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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2001

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Memorial prepares for special visitor

The USS Missouri Memorial Association said it expects its one millionth visitor at the memorial today.

When that happens, the association will hold a surprise ceremony and will present the millionth visitor with a mounted piece of the ship's teak decking, the association said in a news release Friday.

The memorial opened in January 1999 about 300 yards from the USS Arizona Memorial.

The association this month renewed its lease for the berth alongside Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Unlike the Arizona, which is a national park, visitors must pay to tour the Missouri, the site of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II.

Japan association offering grants

The Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition is accepting applications for grants for next year.

Categories of projects qualifying for assistance include: projects contributing to international cultural exchange and enhancement of international goodwill; projects concerning international cooperation in the field of academic study and education; international projects related to social education of youth; international projects related to medical care, hygiene and public health or social welfare; and international projects related to the conservation of nature and other aspects of the human environment.

Projects must commence on or after April 1, 2002 and be completed by March 31, 2003. Grants range from about $8,300 to $249,400 and will be paid only after the project is completed and the applicant has paid expenses.

Applicants must be members or affiliates of a nonprofit organization.

For grant applications or details, call 543-3127. Deadline for submission is Sept. 24.

Nonprofit group to hold Gaelic fest

Comfort Security Independence, Inc. will hold its eighth annual Gaelic Gala Oct. 17.

The event, at Murphy's Bar & Grill in Honolulu, is a fund-raiser for CSI, a nonprofit agency that provides money-management services for disabled and elderly people on O'ahu.

The organization is welcoming donations for the auctions.

CSI hopes to raise $25,000 at this year's event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 538-0353 or at www.csihawaii.org.

Man killed in Maui traffic accident

A man was killed yesterday on Maui when a truck and motorcycle collided in Lahaina.

The motorcycle driver was killed.

The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. in the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Kapunakea Street. The intersection remained closed until late yesterday evening.