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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Man badly hurt in beach assault

Police homicide investigators are assisting in an assault probe involving a 53-year-old, who suffered critical injuries in a beating yesterday in Makaha.

The injured man was in critical condition yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center with a fractured skull and internal injuries

He was found at Makaha Surfing Beach at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday. A witness had seen the man socializing with two other men earlier at the beach.

The witness told police the two men left in a pickup truck, which sped off from the scene shortly before he saw the injured man lying on the ground.


Tantalus body is identified

The medical examiner's office yesterday identified the man's body found Sunday at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off the Ahuilama trail in Tantalus as Richard C. Rubin, 49, who had been reported missing Thursday.

Police have classified the case as an unattended death and an autopsy found no evidence of foul play.

Sewer fixed on Kukui Street

Cracks in a 10-inch sewer line that caused raw wastewater to spill into Nu'uanu Stream on Monday were repaired early yesterday.

The city Department of Environmental Services was notified of the spill near the intersection of Kukui Street and College Walk at 7 a.m. Monday. Warning signs were posted along the stream.

Free gifts await needy families

The Salvation Army on O'ahu will accept applications Monday to Nov. 15, at three locations, from families who need help with holiday gifts for their children.

The Angel Tree Program, a national charitable program for getting the community involved in helping needy families during the holidays, is one way eligible families could get help.

Applicants must provide photo identification of themselves and their children, with proof of age, income and address. Eligible families will receive a gift for each child under 12, as well as food for a holiday meal.

Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Honolulu — 296 N. Vineyard Blvd., 10 a.m.-noon, 521-6551
  • Kane'ohe — 45-175 Waikalua Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 235-1408.
  • Leeward — 98-612 Moanalua Loop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 487-1636.


Treat Street in Waimanalo

Ghosts, goblins and other trick-or-treaters are invited to the 20th annual Waimanalo Community Halloween Costume Contest & Treat Street beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at Waimanalo District Park.

Contest categories will be "spookiest," "most adorable" and "most original."

After the contest, the gym will become Treat Street with Trick-or-Treat Booths, Make-N-Take Crafts and carnival games for the whole family.

The free event is open to the public. For more details, call 259-8926 or 259-7436.

Chapel offers alternative party

Hope Chapel Kane'ohe Bay will host a Halloween party tomorrow for people wanting an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.

The party will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 45-815 Po'okela St.

The event includes a fun house, games, costume contests, pumpkin-carving contests and door prizes.

The cost is $5 per child; no charge for adults. For more information, call 235-5814.


Yoshimura, Trimble debate

Candidates for Senate District 12 (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown) will take part in a live TV debate tonight as part of the "Vote! 2002: Candidates Debate" series sponsored by 'Olelo Community Television.

The forum will air from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. on Oceanic Channel 54 and Oceanic Digital Control.

Tonight's participants will be Democrat Jon Yoshimura and Republican Gordon Trimble.