Help needed in search for teen
LIHU'E — Police on Kaua'i are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager who left her home Oct. 7.
Shadow Snodgress is described as 5 feet 4, 110 pounds, with hazel eyes, curly brown hair, and scars on her right arm and left hand. Anyone with information can call police at (808) 241-1711.
AWARD TO AID IN HISTORY PROJECT
Big Island teacher Anna Fern White will receive $1,000 to continue to implement an oral history project at Kohala High School in Kapa'au as the 2005 winner of the Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation award.
This is the fourth year the award has been given to a teacher who implements a character education program in his or her school.
White is in the sixth year of annual school projects that teach her 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students integrity, honesty, responsibility and commitment as they record stories of kupuna in their community.
White started the oral history project to help students understand themselves.
She expects to use the award to buy better microphones and lighting equipment for the students who capture their interviews with elders on DVDs and then give the seniors a copy. She hopes to be able to add another camera as well.
Two runners-up were also announced: Bonnie Jo Beckett, a kindergarten teacher at the Montessori Education Center of Hawai'i in Waimea on the Big Island, and Jennifer Sarpi, counselor for grades K-6 at Kalei'opu'u Elementary School in Waipahu.
LAST OF OCTOBER ESCAPEES ARRESTED
HILO, Hawai'i — The last of three men who escaped from Hawai'i Community Correctional Center last month was arrested by Big Island police yesterday near a baseball park in Kaiwiki.
Kole Race-Joaquin, 23, had evaded police for a month after his escape on Oct. 2.
Police said Race-Joaquin was seen in a vehicle near Papa'ikou headed south toward Hilo on Hawai'i Belt Road shortly before 10 a.m.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle near Wainaku. But the vehicle continued into Wainaku and then to Kaiwiki, where it stopped near the entrance to the baseball park.
Police said Race-Joaquin tried to run from the officers, but was quickly captured.
Police said the woman driver of the car and two women passengers were arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution and promotion of a dangerous drug.
Two of the women, 23-year-old Tasha Jardine, of Papa'i-kou, and 44-year old Carol Waters, of Hilo, also were arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to the case, police said. The third woman, a 38-year-old Papa'ikou resident, was arrested but not charged, police said.
All four were being held in a police cellblock yesterday.
Race-Joaquin escaped from HCCC along with 25-year-old Shawn DeCosta and 31-year-old Frank Enos.
The three reportedly removed a metal screen and louvers from a restroom window and then climbed out.
MUSICAL FOCUSES ON HOMELESSNESS
A special free performance of "Truly Dually," a local musical about homelessness, will be staged at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the State Capitol auditorium to kick off Homeless Awareness Week Nov. 13-19.
The show follows the struggles of an outreach worker as he reaches out to a chronically homeless man who lives in a park and a local family.
This play, written by Michael Ullman, is based on his experiences at the Institute for Human Services, where he worked as director of social services.
RECYCLING AT STATE CAPITOL
Three new bottle and can recycling "reverse vending machines" have been installed in the State Capitol building.
The machines will accept plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles and give out a receipt that can be redeemed for cash at a coin machine.
The machines are on the loading dock in the parking area of the chamber level of the Capitol building. The machines are in operation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.