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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Fund-raiser set in November

The North Shore Outdoor Circle and the Hale'iwa Main Street Business Association plan to hold a fund-raising event Nov. 17.

The money raised will be used to landscape and beautify the roundabout, known as Weed Circle, at the entrance of Hale'iwa.

Tickets are $50, which include lunch and admission to a country gardens tour, a fashion show and a silent auction. Arrangements about location are still being made. For tickets and information, call 638-0374.


Military panel to meet

A meeting of the Mililani Military Affairs Advisory Council will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Castle and Cooke sales office, 95-1091 'Ainamakua Drive in Mililani Mauka.

Col. Roy Waggoner, 25th Infantry, 3rd Brigade commander, will announce changes in aircraft routes, noise abatement concerns, cooperation from other military branches and numerous community projects.


Man indicted in fatal crash

An O'ahu grand jury indicted a Ma'ili man yesterday in connection with a head-on collision near Ma'ili Point last year that killed two women and critically injured several others.

Jones Pele Poti, 55, faces two counts of manslaughter, three counts of causing negligent injuries in the first-degree and one count of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death or serious injury.

Police said Poti was driving a white pickup truck toward Wai'anae on Farrington Highway when he sideswiped a Pontiac Grand Am traveling in the same direction, forcing it into oncoming traffic, where the car collided head-on with a Ford sedan.

Elizabeth Kahalepuna, 58, of Honokai Hale and Janet Joseph, 67, of Makaha were killed in the crash.

Waipahu costs to be estimated

The Waipahu Community Vision Team will prioritize, set cost estimates and determine the scope of capital improvement projects for the area at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park.

Project ideas include improvements to Waipahu Street, Waipahu Depot Road and Waipahu Park and a walkway along Kapakahi Stream.


Union march to honor teachers

The University of Hawai'i Professional Assembly and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association will be recognized by labor unions Sept. 2 with a Labor Unity March for Education and Economic Justice.

The march, which begins at noon at Kapi'olani Community College, will also focus on the firing of union members by Aston Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki.

The march will go past Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and conclude 1 p.m. at Kapi'olani Park for a rally at the Waikiki Shell and the annual AFL-CIO labor day concert.

Sponsoring unions include the Hawai'i Government Employees Association, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 and Hawa'i Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 5.


School's new carpet delayed

Recarpeting at Haha'ione Elementary School has been postponed until the October break because the carpet couldn't be delivered this summer.

The school will be recarpeting two buildings, E and F1.

Meanwhile, the school continues upgrading its H building, which had been used by the state Department of Education for training workshops.

The building needs more electrical power and wiring for Internet access.