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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Two injured in H-1 crash

A woman and a man were in critical condition last night after their car crashed into the right shoulder of the H-1 Freeway near the Waikele off-ramp.

The one-car crash occurred about 8:05 p.m. in the east-bound direction of the freeway, police said.

The 30-year-old woman was taken to St. Francis Medical Center West, and then to The Queen's Medical Center. The 40-year-old man was taken to Queen's, according to hospital spokeswomen.

Police were investigating to determine if speed was a factor.

Museum offers eclipse seminar

Teachers hoping to learn more about the Dec. 14 partial eclipse of the sun can attend a Bishop Museum workshop from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

Admission to the workshop is $15 and includes a kit that teachers can use to help students view the eclipse safely.

Advance registration is required. Tomorrow is the deadline to register.

The partial solar eclipse will begin at 8:08 a.m. as the moon begins to move in front of the sun. At the peak of the eclipse, 9:26 a.m., 78 percent of the sun's disk will be covered by the moon.

The Bishop Museum is also inviting the public to its eclipse viewing at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 14 on the museum's great lawn.

The museum's staff says it is never safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse.

Eclipse viewing devices are on sale at the museum's Shop Pacifica for $2.

Kaimuki board looks at parking

Parking problems in the business district will be discussed at the Kaimuki Neighborhood Board meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Kaimuki Recreation center, 3521 Wai'alae Ave.

The Greater East Honolulu Community Alliance suggested solutions last month, including valet parking, discounted rates for employees parking at lots, and conducting a parking study for three to six months, followed by a report to the alliance.

McCully/Mo'ili'ili has vacant seats

The McCully/Mo'ili'ili Neighborhood Board will try to fill four vacancies at its meeting today at 7 p.m. in the Lunalilo Elementary School cafeteria.

The term of office for new board members will run through May 2003.

The board will also discuss placing traffic signals at the intersections of North Beretania and Kai'ali'u streets and at Kalakaua Avenue and Fern Street.