Body ID'd as Pukalani man
WAILUKU - A body found on the shoreline in Honolua last week has been positively identified as that of a 31-year-old Pukalani man who was reported missing.
Police used dental records and a tattoo to identify the body of Jason Morgan. Family members had reported him missing after he was last seen Nov. 24.
A fisherman discovered the body Dec. 2 on the rocky shoreline between Honolua Bay and Windmills Beach, police said.
An autopsy was done Monday. The cause of death hasn't been determined pending further investigation, including the results of a toxicological examination, police said.
Auwahi conservation work set
ULUPALAKUA - Volunteers will meet at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store on Saturday to continue conservation work at the remote leeward dryland forest called Auwahi.
For nearly a decade, the Auwahi Restoration Group, the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership and others have met monthly to restore the area's ecosystem by planting native species.
The conservation activities run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are required to wear hiking boots that cover the ankle because of the area's rough and steep terrain.
Volunteers also should wear layered clothing and bring rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. All gear must be clean to avoid bringing in hitchhiking seeds.
Reservations are required. To reserve a place on the trip, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-8989.
Police ID distressed swimmer
KAANAPALI - A 66-year-old Washington woman who died after going into distress while swimming in the ocean off Kaanapali has been identified as Pamela Hill of Federal Way.
Police said she was heard calling for help after going swimming fronting the Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas after 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
She was found on shore, and efforts were made to revive her before she was pronounced dead at Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.
'The Third Jihad' to be shown
KIHEI - "The Third Jihad," a film exploring radical Islam in American, will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Jewish Congregation of Maui, 634 Alulike St.
For more information, call 874-5397.
Ukulele teacher Rotary speaker
WAILUKU - The Wailuku Rotary Club will host John Teruya, a volunteer and ukulele teacher at Neighborhood Place of Wailuku, as its featured speaker Thursday.
Teruya will speak about his work with children as well as experience of living with lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body.
The club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays in the second-floor meeting room of the Pono Building at 62 Market St. in Wailuku. A catered breakfast costs $10.
For more information, call club President Judy McCorkle at 876-1439.