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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 29, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


State tax phone line open today

The state Department of Taxation will answer tax questions by telephone today from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Although walk-in service will not be available because of the Good Friday holiday, taxpayers will be able to call 587-4242, 587-6515, or toll-free at (800) 222-3229.

Most state and federal tax forms are available at the Punchbowl Street entrance to the Princess Ruth Ke'e-

likolani Building, 830 Punchbowl St. Many also are available at the department's Web site: www.state.hi.us/tax.

The deadline to file state tax returns is April 22.

'Sunset' events starting later

The city's Sunset on the Beach returns to Queen's Surf Beach tomorrow and Sunday.

The schedule has been revised because of later sunsets. Restaurant booths will open at 4 p.m., with live entertainment and contests from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m.

This weekend's movies will be "Star Wars — The Phantom Menace" on Saturday and "Singing in the Rain" on Sunday. The movies begin at 7 and end at about 9.

For information, call 523-CITY, or the Waikiki Improvement Association at 923-1094.


Adult literacy tutors sought

Thousands of adults in Hawai'i lack sufficient skills to read street signs or a book to their children, according to the Windward School for Adults.

The school is recruiting and training volunteers to help through the Windward Literacy program.

Tutors spend two to four hours a week with an adult at various locations in Windward O'ahu.

There is no cost to volunteers or adult learners.

The program also teaches computer skills and other basic skills on a one-to-one basis or in classrooms.

Anyone wishing to become a tutor or enroll in the program should call literacy coordinator Joanna DeRyke at 259-0477.


Hawai'i authors to sign books

Eight Hawai'i writers and their books will be featured at the fifth annual Authors' Night, from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11 at Waialua Public Library.

Kerry Germain ("Surf's Up for Kimo"), Bob Graham ("The Secret of Kualoa"), Sandra Hall ("Memories of Duke"), Dale Hope ("Aloha Shirt"), Claude Rothe ("100 Steps to Better Health"), Fred Van Dyke (four surfing books and a surfing video), Rianna Williams (three books with Hawaiian themes), and Rick Ziegler (co-author with Patrick Patterson of "Red Sun") will speak briefly about their works.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Admission is free to the fund-raiser for Friends of Waialua Public Library.