Big Island man dies in crash
HOLUALOA, Hawai'i A North Kona man was killed Monday when his vehicle crashed on Old Mamalahoa Highway just south of the three-mile marker in Holualoa.
Big Island police said Craig Zaltosky, 51, of Holualoa, was driving south in a 1990 Nissan multipurpose vehicle when it skidded off the road and struck a guardrail just before 8 p.m. He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
There have been 19 traffic fatalities on the Big Island this year, compared with 12 at the same time last year.
Maui snorkeler remains missing
Maui police were looking for a 34-year-old Kahana man who has not been seen since Friday.
Slippers and snorkeling gear belonging to Roger Brittain Jr. were found Friday night at Pohaku Park, near a surfing site known as "S-Turns."
Surfer Willis R. McInnis died April 7 after being attacked by a shark at "S-Turns."
Fire rescue specialists searched the area through Sunday. Police Lt. Chad Viela said Brittain was reported missing by his roommate at 8:58 p.m. Friday.
Award honors top principal
Waipahu High School principal Patricia A. Pedersen was named the winner of the Island Insurance Foundation's first Excellence in School Leadership Award in a ceremony last night.
The award carries a prize of $25,000.
The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is a visionary, is community-minded and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
Pedersen received a $10,000 cash award and an additional $15,000 for a school project of her choice.
The Island Insurance Foundation also presented an award to the top two semifinalists, principals Gail H. Awakuni of James Campbell High School and Michael M. Nakano of Lahainaluna High School.
Both semifinalists received a $2,000 cash award.
336,704 pounds of food collected
U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in Hawai'i collected a record 336,704 pounds of food to help feed hungry people during a national food drive May 8, surpassing last year's total by 28,348 pounds.
The nonperishable food was donated by residents who left the items at their mail boxes for carriers to collect.
O'ahu led the state effort with 266,260 pounds of food donated, followed by Maui with 33,037 pounds, the Big Island with 27,380 pounds and Kaua'i with 4,527 pounds.
All food collected on each island will go directly to the island's respective food bank for distribution.