Thursday, January 11, 2001
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Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2001

O'ahu briefs

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Surf may peak around 20 feet

Another large winter swell is expected to arrive on Oahu and Kauai north shores tonight, then peak tomorrow afternoon and diminish on Saturday.

The surf may be 20 feet with occasional higher sets, said Henry Lau, a National Weather Service marine forecaster.

The surf was generated by a storm that is headed toward the Aleutian Islands and was west of the international dateline several days ago, he said.

Beachgoers should exercise caution during high surf and go only where lifeguards are stationed.

Plate lunches for good cause

To raise money for Leilehua High’s Project Grad 2001, as well as scholarships and other programs, supporters of the graduation celebration and the school’s Parent Teacher Student Organization are selling plate lunches and snacks for Super Bowl Sunday, Jan. 28.

The shoyu chicken plates are $5 each, side orders of 2 pounds of macaroni salad $3 each and a variety of snacks, such as smoked pork, boiled peanuts and Portuguese bean soup, are available.

For more information and to order, call the school at 622-6550. Orders must be made by Jan. 22. Pickup will be 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 28 in the school parking lot.


Likelike work resuming

Contra-flow traffic on Likelike Highway in Kaneohe between Kamehameha and Kahekili highways will continue intermittently until March, when Delta Construction Corp. expects to complete a portion of a water main installation.

The work, originally due for completion in January, was delayed when officials halted work to ease the flow of holiday traffic.

Delta resumed work on the $2.7 million project Monday, closing both Honolulu-bound lanes on Likelike from Kamehameha Highway to Anoi Road. Bobby Balais, project manager, said the company had thought it would keep at least one Honolulu-bound lane open, but decided that wasn’t safe.

Delta is installing 2,250 feet of water line from the intersection of Kamehameha and Likelike highways to just past Anoi.

Once the work is completed between Anoi and Kamehameha, that section of Likelike will be opened. However, another section of road between Anoi and Kahekili will close as construction continues for several hundred feet more.

When Delta wraps up, another contractor will continue the project on Likelike to Kahekili Highway and down to Kulukeoe Street.

Waimanalo wants librarian

Waimanalo doesn’t have a children’s librarian, but that could change with the help of the community.

Herlinda Lopez, a member of the Friends of Waimanalo Library, on Monday urged Neighborhood Board members and community residents to join a campaign to restore the position of children’s librarian at the facility. Lopez asked that people write, call or e-mail their legislators and state Librarian Virginia Lowell.

Waimanalo had a children’s librarian five years ago, but the position was eliminated. Only two other Oahu libraries lack a children’s librarian, Lopez said: Kahuku and Waialua.

The Waimanalo board voted to support the campaign and will ask legislators to reinstate the position.


Board will examine plan

The special area plan for Makaha Valley will be discussed during the Waianae Neighborhood Board’s Planning and Zoning Committee meeting at 6 tonight in the Waianae Neighborhood Community Center.

The committee will also discuss other projects for the year.

Immediately following that meeting, the Parks and Recreation Committee will meet there at 7:30 p.m.

The parks committee will discuss problems and improvements at 11 Waianae Coast locations.


Waipahu plan topic Jan. 23

The strategic plan to revitalize Waipahu will be discussed during the fourth "Community Conversation" at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Waipahu Intermediate School cafeteria.

The event is sponsored by the Waipahu Community Association, the Weed & Seed program and the Waipahu Business Association.

Previous discussion were held in August, October and December.

Waipahu High School students will serve a dinner at the free event.

For more information, call 677-6939.

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