Hawaii Tribune-Herald from Hilo, Hawaii on May 18, 2004 · 3
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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Hawaii Trlbunt-Harald Tuesd,iy,My 18,2004 A3 STATENATION f J Hawaii I Report Officials of merged banks to get paid HONOLULU (AP) Senior executives of Central Pacific Bank and City Bank will receive millions of dollars in payments when the - $420 million merger of the two banks is completed, a newspaper reported Monday. Senior executives of City Bank parent CB Banc-shares Inc. will receive separation packages ranging from $180,000 to more than $10 million, according to financial information obtained by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The financial data shows that Central Pacific chairman and CEO Clint Arnoldus will receive a wage-and-bonus package that could be worth more than $2 million. Arnoldus will get a $1 million retention bonus for accomplishing the merger half to be paid on the merger closing date and the other half on the first anniversary of the merger's closing. He also will receive a $600,000 base salary, $70,000 more than he earned in total compensation last year, plus performance bonuses. Charges to be filed in prison fighting WATONOA, Okla. (AP) Officials at a prison housing Hawaii inmates said Monday their investigation into a prison fight that left two inmates hospitalized could be completed as early as Tuesday, with charges filed against those who started the altercation. Two inmates remained hospitalized in serious or critical but stable condition Monday following the Friday night fight, Diamondback Correctional Center spokesman Monte Michaelson said. The names of the two men have not been released by the private prison operated by Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America. The prisoners involved, all from Arizona, did not try to escape, nor did they pose a threat to anyone outside the prison, Michaelson said. The prison houses 2,050 inmate: 1 ,199 from Arizona and 851 from Hawaii. No Oklahoma inmate are housed at the facility located about 65 miles north-' west of Oklahoma City. Man gets If life terms for crimes HONOLULU (AP) An 18-year-old Oahu man was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole for shooting a Punchbowl man during a botched burglary. Miti Maugaotega Jr., was alto ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms with the possibility of parole for three other violent burglaries, including one where be raped a 55-year-old woman. Prosecutors said the 1 1 life terms combined is believed to be the longest sentence in Hawaii history. Maugaotega was convicted of 22 felonies, including two counts of first sexual assault. 1 cannot think of a crime wave that was more varied, or more interne," City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle said. Circuit Judge Patrick Border said committing the crimes a 44-day period showed a pattern of escalating violence that necessitated extended and coa-secutre terms for the protection of the pubfic- Same-sex couples begi Massachusetts has its first ceremony By THEO EMERY v Associated Press .. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Gay couples began exchanging marriage vows in Massachusetts on Monday, marking the first time a state has granted guys and lesbians the right to marry and making the United States one of at least five countries where homosexuals can legally wed. Tanya McCloskey, 52, and Marcia Kadish, 56, of Maiden went at a breakneck pace to fill out paperwork, get a waiver from, the three-day waiting period, then return to city hall where they got their marriage license and exchanged vows. At 9: 1 5 a.m., Cambridge City Clerk Margaret Drury told the couple: !'l now pronounce you married under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.".. . It was among the first if not the first same-sex weddings taking place throughout the state on Monday, the day that same-sex couples could wed under a court order. "It was really important to us to just be married. We want to be married as soon as we possibly can. Part of it is, we don't know what the Legislature is going to do," McCloskey said. -h. v ST L n marrying State lawmaker urges federal amendment to thwart gay weddings Anoclatad PrtM Ed Balmelli,43,front left,and Michael Horgan, 44, front right, both of Boston, take their first dance as a married couple Monday moments after completing their marriage vows during a ceremony in Boston. In Boston, David Wilson and Robert Compton became the first of the seven couples who sued the state to be married. At the Arlington Street Church, Wilson and , Compton exchanged vows under a rainbow flag and to the strains of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus singing "Marry Us." An excerpt from the landmark Supreme Judicial Court decision that legalized gay marriage was read as an invocation at the Unitarian Universalis! church, They were pronounced "partners for life" at the end of the ceremony. The six other plaintiff couples planned to marry later Monday. : There were scattered protests amid a largely festive atmosphere. By BRUCE DUNFORD Associated Press HONOLULU A Male lawmaker on Monday urged Hawaii residents to support a federal constitutional amendment lo ban same-sex marriages nationwide, lo prevent the gay marriages now being licensed in Massachusetts from applying in the islands. Massachusetts was thrust into the center of a nationwide debate on gay marriage when the state's Supreme Judicial Court issued its 4-3 ruling in November that gays and lesbians had a right under the state constitution to wed. In the days leading up to Monday's deadline for same-sex weddings to begin, opponents looked to the federal courts for help in overturning the Supreme Judicial Court's ruling. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo, D-Waipahu-Lwa. said the Massachusetts situation opens the door for legalization of gay marriage in I lawaii and the rest of the country. Tamayo said because of the "full faith and credit" clause in the U.S. Constitution under which states must accept other states' legal proceedings, same-sex couples married in Massachusetts could move to Hawaii and demand the same state benefits provided married couples, despite Hawaii's law limiting marriages to opposite-sex couples. . Tamayo held a news confer- ' ence in front of the federal building, speaking on behalf of the Alliance Cor Traditional Marriage and Values. The organization was founded by her father, Honolulu Councilman and congressional candidate Mike Gabbard, to lobby against same-sex marriages and for the IW8 stale constitutional amendment that validated u state law limiting marriage licenses to couples of the opposite sex. "Homosexuals married in Massachusetts will soon come to Hawaii and challenge the 1998 decision by Hawaii's people to ban same-sex marriages," Tamayo said. "It is highly likely that federal judges will soon be tearing apart Our U.S. Constitution in order to force same-sex marriage down the throats of the people of Hawaii and America." Fall television schedule has series based in Aloha State Hawaii By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press NEW YORK After losing two of its signature comedies, NBC will add five new scries in the fall, bringing a crime drama back to (he 50th state and casting Heather Locklcar a an airport chief . "Hawaii" recalls the long-running series "Hawaii five-O," which ran from 1968 to 'SO, and "Magnum, P.I.," from 1980 to '88 (both on CBS), while Lock-lear stars with Blair Underwood in "LAX." . NBC was the first of the broadcast networks to announce its schedule, part of a full week of such unveiling to advertiser, who are then expected to buy some $9 billion worth of comrncrcial time. ABC and the WB are up Tuesday. "Hawaii" h the second of three series set in the islands picked up for the new season. Fax will debut "North Shore," its drama set at an island hotel, next month. And ABC i expected to announce on Tuesday that k has picked up "Lost," a castaway drama set on an unnamed Pacific island Irouafly worried about the impact of losing two high-profile show, NBC had .S--- ' NBC's fall schedule 8 p.m. 9 p.m. ' 10 p.m.- 8 p.m. -tender" 0 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.- 8 p.m. 9 p.m. uons" 10 p.m. MONDAY "Fear Factor" "Las Vegas" -"LAX" " TUESDAY - "Average JoeTThe Con- "Father of the Pride" - "Scrubs" - "Law & Order: SVU" WEDNESDAY Hawaii" The West WingTRevela- Eric Balfour, left, star of the new television show 'Hawaii" poses on arrival Monday for the NBC presentation of its fall season to advertisers at Radio City Music Hall in New York. a solid season and minted a new hit, 'The Apprentice." which will be hack in another version m the fall. The bottom line is we are so much stronger than we expected to he at this point," said JcfT Zuckcr, president of the NBC Universal Television Group: ' As previously announced. Matt IxBlanc's "iTicnds" spinoff, ".Joey." will take over his old show's key time skit Thursday at 8 pm NBC considered calming anxiety about h Thursday schedule so important thai it showed a ensvd of advertising cxtxuuvcs at Radio City Music Hall the full first episode of "Joey "Law and Order" 7 THURSDAY 8 p.m. "Joey" 8:30 p.m. "Will A Grace" 9 p.m. The Apprentice" 10 pm. "ER" FRIDAY 8 p.m. "Dateline NBC" 9 p.m. Third Watch" 10 p.m. t "Medical Investigation" SATURDAY 8 pm. "NBC Saturday Night Movie" SUNDAY 7 p.m. "Dateline NBC" 8 p.m. "American Dreams" 9 p.m. "Law and-Order: Criminal Intent" 10 p.m "Crossing Jordan" Final award of contract for Army housing delayed . Associated Pmi HONOUJLU Fmal award of a contract to privatize all Army housing on Osdiu is being held up by the contractor's request for state and county tax exemption, according lo an Army official. Even if. Actus Lend Lease LLC wins (he tax exemption. ILS. Rep. Neil Ahercrornbte said he will do everything be can lo prevent final congressional approval of the nearly $7 billion contract. In (he meantime. Ihe Army has awarded Actus a sole-source, four-month contract worth $13.5 rniHkw lo lAe met management and maintenance of more man 6j000 housing units on OJm. The contract takes effect June 1 and may have lo be extended if the privatization issue is not resolved by Oct I, when the short-term contract expires, said' Gordon Talvshna, head of the Army's Residential Communrty Initiative office in Honolulu. Abercrombie said existing maintenance contracts should have been extended until the issue ts resolved -Actus chief executive officer Peter Koziol said the company is working with Ahnuonihie and stale and city officials to resolve concern about the request for more than $2tJO million in tax exempt ions, and lo reach an agreement regarding use of union and nonunion labt rt on the Army contract AhcTtTombie said he object to the tax-exemption request because the Army had told competitor for the $6.9 billion privatization contract they would hae lo pay any taxe levied by the tate and local government. The sole-source contract to Actus replaces two existing Army housing maintenance and repair contract, each worth $10 million per year. 4 r 1 vj PAanCtSLAKD rtszass Posourtwst ktamMtL U IMMIIMMIMI S m omm - mm a o The University of Hawau at fftk'i admtn 'utrattm, faiulty and itaff offer their Congratulations to Barry Taniguchil 17 i Recipient of University of Hawaii 2004 Distinguished Mumni Award relented by the University of Hawai i Alumni AuocUt 'um Barry K Tantptcht, president and chief executive ffftcer afKTA Super Stem, mil he honored along with five other rexiptentt at the20C ' Oiuinfftithed Alumni Awardt Dinner, ta bt held at die Sheraom VTaikiki thtrl hi Ifonolulu on Thursday, May 20, at5i)0f.m. ;;;Hr For ticket! or ma mforTrtation, tail the UH Alumni AtsociationtoUfeeatlS77S42'5867. UMVERSfTY Of Hawaii HDjO

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