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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Award honors peacemakers

The Church of the Crossroads is seeking nominations for the Hawai'i Peacemaker Award presented annually to a person or organization that exemplifies the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The award is intended to celebrate peacemaking efforts in the community and will be presented to the winner on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20.

For more information, call Liz Nelson or Gabriel Tiogangco at 949-2220.


Club to sponsor Leilehua event

The Wahiawa Lions Club sixth annual fund-raiser breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Leilehua High School cafeteria.

The club will offer a meal of scrambled eggs, sausage, rice, biscuit and drinks for $5 per person.

Proceeds will provide scholarships for graduating Leilehua High seniors and will help people who are hearing- or sight-impaired.

Social Security office to move

The Pearl City Social Security office will be moving to a new facility at the Halekuai Center in Kapolei Nov. 12.

The new location, 563 Farrington Highway, will be open to the public at 8:30 a.m. that day. Because of the move, activities and services at the Pearl City office will be limited for the remainder of this week.

For those who wish to schedule an appointment, report a change of address, request a new Medicare card, or set up direct deposit call the Social Security toll-free number (800) 722-1213. Information also is available online.


Kailua citizen groups honored

The Honolulu City Council honored two Kailua groups recently for efforts to improve their communities by linking with state and city agencies.

The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle and Kailua Citizens on Patrol were recognized for their partnership with the Women's Community Correctional Center and the Honolulu Police Department, respectively.

In 2000, the Outdoor Circle began a beautification program with the women's prison, and soon became involved in setting up an Environmental Sciences Vocational Training Program there, which includes maintaining beautification projects in Kailua.

The Kailua Citizens on Patrol, about 15 residents and fishermen who organized to address illegal activities at the Kailua Beach Park boat ramp, has worked closely with police to reduce problems at the ramp and expand its patrol to the whole park and Lanikai Elementary School.

Entry deadline for Christmas parade

Anyone interested in participating in the Kane'ohe Christmas Parade should sign up by tomorrow.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Windward Mall. The theme this year is patriotic Christmas.

Entry forms should include the name of the organization, a contact person, type of entry and number of participants. The fee is $10 per entry.

Mail to the Kane'ohe Business Group, P.O. Box 927, Kane'ohe, HI 96744.

For more information, call parade chairman Art Machado at 845-4111.

The group is also selling T-shirts at Kane'ohe Bakery and Kane'ohe Shell on Kamehameha Highway and Choices Plus at Windward Mall to defray the cost of the parade.


Parking issue on board's agenda

The Kuliou'ou/Kalani Iki Neighborhood Board will discuss the parking issue at 'Aina Haina Elementary School and the homeless situation at Kawaikui Beach Park at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the 'Aina Haina Public Library.

The board will hear updates from elected officials and from police, fire and Board of Water Supply representatives.

For more information call the Neighborhood Commission office at 523-4944.

Public invited to library festivities

The public is invited to the 'Aina Haina public library's 40th anniversary celebration Nov. 16.

The Rev. William Kaina will bless the library at 9:45 a.m. and will be followed by a lion dance. At 11 a.m. magician Bradley Choy will perform. Refreshments will be served outside the library. The 11,068-square-foot library opened on Oct. 18, 1962.


Public given access for recreation

The Air Force will allow public access across the Ka'ena point Satellite Tracking Station to hikers beginning Friday and for recreational purposes beginning on Saturday.

Public access for hunting, hiking and camping in the Kuaokala game management area and Mokule'ia public hunting area has been closed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Hunters will be required to show a valid Hawai'i hunting license and photo ID. Vehicles will be subject to search and drivers may be required to produce registration, safety inspection and insurance documents.

Vehicle operators are reminded to comply with all posted speed limits and traffic signage when using the access road.

For more information about hunting at Kuaokala, call 973-9789. For information on hiking and camping, call 587-0166.


Ocean pollution to be addressed

WAIMEA, Hawai'i — Concerns about possible ocean pollution from an ahi-farming project north of Kawaihae will be discussed at a Waimea Community Association meeting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Waimea Town Hall.

A group of Native Hawaiian fishermen in partnership with an ocean-farming expert from Canada formed Ahi Nui Tuna Farming LLC, which plans to capture juvenile bigeye and yellowfin tuna and raise them in special net cages for export, primarily to Japan.

The operation plans up to 18 cages, and concerns have been raised that fish waste will foul the ocean.

Also on the agenda is information on long-range plans for Kanu O Ka 'Aina Public Charter School, now operating at the Lalamilo facility of the University of Hawai'i Extension Service.

For more information, call John Ray at (808) 885-5875.


Floral parade positions open

The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission is accepting applications for its 87th annual floral parade, scheduled for June 7, 2003.

Positions are open for Pa'u marshal, queen and princesses, unit attendants and escorts, marching bands, floral floats, decorated vehicles and King Kamehameha.

Volunteers are also being sought to help with parade organization, statue decoration and parking supervision. Food and craft vendors are also needed for the Folklife Festival.

For more information, call 586-0333.

Dawson to head state film office

Donne Dawson has been named permanent manager of the Hawai'i Film Office.

Dawson, who has been acting manager since February 2001, will be responsible for coordinating the state's multi-million-dollar film production activities and promoting the state as a location for filming. It is anticipated that the film industry could generate nearly $100 million this year.

In addition to serving as the state's film manager, Dawson will serve as executive secretary of the Hawai'i Television & Film Development Board and member of the Hawai'i Film & Entertainment Board.

Nursing course taking applications

The American Red Cross is accepting applications for its Nurse Assistant Training Course, Nov. 20 to Dec. 23.

The evening classes cover five weeks and include four weeks of classroom training and one week of practical experience. The classes meet three days a week from 4-9 p.m.

Applicants must be CPR certified prior to acceptance into the program. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

The training course prepares people for jobs in the healthcare industry, specifically in a long-term healthcare setting. The course also prepares students for the state examination to become certified nurse assistants.

Students who register before Nov. 15 will receive a $50 discount off the regular tuition of $675. a $200 non-refundable deposit is required.

Call the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter at 734-2101.