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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2005

Man dies day after car crash

Advertiser Staff

A 24-year-old man died yesterday from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on a private road in Honoka'a.

The 10:38 p.m. crash was on Kapulena Airstrip Road, 3 1/2 miles from Route 240 in Hono-

ka'a. A 1979 Jeep driven by a 40-year-old man ran off the left side of the road and overturned, said Big Island Traffic Enforcement Unit investigator Sgt. Christopher Gali.

The driver was flown by helicopter to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition. Two other men in the Jeep, ages 18 and 34, were in satisfactory condition at North Hawai'i Community Hospital, police said yesterday.

Police did not identify the dead man pending notification of next of kin.

Police have opened a negligent homicide investigation. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors, Gali said.

Youth group receives $1,900

The Hawai'i Community Foundation's Moe Bettah Together and Paulama Ini O'pio programs have awarded a Big Island youth group, Ka Hale Kahalu'u, $1,900 for family activities at its housing project in Kona.

Ka Hale Kahalu'u has been instrumental in organizing bingo and movie nights, a youth dance and Halloween celebration as well as development of a family picnic grounds, child and drug abuse awareness and a residents' security patrol.

Learn about TV production

'Olelo Community Television will conduct a free introductory workshop about TV production at 6 p.m. May 31 in the Kahuku Public & School Library Conference Room.

The lesson includes information about equipment and how to set up for filming.

'Olelo loans video equipment to community members to create their own programs.

The 90-minute program is suitable for ages 12 to adult.

For a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodation, call the library seven to 10 days in advance at 293-8935.

The library is on the Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus at 56-490 Kamehameha Highway.

UH gets $1.5M astronomy grant

The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to help create the world's most advanced laboratory to research star and planet formation and evolution, the University of Hawai'i Foundation said.

The grant to the foundation will support the establishment of a new cosmochemistry lab, with a state-of-the-art ion microprobe as its centerpiece.

"With the funding for the Cameca IMS 1280 ion microprobe secured, it will be possible for our research group to really make a quantum leap forward in the field of cosmochemistry," said Klaus Keil, interim dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

The instrument will be in the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics & Planetology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa.

Environmental work honored

Two environmental officials from Hawai'i were recognized at the recent 11th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting in Washington, D.C.

Michael Hamnett, executive director of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i, received a national award for his support in developing and implementing coral reef management policies.

Athline Clark of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Aquatic Resources, received an award for her work as vice chairwoman of the All Islands Committee of the task force.

Foundation aids Salvation Army

As a result of the volunteer services provided by the Kiwanis Club of Honolulu to The Salvation Army, the Weinberg Foundation has awarded $10,000 for the repair of the roof at The Salvation Army's Ohana Keiki preschool and the purchase of playground equipment at its Kauluwela location on Vineyard Boulevard.

Red Cross gets $100K from bank

First Hawaiian Foundation has awarded The American Red Cross $100,000, which will be paid over a four-year period toward its capital campaign.

"These funds will help us renovate our headquarters building on Diamond Head Road and allow us to better serve the people of Hawai'i in responding to disasters and saving lives," said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer for the Red Cross in Hawai'i.

Winners at Work receives $10,000

The Verizon Foundation has given $10,000 to Winners at Work Inc., for its Support the Support Team program.

The program will provide resources and opportunities to the families and support circles of people with disabilities.

Church gets $15,000 grant

The Cooke Foundation has awarded $15,000 to the United Church of Christ-Judd Street. The grant will be used to renovate the church and Pali Preschool on its grounds.