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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2003

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Big Island man hit, killed by car

A Big Island man was killed Tuesday night in Kailua when he was struck by a car after being thrown from his motorcycle on Route 190 near the intersection of Hina Lani Street.

Police yesterday identified the man as Don MacDonald, 53, of Kalaoa Street.

MacDonald lost control of his 1982 Yamaha motorcycle about 8:15 p.m., police said. While lying on the road, he was hit by a 1990 Nissan sports car driven by a 42-year-old Kona man.

Traffic circles to be discussed

KAILUA, Hawai'i — The Federal Highway Administration is sponsoring a presentation on roundabouts, or traffic circles, as a means of easing traffic in Kailua on the Big Island. The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. April 6 at the Kahakai Elementary School cafeteria.

Anyone planning to attend the meeting should contact Marty Shimizu at the county Department of Public Works' Engineering Division at (808) 961-8327 by tomorrow.

The presentation is being offered in cooperation with the Hawai'i Local Technical Assistance Program, the state Department of Transportation and the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Classes to talk about irrigation

KAHULUI, Maui — The county Department of Water Supply and the University of Hawai'i Cooperative Extension Service are sponsoring landscape irrigation classes featuring Ali Fares, assistant professor of hydrology and tropical soils at the Manoa campus.

The classes will be held at Maui Community College in Kahului, Ka'aike Building Room 107, and will be televised on Moloka'i and Lana'i.

The first class, "Soil/Water Relationships and Their Impact on Irrigation and Water Management" will be held tomorrow. The second class, "Irrigation Systems and Irrigation Scheduling," will be held April 25.

The final class May 30 will be field demonstrations.

Cost is $25 for all three classes. For more information or to register, call Norman Nagata at the Cooperative Extension Service on Maui at (808) 244-3242.


Spring break activities slated

The city and private organizations will sponsor free children's activities during spring break at Windward Mall.

The activities include:

  • Today: Games, craft making and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free ukulele classes from 2 to 5 p.m.; country line dancing, 6 p.m. Register for the ukulele classes by calling Bill Souza at 455-0660.
  • Tomorrow: Free Yu-Gi-Oh card tournament, 6 to 9 p.m.; entertainment by Ledward Kaapana, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Spring Break Jam, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring teen and keiki activities including Stevo the Clown at 11 a.m., a Teen Board fashion show at 1 p.m., 24-VII Danceforce performance at 2 p.m. and Opihi Pickers at 3 p.m. Free yo-yo classes and Yo-Cool Club exhibition, 7 to 9 p.m.