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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, October 19, 2001

Neighbor Island briefs

Advertiser Staff

Hilo woman held in man's death

HILO, Hawai‘i — Big Island police yesterday arrested a 50-year-old Hilo woman in the fatal shooting of her ex-husband.

The woman was being held in the Hilo jail while Hilo police detectives continue their investigation of the shooting.

The victim, identified as Gaylon Baldado, 51, was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he died, police said.

The shooting occurred around 5:14 a.m. yesterday at the woman’s Baker Avenue residence in Keaukaha. The victim managed to get to a neighbor’s house, tell the occupants he was shot and ask them to call an ambulance, police said.

Lava-flow access to be reduced

KALAPANA, Hawai'i — Hawai'i County officials are reducing the hours a new access road will be open to allow viewing of the Kilauea Volcano lava flow.

Beginning Sunday, the gates of the access will be open from noon to 10 p.m. daily; however, cars won't be allowed in after 8:15 p.m.

The decision to open two hours later was made in response to the decline in visitors, officials said.

The road was opened Aug. 18 to provide a safer access to the lava flow where it enters the ocean. The road was closed briefly after a lava flow covered a portion of it, and then it was reopened Sept. 8.

The county charges $5 per car to enter the area and $20 per tour bus, limited to 15 passengers. The money is being used to offset the $82,000 cost of clearing the route.

Women's cancer issues to be aired

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, associate director of gynecologic cancer surgery at Stanford University, will discuss reducing women's cancer risks and managing hormone replacement therapy in a free talk from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 at the Terrace Restaurant at Kaua'i Lagoons.

O'Hanlan and Susan Perry wrote the book, "Natural Menopause: Guide to a Woman's Most Misunderstood Passage." She specializes in using lifestyle choices to reduce risks of cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease.

The talk is a Community Wellness Presentation sponsored in part by the Kaua'i Veterans Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation and the Mahelona Medical Center Charitable Foundation.

Humane Society plans Oct. 27 walk

KAHULUI, Maui — The Maui Humane Society's 5K Walk for Orphaned Animals will be Oct. 27 at Keopuolani Park.

Participants in the pledge walk are welcome to bring their licensed dogs on a leash. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Central Maui Youth Center, with a warmup at 7:15 before the 7:30 a.m. walk.

Anyone who collects at least $30 in pledges will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. The grand prize is two nights and lu'au tickets for two at the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort.

Also at the walk, the Humane Society will be offering microchip implants for pets at a discounted price of $10. Call (808) 877-3680.

Lihu'e Gateway Project wins award

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — The national Keep America Beautiful program has given its Beautification and Community Improvement Award to the Lihu'e Gateway Project, a complex of plantings and lava rock walls at the entrance to the island's main airport.

The $5 million federally financed project included community involvement in the preparation and planting of thousands of trees and landscape plants. Nearly $1 million of the project cost came in the form of donated labor and materials.

The county will hold a mahalo party for the volunteers from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall. Volunteers are asked to call the mayor's office at 241-6303 if they plan to attend the event.