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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 11, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Parade marks Veterans Day

The 55th annual Wahiawa Lions' Veterans Day Parade, with the theme "The Memory Lives On," will march along California Avenue at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Fifty-one units will head up California Avenue from Ka'ala Elementary School to Wahiawa District Park.

Parade organizers will pass out 3,000 miniature U.S. flags. Canned goods will be collected along the route to be distributed to the needy during Thanksgiving.

The parade grand marshal will be Edwin Imamura, a Wahiawa resident and a World War II and Korean War veteran.

The parade will be followed by a 10:45 a.m. ceremony at the district park. Maj. Gen. James Dubik, commander of the Army's 25th Infantry Division (Light), will be the keynote speaker.


Benefit today for diabetes

The American Diabetes Association will hold its inaugural Bud Light Tour de Cure today at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park. Money raised by the bicycle riding event will go to education and programs for the nearly 80,000 people in Hawai'i with diabetes.

Participants can ride their choice of 9-, 20-, 28- or 33-mile round trips, the shortest being to Ala Moana Beach Park and back. The event starts at 7 a.m.

"This is a ride, not a race," said Wendy Sefo, executive director of the American Diabetes Association. "It's not timed and the goal is to enjoy some of Hawai'i's fantastic weather and get some fun exercise with family and friends."

Walk-up registration will be accepted.

Registration is $35 for individuals, $10 for children 12 and under, and $25 for families or teams of three or more.


Talk on dengue set Tuesday

The state Health Department will conduct a dengue fever and anthrax forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School cafeteria.

State Health Director Bruce Anderson and his staff will explain the threats of dengue fever and anthrax and answer questions.

The forum is being held in conjunction with Dengue Clean-Up Day in Hawai'i. Each Sunday, residents are asked to rid their property of standing water, where mosquitoes like to breed.