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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 12, 2003

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff


Rites to open softball fields

The city will dedicate its new Central O'ahu Regional Park softball complex at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kahu Kordell Kekoa of Kamehameha Schools will give the blessing and untie a maile lei.

The Hawai'i Junior Olympic State Tournament for girls 18 and under will be the first competition to take place in the new complex. It will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Construction on the softball complex began in November 2001 and cost $12.6 million. The complex includes four softball fields, two baseball fields, an announcer's booth, comfort station, parking for 343 cars and a passive park area.


New command at Barbers Pt.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Kirk W. DeVoe, executive officer of Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, will take command of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point during a change-of-command ceremony at the HH-65 Rescue Helicopter Hanger at 10 a.m. today.

DeVoe will succeed Capt. Robert E. Dunn, who is transferring to the Office of National Drug Control Policy to be the Coast Guard liaison.


Blood Bank offers ice cream

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is bringing back its "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" promotion in which people who donate blood on Mondays this summer will receive a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.

The promotion begins Monday and runs through Aug. 18. It is timed to coincide with the summer months and Mondays, which are both traditionally periods of low donor turnout, said blood bank President Dr. Robyn Yim.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 845-9966 — or (800) 372-9966 from the Neighbor Islands — or visit www.bbh.org.

June 19 session on divorce law

The O'ahu Family Court is sponsoring a free informational program on divorce law in Hawai'i from noon to 1 p.m. June 19 in the Supreme Court courtroom, on the second floor of Ali'iolani Hale. Attorney William Darrah, who has practiced divorce law in Hawai'i for more than 25 years, will give an overview of laws governing custody, division of property and other issues.

The "Divorce Law in Hawai'i" program is presented monthly through 2003 as a public service. For information, call 539-4448 or visit www.courts.state.hi.us to see the 2003 schedule.


Libraries close for training day

All public libraries on Maui and Moloka'i will be closed today for Library Institute Day, an all-day training session for employees of the library system.

Libraries on Kaua'i will be closed tomorrow for the training. However, book drops will remain open.