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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, August 22, 2005

Singer Don Ho enters hospital

Advertiser Staff


Entertainer Don Ho was hospitalized after suffering shortness of breath, his spokeswoman said yesterday.

Ho, 75, was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days, she said. He was admitted on Friday.

His spokeswoman, Donna Jung, said she had no further information about the singer's condition.

Ho will reschedule shows he was due to put on at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel through the rest of the month.

Dates for a Mainland concert tour next month will also be postponed. Ho had been due to perform in Santa Fe, N.M., San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and at the University of Oklahoma in late September.

Ho celebrated his 75th birthday on Aug. 13.



Brigham Young University-Hawai'i was ranked fourth in the "comprehensive colleges: bachelor's" category for the western United States by the U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" survey.

This marks the seventh consecutive year the university has ranked in the top tier among the comprehensive colleges in the annual report. The ranking is the highest ever for the university.



Warning signs were posted along Manoa Stream after an estimated 4,750 gallons of sewage spilled Saturday into a drainage culvert that leads to the stream. Officials said tree roots had clogged a sewer main at Mid-Pacific Institute.

City crews also placed warning signs at the Ala Wai Canal and the Ala Wai Yacht Basin. The state Health Department was notified and water samples were taken.

The public was advised to avoid the affected areas.

A Mid-Pacific employee reported the problem about 10:50 a.m. Saturday after noticing sewage overflowing from a manhole. City crews arrived to investigate at 11:16 a.m. and discovered sewage backing up from a 12-inch main on campus.

Tree roots obstructing the main were cleared by 12:41 p.m., according to the state Department of Environmental Services.


The University of Hawai'i-Manoa's School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene was awarded a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop an Advance Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. The program would be the only one in the state.

The focus of the program is to prepare pediatric nurse practitioners to assess, diagnose, manager and evaluate the care of children with attention to Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander.

The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene also received a $762,000 training grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance the school's doctoral nursing program by converting it to an online program.

The change will help increase minority student enrollment and enhance cultural competency in the curriculum, officials said.



Kamali'i Elementary School in Kihei celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday and was presented with a three-part donation totalling $150,000 by Dowling Community Improvement Foundation.

The first part of the donation, 83 new computers for the school worth $79,500, was presented on Wednesday. Dowling also presented a check for $45,000 for curriculum development and technology upgrades. The company is also funding a $25,000 recarpeting of the school's library.