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Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Gas work may affect traffic

The Gas Co. will close the left lane of the town-bound lanes on Kalanianaole Highway from Analii Street to Kalaniiki Street as it replaces underground pipes.

Crews will work from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through tomorrow. The crews are switching sides at Laukahi Street to enable traffic to move more freely.

After this leg, the Gas Co. will go back to working on the left Hawaii Kai-bound lane from Laukahi Street to just past Analii Street.

The maintenance work has been done mostly in the median strip of the highway from Laukahi Street to Kalani High School.

Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 14. Then, Phase 2 will start on Feb. 15. It involves closing the left Honolulu-bound lane from Wailupe Circle to Analii Street.

The entire project will be done by the end of March, the company said.

Highway work discussion set

The Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board will hold a special meeting to discuss effects of the Kalanianaole Highway water-main work at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Hahaione Elementary School.

The board has invited state Department of Transportation officials to discuss the project and the issue of working at night.

Night work is an option, but transportation officials say it won’t cut the two-year time needed to replace water mains from üinakoa Street to West Hind Drive.

Preliminary work on the project is scheduled to begin Feb. 21, with the real work on the two-year project slated to start April 9.

For more information, call 527-5578.


Kahuku team to be honored

The Kahuku High School football team and coach Siuaki Livai will be honored this morning by the state Senate and House of Representatives.

In a stunning upset, the Red Raiders defeated the St. Louis Crusaders on Dec. 1 to win the state high school football championship. Nationally ranked St. Louis had been the state’s best team for 14 consecutive years.

Presenting certificates on behalf of their colleagues will be Sen. Bob Nakata, D-23rd (Kahuku, Heeia, Kaneohe, Kahaluu), and Rep. Michael Magaoay, D-45th (Waialua, Kahuku).

Surf expected to remain high

A rapidly rising swell brought surf along Oahu’s North Shore up from four feet yesterday morning to 15 feet by late afternoon.

The National Weather Service predicted waves will remain high through today.

A number of rescues were reported yesterday by lifeguard Lt. John Hoogsteden: two surfers at Sunset Beach; three at Alii Beach in Haleiwa; and from the shorebreak at Waimea Bay, one bodyboarder and one bodysurfer.

Surf along the Waianae Coast is expected to be 10 feet with occasionally higher sets today.

Beachgoers should be cautious and go only to beaches where lifeguards are stationed and available for safety advice.

Army football clinic Saturday

The 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawaii will hold their annual Athletes Helping Kids football clinic featuring former Pro Bowl and Super Bowl All-Stars.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Army Airfield. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 9 to 17. No advance registration is required.

Former NFL players scheduled to attend include Christian Okoye, Derek Ramsey, Dokie Williams, Brad Booth, Mike Sherrard, Reggie Dos, Flipper Anderson, Lance Zeno and Dave Barr.

The event is sponsored by Athletes Helping Kids, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles.

For more information, call Capt. Wayne Pickett at 656-2741.


Kalaheo will be raising cash

Kalaheo High School parents and students will present a rotisserie chicken pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to benefit Project Graduation.

Tickets are $7.50 per whole chicken. Walk-ins are welcome, and sushi also will be available.

From noon to 1 p.m., the Kalaheo varsity basketball team will sign team pictures, and Mr. Mustang, the school mascot, will make his second public appearance.

The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation will match the money raised.

The chicken pickup will be held in the Kailua Elementary School parking lot, 315 Kuulei Road.

This is Kalaheo’s 10th year in Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free graduation party.

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