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Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Football clinic open to kids

The 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawaii, will hold its 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. tomorrow at Wheeler Army Airfield. The clinic is free and open to kids 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 details, call Capt. Wayne Pickett at 656-2741.


BYUH hosts conference

Brigham Young University-Hawaii holds its second-annual Entrepreneurship Conference today at its Laie campus.

The conference is being conducted by about 50 faculty and business advisers from BYU-Provo’s Marriott School of Business.

Break-out sessions include topics such as Internet business, starting a business and software technology, each with time for questions and answers. The day’s last session presents 12 student teams in a business plan competition.

The opening session is at 8 a.m. For information or to register, call 293-3580.


Loud noise in Kaneohe

Units at Kaneohe Marine Base will conduct explosives training today from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. to fulfill training requirements.

Base residents and the Windward community can expect increased noise during this time.

Kalaheo seniors to sell chicken

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

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

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

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

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 substance-free graduation party.


Program targets children’s health

The American Cancer Society has begun a new program in the Kapolei and Roosevelt school complex communities called Children Who Learn to Live Healthy Live Longer. The campaign was created to educate parents on the importance and need for improved school health programs.

"To us health education shares the same importance as other school subjects like reading and math," said Amy Stone Murai, director of the project. "The American Cancer Society believes the time and attention devoted to health education offers benefits extending well beyond academic success while preparing students to lead long, productive lives."

According to the group, a 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that one-quarter of Hawaii’s middle and high school students considered suicide in the prior year; 15 percent of high school students smoked marijuana before age 13; and 14 percent of sixth- to eighth-graders have had sexual intercourse.

While acknowledging that health-care guidance begins at home, parents, schools and the greater community all share the responsibility for protecting and nurturing our youth, according to the society.

To get involved, call (800) 227-2345.


Drug awareness month begins

More than 1,000 middle-school students from around the island will gather at the State Capitol today to kick off Drug-Free Hawaii Awareness Month.

In its 11th year, the event aims to raise public awareness of substance abuse issues.

The students will tour the Capitol and discuss whether stricter drivers’ licensing laws and curfews are effective at stopping teens from getting into trouble and whether the mass media encourage violence, sex and drug-use.

The sponsors are HMSA, Drug-Free Hawaii and the Department of Education. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m.

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