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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2003

Hawai'i briefs

Hospital given estate bequest

WAIMEA, Hawai'i — North Hawai'i Community Hospital has received a $500,000 bequest from the estate of Robert Bruce.

Bruce, a longtime resident of Waimea, died recently at age 93.

Born in Scotland, Bruce came to Hawai'i in the early 1930s and worked in the sugar industry. He retired as manager of Laupahoehoe Sugar Co.

Hospital president and CEO Stan Berry said an appropriate way will be found to memorialize Bruce's generosity.

The money will be invested in ways to enhance the hospital's mission of service to the community, Berry said.

The 35-bed, full-service, acute-care hospital opened in Waimea in May 1996.

Concert helps Kaua'i programs

LIHU'E, Kauai _ Na Leo Kako'o, the supporting voice for the Hawaiian language immersion programs on Kaua'i, will sponsor a ho'olaule'a and benefit concert, "Ho'okahi Lahui, E Ala E!" ("One People, Arise!"), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 15 at Vidinha Stadium.

Hawaiian language, culture and history will be the focus of the information booths, crafts and games, and Hawaiian and local foods will be sold.

Booths will spotlight programs and organizations on Hawaiian health, education and sovereignty.

Entertainment will include student groups Kaiolohia, Kanaloa with Sean Carillo, Shilo Pa, Papa'a Bay Boys, Kainani Kahaunaele, Darlene Ahuna, and Sudden Rush.

Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; free for children under 10.

Vendors can call Ka'e'e Calica, (808) 821-4401, Ext. 226 or Lokomaika'i Rita, (808) 821-2811.

Board presses police station

The Hawai'i Kai Neighborhood Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a strongly worded letter to the city administration and the City Council urging them to finance the proposed police station in East Honolulu.

The project, which came in above the $4.5 million set aside for construction, is the community's No. 1 priority, the board said. The community also urged the council and the city to not pay for any other non-essential project ahead of the police station.

The city has put the police station construction on hold until it could scale back the plans so it would fit within the budgeted amount. The city has said it still supports the project, but needs to obtain new council financing.

Yu-gi-oh! event today at mall

WedgeZone will host an official Upper Deck Yu-gi-oh! tournament at 6 p.m. today at Windward Mall.

The tournament will use English-version cards, minimum 40 cards per deck. Entry fee is $10.

Yu-gi-oh! is the latest Japanese card game, played similar to "War."

For more information, call 591-2078.

— Staff and Associated Press