Pilot intoxication investigated
KAHULUI, Maui The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether a Delta Airlines pilot was intoxicated Tuesday night, resulting in the cancellation of a flight from Kahului to Los Angeles.
FAA spokesman Jerry Snyder said yesterday that no other information was available regarding the incident that grounded Delta Flight 292. He said the probe could take weeks.
Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the company doesn't comment on employee matters, but he did confirm the flight was canceled because of "crew unavailability.''
A full load of passengers was accommodated on the next available flight the following afternoon, he said.
The FAA prohibits pilots from ingesting any alcohol within eight hours of flying or from having a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.04 percent, which is half the 0.08 percent standard for motorists found under the influence.
Hawaiian quilt goes to Princess Aiko
A wall-hanging Hawaiian quilt featuring a chrysanthemum design made by the late Aunty Debbie Kakalia was presented Thursday to Princess Aiko of Japan by Hawai'i's Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation in ceremonies in Tokyo.
"My grandmother has quilts all over the world and she was famous in Japan so, yes, I think she would be honored that the princess has one," said Nalani Goard, who designed the chrysanthemum quilt, which was one of the last quilted by master Hawaiian quiltmaker Kakalia, who died March 19.
The foundation, which purchased the quilt two days before Kakalia's death, annually sponsors two graduate students from Japan to study in Hawai'i and two from Hawai'i to study in Japan.
Barney to debut at Sunset on Beach
Honolulu's free Sunset on the Beach at Queen's Surf in Waikiki this weekend will feature the debut of a new video "Barney's Beach Party," starring Barney, the purple dinosaur of Public Television fame at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The 50-minute video takes viewers along with Barney sailing, shell- hunting, building a sandcastle and riding in a submarine. Such frolicking is a means of teaching about marine life, and health and safety. Then Barney, along with his TV co-stars Baby Bop and BJ, will hit the stage each night to lead a live 20-minute sing-along.
At 8 p.m. the beach event will feature the movie "Shrek" today, and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" tomorrow.
Sunset on the Beach begins at 4 p.m. and will include live music, radio DJs, contests, prizes and a selection of menu dishes presented by local restaurants.
For information call 523-2489 or 923-1094.
Cayetano elevates district court judge
Gov. Ben Cayetano has appointed District Judge Marcia Waldorf to the Circuit Court to replace Circuit Judge Gail Nakatani.
Nakatani did not seek reappointment to the bench, according to Cayetano's office. Waldorf's appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Waldorf is a graduate of the University of California-Davis. She received her law degree in 1975 from the University of San Francisco Law School.
Waldorf worked as a state public defender before being appointed to the District Court, where she dealt primarily with criminal and drunken driving cases. Waldorf last year was named administrative judge, where she focused on issues facing the judiciary.
Correction: Master Hawaiian quiltmaker Debbie Kakalia died March 19. A previous version of these briefs contained incorrect information.