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Colt Brennan and Girlfriend Shakti Stream Get in Head-On Collision in North Kona

Police Release:

Three West Hawaii motorists were seriously injured today (Friday, November 19, 2010) in a two-vehicle crash on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway in the area of Makalawena near the 90-mile marker in North Kona.

Photo of Crash courtesy of Keely Skyberg via KHON

Responding to a 9:36 am call, Hawaii Police Department officers determined that Shakti Stream, a 27-year-old Kona woman was driving north in a 1997 Toyota SUV when she crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 1996 Saab sedan that was headed south.

Shakti Stream

Stream and her passenger, Colton J. Brennan, a 27-year-old Kona man, were transported to North Kona Community Hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the Saab sedan, a 47-year-old Waikoloa woman, was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital in serious condition.

The roadway was temporarily closed and re-opened at about 11:15 am.

Police have opened two negligent injury investigations. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation and it is undetermined at this time if speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Officer Paula Jelsma at 326-4646, extension 253.

The Derby is On TODAY!

Media Release:

For the first time in decades, Hilo will set the stage for an action-packed evening of women’s roller derby, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The Paradise Roller Girls rolls out its first derby bout, “Fairies vs. Scaries” on Sat., Nov. 27 at Hilo’s Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the action starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door the night of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com, at local outlets including CD Wizard, Hilo Burger Joint, and Mountain View Village Video, or from your favorite derby girl.

Paradise Roller Girls is a women’s flat track roller derby league based in Hilo, Hawaii. The league was formed in February by a dozen or so adventurous women looking for something fun to do in a quiet town. Now, more than 60 women are part of the spirited “warriors on wheels” group, which holds practices several times a week throughout East Hawaii.

“You’ll be surprised at the familiar faces on the program,” said PRG’s president, Meg Premo, aka Megative. “We’re a diverse group that includes realtors, mothers, farmers, teachers, business owners, you name it. What we share in common is a love to skate and the sisterhood of being a Paradise Roller Girl,” she said.

At Saturday’s bout at the Civic, fans will watch the Scaries and the Fairies compete against each other in two 30-minute “jams.” During each jam, which is a simultaneous match of offense and defense, a sprinting skater or “jammer” from each team tries to score as many points as she can. PRG adheres to Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rules and has qualified referees in the league.

Come out and support your local roller derby, with action packed entertainment, and family fun. For more information and to “meet” the PRG, check out www.paradiserollergirls.com.

Higher Pay Locality Zone Recommended for Hawaii

Employees in six more cities and all employees in Alaska and Hawaii would be eligible for higher locality pay beginning in 2012 under a recommendation approved Friday by the Federal Salary Council

…Employees in Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico received one-third of the locality pay for the RUS zone for the first time beginning in 2010. Congress last year passed a bill phasing in RUS locality pay for those employees who previously received cost-of-living allowances instead of locality pay. Unlike locality pay, cost-of-living allowances were not included in the computation of annuities…

More: Higher-pay locality zones recommended for 6 cities, Alaska, Hawaii