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Baby run over in family's driveway
An 11-month-old boy died yesterday morning after being run over in the driveway of his family's Mililani home.
A 28-year-old Mililani woman driving a 1996 Mercury van backed out of the driveway about 8:30 a.m. and hit the baby, police said.
The baby apparently crawled out of the home and onto the driveway undetected. He was taken by ambulance to Wahiawa General Hospital and pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m.
Groundbreaking on Kaua'i today
WAIMEA, Kaua'i State, federal and private agencies will break ground today on the $3.5 million second phase of the Waimea Technology Center.
The 12,000-square-foot facility aims to take advantage of the demand for office space by technology firms doing business with and around the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
The new phase, on land purchased from Kikiaola Land Co., was financed with $2 million from the federal Economic Development Administration, $500,000 from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and $1 million from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. The private nonprofit Kaua'i Economic Development Board will manage the facility.
The first phase, which includes a tourism center, a museum, office space and a conference room, was built in 1999 with federal money aimed at helping the island recover from 1992's Hurricane 'Iniki. The two phases are side by side on Kaumuali'i Highway at the junction of Waimea Canyon Road.
Judge appointed to full-time post
A part-time Honolulu district judge was appointed yesterday to a full-time position.
Chief Justice Ronald Moon appointed Lono Lee to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of George Kimura. Moon chose Lee from a list submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Lee, a part-time judge since 2000, has been in private practice since 1999. He also provides legal services to the city's Ethics Commission and is a former deputy city corporation counsel.
Feng shui seminar today
A free seminar on feng shui, the Chinese art of balancing your surroundings to improve your life, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave.
Clarence Lau will teach the course and discuss how to position yourself to gain the right energy in your living and business environment.
Parking is available at the center. Call 923-1802.
Genetics event scheduled at UH
Is your intelligence determined at birth? Why are your eyes brown and your hair straight? Would you like a clone of yourself? Would you like a career in genetics?
Those questions and more will be explored at Celebration of DNA Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa campus' central mall.
Sponsored by the state Department of Health's genetics program and UH, the exhibits will highlight activities in genetics, including information about careers and the Human Genome Project to map the entire human genetic blueprint, which has just been completed.
Part of the celebration will include the chance to win a car, tuition and a surfboard.
April also marks the 50th anniversary of Watson's and Crick's discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA.