13 schools given upgrade
The state Department of Education has determined that 13 schools originally judged to have not made adequate yearly progress last school year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act did in fact make the benchmark.
The schools that successfully appealed the original DOE findings are:
'Ahuimanu Elementary; Hale Kula Elementary; Ho'okena Elementary; 'Iliahi Elementary; Kihei Elementary; Koloa Elementary; Lili'uokalani Elementary; Makawao Elementary; Radford High; Solomon Elementary; Wai'alae Elementary; Waialua Elementary; and Waikoloa Elementary.
Items accepted at cemetery
Potted plants and artificial flowers may be placed at the Punchbowl gravesites at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific beginning Dec. 20 for the Christmas season. These items will be allowed to remain until Jan. 2.
Prohibited items include Christmas trees, permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, glass objects and commemorative items such as toys, pinwheels, and stuffed toys.
Tuesday talk ends ice series
The Rotary Club of Honolulu will present the last of a four-part speaker series on Hawai'i's ice epidemic Tuesday with Andy Anderson of Hina Mauka and two recovering addicts discussing the human impact of the drug.
The meeting is at noon in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel's Monarch Room. The cost is $18, which includes a buffet lunch.
For more information, call Debbie Jenkins at 922-5526.
Lane closures on Likelike
The state Department of Transportation advises O'ahu motorists of lane closures on Likelike Highway tomorrow through Friday.
One lane will be closed in both directions from Wilson Tunnel to the Burmeister overpass from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for drainage work.
One Honolulu-bound lane will be closed between Valley View Drive and the Burmeister overpass from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and one Kane'ohe-bound lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., both for median reconstruction.
Hanalei facility closed for now
Hanalei, Kaua'i The Hanalei Refuse Transfer Station has been temporarily shut down for repairs after an electrical short in the power-control circuits for the waste hopper made the unit inoperable.
The facility will continue to accept household garbage in amounts not exceeding three 32-gallon garbage cans per vehicle, according to the Kaua'i County Department of Public Works.
Commercial vehicles and vehicles with greenwaste and larger volumes of household garbage will be diverted to the Kapa'a Transfer Station.
Repairs at the station will likely take three or more days, the department said.