Big Island Police Seeking Pahala Man Wanted on Five Warrants

Big Island police are searching for a 30-year-old man wanted on five outstanding warrants, including a no-bail warrant.

Derek S.K. Fontes

Derek S.K. Fontes is described as 5-foot-6, 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen in the Pāhala Area.

Fontes is wanted on two arrest warrants for violating probation and three bench warrants.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Miss Hawaii USA 2012 and Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 Announced – Mister Hawaii 2012 Mixed In

Both Miss Hawaii USA 2012 and Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 were crowned this past Sunday at a pageant held at the Ala Moana Hotel over on Oahu.

Brandie Cazimero was named Miss Hawaii USA 2012 at the  pageant according to the Miss Hawaii USA Website, while Kathryn Teruya was named Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012.

Here is a picture of Brandie from her Facebook profile wearing her new crown:

Miss Hawaii USA 2012, Brandie Cazimero

And here is a clip of her:

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And here is a picture of Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 Kathryn Teruya from her pageant profile:

2012 Miss Hawaii USA Teen, Kathryn Teruya

And this year there was a special treat for the ladies in the audience… they had a Mister Hawaii 2012 Pageant it appears:

A Contestant Competes in the Mister Hawaii Contest

And just to be fair to you ladies… here is the video to that part of the pageant:

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Eric Chandler and Takeo, the fashion design duo, known as 2 Couture in Honolulu always come up with a fun way to make the Miss Hawaii USA Pageant more exciting. They hold a Mister Hawaii Competition with the ladies’ pageant to bring out the HOTS and HUNKS of Hawaii and to give the ladies more time to change from casual wear to bathing suits and to evening gowns.

Big Island Police Searching for Three Individuals Wanted on Bench Warrants

Big Island police are searching for three individuals wanted on bench warrants for failure to appear in court.

George Tejada, 24, of Puna is described as 5-foot-6, 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Richard Correa, 48, of Hilo is described as 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Mory Koi, 39, of Hilo is described as 5-foot-4, 110 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police ask that anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Indonesian President Tours USS Arizona Memorial on Final Day of APEC Summit

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Nov. 13, 2011) Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Robert Willard describes the damage sustained by USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor to the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Indonesian president toured the Arizona Memorial on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Danny Hayes)

High-Tech Trash Disposal System (MAGS) Being Tested at Camp Smith, Hawaii

In partnership with the Office of Naval Research(ONR), Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, are testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can reduce a standard 50-gallon bag of waste to a half-pint jar of harmless ash.

Called the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), the unit is currently undergoing evaluation by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) as a possible solution to help Marines win their daily battle against the increasing trash at remote forward operating bases (FOB).

Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a Marine combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan, said waste disposal in the field is a problem.

“Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it,” Jernigan said. “Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment…that’s a good thing for the Marine Corps.”

MAGS is both environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. A controlled decomposition process, which thermally converts energy from biomass is the key to MAGS’ effectiveness. “The system essentially bakes the trash and recovers a high portion of combustible gas byproduct, which is used to fuel the process,” said Donn Murakami, the MARFORPAC science adviser who leads the Marine Corps’ evaluation team.

Developed under the Environmental Quality, Discovery and Invention program at ONR and in collaboration with the Canada’s Department of National Defence, MAGS was designed to meet the need for a compact, solid-waste disposal system for both ships and shore facilities.

“Decades ago, the idea of harvesting energy from trash was just a side show in the environmental movement,” said Steve McElvany, the MAGS program officer at ONR. “Now, the technology is mature enough to where the Department of the Navy is seriously evaluating its practical and tactical benefits.”

The energy-efficient and clean-burning properties of MAGS make it attractive to expeditionary units. It has a low carbon footprint, and emissions are not visible, which is a tactical plus. Waste heat can also be used for practical purposes, such as heating living quarters or water.

“What we are doing for FOBs can be applied to schools, hospitals or an office building,” Murakami said. “We are talking about disposing our waste in a different manner, rather than just sending it to the landfill.”

Testing of MAGS will continue through March. Next summer, phase three of the evaluation will address the system’s expeditionary aspect at the Pohakuloa Training Area.  Hawaii.

MAGS is an example of how ONR energy programs are helping the Department of the Navy meet its ashore goal of producing 50 percent of installation energy requirements from alternative sources by 2020.

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Developed under the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Environmental Quality Discovery & Invention program, the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is a solid waste disposal system that enables individual units to efficiently manage their own solid waste stream in an environmentally friendly manner.

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