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‘Ohana Summit will feature Shintani

Dr. Terry Shintani will be the featured speaker at the health-focused 2014 ‘Ohana Summit at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

Shintani’s multicultural approach to nutrition led to the Hawaii Diet, a weight-loss campaign in 1997 involving former Gov. Ben Caye­tano and others. Shintani isassociate chairman of the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the UH School of Medicine.

Set for Saturday, the summit is sponsored by the Hawaii Chapter, The Links Inc., and the cancer center.

Donations for the Links "Gloves for Liberia" project will be accepted at the event. All donations will be sent to the U.S. Embassy in Liberia. For information, call 677-1153. To register, go to

April trial set in stabbing case on Hawaii isle

KAILUA-KONA » A trial for a Hawaii island man suspected of stabbing two women outside Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center is set for April 7.

West Hawaii Today reports 34-year-old Aaron Nakamoto has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and felony assault.

The two women involved in the incident testified Monday at a preliminary hearing in South Kohala District Court.

They said they exchanged words with Nakamoto inside a restaurant, and after leaving, one of them approached him and threw a punch.

They said Nakamoto overpowered the woman and straddled her while they continued to exchange punches. The second woman testified she tried to get Nakamoto off her friend.

Both suffered stab injuries that a North Hawaii Community Hospital emergency room doctor described as life-threatening.

Measure allows water shutoff for unpaid bills

HILO » People who are behind on their sewer bills on Hawaii island could soon find their water shut off.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that the local government is losing about $25,000 a month in unpaid sewer fees. Past-due bills have reached $1 million.

The Hawaii County Council advanced a bill requiring the county to give notice before the water is shut off.

Council members who were previously opposed to the bill advanced it after they were told the county has few options to collect money from people who refused to pay.

Some people who aren’t connected to the sewer system are charged a monthly fee.

The board approved the measure on its first reading and will likely vote on the bill again Nov. 19.

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