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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2002

Neighbor Island briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Lihu'e paving to close street

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — Four major intersections on Rice Street in Lihu'e will be closed for repaving during parts of the day today.

Goodfellow Brothers, which is rebuilding the street into a four-lane thoroughfare, will begin with the intersections between Rice and Ho'olako and Hardy Streets and move on to 'Umi and 'Eiwa streets.

The company hopes to have the work done by the end of the day, the mayor's office said.


Missing Hilo man found safe

HILO, Hawai'i — A 72-year-old Kaiwiki Road man lost while searching for his missing dogs was found yesterday morning by the Hawai'i County Rescue squad.

Claudio Arriagada was last seen at 11 a.m. Tuesday searching for the dogs on former sugar plantation land north of Hilo.

He was found about 7:10 a.m. by rescuers combing the area near his home on foot and by helicopter.

A spokesman said Arriagada declined medical treatment.

Meeting called on police behavior

OCEAN VIEW, Hawai'i — The Big Island Citizens for Justice will meet with Ka'u residents 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 to discuss county police behavior, said spokesman Del Pranke.

Pranke cited concern over two pedestrians struck and killed by police in the past two months, and three suspects shot by police in Puna last year.

The session will be held at the Ocean View Community Association Center. Call (808) 965-8169.

Waimea students find WWII grenade

WAIMEA, Hawai'i — Another grenade from World War II training was found in a garden by three Waimea Middle School students on Tuesday.

Police were called and the grenade was taken away by an explosives team from the Army's Pohakuloa Training Area. Authorities believe it was inactive.

School officials ordered the garden closed until metal detectors could look for other ordnance.

More than 20,000 Marines trained on Parker Ranch in the 1940s before invading Iwo Jima and other South Pacific battles. No one knows how much unexploded ordnance remains in South Kohala, said engineer Riley Smith of Parker Ranch.

He said that the best course when a shell or grenade is found is to leave it alone and call police.