New Navy Destroyer to Be Named After Late Senator Daniel Inouye – USS Daniel Inouye

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG) will be named USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye.

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“As secretary of the Navy it is my privilege to name these ships to honor a respected naval leader and a true American hero.” Mabus said. “For decades to come, the future USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye will represent the United States and enable the building of partnerships and projection of power around the world.”

The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) honors Paul Ignatius who served as secretary of the Navy 1967–1969 and as assistant secretary of defense under President Lyndon Johnson. The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) is named to honor former Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II and later became a U.S. senator. USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye will be the first naval ships to bear these names.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers conduct a variety of operations from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. They are capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and contain a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime warfare.

DDG 117 and DDG 118 are part of the DDG 51 multiyear procurement with the contract award to the building yard pending. The ships will be 509 feet long, have a beam length of 59 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 30 knots.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 17-Year-Old Pahoa Girl

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Pāhoa girl who was reported missing.
HPDBadgeMonica Carvalho has been missing since Sunday evening (May 19). She is described Caucasian, 5-foot-2, 110 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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 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.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 17-Year-Old Kea’au Girl

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing.

HPDBadgeLexis Jenkins was last seen in Keaʻau on Saturday (May 18). She is described as African-American, 5-foot-5, 105 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

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 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.

Settlement in Excess of $16.5 Million Reached in Irish Christian Brothers Sexual Abuse Bankruptcy

Offenders operated schools in 17 U.S. States and Canada including Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for The Christian Brothers Institute and The Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc. have approved the terms and conditions of a consensual reorganization plan in the Chapter 11 cases of The Christian Brothers Institute and The Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc.

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Over 400 survivors of sexual abuse are included in the group of unsecured creditors that will share in a financial settlement in excess of $16.5 million—an amount that will be paid by the international Catholic religious order and one of its insurance carriers.

Attorney Jeff Anderson of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based law office of Jeff Anderson & Associates who represented 92 of the sexual abuse survivors who filed claims in the bankruptcy said the settlement will still allow sexual abuse survivors to continue lawsuits involving other parties, including schools and dioceses who share responsibility for decades of abuse staffed by members of the order including schools in: CA, HI, IL, MI, NJ, NY, and WA.”

“What this settlement demonstrates, Anderson added, “is how courageous survivors are able to effectively seek justice and accountability from even the largest international religious institutions who endanger children.  The clear message being that no institution should ever be allowed to be a safe haven for adults who hurt children.”

A detailed plan is anticipated to be filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York within the next three weeks and provides concrete measures for past accountability and to safeguard children from future abuse.

Hawaii lawsuits against Damien Memorial High School by Jeff Anderson and Hawaii Attorneys Mark Gallagher and Ben Ignacio to continue to seek additional justice. 

Jeff Anderson is an internationally known St. Paul, Minnesota-based trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation and has earned a reputation as a tireless champion of civil rights for children and the under-privileged. One of the first trial lawyers in America to publicly and aggressively initiate suits against religious organizations and hold them responsible by utilizing the American civil justice system, Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.

 

Contact Jeff Anderson: Office/651-227-9990       Mobile/612-817-8665

Contact Michael Reck: Office/646-649-4960        Mobile/714-742-6593

Contact Mark Gallagher: Office/808-535-1500    Mobile/808-779-5012

For a complete list of schools associated with the Irish Christian Brothers, please visit: http://www.omnimgt.com/cmsvol/cmsdocs/pub_46342/288432_revised%20list%20of%20cbi-cboi%20schools.pdf