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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Gang mentioned in street attack

Police arrested a man and were searching for another after an attack in front of a University Avenue restaurant that injured a 27-year-old man yesterday.

Shortly before 2 a.m., two men approached the 27-year-old, who was in front of Magoo's Pizza wearing a red jersey with a red bandanna on his head, police said.

The two men began making gang signals and asked if he was a member of the Blood gang. He said no. They left, but returned about 10 minutes later, according to police.

One assailant cut the man on the back and fled. The other pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the man.

Police arrested a 21-year-old on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. The other assailant faces a second-degree assault charge.

The victim's injury was minor and did not require hospitalization, police said.

Foundation offers memorial art

A foundation started by the family of Hawai'i surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku wants to create a memorial sculpture to present to the people of New York.

The Duke Kahanamoku Family Foundation is working with several Hawai'i sculptors who want to create a bronze sculpture to honor the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, said project coordinator Liz Rizzo.

"We as artists want to do our part in this time of crisis beyond what has already been done," Rizzo said in a Sept. 26 letter to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani "We are many miles away but feel close to New Yorkers just the same."

The foundation is awaiting a response from Giuliani's office. If the idea is accepted, a fund-raising effort will be made in Hawai'i, Rizzo said.

State Web site posting flights

The state is posting all commercial passenger flights arriving and departing here on its Web site.

View flights scheduled over the next two days at www.ehawaiigov.org/hnlflights

State officials said the Web site is just an informational tool, and that passengers are still advised to call their airline to make sure their flight is on schedule.

In other airport news, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned the use of public lockers, including those in the public storage facilities in the parking structure at Honolulu International Airport.ÊAlso included are the lockers at Hilo International and Lihu'e airports.

Kona International Airport at Keahole and Kahului Airport do not have lockers.


Kahalu'u prayer vigil tomorrow

A candlelight prayer service for the community after the tragedy of Sept. 11 is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the KEY Project in Kahalu'u, 47-200 Waihe'e Road.

Churches from Kane'ohe, Kahalu'u and Waiahole will participate, said Kelly Boy DeLima, event organizer. The hourlong vigil will bring communities together to share their grief and hope after the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, DeLima said.

Waimanalo summit moved

The Waimanalo Watershed Summit that was scheduled to begin Saturday has been postponed until 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School cafeteria.

To register, call the office of Rep. Joe Gomes, R-51st (Lanikai, Waimanalo) at 586-9450.


Pupukea forum now Nov. 13

A hearing on the amendments to the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Sunset Beach Elementary School.

The hearing relates to expanding the district and changing rules concerning boating activities, commercial operations, and snorkeling at Sharks Cove, Three Tables and Waimea Bay.


Tie a ribbon in Kapolei

The newly formed Kapolei Park Users Coalition will hold its first public event at 9 a.m. Saturday, with members tying 6,000 red, white and blue ribbons to a chain-link fence on Makakilo Drive near the intersection with Farrington Highway.

The coalition, which was formed to support and promote park activities for youth, is holding the event to commemorate those killed or injured during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The ribbons are being donated by the Campbell Estate and Grace Pacific Corp.

Several youth groups, including the Boy Scouts, will help with the ribbon tying, but more volunteers are needed.

For details, call Maeda Timson at 525-5601.


Carnival fun at Kamiloiki

The annual Kamiloiki Elementary School Keiki Carnival, "Bubbles of Fun," will be from 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the school grounds on Hawai'i Kai Drive.

There will be games, rides, food, plants and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward financing the school's technology program. For details, call the school at 397-5800.