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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, October 18, 2002

Hawai'i briefs

City extends plan feedback

The city has extended until Nov. 30 the comment period for the Primary Urban Center Development Plan at the request of the community.

The plan, which has taken six years to draft, will be used to guide development in Honolulu's urban core through 2025.

After the deadline, the Department of Planning and Permitting will review public input and recommend changes before submitting the draft plan to the City Planning Commission. The commission will then hold a public hearing and make recommendations to the City Council.

Kahalu'u fair set for tomorrow

KEY Project will host the Kahalu'u Country Fair, showcasing the area's produce, baked goods and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at 47-200 Waihe'e Road.

The event is sponsored by Huki Like Ohana, an organization of social service agencies, churches and schools that promotes civic and social activities, and working together for a common purpose.

Money raised by the event will go toward sustaining the 'ohana that formed this year and has conducted sewing classes and the First Night Before School at Kahalu'u Elementary School.

Stream water to be tested

The Kailua Bay Advisory Council will test the waters of Ka'elepulu Stream tomorrow near Buzz's Original Steak House in Kailua.

The council is checking the water from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in conjunction with National Water Monitoring Day, its 30th anniversary and accomplishments of the Clean Water Act. Volunteers should meet at 8:45 a.m. in Buzz's parking lot. For information, call 291-1116.

Five candidates discuss issues

Island Insights, a public affairs series, will highlight races for Senate Districts 12 and 23 and House District 40 at 8 p.m. today on Hawai'i Public Television, cable channel 10/broadcast channel 11.

Host Dan Boylan will discuss issues with candidates for Senate District 12 (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown), Gordon Trimble and Jon Yoshimura; Senate District 23 (Kane'ohe to Kahuku), Melodie Aduja and Lacene Terri; and House District 40 (Makakilo, Kapolei, Royal Kunia), Maeda Timson.

BOE hopefuls debate on 'Olelo

Candidates for the Board of Education will take part in a live TV debate tonight as part of the "Vote! 2002: Candidates Debate" series sponsored by 'Olelo Community Television.

The debate will air from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oceanic Channel 54 and Oceanic Digital Control.

Participating will be Grace Dixon and Shirley Robinson for District 4 (Central O'ahu), Laura H. Thielen and Terrance Tom for District 6 (Windward O'ahu), and Garrett Toguchi and Shannon Wood for the at-large special election.

Waikane home's ceiling collapses

American Red Cross workers assisted a Waikane Valley family yesterday afternoon after their living room ceiling collapsed following heavy rains.

The single-family home at 48-3778 Kamehameha Highway and its contents suffered major water damage, said American Red Cross spokeswoman Cassandra Ely.

The couple and their daughter were provided food, clothing and shelter by the organization.

Man sought in Waikiki assault

Police were looking for a 55-year-old man who allegedly hit a 51-year-old man on the head with a metal object during an argument over a card game Wednesday.

The men, both homeless, were playing cards at a park table near the Waikiki Natatorium about 6:30 p.m. when one of them lost a hand and accused the other of cheating, police said.

As the victim walked away with the $30 ante, the other man took a metal tool from his backpack and struck the victim on the head, rendering him unconscious, police said. He suffered a bump and cut on his head.

Man arrested in purse snatching

Ala Moana Center security officers on Wednesday chased down a 20-year-old man in connection with the theft of a woman's purse.

Police arrested the man at Kona and Pi'ikoi streets on suspicion of second-degree theft. The woman's purse and its contents were recovered, police said. The purse snatching in front of Longs Drug Store was reported at 5:22 p.m.

Accident near Kahana cuts power

A car accident near Kahana early yesterday knocked out power to 1,400 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers between Ka'a'awa and Hau'ula at 4:50 to 5:15 a.m. Power was restored to the last 100 customers by 6:30 a.m., said HECO spokesman Fred Kobashikawa.