Bicyclist injured in Kalihi collision
A 65-year-old man was critically injured when the bicycle he was riding collided with a car in Kalihi yesterday afternoon.
Police said the man was riding his bicycle on Makuakane Street when he ran a stop sign at Makuahine Street. A Mazda Protege driven by a 69-year-old Kalihi man struck the bicycle about 2:30 p.m., throwing the rider.
The bike rider suffered head injuries and was taken to The Queen's Medical Center, where he was in critical condition last night. The driver of the car was not injured, police said.
MAYOR NOMINATES NEW DESIGN CHIEF
Mayor Mufi Hannemann has nominated veteran Honolulu engineer Eugene Lee to serve as director of the city Department of Design and Construction.
Lee has been deputy director of that department since last year and acting director since former director Wayne Hashiro took the post of managing director in February. Lee has worked for the city for 25 years.
A 1967 graduate of Leilehua High School, Lee earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.
Hannemann praised Lee for taking the challenging post. "He is overseeing the design and construction of our sewers, roads, parks, and other public facilities, a juggling act that requires his caliber of know-how and expertise," Hannemann said.
YOUTH PROGRAM GETS FEDERAL GRANT
A $3 million federal grant secured through Sen. Daniel Inouye's office has been awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to the Rural Youth Crime Prevention Program.
The program is administered by the YMCA of Honolulu and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawai'i.
The money will help programs aimed at youth ages 8 through 12. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawai'i will concentrate on youth programs on the Neighbor Islands.
The YMCA will focus on crime prevention programs in Wai'anae, Waialua, Wahiawa and Waipahu.