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

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Ex-bar owner on liquor panel

Dennis Enomoto, a real estate agent, was confirmed yesterday as a member of the Honolulu Liquor Commission despite public questions about liquor-

related violations when he was part owner of two bars.

The City Council voted 7-1 in favor of the nomination, which was made by Mayor Jeremy Harris on June 1.

The commission oversees about 1,500 businesses that sell liquor on O'ahu.

Enomoto and his brother, developer Tom Enomoto, were shareholders in two now-closed bars — Hawai'i Stars Studios on Nimitz Highway and downtown Karaoke Box. The bars had six violations.


Wailupe seat open on board

The Kuli'ou'ou Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board is seeking candidates from the Wailupe area to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ed Gall.

Gall, a board member for several years, resigned last week because he wasn't sure he could attend all monthly meetings. Candidates must be at least 18 and live in the area.

For more information, call the Neighborhood Commission at 527-5749.

Wai'alae board meetings reset

The Wai'alae Kahala Neighborhood Board has rescheduled its monthly meeting for September and October to the last Thursday of each month.

The board will return to its regular meeting time — the third Thursday — in November. Meetings are at 7 p.m. in Wesley United Methodist Church on Hunakai Street. For more information, call the Neighborhood Commission at 527-5749.


Vision projects on the agenda

The Waipahu/Village Park/Waipio Gentry vision team will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in Waipahu Cultural Garden Park to discuss capital improvement project recommendations for fiscal 2003.

The group will discuss parks, streams and an entry sign into Waipahu. Other considerations include road improvements, playground equipment and bus-stop shelters.

Honolulu allocates $2 million a year to each of its 19 community vision teams and asks them to decide how to spend the money in their areas. The 32 neighborhood boards each will get $1 million this year for the same purpose.


How to reserve picnic pavilion

The new picnic pavilion at Kailua Beach Park can be reserved by obtaining a permit from the Kailua District Park office, the Hono-

lulu Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Families and community organizations planning functions at the pavilion are encouraged to secure a permit in advance. Use of the facility will otherwise be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve the facility or for more information, call 266-7652.

Clinic plans women's events

As part of Women's Health Month, the Waimanalo Health Center is offering a series of discussions, free health screening and support groups through September.

Women can receive help with weight reduction, breast-feeding, cancer information, proper use of child car seats and resource information.

Every Wednesday, the clinic will feature evening discussions on such topics as ho'oponopono (mediation) with Kawaikapuokalani Hewett at 6:30 p.m. today; diabetes with nurse Nancy Manali at 6 p.m. Sept. 19; and lomi lomi (massage) for pregnant women with Keonaona Neilson at 6:30 Sept. 26. The center is at 41-1347 Kalaniana'ole Highway.

A talk-story discussion about depression and anxiety with Dr. Cathy Bell will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at the center.

The clinic will feature Waimanalo Women's Health Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the center, offering free health screening for bone density, blood pressure, diabetes and body mass index. There will also be a free nutritional cooking demonstration and a keiki car-safety seat check station.

For details, call 259-7948.


Rotary meeting canceled

The Kapolei Rotary Club has canceled its weekly meeting that had been set for 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.

University of Hawai'i baseball coach Mike Trapasso had been scheduled to speak, but club president Van McCrea said that because of yesterday's terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon, it would not be appropriate to be talking about baseball.