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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 8, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Kane'ohe Marine dies in California

A Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawai'i died early yesterday in an auto accident while on holiday in Fresno, Calif.

Gunnery Sgt. Noel J. Ramirez, 38, was a communications chief assigned to 4th Force Reconnaissance Company.

He had been training in Twentynine Palms, Calf., and had taken liberty to visit Fresno, his hometown, for the Fourth of July holiday, Marine officials said.

Kahalu'u board officers elected

The Kahalu'u Neighborhood Board re-elected Daniel Bender as its chairman last month.

Other officers are Amy Luersen, vice chairwoman; Richard Vermeesch, treasurer; and Mary Peddie, secretary. The board also elected Emil Wolfgramm as a member of the board to represent Subdistrict 1.

The Kahalu'u board will meet next at 7 p.m. Wednesday at KEY Project, 47-200 Waihe'e Road. Traffic-calming measures for Lulani Street will be discussed as well as a permit request for a halfway home, Lulani Ocean Recovery House, on Hui Uliuli Street.


Motorcyclist dies of injuries

A 55-year-old St. Louis Heights man died yesterday of injuries he received when his motorcycle collided with a car on St. Louis Drive Saturday.

Authorities said he died yesterday afternoon at The Queen's Medical Center.

The wreck occurred about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when the man's black 2000 Harley-Davidson collided with a white 2001 Honda Civic, driven by an 89-year-old woman.

The woman had been driving northeast on St. Louis Drive and was making a left turn onto Bertram Street.

The man was driving southwest on St. Louis Drive.

He was not wearing a helmet.

Waikiki board to meet July 16

This month, the Waikiki Neighborhood Board will meet on the third Tuesday of the month — July 16 — rather than the usual second Tuesday because several members could not meet tomorrow.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Waikiki Community Center on Paoakalani Avenue.

The board will hear a presentation by Barbara Kim-Stanton, executive director of the city's Waikiki Development Office, updating various city projects in the area.

The board will also try to fill one vacancy.

AUW introduces insurance plan

Aloha United Way has launched a program that lets companies purchase life insurance policies for its employees that can later be contributed to a charity when an insured person dies.

In the Corporate Owned Life Insurance program, the company buys life insurance for its officers and directors and it becomes the owner and beneficiary of the policy and pays annual premiums for 10 years. When a covered officer or director dies, the company donates the money to a charity and can claim it as a tax deduction.

First Hawaiian Bank has taken out $200,000 life insurance policies for 21 participating directors. The money will be evenly split between Aloha United Way and a charity when the director dies. AIG Hawai'i is also part of the program.

For information call Don Mair, AUW's Planned Giving Director, at 536-1951.