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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, January 26, 2002

Hawai'i Briefs

Advertiser Staff

Dead humpback washes ashore

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — A dead young humpback whale washed ashore on a rocky, isolated shore along the southern Na Pali Coast yesterday.

The whale had been dead at least two days, and had been reported drifting off Kaua'i as tiger sharks fed on its carcass.

The animal was estimated to be about 25 feet long. It was first spotted Wednesday by tour boats operating between West Kaua'i and the cliffs of Na Pali.

Wildlife officials inspected the whale's remains yesterday.

Fund-raiser today in Keauhou

KEAUHOU, Hawai'i — A daylong fund-raising event today is aimed at pushing the Hawai'i Island United Way over its $1.34 million goal.

Campaign Chairwoman Alberta Cinco Dobbe said donations have reached 92.8 percent of the goal, and an additional $100,000 is needed by March 31.

Today's event starts at 11 a.m. at the Keauhou Shopping Center and will continue for 11 hours, with a cooking contest, live and silent auctions, music and food booths.

For more information, call (808) 326-7400 in Kona or (808) 935-6393 in Hilo. Contributions and pledges can be made via e-mail at: www.hawaiiunitedway.org