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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 8, 2003

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff


Retired judge to be honored

Retired federal appeals Judge Herbert Y. C. Choy will be honored today in San Francisco with the unveiling of a portrait donated to the court by his former law clerks.

Choy is the nation's first federal judge of Asian descent and the first judge to represent Hawai'i on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Choy, 87, will not attend the ceremony at the Court of Appeals, but a videotape of the ceremony will be sent to his home in Honolulu.

In April, Choy attended a U.S. District Court Conference luncheon in Honolulu that was held in his honor with the dedication of the portrait.

Judge Richard Clifton, who succeeded Choy on the Court of Appeals last year, and many of his friends and colleagues are expected to attend the ceremony.

Choy was born on Kaua'i to Korean immigrants. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawai'i in 1938 and his law degree from Harvard University Law School in 1941.

He was nominated to the federal appeals court by President Nixon and confirmed by the Senate in 1971. He served as an active judge until 1984.

Walk/run event on King holiday

A freedom walk/run will be held at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Kapi'olani Park in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and holiday.

The event will start on the Diamond Head side of the Waikiki Aquarium. Money raised from the event will benefit African American Education Cultural Center of Hawai'i.

Registration is $25 for adults and includes a T-shirt; the cost for participants younger than 12 is $15 but no T-shirts are available.

Entry forms are available at all state libraries.

For more information, call 597-1341.

Groundbreaking today for YMCA

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held today for the new Kalihi YMCA.

The YMCA of Honolulu plans to replace the current 6,000-square-foot building with a 16,000-square-foot building. The new facility will include a teen health and fitness center.

The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at 1335 Kalihi St.


2 men arrested in beating case

A father and son suspected of beating a man in Wai'anae on Thursday have been arrested.

Police said the victim was targeted because he was having an affair with the older suspect's wife, who is also the younger suspect's mother.

None of the men have been identified.

Police said the victim was sitting in his parked vehicle when the 46-year-old father and 20-year-old son approached him and beat him with a bat and a 2-by-4.

The condition of the victim was not immediately known.

Both suspects were arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.