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Big Island Police Searching for Missing 46-Year-Old Hilo Man

7/10/12 UPDATE: Police have located 46-year-old Anthony Pruett, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Hilo on July 7.

Police seek the public’s assistance in locating missing person Anthony Pruett, Male 46, of Hilo.

Anthony Pruett

Pruett has fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, 5’5”, medium built, and may be in need of medical attention. He operates a red moped with checked front fender, and is known to hang out in the Banyan Drive area. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the police.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 20-Year-Old Hilo Woman

7/9/12 Update – Chelsea Lewis, who was reported missing, was found unharmed in Hilo this morning.

Big Island police are searching for a 20-year-old Hilo woman reported as missing.

Chelsey Lewis

Chelsey Lewis was last seen in Hilo early Sunday morning (July 8). She is described as being Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 120 pounds, having a slim build with a tan complexion. She has long dark hair and brown eyes. She may possibly be traveling in an older model green Mazda pick-up truck.

Police ask that anyone with information on her 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.

Video From Waimea – Senator Akaka’s Love Song to His Wife Millie

On a cool and lovely night with friends and ohana in Waimea on the Big Island, Senator Akaka celebrates his wife Millie and their many years of love together with a song.

Their son Danny Jr. plays the ukulele.


Senator and Millie have five children, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren…so far.

Five Mountains Hawaii Launches New Underage Drinking Prevention Program

Five Mountains Hawai‘i, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Waimea, has been contracted by the County of Hawai‘i, to implement a public awareness and coalition building campaign to prevent underage drinking.  The $100,000 contract is part of the Hawai‘i Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG).

“Five Mountains Hawai‘i is grateful for the support of Hawai‘i County and the SPF-SIG program, and we are excited to have the chance to expand this important messaging,” said Five Mountains Hawai‘i Executive Director Robin Mullin.  “Our goal is to change or at least challenge the ‘perceived norms’ that tend to glamorize underage drinking.  Using several broad strategies, we hope to increase awareness, provide information and build capacity of our youth leaders.”

Five Mountains Hawai‘i, its contractors and youth members are building a branded public awareness media campaign with two branches, one for youth, one for parents/caregivers.  Several Hawai‘i Island youth groups are participants in the SPF-SIG program, and were on the creative team which named the campaigns:  “Be Akamai NO Try” for youth and “Models Not Bottles” for adults.

The campaigns launched with two new websites, social media, a communications workshop, and print, online and broadcast advertising, including radio/television commercials created by our youth.  Other elements include a tee-shirt promotion and island-wide information resource centers.  Free town hall meetings and screenings of an original documentary film “Perils and Pearls in Paradise” are scheduled for Kona, July 23, Hilo, July 27 and Waimea August 3.

“The good news is, about 75% of students (grades 6-12) in Hawai‘i County reported that their parents think it’s very wrong to drink,” said Mullin.  “The not-so-good news is that parents were also ranked the highest source of exposure to alcohol for all 6th – 12th graders.” Mullin said the statistics in use were drawn from County of Hawai‘i: Epidemiological Profile of Alcohol Related Behaviors Among Youth, Spring 2007; current revision May 2010, prepared by: SPF-SIG Epidemiological Team.  “We will be working hard to improve that and other statistics, as measures of underage drinking prevention.”

This project is an equal opportunity program funded through the County of Hawai‘I Mayor’s Office, Hawai‘i Department of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Center for Substance Abuse Prevention: Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant SPO 13944.

For more information, visit www.FiveMountains.org or  www.ModelsNotBottles.org

Battle of the Islands State Roller Derby Tournament in Hilo

Paradise Roller Girls are hosting the first ever Battle of the Islands Roller Derby Tournament featuring women’s roller derby teams from all islands in an all-day tournament at the Hilo Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium. The first bout starts at 11am with the final bout starting at 7pm.

Featuring: Paradise Roller Girls Honey Badgers (Hawaii), Echo City Knockouts (Kona, Hawaii), Pacific Roller Derby Hulagans (Oahu), Maui Roller Girls, Maui Owies, Garden Island Renegade Rollers (Kauai), and Bee Team – a mixed team from all islands featuring skaters from Aloha City Rollers, Paradise Roller Girls, Pacific Roller Derby and Maui Roller Girls.

BOI is structured to allow the veteran A-teams and fresher B-teams to compete within their group level for championship. The A-teams (PRG Honey Badgers, Pacific Hulagans and the Maui Roller Girls) will compete in a double elimination, starting at 11am with the PRG Honey Badgers vs. the Pacific Hulagans. Depending on the outcome of the A-team eliminations, the championship bout will start at 5pm or 7pm. The B-teams (Maui Owies, Echo City Knockouts, Garden Island Renegade Rollers and the Bee Team) will have the next bout starting at 12pm with GIRR vs Echo City Knockouts.

The Battle of the Islands is a twice-annual tournament that will rotate amongst the islands. The idea of Battle of the Islands started in an email discussion between Paradise Roller Girls, Maui Roller Girls, the Garden Island Renegade Rollers and Pacific Roller Derby. The expense for teams to purchase airfare and lodging makes it difficult to travel to each of the other islands to compete. Battle of the Islands allows all the leagues to come together in one city and bout against all the islands. The next Battle of the Islands will be hosted by Pacific Roller Derby on Oahu at the end of September.

Tickets are just $5 for all-day admission, children 10 yrs and under are FREE. Tickets may be purchased online at http://paradiserollergirls.com or from CD Wizard, Hilo Town Tavern, Mt. View Village Video, Jungle Love Pahoa, or ask a roller girl.

Venue: Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Concessions and merchandise will be available for purchase inside.

More info at: http://www.paradiserollergirls.com/


America’s Elite Pokemon Players Take on the World on the Big Island of Hawaii

Three days of intense Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game competition at the 2012 Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana culminated in the crowning of six U.S. National Champions and the formation of an elite group of finalists ready to battle against the world’s best this August at the 2012 Pokémon World Championships in Hawaii at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

From a group of thousands, only 36 American Pokémon TCG and video game players will travel to the Big Island of Hawaii with one goal in mind, becoming a Pokémon World Champion.

As a special incentive for the Pokémon video game players advancing to Hawaii, The Pokémon Company International will choose a select number of top players and their Pokémon teams who are participating at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Championships and distribute them via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service into the upcoming Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2.

Once distributed, players can battle these elite Pokémon World Championships participants and the Pokémon they trained in the Pokémon World Tournament, a new battle arena debuting in the Pokémon Black Version 2 andPokémon White Version 2 games. More information about the Pokémon World Tournament is coming soon, and the 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Champion player distribution details will be announced later this fall.

Below is a complete list of U.S. Pokémon TCG and video game finalists that earned invitations to the 2012 Pokémon World Championships taking place August 11-12 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. For more information, news, and images from the 2012 Pokémon U.S. National Championships visit www.pokemon.com.

MASTERS DIVISION – Born 1996 or Earlier
Pokémon Video Game Finalists
1st place – Wolfe Glick (16) – McLean, Virginia
2nd place – Joe Pulkowski (20) – Stockton, California
3rd place – Danny Zollner (24) – Edgewater Park, New Jersey
4th place – Manoj Sunny (16) – Des Plaines, Illinois

Pokémon Trading Card Game Finalists
1st place – John Roberts II (23) – St. Louis, Missouri
2nd place – Kevin Nance (22) – Trinity, North Carolina
3rd place – Jay Hornung (23) – Madrid, Iowa
4th place – Christopher Murray (23) – Woodbridge, VA
5th place – Ashon Haswell (22) – Fayetteville, North Carolina
6th place – Tom Dolezal (24) – Akron, Ohio
7th place – Breton Brander (19) – Colorado Springs, Colorado
8th place – Carl Scheu IV (17) – Middleburg Heights, Ohio

SENIOR DIVISION – Born 1997 to 2000
Pokémon Video Game Finalists
1st place – Aaron Zheng (14) – New York City, New York
2nd place – Jonathan Hiller (13) – Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
3rd place – Toler Webb (14) – Apex, North Carolina
4th place – Paul Chua (13) – Union, New Jersey

Pokémon Trading Card Game Finalists
1st place – Ty Wheeler (15) – Dayton, Ohio
2nd place – Jason Martinez (13) – Glendale, California
3rd place – Brandon Smiley (15) – Dallas, Texas
4th place – Sean Hipp (15) – Mesquite, Texas
5th place – Jeremy Gibson (13) – Morris Plains, New Jersey
6th place – Alan-Luc Nguyen (14) – Renton, Washington
7th place – Seth Hanslik (12) – Uhrichsville, Ohio
8th place – Kaitlin Young (15) – Greenwood, Indiana

JUNIOR DIVISION – Born 2001 or Later
Pokémon Video Game Finalists
1st place – Abram Burrows (11) – Santee, California
2nd place – Brian Hough (11) – Ann Arbor, Michigan
3rd place – Devon Roth (10) – New Hyde Park, New York
4th place – Gerardo Gonzalez (11) – Fremont, California

Pokémon Trading Card Game Finalists
1st place – Ian Robb (9) – Warwick, Rhode Island
2nd place – Jonathan Croxton (11) – Charlottesville, Virginia
3rd place – Daniel Sargent (11) – Roy, Utah
4th place – Natalia Routhier (11) – Coppell, Texas
5th place – Morgan Davies (11) – North Olmsted, Ohio
6th place – Michael Catron (11) – Frederick, Maryland
7th place – Shane Kittelson-Burke (10) – Monticello, Minnesota
8th place – Anthony Menchaca (10) – Frisco, Texas

Perils and Pearls in Paradise – Town Hall Meetings Announced

Aloha – please join us for …
Hawai’i Island Alcohol Stories & Facts
real life stories from our community
pupus, film premier, panel discussion with community
members from the film, facilitated “talk story.”


Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, West Hawai’i Civic Center-Building G, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway


Friday, July 27, 2012, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hawai’i County Office on Aging, 1055 Kino’ole Street
Friday, August 3, 2012, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway, #305

Malware Monday – How Do I Know if My Computer is Infected?

How Do I Know if My Computer Is Infected?

You can check to see whether your computer is infected by clicking on this link, which is run by DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG).

If the page is green, you’re in the clear. If it’s red, your computer is infected.

Recycle Hawai`i’s 20th Annual General Membership Meeting Saturday, July 21

Recycle Hawai’i will hold its 20th Annual General Membership meeting Saturday, July 21, at the West Hawaii Civic Center – 75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua Kona, in the Liquor Commission Conference Room, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Recycle Hawai`i members will be voting to fill several board of director positions to serve for either a one- or two-year term. A Board of Directors meeting will follow a pot luck lunch after the general membership meeting.

Guest speaker, National Park Ranger, Ida Hanohano, will give a presentation on the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, stressing the importance of a strong connection of the land and people with the cooperation of many hands–the model of self-sufficiency that existed in Hawaii before western contact.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, view our website: http://www.recyclehawaii.org/