Army drops sign-ban at Stryker hearings

Friday, October 31, 2003 Protesters with signs let into Stryker forum The ban is lifted after leaders promise no meeting disruptions By Mary Vorsino The Army rescinded its ban on protest signs at public hearings on the proposed Stryker combat brigade, allowing more than 50 sign-wielding protesters to attend last night’s meeting. The sign… Read more »

Three protesters arrested at Stryker hearing

Thursday, October 30, 2003 MARY VORSINO / MVORSINO@STARBULLETIN.COM Terry Kekealani was among three people arrested last night at Helemano Plantation, where a public meeting on the Army’s proposed Stryker Brigade was held. For the second straight night, protesters were not allowed to carry signs into the meetings. 3 protesters are arrested at Army hearing Demonstrators… Read more »

Protest of Strykers Planned

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Activists protest plan for Stryker brigade The group claims the new unit would cause environmental harm Star-Bulletin staff A group of Hawaiian activists, environmentalists and religious leaders is opposing the Army’s proposal to base a Stryker combat brigade in Hawaii. About a dozen members of DMZ-Hawaii/Aloha Aina called on community members… Read more »

Oahu may get giant radar

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Oahu may get giant radar The military assesses the potential impact of a missile defense dome off Kalaeloa Associated Press Mooring a 25-story-tall radar dome and platform a few miles off Kalaeloa in West Oahu would impose only a minor visual impact “comparable to ships passing along the horizon,” according to… Read more »

Inouye “assured” that Strykers will be in Hawai’i

Senator Inouye issued a press release today that states: Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced today that the financial foundation to base one of the Army’s new, more lethal, and lightning-quick Stryker Brigades at Schofield Barracks is included in the more than $330.5 million in federal funds earmarked for 21 military construction projects in Hawaii for… Read more »

Sailor’s deal angers relative of slain women

Thursday, May 8, 2003 Sailor’s deal angers relative of slain women The brother/son of the victims is upset that their killer avoids the death penalty By Gregg K. Kakesako A Singapore man whose sister and mother were killed last summer by a Pearl Harbor sailor is outraged by a plea agreement that limits the… Read more »

Sailor admits to killing wife, having sex with his wife’s dead body

Sailor admits to killing wife, mother-in-law By B.J. Reyes ASSOCIATED PRESS 8:03 p.m., May 5, 2003 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – A sailor on Monday tearfully admitted to fatally beating his wife with an iron skillet and stabbing his mother-in-law to death at the couple’s home last year. Petty Officer 2nd Class David A. DeArmond, 32,… Read more »

Bomb nature, improve security Bomb nature, improve security Environmental controls on 30 million acres managed by the Pentagon would all but vanish under a new military-readiness plan. By Glenn Scherer Citing the imminent war with Iraq and the ongoing war on terrorism, the Bush administration is moving quietly to give the Pentagon broad exemptions to environmental laws… Read more »

Soldier turns himself in in Waikiki stabbing

Soldier turns himself in in Waikiki stabbing A second suspect in a stabbing Saturday turned himself in to police Monday. He was arrested, then released without charges pending investigation. The suspect, a 36-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier, turned himself in at the Wahiawa Police Station. Police said the victim, a 29-year-old man, was stabbed in the… Read more »

ABYSS members convicted of sex assault, sentenced to 10 years

According to sources at the Honolulu Police Department, ABYSS is a hip hop group / gang affiliated with the military. >><< Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Musicians get 10-year terms for sex assault Two members of rap music group Abyss that authorities say is involved in prostitution and drug trafficking were convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting… Read more »