Motorcyclist hurt in Waikiki
A motorcyclist was critically injured early yesterday in Waikiki when his 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle rammed a plastic barrier near Seaside Avenue, police said.
The 41-year-old Honolulu man was eastbound on Kalakaua Avenue in the second lane from the south curb when the incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. about 160 feet east of Seaside. The man was not wearing a helmet and alcohol may have been a factor, but he did not appear to be speeding, police said.
He was taken to The Queen's Medical Center.
Accreditation visit at HPU
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission will conduct a site visit Feb. 22-24 at Hawai'i Pacific University as part of the renewal process for accreditation of the School of Nursing's Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.
As part of the process, the school invites public comments from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Hawai'i Loa campus, HL 102-E on the first floor of the Academic Center.
Written comments also may be submitted to: Dr. Carol Winters-Moorhead, Dean, HPU, School of Nursing, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kane'ohe, HI 96744.
For information visit www.hpu.edu/nursing.
Mystery writers to talk in Waikiki
Mystery writers Rosemary and Larry Mild will talk with readers and sign books at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave.
The writers are part-time Hawai'i residents, and their works include "Locks and Cream Cheese and "Hot Grudge Sunday."
Their fictional sleuths, Paco and Molly, are in their 60s, and many of their other characters are seniors as well.
For reservations, call 923-1802.
Chaminade gets $250,000 award
An award of $250,000 from the Frear Eleemosynary Trust to Chaminade University of Honolulu will be used to push the school's science renovation project ahead. It will be used to build an "introductory wet laboratory" that can support an array of beginning and intermediate level experiments in biology, chemistry and forensic sciences.
The lab is an important part of the university's larger science renovation project in Henry Hall which began in spring 2004 to accommodate a growing enrollment and increasing interest in the sciences.
Shopping center offers lion dance
The Hawai'i Kai Towne Center will present a Chinese lion dance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the shopping center on Keahole Drive.
The traditional dance is believed to bring happiness and good luck and is usually a part of festivities for Chinese New Year as well as weddings and restaurant openings. The dance combines art, history and kung fu moves.
Normally the performers are kung-fu practitioners, as lion dancing requires suppleness, flexibility, fitness, strength and good balance.
Legislators plan town meeting
Lawmakers representing Manoa and surrounding areas have scheduled a legislative town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Manoa Elementary School cafeteria.
Sen. Brian Taniguchi, D-10th (Manoa, McCully), Rep. Kirk Caldwell, D-24th (Manoa) and City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, 5th (Makiki, Manoa, Kapahulu, Palolo) are holding the meeting to discuss residents' concerns and give an update on issues affecting the community.
Legal experts to speak at UH
A two-hour discussion entitled the "Black Legal Experience in Hawai'i" will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the University of Hawai'i's William S. Richardson School of Law Building Classroom 2.
Guests include: Sandra Simms, retired 1st Circuit Judge for Hawai'i; Christopher Jones, deputy director of the Hawai'i Civil Rights Commission; and Okechikwu Dike, third year law student and president of the UH Black Law Students Association.
Harris feted by architects in D.C.
Former Mayor Jeremy Harris was presented with the Keystone Award by the American Architectural Foundation before a crowd of 900 architects from around the country who were gathered Friday evening at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Keystone Award is the highest honor bestowed by the foundation in recognition of outstanding contributions to design and the urban environment, organizers said.
The award is given annually to a person outside the design profession whose influence on the built environment will have a lasting impact.
Harris was recognized for the revitalization of Waikiki, creation of the Marine Education Center at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, the Central O'ahu Regional Park and Waipi'o Soccer Park.