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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Hawai‘i Marine hurt in Japan

Military officials said yesterday that a Kane'ohe-based Marine corporal was critically injured in a humvee accident at Camp Fuji, Japan.

The injured Marine is with the 1st Battalion, Third Marines and is attached to the Fourth Marine Regiment while in Japan, said Marine spokesman 1st Lt. Kent Robbins of Marine Corps Base Hawai'i in Kane'ohe.

The Hawai'i Marine was one of four Marines hurt in the Friday accident, details of which were not immediately available. The other three were not seriously injured. The accident remains under investigation. The soldiers' names were not released.


Board to hear Hale'iwa plans

Proposed improvements to Hale'iwa's Main Street will be presented at the North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at John Kalili Surf Center, 66-167 Hale'iwa Road.

The proposed city improvements include sidewalks and landscaping on Kamehameha Highway through the business district from Weed Circle to Anahulu Bridge. Board chairwoman Kathleen Pahinui said the community has sought improvements for 20 years.

The agenda also includes an update on a proposed North Shore train and a Hub and Spoke project.

A presentation about a fiber optic project by Sandwich Isles has been postponed.


Mayor to talk about election

Mayor Jeremy Harris will discuss his plans to run for governor next year at the Rotary Club of Mililani Sunrise meeting, 7:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Leilehua Golf Course clubhouse.

The meeting includes a breakfast buffet for $5.

For details, call Jodie Brede at 623-1188.

Filipino phone book planned

A directory of Filipino businesses, products and services will be published in the second quarter of 2002 to coincide with the opening of the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.

The guide, "Mabuhay! Hawaii Filipino Directory," to be published by PowerHouse Publications, will cover nonprofit groups, Filipino-owned businesses and Filipino residents, said Powerhouse owner Tom Watson

He said the Filipino community, like other ethnic groups in Hawai'i, should have its own directory.

For information, call 349-8201 or 262-4662.


Kahala board to meet

Proposed capital improvement projects, the Kahala Nui Senior Living Community Center and the Honolulu Marathon will be discussed at the Wai'alae Kahala Neighborhood Board meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St.

The board will resume its regular meeting schedule in November and may recess in December.

For more information call 527-5578.


Rotary honors top employer

The Wai'anae Coast Rotary Club will honor veterinarian Dr. Herbert Rebhan as Employer of the Year during a luncheon meeting at noon today at the Makaha Resort Golf Club.

Rebhan, a 1984 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa, bought the Wai'anae Veterinary Clinic in October 1992.

Lunch will be $12 per person.

For more information, call Paul Young at 695-0266.


Energy projects win federal awards

Energy efficiency and alternative-energy programs in the Islands have won four federal Department of Energy and Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee awards.

A photovoltaic system embedded into roofing material at the Navy's Ford Island Boathouse won an Innovative/New Technology Award. It is a joint project of the Navy, Hawaiian Electric, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Hawai'i.

A $1.8 million Navy program to install 2,000 solar hot water systems on Navy homes won a Renewable Energy Award.

An Energy Star Building Award for Superior Performance went to the Prince Kuhio Federal Building and U.S. District Courthouse.

Hawaiian Electric manager of energy services David Waller won the Louis R. Harris Jr. Award for his work in achieving energy and cost savings, environmental benefits, improved work environments and economic benefits.