Friday, January 19, 2001
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Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Kaaawa lane to be closed

One lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Crouching Lion restaurant in Kaaawa will be closed between 6 p.m. today and 5 a.m. tomorrow for installation of a waterline valve.

Contraflow lanes will be established to accommodate traffic. The state Department of Transportation advises motorists to allow for extra travel time and use caution while driving through the area.

Help sought for Kawai Nui

Students and residents will be working at Na Pohaku O Hauwahine in Kawai Nui Marsh from 8:30 a.m. to about noon tomorrow, and other volunteers are welcome to join the group in caring for recent plantings and building a trail.

The Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation and Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi are organizing the service project to the rock promontory, which overlooks the marsh and is named after the legendary moo, the guardian spirit that protects the people of Kailua and Kawai Nui.

Meet Ric Guinter, Nate Nishimura and Ed McShane at the old entrance to Kapaa Landfill, a mile from Kalanianaole Highway.

LeMahieu to speak in Kailua

State Schools Superintendent Paul LeMahieu will be the guest speaker at a Kailua Chamber of Commerce luncheon that is open to the public at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai.

The annual meeting will also feature plans for an Iwo Jima Memorial at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Reservations for the buffet luncheon should be made by tomorrow by calling Nancy Slain, executive director of the chamber, at 261-2727.


Schofield troops leave for Japan

About 100 soldiers from various units of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawaii based at Schofield Barracks will be deployed today and tomorrow to Camp Kita Kumamoto on Kyushu, Japan, for Operation Yama Sakura.

Yama Sakura, which means "mountain cherry blossom," is an exercise designed to improve and sustain relationships between the U.S. Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces.

The soldiers are scheduled to return to Hawaii by Jan. 31.

Man killed was from Waianae

Charles Gendrow Jr. of Waianae has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as the man killed Monday while working at the Serta Mattress Co. factory on Leowaena Street in Waipahu.

Gendrow, 61, was repairing a cutting machine when he was crushed by a heavy table that fell on him, rescue workers said.

Waipahu groups receive grants

The Waipahu Community Foundation awarded grants this quarter totaling more than $12,000 to several nonprofit youth groups and organizations in Waipahu.

Receiving grants for the first quarter are: Friends of Waipahu Public Library ($1,500), Girl Scout Troop 157 ($2,025), Cub Scout Pack 167 ($2,425), Waipahu High School ($3,785), Waipahu Elementary School ($1,500) and Village Park Athletic Association ($1,595).

Grant applications for the next quarter (April-June) are due March 2. For the April-June 2001 quarter, $28,000 will be available. Call Cal Kawamoto at 677-9455 or page him at 1-800-GTE-GRAM (483-4726).


Waldorf school staging play

Honolulu Waldorf School drama club will present a readers’ theater production by Dylan Thomas, "Under Milk Wood," at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow on the school’s Niu Valley campus, 350 Ulua St.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The play uses humor to present the life of eccentric inhabitants of a small Welsh village.


Four rescued on North Shore

North Shore lifeguards rescued four people yesterday as the surf dropped to 10 to 15 feet from Wednesday’s 20 feet.

Two rescues were made at Sunset Beach and two at Waimea Bay.

Rescued at Waimea were a man who went swimming and was being swept out by currents, and a woman who was knocked off her feet by a wave while wading and was swept into the shorebreak, said lifeguard John Hoogsteden.

The surf is expected to be 6 to 10 feet today.

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