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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Lost dad, son hike out OK

Advertiser Staff

A Kane'ohe man and his son who were being sought by fire rescue crews Sunday night walked out of Kahana Valley on their own shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday.

The father, 41, said he and his 12-year-old son had gone hiking yesterday afternoon, took a wrong turn and got lost as night fell.

He said they decided to wait for dawn. They both had cellular telephones with them, but could not get reception, the father said. He said they could hear a helicopter searching for them and waved, but apparently could not be seen in the valley.

When they emerged this morning, the two were thirsty and had multiple mosquito bites, but were otherwise fine.

They had gone hiking about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and were reported overdue by the man's wife just before 8 p.m.


Board to discuss dogs, concert

The Wai'alae/Kahala Neighborhood Board will discuss loose dogs on the beach and a presentation by the Hawai'i International Music Conference 2005, including a concert in Diamond Head crater, at their meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St.

For more information, call 527-5578 or visit www.honolulu.gov.


Social Security talk scheduled

Christina Messner, public affairs officer for the Social Security Administration, will discuss the program's benefits and take questions at a presentation at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave.

Topics will include eligibility requirements for retirement and benefits for survivors and divorced spouses, supplemental security income benefits and Medicare eligibility.

For reservations, call 923-1802.

Language issues conference topic

An international conference, "Cultural Diversity and Language Education," is scheduled for Sept. 17 to 19 at the Imin International Conference Center on the UH-Manoa campus.

Speakers will include Sonia Nieto, professor of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Glynda Hull, co-chair of language and literacy, society and culture at the University of California-Berkeley; Bill Hoshijo, executive director of the Hawai'i Civil Rights Commission; Kent Sakoda, director of the UH-Manoa Department of Second Language Studies; Lee Tonouchi, a pidgin author, activist and instructor; and No'eau Warner and Laiana Wong, both instrumental in the Punana Leo movement.

Registration is $40 for students, $50 for the public. Call Kathryn Davis at 956-8508.

Hawaiian martial art exhibition set

The Hawai'i State Library will hold a lecture and demonstration at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, "Lua: The Ancient Hawaiian Martial Art," led by Mitchell Eli with his lua group Pa Ku'i a Holo.

They will demonstrate techniques and display weaponry used in the traditional Hawaiian martial art.

The free event sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai'i is geared to adults and will be held on the library's front lawn, at the corner of King and Punchbowl streets.

For more information, call 586-3535.

Red Cross seeks instructors

The Hawai'i State Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for people to teach lifesaving courses across the state.

The Red Cross seeks instructors or those who have a background in giving presentations to groups of at least 10 people. Training fees may be reimbursed to volunteers who commit to teaching twice a month throughout the year.

Mary Meinel, training and preparedness director, said the organization trains about 37,000 people a year and is currently short on instructors, partly because of recent military deployments.

On O'ahu, call Josh at 739-8121. In Kaua'i County, 245-4919; Maui County, 244-0051; Hawai'i County, 935-8305.

Homestead jobs to be discussed

Olin Lagon, CEO of Hawaiian Homestead Technology, and Jan Kuahine Burns, president of Renovations Hawai'i, will speak at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting Thursday at the Central Business Club in the Central Pacific Bank Building in downtown.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; lunch starts at noon.

Hawaiian Homestead Technology is a nonprofit tech-based company that supports economic development projects in Hawaiian homestead communities. Renovations Hawai'i is a general construction firm specializing in interior/ exterior renovations.

Cost is $15, or $12.50 for NHCC members. Call Linda Paik-Matsuura for reservations at 672-5655 or e-mail kaleopaik@yahoo.com.