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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Neighbor Island briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Whale researcher to speak tonight

KEALAKEHE, Hawai'i — Whale researcher Joe Mobley will discuss the results of aerial surveys of large marine mammals in Hawaiian waters from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Kealakehe High School library.

Mobley will discuss how many and what species of marine life are found in Hawai'i, based on aerial surveys done since 1993.

The University of Hawai'i Sea Grant Extension Service and Hawai'i Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are sponsoring the free talk. For more information, call (808) 329-2861.


Maui police hit 123 with citations

LAHAINA, Maui — Motorists got a taste of speed enforcement Maui style when police conducted a "saturation patrol" yesterday on Honoapi'ilani Highway.

Maui Police Department Traffic Section officers issued 123 citations between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., including 60 for speeding, 54 for seat-belt violations, three for driving without a license and six for other violations. In addition, a person was arrested for an outstanding warrant and taken to the Lahaina Police Station.

Police had given the public notice of the enforcement effort, said Lt. Charles Hirata. He said the patrols will continue on holidays and when labor power allows. Future enforcement targets will be drunken driving and underage drinking, Hirata said.


Divers rescued off Lana'i coast

Lifeguards rescued two divers in distress yesterday morning off Lana'i Lookout.

A witness spotted the divers in the water about 50 to 100 feet offshore, yelling for help, and alerted the fire department at 9:23 a.m., said Capt. Kenison Tejada.

Safety crews brought the pair to shore aboard Jet Skis, he said.