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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

America's bloodiest day
What you need to know today

Advertiser Staff


• Public schools on military bases are closed except for Mokapu Elementary. All other public schools are open.

• Classes at University of Hawai'i-Hilo and Hawai'i Community College resume. Courses offered on military facilities are canceled until further notice.


• Honolulu International and airports on Neighbor Islands are closed this morning but may reopen later today. Travelers should monitor news reports and consult airline reservation lines and Web sites for updates. Even if the airport is open and flights resume today, it could be a while before operations return to normal.

• The state Department of Transportation has asked that when flights resume, passengers check in three hours before their scheduled departure time to allow for extra security measures.

Military bases

• The Spark Matsunaga Veterans Administration Medical Center, Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base Hawaii are open to all civilian employees today.

• Nonessential workers at Navy and Army installations are asked to stay home.

Blood Bank

• The need for blood will continue for several weeks, so donors should call 845-9966 on O'ahu or (800) 372-9966 for an appointment. The Blood Bank of Hawaii will stay open two extra hours daily through Friday. It will be open 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

• Basic requirements: Good health; 18 or older; at least 110 pounds; valid photo ID.

Military bank branches

• First Hawaiian Bank's Hickam Air Force Base branch was expected to reopen today. The Schofield Barracks branch will remain closed.

• Bank of Hawaii plans to reopen branches at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Pearl Harbor Naval Base and the Honolulu airport branch if the military opens its post exchange stores today and the airport reopens.


• Verizon Hawaii service was expected to return to normal. A high volume of calls to the Mainland clogged the system, and customers had trouble getting through yesterday.