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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


11-year-old hurt while surfing

An 11-year-old boy suffered possible spinal cord injuries when he was hit by a wave while surfing at Makaha Surfing Beach yesterday shortly before 2 p.m.

Mandy Shiraki of Emergency Medical Services said the boy was flown from Wai'anae State Boat Harbor to The Queen's Medical Center in serious but stable condition. Paramedics said the boy initially could not move his legs but later did so during the helicopter flight.

Queen's medical officials last night did not disclose the boy's condition because he is a minor.


YWCA of O'ahu to honor Mink

The late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink will be honored by the YWCA of O'ahu with a Lifetime Membership Award during a ceremony at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Laniakea Center, 1040 Richards St. in downtown.

Mink is being honored for her contributions to women and longtime support of the nonprofit organization. Her husband, John, who is a candidate to fill the final few weeks of Mink's term in Congress, is expected to attend the event.

The award is part of the YWCA's 75th anniversary celebration and will include live Hawaiian music, pupu and a silent auction.

The event is free to YWCA members, $15 for others.

For more information, call Judy Allen at 538-7061, ext. 234 or Kimberly Fisher at ext. 227.


Two-day book sale set for weekend

The Friends of Hawai'i Kai Public Library will hold its annual book sale noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the library.

Proceeds will benefit the library. For more information, call the library at 397-5833.