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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 14, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Beach cleanup marks Earth Day

The annual Kokua@Kailua beach cleanup will be held April 21 to mark Earth Day.

Volunteers from Protect the Planet, Honda Windward, Mike McKenna Ford, Papa John's, the Marine base, the city and Kailua Seniors Club will clean from the Kailua Beach Park pavilion to Marine Corps Base Hawai'i from 9 to 11 a.m.

The event includes supplies, food and prizes for volunteers and is organized by state Rep. David Pendleton, R-50th (Kailua, Kane'ohe).

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, was founded in 1970.


Advisory group seeks members

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee is seeking as many as 10 qualified people to serve as members.

The federal advisory group advises the secretary of commerce on matters affecting living marine resources under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce, and makes recommendations on regulations, policies and programs of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Nominations must be postmarked by May 16 and sent to Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, 14743, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. For more information, call Laurel Bryant at (301) 713-9501, ext. 171.

UH chancellor to be honored

Joyce S. Tsunoda, chancellor for community colleges at the University of Hawai'i, will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award in Career and Technical Education from the National Association of State Directors for Career and Technical Education on April 30 in Washington, D.C.

Tsunoda was praised for her role in creation of new career and technical programs in the community college system as well as partnerships with business, industry and government along with her advocacy for technical education.

Man, 27, charged in Jan. 3 robbery

Police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with a Jan. 3 robbery at the Kamehameha Shopping Center. Randolph Basco was charged with first-degree robbery and held on $50,000 bail.

Police said the robbery happened at 12:25 p.m. at the Longs Drug Store on 1620 N. School St. when a man with a gun demanded money from the cashier.

When the cashier protested that the register could not be opened without a key, the robber fled, police said.