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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 26, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


He'eia Kea park plan advances

The city took possession of He'eia Kea last month, advancing the process of acquiring 218 acres of land through condemnation to create a park for the community.

A court must still decide the value of the property and what the city will pay to its owners, He'eia Kea LLC.

City Councilman Steve Holmes said the city set aside $4 million for the purchase of the land last year and the city's land appraisers valued the property at $2 million.

Community groups have fought to prevent development in the area for more than three decades. Since the city began the condemnation process last year, residents in the area have been discussing the future of the site, with ideas ranging from leaving the land as is, to creating a park.

The area's vision team has allocated $100,000 for a master plan.

Apply for state ID at mall

Windward residents will be able to apply for a state ID card from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Windward Mall near the information booth.

Applicants must have a completed form and the required certified documents, which vary according to the individuals. Information about requirements is available by calling 587-3111 for a recorded message.

Applications forms are available at the Windward Mall information booth or on the state Web site.

First priority will be given to individuals with completed applications and the required documents. The fee for seniors 65 years and older is $10 in cash; for all others, $15.

The ID card will be mailed to applicants.


St. Andrew's plans festival

St. Andrew's Priory School is gearing up to celebrate its annual Queen Emma Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 on the school grounds.

Formerly called the Ho'olaule'a, the fund-raiser is a tradition dating to 1984 and featuring homemade food products, educational exhibits and entertainment. There will be a country bazaar and Priory Ono Grindz as well as educational games, activities and crafts, and the school's music and performing arts students will perform.

Admission is free. Parking is available on nearby streets or at Royal School and Central Intermediate School. Money raised will be used to purchase laptop computers and a computer cart for the elementary school.

St. Andrew's Priory School is at 224 Queen Emma Square.


Candidates debate tonight

Candidates for House District 38 (Mililani, Mililani Mauka) will take part in a live TV debate tonight as part of the "Vote! 2002: Candidates Debate" series by 'Olelo Community Television.

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

The participants will be Democrat Marilyn Lee and Republican Gary Ishikawa.