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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 3, 2002

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff

Fall victim was Waialua man

A man who died after falling from a wall while hanging fireworks on New Year's Eve has been identified as Daniel Anderson of Alena Loop in Waialua.

Police said Anderson, 48, died after falling off the tile wall and hitting his head on a rock in Waialua. The city medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death.

Smaller surf expected today

Waves in the 4- to 8-foot range were reported yesterday on O'ahu's North Shore, and lifeguard Lt. Pat Kelly said the surf should be even smaller today.

Tomorrow, the surf should return to 4 to 8 feet, with big waves arriving after Saturday.

Kelly, of the lifeguard station at Rock Piles, said surfing conditions had improved from recent days when the waves were giant but ill-suited for great surfing.

Come the weekend, we'll have bigger stuff again, he said.

"We might even have 20-foot waves, but we're not for sure about that yet," Kelly said. "We look for them to be in that area on Sunday or Monday, though."

Senior housing is board topic

The state's plan for an elderly residential complex at Iwilei will be discussed at the Downtown Neighborhood Board meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pauahi Community Center, 171 N. Pauahi St.

The $34.7 million project, to be built this year on Iwilei Road, will include a 21-story residential tower with 156 units connected to a two-story community services building for adult daycare programs, offices and a recreation deck.

Also planned is a 139-stall parking structure on state land, and an additional office tower could be built in the future.

Also at the board meeting, plans for a downtown Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 12 will be discussed.

Candidates forum tonight

A candidates forum for the vacant District 5 City Council seat will be held at 7 p.m. tonight during the McCully/Mo'ili'ili Neighborhood Board meeting at Lunalilo Elementary School.

The 14 candidates vying to replace Andy Mirikitani will be given 10 minutes each to discuss their platform. If time allows, questions will be taken from the public.

A nonpartisan special election will be held Jan. 26 to determine who will represent the Manoa, Makiki and Ala Moana areas. The candidate who receives the most votes that day will take office after the deadline for election challenges passes Feb. 15.

Mirikitani, who was convicted of theft, bribery and related charges in connection with a kickback scheme, was sentenced Dec. 6 to four years and three months in prison.

His wife, Sharron Bynum, was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for aiding and abetting him. They are to report to prison Jan 17.

Crash victim was 'Aiea man

A 22-year-old man who was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Halawa early Tuesday has been identified as Brad Villamor of 'Aiea.

Police said Villamor was heading south on Halawa Heights Road when his motorcycle slid into a guard- rail near Ka'akau Place. He was thrown head-first into a parked car, police said.

Villamor was taken to Pali Momi Medical Center, where he died. The city medical examiner determined that Villamor, who was not wearing a helmet, died of multiple injuries.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, although police said speed was a possible factor.