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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 11, 2001

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

UH to release names to INS

The University of Hawai'i will soon release to the Immigration and Naturalization Service the names of those foreign students who have signed an I-20 immigration form, a UH spokesman said.

Those forms, on file with the campus' International Student Services office, give consent to release information to the INS.

Rather than a mass mailing to inform foreign students of the INS request as planned earlier this week, the International Student Services office will notify only those foreign students who do not have a form on file. They will be asked to complete the paperwork before information is released.

38-year-old man dies at motocross

A 38-year-old man was killed yesterday while riding his motorcycle on the Kahuku Motocross.

Firefirghters and paramedics were called to the racetrack at shortly after 11 a.m. by other motorcyclists who found the man and his wrecked motorcycle.

The emergency workers determined the man had what one firefighter described as a severely broken neck, and no vital signs.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman reported missing is OK

A Kane'ohe woman who was the subject of a missing person's report has called police to tell them that she is OK.

Carlene Torres, 46, was reported missing on Oct. 19 and police were concerned because she had recently lost her job.

But Torres saw a report in the newspaper that she was missing and called police, said Phil Camero of the Police Department's Missing Persons Detail. Camero said Torres told him that she "just wanted to get away" and did not tell anyone that she was staying with a friend.

Intruders rob apartment dweller

Police are looking for two men who tied up a man at gunpoint and robbed him in his apartment early Friday.

The 68-year-old victim said he answered a knock at the door at his Pensacola Street apartment at about 3:30 a.m. When he opened the door, two men with handguns entered and tied him up, searched the apartment and took his wallet and money. The robbers then fled.

Both of the intruders were described as 5 feet 3, 180 pounds, with dark shirts and pants.

Coastline search continues today

Firefighters searched throughout the day for yesterday for Rachel Cardoza, a 20-year-old Massachusetts woman swept out to sea Thursday while playing in the surf near Sunset Beach.

The search will continue at first light this morning, said Fire Capt. Richard Soo.

Firefighters searched through underwater reefs until 5 p.m. yesterday, using scuba gear and underwater scooters purchased for the department by the family of a Marine who disappeared off the Mokulua islets.

Cardoza was along the shoreline at a beach off Ke Iki Road when she was struck by a big wave at about 1 p.m. Thursday and swept out.