No trash pickups on two holidays
Honolulu residents who normally get Monday trash pickup will skip one of their two weekly pickups for two weeks because of the city holiday observances on those days.
The city employees are covered by their union contract with the United Public Workers. Normally, Sundays, Christmas and New Year's Day are the only days of the year when city refuse crews are off since they normally work Monday through Saturday.
City officials said that means that about one-third of O'ahu residents — about 60,000 households — who get regular rubbish collection will have one weekly trash pickup instead of two.
The city's convenience centers, transfer stations and the landfill also will be closed.
MUSEUM CFO IS INTERIM PRESIDENT
The Bishop Museum has named Michael Chinaka, the museum's chief financial officer, to serve as interim president when President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Brown departs in mid-January.
In a news release, Brown said Bishop Museum trustee Dr. Charman J. Akina is serving as chairman of an executive search committee, which includes David C. Hulihee, Isabella A. Abbott, Haunani Apoliona, H. Mitchell D'Olier, Russell K. Okata, Gulab Watumull, Walter A. Dods Jr., Allen Allison and Amy Miller. The committee has secured an international search organization, Morris & Berger from Glendale, Calif., to assist with the search for a new museum leader.
"We selected Morris & Berger because they have a special sensitivity for working with diverse constituencies and for the collaborative and consensus-oriented decisionmaking process of nonprofit organizations," Akina said in a written release. He added that an executive search of this type typically takes three months to one year.
For more information about Bishop Museum or the international Executive Search, call (808) 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
MAN CHARGED IN TERRORISTIC THREAT
A 27-year-old man was charged Tuesday with first-degree terroristic threatening, possession of unauthorized personal and confidential information of another person, and two counts of second-degree assault stemming from two separate incidents.
JohnPierre Genest, who has no permanent local address, is being held in lieu of $50,000 aggregate bail.
Genest was arrested Sunday at Iwilei and Sumner streets.
HOMEMADE BOMB DETONATED
The Honolulu Police Department's Specialized Services Division bomb technicians detonated an explosive device yesterday on a private access road in Halawa.
Pearl City Crime Reduction Unit officers discovered the homemade bomb on the Board of Water Supply's road across from Halawa District Park that leads to a water tank. No further information was available yesterday.
CHARGES PENDING IN DRUG DEALING
Charges are pending against two people arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of dealing drugs on the 200 block of Queen Emma Street.
A man, 25, booked for first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and a woman, 22, booked for methamphetamine trafficking and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug are being held at the Honolulu Police Department's Central Receiving cellblock. Both have no permanent local address.
FEMA'S QUAKE RELIEF $25 MILLION
Financial assistance for Hawai'i residents affected by the Kiholo earthquakes has reached $25 million, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The 6.7 and 6.0 earthquakes rocked Hawai'i on Oct. 15. FEMA said more than 2,000 families and individuals have been approved for low-interest loans and grants in the past two months.
Financial aid is still available, but tomorrow at 6 p.m. marks the deadline for Big Island residents to register for assistance by calling toll-free (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or (800) 462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) or by going online to www.fema.gov at any time.
Those who have already registered but have sustained additional damage from aftershocks may call the FEMA helpline, (800) 621-3362.