlands, said David Smith, O'ahu wildlife manager for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. "This project will have a fairly narrow focus but will have broader-reaching benefits," Smith said. Benefits include water quality improvement, educational possibilities and recreation options, Smith said. The two marshes are connected to each other by the Oneawa CanaL Smith and officials from the city and federal government met with state Sen. Bob Hogue last week to discuss the feasibility of allowing water to flow through the Kawainui Marsh levee to im- shaker card demos V Ly ifln:- xxma - . ,,,:-s:s m : . ... 'Vs& ... .u&mmm iisi I:- . -- . ... . ... . , . . :, . X , .. rii&&::,-...:. glllli use of digital photography in police investigations to preserve and present evidence. The project will purchase digital cameras and software, provide training and hire two process servers and two deputy prosecutors Students given scholarships The Aloha Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded scholarships to Cory Eraser, a student at the John A. Bums School of Medicine at itpl Ill o - s Mile The Honolulu Advertiser prove the circulation in Kailua streams, including the Oneawa CanaL The decision was reached to restart the Hamakua study with the intent of looking into improving its water so the bird habitat could be expanded Hogue, R-24th (Kailua, f- of 0-1 . ' ' 1w i :.v" ... ' ' :' ennnTS mid sins the University of Hawai'i-Manoa; Woo Ae Byun, a graduate student at the UH School of Nursing; and Elizabeth Nguyen, a student at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago- ' Group names president Garrett Sullivan of Kaikor Construction Associates has been named 2003 president of the Construction Financial Management Association, Hawai'i Chapter. Joyce Fu-rukawa of Royal Contracting Kane'ohe), who called the meeting to address water quality issues, said he was satisfied with the decision to move ahead with the request to improve Hamakua. Studies show that that Kailua waters lack oxygen because of the poor circulation, Hogue said. Historically, Kailua had year-round flowing streams but that's not the case anymore, he said. "The levee has cut that off and we want to find a way to return it to the way it was while still making the community around it safe." The proposed work falls under the Corps Environmental Restoration authority because it is adjacent to the Kawainui Flood Control Project and was affected when the levee was modified in 1997 to protect the Coconut Grove subdivision. The Army corps was the lead agency in the levee project The state had submitted a v.; was named first vice president; Lori Isara of Koga Engineering is secretary and Reid Gushiken of KPMG IIP is treasurer. 2 students each receive $2,000 Two Hawai'i college students each have received $2,000 scholarships each from the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low-Income Women and Children. They are Edna Lokelani Iaea of Kau-nakakai, a student at Maui Community College's Molo- request for a Hamakua study in 1996 but that was declined because a study for Kawainui Marsh was under way and there was no money for the study, said Paul Mizue, chief of the civil and public works branch of me Army corps. Mizue said the corps would not condone breaching the levee and would probably consider pumping water over it to let it flow in the canal and through Hamakua. . The state has not been idle in Hamakua, which has undergone considerable improvements in the past 10 years, including clearing vegetation and creating a bird sanctuary. Schoolchildren have been involved there and have created a Web site about the marsh at kalaheo complex.kl2Musharnakua. Once the project is completed, someone must maintain it but at this point, the ownership of the area is split Windward college gets a boost from new ambassadors, By Boise Aguiar Advertiser Windward O'ahu Writer KANE'OHE Some people think Windward Community College is across the street from the Pali Golf Course but it's not. Others don't know the school is part of the University of Hawai'i system, so the campus has inaugurated ambassadors to spread the word. About 30 business and community leaders from Kahuku to Waimanalo recently began their duties at a luncheon that included a course on the college called WCC 101, and their homework was to familiarize themselves with materials handed out at the luncheon in the college's new cafeteria. For extra credit, they could take the tour of the campus, said Angela Meixell, WCC chancellor. "They all brought different strengths and the one thing they have in common is they're part of our (college) community," Meixell said. "It's an amazing group of people, just a cross section of community leaders." Besides spreading the word about the campus, the ambassadors will help with fund raising, lobbying and advising the chancellor. Pohai Ryan, executive director for the Kailua Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of the college, said she'll help with spreading the word about the college, something ka'i Education Center; and Raquel Ipo Toribio of Wai'anae, a student in the Hawai'i Pacific University nursing program. Jr. Achievement names leader Junior Achievement of Hawai'i has named Eva Laird Smith its new president. Smith is executive director of the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu. Prior to that, she worked with nonprofit organizations inSeattle.. between the city and the state. For the past 13 years, the city has been in the process of turning Kawainui Marsh over to the state. The city would keep jurisdiction over the canal and levee for now, but that is an issue that must be addressed, people at the meeting agreed. The Army corps can spend up to $5 million for a project and the sponsoring agency would pick up 25 percent of the cost Kathy Bryant-Hunter, Kailua Neighborhood Board chairwoman, said the board will continue to encourage the city to turn Kawainui Marsh over to the state and will make sure any project doesn't compromise flood control. "Our role as a board is to balance the flood control needs and the ecological needs," Bryant-Hunter said. Reach Eloise Aguiar at eaguiarhonoluluadvertis or 234-5266. she's doing through the chamber's information kiosk in Kailua. "It's simple because if s not a hard sell," Ryan said. "As a graduate, I'm proud of where I came from. The facilities and me quality of the courses have increased, and it's a healthy alternative for students." The college has transformed from old rundown and sometimes leaky buildings to a modern campus over the past decade, with $50 million spent for new buildings, renovation of old buildings and for equipment for science, vocational and art courses. Chuck Eakes, owner of an insurance company, said the school has participated in the community, including hosting the Windward Ho'olau-lea last month. Eakes said he agreed to be an ambassador because of his commitment to higher education and the college's commitment to the community. KC Collins, the school's new director of development, came up with the ambassador idea. Meixell said the ambassadors are like ripples in a pond, spreading the word about the college. "We're so broke and if we're going to keep doing these good things we're going to need all the friends that we can get," she said. Reach Eloise Aguiar at eaguiarhonoluluadvertis or 234-5266. ECCC secretary wins award Christine Neves, secretary to the director of adrninistra-tive services at Kapi'olani Community College, has been awarded the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service. Neves, who began working at KCC in 1996, works with outside agencies that use facilities, helps coordinate teaching and classroom schedules and contributes to the operation and maintenance of the campus.

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