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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, January 23, 2005

Woman hit by SUV dies

Advertiser Staff

A woman struck by a sports utility vehicle Friday afternoon in Kaimuki died overnight at The Queen's Medical Center.

Authorities did not release the woman's name yesterday.

No charges had been filed yesterday against the 37-year-old driver of the SUV, although a negligent injury case had been opened for investigation Friday.

Police said the man may have been speeding on Kaimuki Avenue near Kaimuki High School.

The woman, they said, was walking outside the crosswalk when she was hit about 3 p.m.

Police seek help in search for teens

Big Island police are asking the public to help them find two teens, both missing since fall.

Chevy Iaukea is a 17-year-old girl missing from her home in Kea'au since Oct. 23.

She is 5 feet 2 and weighs about 150 pounds.

She has a medium build and is part-Hawaiian with a tan complexion and brown hair and brown eyes.

Julian Benevides is a 17-year-old reported missing from a detention facility on O'ahu since Nov. 4, and he is believed to be on the Big Island.

He is 5 feet 9 and weighs about 160 pounds.

He has a medium build, is Caucasian with a tan complexion and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Peter Kualii of the East Hawaii Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 961-2373 or the police non-emergency telephone number at (808) 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

UH students aid tsunami victims

Several groups in the University of Hawai'i-Manoa community have joined forces in a campus fund-raising drive to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

International Student Services, International Student Association, the Atherton YMCA and the UH Thai student group have set up a table at Campus Center to collect money from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday.

The Thai students also will sell T-shirts, with profits being donated to the relief drive.

School officials have said that nearly 350 students from the affected countries attend the campus, and several have lost family and friends, property and family businesses.

The sponsors will have information on various charity organizations that can disseminate the money. Checks, payable to one of the selected organizations, will be accepted; cash donations will be split among the organizations at the end of the fund-raising drive.

Philippines star at Waikiki Shell

Vocalist Nora Aunor, a star of Philippine TV and film, will appear in concert at 7 p.m. today at the Waikiki Shell.

Aunor, known widely in the Philippines for her role on the long-running musical variety show "Superstar," has been in show business for 37 years, starting when she won an amateur talent contest at age 13. She grew up in one of Manila's poorer sections and drew fans partly through her compelling rags-to-riches personal story.

Most recently she has developed a movie career. Her latest film is "Naglalayag," a story about a romance between a woman and a younger man.

Aunor's Hawai'i stop also included a Maui concert last night at the Baldwin High School auditorium.

Tickets for the Shell performance cost $25, $35 and $50; lawn seating will not be available. Charge by phone at (877) 750-4400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Information: Blaisdell Center box office, 591-2211; or call Glenn Sagayadoro at 218-1520, or Leeza Ritua at 256-3850.

Home for elderly awarded grants

The Palolo Chinese Home has received a $250,000 grant from the McInerny Foundation and $15,000 grants from the Gwenfread Elaine Allen Fund and Mary Templeton Hopper Fund, dispersed by the Hawai'i Community Foundation.

The McInerny Foundation grant was for the full amount pledged in 2003 for use in re-novating the Lani Ward Booth Hall, the community headquarters for the Hawai'i Neighborhood Outreach to the Aged program. The renovated hall was rededicated last Sept. 25.

The other grants will be used to support the Hawai'i Neighborhood Outreach to the Aged program, which offers adult daycare, overnight respite, hot meals delivered to homes, home care coordination services and a planned wellness center. Call 748-4911.

The Hawai'i Community Foundation is a charitable services and grant-making institution.

Monkeys set to take the stage

Monkeys will be on stage in the production of "Monkey Waterfall In Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 at the Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College.

Using masks, dance and music, Monkey Waterfall tells stories to amuse and enchant. The show is not recommended for children younger than 8.

Co-founded by Yukie Shiroma and Ben Moffat, Monkey Waterfall has performed in England, Scotland, Spain, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada and across the Mainland. Tickets, $15 and $8, can be purchased by calling 235-7433 or online at www.eTicketHawaii.com.