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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 31, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Six state parks extend hours

Six state parks on O'ahu will stay open an hour later beginning tomorrow because of longer daylight hours.

Park gates open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7:45 p.m. The later closing time reflects the summer schedule for the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The following parks will switch to the summer schedule: Keaiwa Heiau recreation area, 'Aiea; Malaekahana recreation area, Kahuku; Pu'u 'Ualaka'a state wayside, Makiki; Sand Island recreation area, Honolulu; Wa'ahila Ridge recreation area, Honolulu; and Wahiawa freshwater recreation area.

For more information, call the Division of State Parks at 587-0300.


Suspicious device examined

Police were called to a Salt Lake business yesterday morning after employees found what at first appeared to be a pipe bomb.

Investigators said employees at Salt Lake Self Storage, 808 Ahua Street, were clearing out a customer's rental unit when they found a piece of pipe with both ends capped.

The HPD bomb detail collected the pipe and examined it to determine whether explosives were inside. Police said none were found.

While determining whether the pipe was dangerous, police closed Ahua Street between Mokumoa Street and Ka'ihikapu Street from shortly after 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Fairs celebrate young children

To celebrate the Month of the Young Child, a series of Parent/Child Fairs are scheduled.

Five fairs will take place April 6, offering activities for children younger than 8 years old; resources and information about programs for young children in the community; and entertainment for the O'ahu fairs.

The times and locations:

  • Kane'ohe: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall. Janelle Parrish will entertain at 12:30 p.m. For information, call Phyllis Ida at 233-5717, ext. 251.
  • 'Aiea: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pearlridge Center, Uptown. Uncle Wayne Watkins will entertain at 11:30 a.m. For information, call Joanne Miyasato at 421-4258.
  • Big Island: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kona's Keauhou Shopping Center, center court. For information, call Kristy Brown or Roma Johnson at 322-4880.
  • Maui: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maui Mall in Kahului. For information, call 877-4664.
  • Kaua'i: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihu'e. For information, call Jean Odo at 274-3504.

Get screened for alcohol risks

Local healthcare organizations will provide education on the potential risks of drinking as part of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 11. The screenings are free, anonymous and include referrals to local treatment and support resources.

For a list of screening sites, call (800) 405-9200, or visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org.