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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Neighbor Island briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Repairs to close park facilities

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — The county will close facilities at three beach parks while maintenance and repair work is done during the next three months.

Work will take place Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 at Ha'ena Beach Park; Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 and Dec. 16 to 20 at Anahola Beach Park; and Jan. 20 to Jan. 24 at 'Anini Beach Park.

The parks will remain open for use, but comfort stations, pavilions and other facilities may be closed.

Portable toilets will be available when restrooms are closed. Weekend camping will be permitted but weekday camping will not.

Film office has new boss

LIHU'E, Kaua'i — Tiffani Lizama has been named film commissioner for Kaua'i County, replacing Judy Drosd.

Lizama has a background in marketing, public relations and business development and has worked with production companies. Her appointment runs only until the end of Mayor Maryanne Kusaka's term Dec. 2, but the mayor said she hopes a new administration will keep Lizama on, at least temporarily.


Woman killed in head-on crash

KAILUA, Kona — A 58-year-old woman was killed Monday night when her car was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway in Kona.

Police said the woman was heading south in a 2000 Geo sedan when her car was hit by a 1999 Chevy pickup at about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses told police the pickup was swerving and crossing into oncoming traffic near the 79-mile marker.

The driver of the truck, a 42-year-old Waikoloa man, was treated for his injuries and arrested. He was released pending further investigation.

The woman's name had not been released yesterday.

Hamakua well pump repaired

HILO, Hawai'i — Water is again flowing from the Haina well in Hamakua, relieving 4,000 customers from restrictions ordered 10 days ago when the pump failed.

The return to service ended an order to cut water consumption by 25 percent for residents from Ahualoa to Pa'auilo. The county Water Department initially warned users they would have to reduce use for three weeks. However, the repairs were made faster than expected.