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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 11:21 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Hawai'i Briefs

Advertiser Staff

Bulky item pickup scheduled on Maui

WAILUKU, Maui — County highway workers are picking up tires, appliances and other bulky items from homes on the island as part of an ongoing campaign to eradicate dengue fever.

Pickups this week are scheduled for West Maui and Upcountry communities. Bulky items stored outdoors can collect water and attract mosquitoes, which spread dengue fever.

Maui residents can check online (www.co.maui.hi.us/press/index.html) for a list of streets affected. Information: (808) 270-7855.

Mission seeks food donations

The River of Life Mission is accepting donations of turkeys and other food for its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the needy, set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the 101 N. Pauahi St. facility.

In addition to the free meal service, the mission is preparing 1,000 food boxes. The mission needs extra donations this year because of its plans to put a turkey in each food box.

Evan Dobelle, University of Hawai'i president, will be the guest of honor, greeting guests before the 10:10 a.m. meal service; a 12:10 p.m seating also is planned.

Information: 524-7656.

Police investigating fatal highway crash

Investigators are looking into the cause of a one-car accident that took the life of a woman yesterday.

Police said Sheena C. K. C. Kumuhone, 18, of Wai'anae was driving a 1991 Pontiac east on Farrington Highway at about 8 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle near the Ko'olina Street overpass. Police said the car veered off the highway and struck a pole.

Kumuhone was taken to Queen's Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.