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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Kamiloiki sets arts festival

Kamiloiki Elementary School will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the school cafeteria.

The school's orchestra and band will perform in the cafeteria, and then students will read from their literature and show off their art.

The school's parent group is organizing a pizza order.

For more information call the Kamiloiki PTSA Ohana at 397-5800.

Tennis courts to be repaired

'Aina Haina Community Park's tennis courts will receive $800,000 in much-needed improvements.

After a site inspection by the parks director, the city has agreed to place top priority on the courts this year.

Their condition has been a concern to the community for several years, said Rep. Bertha Leong R-16th ('üina Haina, Hawai'i Kai).

The courts last were resurfaced more than 13 years ago.

No starting date for the work, which will include resurfacing and reconstruction, has been set. The courts will be reoriented in a north-south direction.


Leeward cable plan altered

Tycom Networks (US) Inc. of Morristown, N.J., has filed a revised draft environmental assessment for its TGN Hawai'i Cable System project along the Wai'anae Coast and withdrawn its plan to bring a cable in at Pokai Bay.

The cable company and its consultant, R.M. Towill Corp., were criticized by residents for suggesting Pokai Bay as a landing site and for not thoroughly addressing environmental, social and cultural aspects of the project in its original assessment released in February.

Tycom wants to develop a submarine and terrestrial fiber optic cable system that will link Hawai'i with the continental United States, Guam, Hong Kong and Japan. The purpose of the project is to provide additional telecommunication capacity to accommodate exponential increases in global telecommunication traffic, according to the draft assessment.

The project now asks for permits to have cable landings at Kahe Point Beach Park and Lualualei Beach Park and to run the cable from those parks along Farrington Highway to its offices near Ma'ili Elementary School.

Public comment is due on the project by June 7. Address comments to: R.M. Towill Corp., 420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 411 Honolulu, HI 96817 Attention: Chester Koga. Include three copies for the applicant, the city Department of Planning and Permitting and the state Office of Environmental Quality Control.

Special ed topic of talk

Cal Sakata, a special education teacher for more than 25 years, will speak at the Leeward Community Children's Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Waipahu Civic Center.

Sakata's topic at the free meeting will be "The 'Special' in Special Education."

The Children's Council coordinates families and caregivers with state and private agencies to meet the educational and mental health needs of local children. The group also provides resource information and referral services.

For more information, call 671-3955.


Schofield plans holiday rites

A Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Schofield Barracks post cemetery at 11 a.m. May 28 to honor those who died while serving their country.

Col. William R. Puttmann Jr. will speak and lay a wreath at the event, which is open to the public.

A rifle team will conduct a salute, followed by the playing of taps by a bugler from the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawai'i Tropic Lightning Band.

For more information or directions to the ceremony, call 655-2919.


Red Cross aids Waipahu family

The Red Cross is assisting a Waipahu family whose home was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

The home was at 94-610 Lumiaina St. Red Cross volunteers are helping the family search for housing and get a new start.

For more information about Red Cross disaster assistance or to make a donation to help defray costs for this free service, call 734-2101.


Filipino center to hold parade

Filipino Community Center Inc. will hold its 9th annual Western Union Filipino Fiesta and Parade from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kap'iolani Park Bandstand.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Diamond Head end of Ala Moana Park end at Kapi'olani Park. Ala Moana Boulevard to Kalakaua will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Grand marshals will be former boxing champion Ben Villaflor, and Claudio and Rigolette Baraquio, parents of Miss America Angela Baraquio.

Books to be sold at Liliha Library

The Friends of the Liliha Library Spring Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the library.

Books will be on sale for as low as 25 cents, with complete encyclopedia sets selling for less than $20. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Liliha Library.

Special Olympics needs volunteers

Special Olympics Hawaii is looking for volunteers to assist with its Summer Games that will be held during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

Events will be held at the University of Hawai'i and Kaiser High School.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. To volunteer, call Myrna Lujan at 943-8808, ext. 21.