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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2003

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Aid sought for funeral costs

The friends and classmates of two youths killed in a car crash last weekend are collecting money to help pay for funeral expenses.

Jamie Singleton, 17, and Zebedee Leahy, 21, died Feb. 1 when they were hurled from the bed of a speeding pickup truck as it swerved off Kalaniana'ole Highway, slammed through a concrete pillar and crashed into a utility pole in Waimanalo. Six other people were injured in the crash.

Singleton had recently earned her high school diploma through the Hawai'i Community Action Program, and Leahy was about to enter the program.

Sean Young, 19, who was injured in the crash, said Leahy was homeless at the time of the accident and no one is coming forward to cover funeral expenses. The Singleton family has asked for help to pay for their daughter's burial.

To help, send donations to Honolulu Community Action Program, Jamie Singleton/Zebedee Leahy Fund, 1109 Maunakea St., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Tour changes starting point

The Queen's Tour of the Waikiki Historic Trail has moved its starting point from Kapahulu Avenue near Hono-lulu Zoo in Waikiki to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center's fountain courtyard.

The free 90-minute guided tours begin at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and cover the Diamond Head portion of the Waikiki Historic Trail, where kings and queens lived in their summer homes.

The shopping center will provide free validated parking for those taking the tour, with validations given at the visitor's center kiosk in the fountain courtyard.

Tour reservations can be made at the kiosk or by calling (808) 922-2299. Reservations are requested but not required. A separate tour begins at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The tours are open to children and disabled people but are limited to groups of 15. To arrange special group tours or bilingual tours, call 737-6442 or 841-6442, or visit waikikihistorictrail.com.

Learn about traffic project

The city Department of Transportation Services will give a presentation on the proposed Kapalama/Hala streets traffic-calming project at the Liliha/Pu'unui/'Alewa/Kamehameha Heights Neighborhood Board meeting at 7 p.m. today at Ma'ema'e Elementary School.

The board also will try to fill two vacancies.

Heart disease classes offered

Throughout February, The Queen's Medical Center will offer Hawai'i women free sessions about the risks for cardiovascular disease and how they can take steps to protect themselves.

The sessions will be: today and Feb. 24, 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday and Feb. 26, 10-11 a.m., at The Queen's Conference Center, 510 S. Beretania St., second floor.

Registration is required. Call The Queen's Heart Center at 547-4438.