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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2002

Long holiday weekend ahead

What's open and closed Labor Day

Advertiser Staff

The long Labor Day weekend will be filled with activities that include union picnics, the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon and a ceremony to commemorate the 57th anniversary of end of World War II.

On Sunday, thousands of union members are expected to participate in two labor-unity events.

The Unity House family picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park. Participants will be from Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 5, Hawai'i Teamsters & Allied Workers Local 996, Teamsters Local Union No. 681 and Hawai'i Teamsters Film Industry Local 63. Members of other labor unions are invited.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, the gates to the Waikiki Shell will open for the Labor Day concert sponsored by the Hawai'i State AFL-CIO and other unions. The event is free, but tickets will be required.

Shuttle service from Kapi'olani Community College will run from 12:30 to10:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Mana'o Company, Pati, Ekolu, Three Plus, Keahiwai, Maunalua, Kapena, Augie T, Da Bruddahs, Andy Bumatai, Opihi Pickers, Ho'okena, The Next Generation and Darrell Labrado.

On Monday, a ceremony to commemorate the end of World War II will be held on the USS Missouri. The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. and is open to the public.

Adm. Walter Doran, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, will deliver the keynote address. The ceremony will mark the 57th anniversary of the signing of the surrender documents by the Japanese on the deck of the Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Trolley service will be available from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park for those without regular access to Ford Island. For information, call 423-2263 or toll-free at (877) MIGHTYMO.

Other Labor Day events include:

• The 2002 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be live entertainment at Windward Mall and Kahala Mall and volunteers will assist in fund-raising events from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

• A Native Hawaiian rally and march will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Royal Mausoleum in Nu'uanu. The rally will celebrate the birthday of Queen Lili'uokalani and participants will march to 'Iolani Palace where they will protest proposed changes in the city's lease-to-fee conversion ordinance for condominiums.