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Two men arrested for assault during wrestling tournament

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Junior Varsity wrestling tournament at Farrington High School got out of hand Saturday when a man punched a referee in the face.

The incident started when a match between a student from Roosevelt and Waianae came to an end. Having lost, the Roosevelt student was upset and the boy's father allegedly walked down from the bleachers and confronted the referee.

According to witnesses, the wrestler's brother, who is also a volunteer coach at Roosevelt, blind sided the referee and punched him the face.

Both Bernard Moore Senior, 47, and Junior, 25, were arrested for assault.

The matches were stopped for about 45 minutes while the coaches got a debriefing of what happened.

The referee was not hurt too badly and was able to officiate the rest of the tournament.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Creates Healing Environment for Pediatric Patients on Valentine's Day

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Creates Healing Environment for Pediatric Patients on Valentine's Day

Cookie Decorating Activities Encourage Healing Spirits for Young Patients and Families

The pediatric unit at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Moanalua Medical Center was full of activity today in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Kaiser Permanente’s Food and Nutrition Services and Child Life Services teamed up to provide a festive cookie-decorating activity to help foster the healing spirits of their youngest patients and families.

“For children and adolescents, in particular, hospitalization can be a frightening experience,” said Angelita Juan with Kaiser Permanente’s Child Life Services. “Age-appropriate activities can help to ‘normalize’ the hospital environment and decrease the anxiety that is often experienced, which is why we initiated this Valentine’s Day cookie decorating activity, serving as a means of distraction from what can be a stressful, scary and often times boring hospital stay.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Offers I Can Cope Educational Class for People Facing Cancer on March 23

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Offers I Can Cope Educational Class for People Facing Cancer on March 23

WHAT: I Can Cope Cancer Class: Learning About Cancer
Improve your knowledge about the basics of cancer, including diagnosis. Class will also address beliefs and attitudes associated with cancer.

Explore how to build a support team and best utilize available resources in the community. I Can Cope cancer classes are an educational program for adults with cancer and their family members and friends. Get information about cancer diagnosis and treatment, and receive practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. Pre-registration is required, to attend please call the American Cancer Society at 935-0025.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. –– 11:00 a.m.
 
WHERE: Kaiser Permanente – Kona Clinic (1st floor conference room)

75-184 Hualalai Road  
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

SPEAKER: Carol Dinmore, RN

COST: Free

Helicopter makes precautionary landing on Magic Island

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Robinson R-44 helicopter made a precautionary landing at Magic Island Saturday.

The helicopter, tail number N820DF, landed at about 3:50 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration says the emergency landing occurred due to a crack in the left door window.

It is unknown what caused the damage.

No injuries were reported. 

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Hawaii Directory of Public Officials guide now available at State Capitol

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- If you are looking for a certain state or county official, there is a new guide that can help you, and it is now available online.

You can access the directory from your smart phone as well as from your computer. The guide is also available as a pocket-sized booklet. To pick one up, head to Room 401 at the State Capitol.

Both directories have names, titles, websites, email addresses, and even phone numbers.

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Hawaii Meth Project Encourages Students to Enter Meth Category of HMSA’s Annual Teen Video Contest

Hawaii Meth Project Encourages Students to Enter Meth Category of HMSA’s Annual Teen Video Contest

To increase awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” the Hawaii Meth Project is partnering with Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) for the fourth year in a row to present a special award for Meth addiction prevention videos as part of HMSA’s 2013 Teen Video Awards Contest.  The Hawaii Meth Project will award a GoPro camera to each member of the winning team whose addiction prevention video most effectively communicates the risks of using Meth.  
 
HMSA’s annual competition challenges Hawaii’s middle and high school students to create videos focusing on important health issues including the following categories: addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health, and teen safety.  Through their partnership, HMSA and the Hawaii Meth Project are encouraging students to create videos that will raise awareness and deliver a message to discourage teen Meth use.  
 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Announces Region-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Announces Region-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

To get the New Year going on a green foot, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today that all of its locations statewide have enacted a plastic bag ban. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is the first region in the Kaiser Permanente family and the first healthcare system in Hawaii to voluntarily ban the dispensing of plastic bags to its patients statewide. Environmentally friendly reusable and biodegradable paper bags will be available upon request.

“We are proud to do our part to help reduce plastic waste and the damaging effects it has on our environment,” said Mike Hasselle, Supply Chain Director, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region. “It is past time that communities as a whole, move away from plastic bag usage and toward a more sustainable and healthy practice. Although the government ban on dispensing plastic bags on Oahu doesn’t take effect until July 1, 2015, we hope that our initiative inspires other organizations to follow suit and take action earlier.”