Ailing seal receiving treatment
An ailing Hawaiian monk seal from Molokai was found around 6 p.m. Thursday in the Kalaupapa area, according to an official with the Marine Conservation Institute in Hawaii.
The female yearling was severely malnourished and dehydrated when volunteers arrived, said Trisha Kehaulani Watson of the nonprofit institute that aids ailing sea creatures Friday. The animal was airlifted by a commercial air carrier to the Waikiki Aquarium for assessment and treatment.
The public is asked to help find this Hawaiian monk seal with a fishing hook and trailing fishing line. It is known to frequent the Olowalu area.
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources photo
The seal was in stable condition, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said Friday.
Another female seal, which frequents the Olowalu area, was accidentally hooked by a fisherman last week. It is still being sought.
Anyone who has information about the seal's whereabouts should call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline at (888) 256-9840.
Work to lessen park's parking
Parking availability at the Haleakala Visitor Center near the summit will be reduced as much as 50 percent during sunrise and daylight hours from Monday to June 6.
Vehicles will be redirected by park staff if feasible, and parking restrictions will be strictly enforced, a news release from Haleakala National Park said.
All vehicles must be cleared from delineated construction zones prior to 6:45 a.m. on weekdays during the construction period. Any vehicles remaining after 6:45 a.m. will be ticketed and towed at the operator's expense.
The work in the parking lot is intended to increase accessibility for disabled visitors to the park, the news release said. For information on the parking lot construction and parking, go to the website at www.nps.gov/hale.
Police: Increase in roadblocks
With graduation season underway, police are increasing drunken driving roadblocks countywide.
The roadblocks will be at unannounced dates, times and locations, said Lt. Ricky Uedoi, commander of the police Traffic Section.
The roadblock enforcement will focus on drunken driving and underage drinking, although other violations including driving without a license also will be enforced, he said.
"Just be responsible," Uedoi said. "If you drink, don't drive."
Fit for the Cure seeks sign-ups
For each woman who participates in the Wacoal Fit for the Cure event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Macy's in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Wacoal will make a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research and community health programs.
Participation involves a free bra fitting in Wacoal or b.tempt'd intimate apparel and a sign-up for a monthly email reminder to perform a self breast exam.
Wacoal will donate $2 to the Komen project for each participant and an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapeware piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at the event.
Maui man Scottish Rite winner
Neil Clevenger, a member of the Maui Scottish Rite Bodies, was chosen as one of 12 winners of the "Scottish Rite Has Talent" contest.
More than 200 Scottish Rite members nationwide submitted tapes and competed in the contest. Clevenger sang the national anthem as his musical selection.
The Haiku resident will perform live during the "Celebrating the Craft" event today in Washington, D.C., where he will sing the national anthem and "America the Beautiful."
The "Celebrating the Craft" event is held annually on a webcast, which will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in Hawaii.
The event is held to raise money for Scottish Rite national and local charities. These include scholarships the local group offers to Maui high school graduates.
Clevenger, a paramedic in Oregon who is currently working to be licensed here, resides in Haiku with his wife, Aislinn, and two sons, Riley and Kyler.
Vets, family eligible for honor
Korean War veterans and surviving family members of deceased veterans are eligible to receive a certificate of appreciation to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
The certificates will be presented to the veterans and survivors of those who were killed in action or have since died during a ceremony featuring the Department of Defense and Hawaii Office of Veterans Service.
The event will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus' Pa'ina building. To be eligible to receive a certificate, veterans must have served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953.
For more information and to be considered for a certificate, call Warren Nishida at 878-1247 or Abel Cravalho at 268-0856.
Bail $30,000 in burglary case
Bail was set at $30,000 for a man who was arrested Wednesday for burglarizing a home on Front Street in Lahaina, police said.
Adam Hasstedt, 35, who gave no local address, was charged with first-degree burglary, criminal property damage and first-degree terroristic threatening.
He was arrested after Lahaina patrol officers responded to a 3 p.m. call reporting the burglary. On the way to the residence, officers learned that the suspect was confronted by a caretaker of the property and fled north on the beach toward Mala Wharf, police said.
Officers found Hasstedt, who matched the description of the burglar, at Mala Wharf, police said. While being transported to the police station, Hasstedt threatened to kill the officer and his family and shattered the rear passenger window of the police vehicle, police said.
Police recovered property from the house, including a television, near the beach.
Office on Aging in new location
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Maui County Office on Aging has moved from One Main Plaza to its new offices at the J. Walter Cameron Center, Room 22. The relocation to 95 Mahalani St. took place April 1.
The center offers help in dealing with aging-related questions and concerns about adult day care, respite and attendant care, chore services, home-delivered meals, transportation and legal assistance.
The public may call the Access and Assistance line at 270-7774 or the main number at 270-7755. The website is www.mauicounty.gov/aging.