Businesses lost in Waialua fire
An early morning fire destroyed a building that housed two businesses in Waialua yesterday.
HFD Capt. Emmit Kane said the alarm for the multi-unit building at 67-016 Farrington Highway came in at 2:45 a.m.
Thirty firefighters from seven companies fought the fire, which was under control by 4:25 a.m. The building, which housed Waialua Fast Food & Catering, a beauty parlor and a vacant unit, burned to the ground. The cause was under investigation but did not appear suspicious, Kane said.
No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $350,000.
Firefighters were on the scene until about 6 a.m.
Pedestrian hit on Farrington
An elderly man remained in critical condition yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center after a car hit him Friday night while he was walking across Farrington Highway in Nanakuli.
The man was not identified. A helicopter flew him to Queen's after the 8:20 p.m. accident.
A woman, 45, was driving a black 1999 Lincoln Navigator eastbound on the highway in the second lane when the man ran across the road toward the beach and was hit, police said.
The woman was about 275 feet west of Mohihi Street when she slammed on her brakes, but was unable to avoid the man, who was not in a crosswalk.
He suffered head and internal injuries. Neither the driver nor her three passengers were injured.
Alcohol or speed do not appear to be factors, police said.
Evening benefit aids Kailua High
Blue Moon Over Kailua 2003 will be an evening of wine tasting, with pupus and a silent auction sponsored by the Kailua High Alumni Association. The event will be Oct. 10 at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Money raised will be used for the association's endowment fund to help Kailua High School. Tickets are $30 and available to anyone 21 years or older until Oct. 3. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Earline at 348-3774 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum on drugs at 'Ewa Beach
An ice and drug abuse forum will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Campbell High School cafeteria in 'Ewa Beach.
Ice, or crystal methamphetamine, is a highly addictive drug, and several communities across the state have held rallies and are working with police to make their neighborhoods drug free.
A panel made up of state lawmakers, police officers and community groups will discuss how to handle drug abuse in the area.
For more information, call 586-9730.