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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2004

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff


Man dies after accident on H-3

A 63-year-old man died after his truck struck another vehicle in the H-3 Freeway tunnel yesterday.

Police said the man may have suffered heart problems just before the collision. An autopsy is scheduled to determined the cause of death.

The man was driving eastbound when his Ford flatbed truck swerved into a Ford pickup at about 12:05 p.m. The flatbed struck the right curb in the tunnel and came to a rest, police said.

Witnesses pulled the driver out of his vehicle and began administering CPR. He was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in critical condition but died at 1:12 p.m. The pickup truck driver, a La'ie man, was not seriously injured, police said.


Church fire deliberately set

A fire Monday night at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' meeting house at 1723 Beckley St. was deliberately set during a burglary, investigators said.

The 9:42 p.m. fire was set in a bishop's office. Damage is estimated at $30,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents. The building serves the church's Kalihi, Moanalua 1st and Moanalua 2nd wards.

Richard Navas, a facility representative at the Kalihi Ward, said two other offices in addition to the bishop's office were burglarized.

Talk tonight on biofeedback

Dallas ophthalmologist Jerald Tennant will offer a free orientation on cybernetic biofeedback entitled "What Works for Wellness," at 7 tonight in the Biomedical Sciences Building, Room T-208 in the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Tennant will discuss the NeuroSCENAR, a medical technology developed and patented by the Russian government for use in the space program. The device is used to treat both acute and chronic illness.


Maui stabbing victim identified

WAILUKU, Maui — Maui police yesterday identified Kenneth James Haffner as the victim of an apparent homicide in Kihei.

The 35-year-old Wailuku man was found early Saturday morning at Kalama Park with stab wounds. Police used fingerprints to identify the man and released his name after notifying relatives.


Rotary club seeks nominees

The Rotary Club of Windward Oahu is seeking nominations for its Service Above Self Award that recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond what's required to improve the lives of people in the community.

The volunteer must live, work or volunteer in Windward O'ahu and cannot be a Rotarian.

Send letters with details about nominees by Jan. 31 to the Rotary Club of Windward Oahu, Service Above Self Nominating Committee, P.O. Box 122, Kailua, HI 96734.